I'm installing an old laptop for a mentally challenged person who only uses it to listen to music and surf online. A Packard Bell easynote S5.
I've installed Lubuntu 13.10 and everything works perfectly after a little bit of work. The only problem I haven't been able to surmount was that there is no sound.
I first tried to open
alsamixer and it game the following output
Cannot open mixer: File or directory does not exist
Neither could I run:
cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec cat /proc/asound/cards outputs --- no soundcards ---
sudo lspci -v outputs the following:
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04) Subsystem: Packard Bell B.V. Device c011 Flags: fast devsel, IRQ 5 Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K] Capabilities:  Power Management version 2 Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Capabilities:  Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00 Capabilities:  Virtual Channel Capabilities:  Root Complex Link
I tried installing the realtek drivers but those failed
Does anyone have a solution?
Edit: I got a weird suggestion to try editing
I now get a sound icon but still no sound (duh, still no sound card detected)
Oke, I've discovered that the installation process didn't properly install the sound modules since it apparently doesn't have access to the
I'm attempting to fix this now
Edit2: Didn't work :(
It might be usefull to note that the sound did work on the (old) version of opensuse that I installed about 7 years ago on this laptop
Edit3: You know what. screw alsa. I'll just use magic and make drivers appear
I found the correct drivers for my sound card (from opensound.com's oos package). It was discontinued in 2008 and doesn't work with my (much newer) kernel :(
The good thing is: I'm getting close
My only options are to either use a really old kernel version or install Windows XP or something like that.