Originally Posted by Lenard
Sound is a bit of an issue on the Acer Aspire 5100, but it does work. While the wired Ethernet Interface is a Realtek the sound interface is(at least on my Aspire 5100-3949 laptop);
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SB450 HDA Audio (rev 01)
Try running as root alsaconf and select the snd_hda_intel driver.
You may want to update/upgrade ALSA and the kernel at least first.
Thank you very much for the help. I would however be grateful if you could help me with the steps to take. Linux is virtually not used in my part of the world here (Ghana, West Africa) and so though i believe the above suggestion will be helpful, i have no idea as to how to go about it.
Thank you very much.