I just installed LinuxMint on an old desktop, but the sound won't work. The same desktop has Windows installed, too, and the sound doesn't work there either. But I should still try, because I bought it used and with an empty harddrive and no drivers.
Firstly - how do I find out the model of the sound card or motherboard, (where the soundcard is probably on. I have looked inside the box and not seen a separate soundcard)? Finding that out might help to find a driver for Windows.
If LinuxMint didn't recognize the sound card, where do I start to find out what's wrong?
The ethernet card works in Mint but not in Windows. I should try to find out in Mint what's the model and then download a driver for Windows. Where do I get to know the model?