I bought 5 Gateway Profile 6 All-In-Ones P4 3.4GHz. Four of them have the highest bios available (P03). The other has bios P06 (?) and HPET Support. Everything works fine with Windows XP ( ). I installed Linux Mint Gnome 32-bit and Cairo-Dock. The odd ball one works great. However, on the other four systems, I can only hear the sound if I plug speakers into the external port. Also, there is no sound if I use the front headphone jack.
Here is the results of lspci on one of the troubled systems, if this is of any help:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 03)
01:00.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Device 108d (rev 03)
01:00.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Active Management Technology - SOL (rev 03)
01:00.4 IPMI SMIC interface: Intel Corporation 82573E KCS (Active Management) (rev 03)
02:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link) [iOHCI-Lynx]
The sound coming through the external speakers is wonderful and passes the speaker test with flying colors. I just can't get the built-in speakers to work even though they work fine in XP. This is such a disgrace. I hate to bow down to MS.
On each system, I did a "cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec" and the response came back as "Realtek ALC883".
I also bought 6 Gateway Profile 5 computers. They work fine.
I sell these machines with Linux Mint installed. And I do so at a mere $40 over cost in order to get Linux out there. My customers love them. But now my Profile 5 source is drying up and I anticipate more Profile 6s arriving soon.
After taking a closer look at the lspci, I noticed that line "01:00.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation Device 108d (rev 03)" does not appear on the system that is working fine.
After reading a post at Foresight Linux (http://forum.foresightlinux.org/index.php?topic=691.0), I performed these steps in Terminal and the speakers are now working:
Check for sound card type
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That confirmed that I had HDA-Intel (High Definition Audio)
Check for sound card model
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cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec
That confirmed Realtek ALC883
Looked through the HDA-Intel listing for my model; there are numerous copies of the list on the net.
I used the 6-jack listing to enter the code
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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.conf
added this line and saved the file:
options snd-hda-intel model=6stack-dig
Restarted and the speakers worked fine.
Thanks to the many resources out there in the various communities