I have never used linux before, and looking to f around on my old college machine. I have a Dell Optiplex GX1 ... everything is stock except a couple hardware upgrades I added (cd rw, 40gig hd, tv card). I installed Ubuntu successfully which impressed me because I have heard a lot of Noobs having trouble on linux installs. I just realized my sound doesnt work. Appears to be a common problem with the integrated crystal sound chips. I hope this command works....or it is off to mandrake for me. It will bother the sh*t out of me not to have sound working.