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Old 01-03-2009, 10:54 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by poppy61 View Post
sound card:ESS ES1868
Thanks for trying my friend. I'm trying to fix this for my grandchildren.(10&8)
They use the edu linux system in their schools.
Awesome, don't give up yet my friend. We are getting closer, I hope I will check to see if that card is supported. Be right back.
Old 01-03-2009, 11:23 PM   #17
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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
Old 01-03-2009, 11:39 PM   #18
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I think part of the sound problem could by the audio framework you are using. Hardy (8.04) introduced pulseaudio before it was completed (stupid move) so some sound cards that were previously supported would fail to work because the drivers were not available yet. Now the problem is I see a lot of confusion. Some report that Hardy installed alsa, others say they got pulseaudio. Sound cards that worked before should still work if alsa so maybe you should simply replace pulseaudio if that is the one you are using. As an alternative, consider an upgrade to ibex (8.10); I see far fewer complaints re audio so I suppose pulseaudio has matured considerably in the intervening six months.
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Wilco, Mega Man X;
I'll setup tonight for download/install 8.10. Try to ring you tomorrow.
Thanks for all the help,logging off//
Old 01-04-2009, 06:47 PM   #20
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Try Using Sabayon linux. Sabayon linux has been known to work with extremely old computers. I have a 99' Compaq desktop and it runs perfectly. But how much ram does this computer have? if it has 250+MB, then install sabayon linux 3.3/3.4 mini-edition. If you have less then 250MB of ram, then i dont know what to say there mate.....


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