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As you can see it doesn't have a sound card,...how would I setup linux to work with sound in a situation like this? Any help is greatly appreciated,..thanks in advance!
Hi and welcome to LQ. Regardless of it being built in, you will still have a sound card. Do you have Windows still installed? If so, go to the device manager and see the spec lised under sound and let us know what the make/model is.
Iam guessing these 2 are the ones:
Realtek High Definition Audio
Sony MPEG RealTime encorder board
Realtek and/or Sony.
Frankly, I would just grab a recent distro (Mandrake 10 and up have excellent hardware detection) and install away. Most of the time the install will deal with all your hardware, and if it doesn't, post back with any error messages.
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Did you try the modprobe, if so did you encounter any errors? I ask this because you're posting info on failed alsamixer errors which should be expected at this point since the modules for the card have not been recognized nor loaded at this point.
If you do not see this module
loaded from the command
then basically the driver is not loaded for the card. If the driver/module isn't loaded then no mixer will work. You'll have to get the proper modules loaded before your mixers will do you any good. Hope this helps, I know it's frustrating, hang in there.