Well, I tried the bios thing, but it didn't work - either because I didn't know what I was doing, or I downloaded the wrong file, or whatever. Somehow in the midst of trying to back up my files, I screwed something up and had to reinstall the OS. Well, then I had no internet. Now, weeks later, I've been through six linux installs and one Windows 98 fiasco. (I had sound with 98, but hardly anything else.) So, now I'm on FC4 - FINALLY back on the internet, and still fighting to get some sound from this little box.
I've been back through the steps we went over before - still no sound.
I'm now downloading an ogg file with my dial-up connection provided by molasses.net, so I'll let y'all know if it plays, if and when it arrives in full.
Any other suggestions?
--Don't have xmms, but Rhythmbox won't play the ogg. When I try to run alsamixer, it tells me
alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such file or directory