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No sound when windows 98se was installed, had sound. when windows xp was installed, had sound. Now only ubuntu 7.10 is installed, no sound.

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    Which desktop are you running? KDE or Gnome? Have you enabled sounds? (the system is rather silent by default)

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When you go from Windows to Linux (Ubuntu) you will have problems as the hardware and drivers were made for Windows and not Linux. Ubuntu does not always automatically pick up your hardware. Here's what you can do to make it easier. The latest Ubuntu is 8.10 so you need to download the latest version. Then once that is downloaded you need to look at the top bar, there will be a red arrow asking you to download the latest patches. Take those steps as it will bring you current version and current software and may allow your sound card to work.

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