Originally Posted by Larry Webb
I'm not sure about the sound in linux but you may need to disable the onboard sound if you intend to use a add on sound card. As for the second part; yes you need to hook up your cd to your sound card if you want to listen to sound from your cd player. A lot of those old compaqs came with a combo modem - sound card. If you had windows 98 did the sound work, if it did see if you can get us your lspci list.
The sound did work in Widows 98. There are no sound ports on the modem, which I pulled to put the new sound card in it's place.
Here is what I got from LSPCI relating to sound:
00:0a.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 06)
00:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 (rev 10)