Well it sounds bit awkward but what can be done when there is no sound.
recently i purchased inspirion 1525 notebook and had installed mandriva in it as other version are not installable because the P.C already has four primary partition and mandriva seems the most stable linux distros.
i tried running alsaconf ,but it doesnot work.
i tried disabling the harddrake from mandriva control center and tried running alsa but it says sound is being used by pid.
i tried sndconfig ,but again it says my hardware is not recognised
can you please suggest whats wrong with my laptop
my soundcard is intel of IHC8 familyl