I've been doing some research around and some really are having problems with that sound card in Ubuntu 8.04. However, I did not find anyone with issues with Ubuntu 8.10. You could try to run the lsmod
command and see which modules are loaded for that sound card. In the case you decide to upgrade later on, you may try to load the same module.
Here are some examples:
- With lsmod | grep snd
, I can see which module is loaded for my sound card: snd_hda_intel. With that info, I can load the module with modprobe:
- sudo modprobe snd_hda_intel
You can download a new Ubuntu distro and test, with the Live CD (no need to install anything) and check if you can get any sound at all by doing that. Just a thought