Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 20 2004,04:34
I have not had much experience with computers from major manufacturers like HP, Compaq, etc.
I do recall that the BIOS is somewhat limited in features as compared with the motherboards directly from the OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers, I.E. Asus, A-Bit, MSI, Intel, etc)
Do you have the manual handy? If you are able to get the soundcard working in Windows then it should be accessible to Linux.
A workaround is to find out what specific driver Linux needs is to use a more "robust" bootable Linux distribution such as Knoppix.
If you have only dial-up internet access click on the link below to a website that can send you burned cds of various linux versions. The link is specific for Knoppix:
Knoppix on LinuxCD.org
try it and see if your soundcard is recognized by Knoppix.