Originally Posted by Craise
i did have core 5
how is 3 so diferent from 5 and 6?
It would be like going out today, and getting Windows 3.x and expecting to be able to find compatible drivers, etc. for it, probably worse given the constant updating of Linux OS's. I was just looking at a Fedora Mirror, and assuming its accurate, FC3 was posted June 05.
You might manage to get it to work, how well is the question. Its cool breathing new life into old machines, but when you pick a distro *that old*, its gonna be tough to get it working 100%, even on old hardware. Getting any software thats not pre-installed will be difficult, updated software may not run on it, finding software repositories will be next to impossible, you get the idea I imagine. I still think Xubuntu 6.10 would be better on that machine, given the reasons mentioned by JimBass. Gnome, and especially KDE, will just make a bad situation worse on that machine.
As for your audio problem, is it just playing music CD's, are you getting *any* audio, can you play MP3s, or any other audio format?