Hi. By way of introduction I used to post here a long time ago, had lots and lots of posts and at one time helped proofread the magazine. I am posting under a different name now, apparently the account I had before has been deleted due to inactivity. As I explained to a couple of friends on here, my inactivity was due to being in a different country and the house where I was living had a home network and it was Windows. And it was use Windows or nothing.
But to the point. I downloaded pclos and installed it to the hard drive. Everything on it works very well except for the sound. I did finally get the sound to work somewhat but it was distorted and had a lot of static on skype and music cd's (it would play a youtube video just fine). To make a long story short I took it in to a computer shop and they charged me seventy dollars--they told me that my onboard sound wouldn't work with kde and suggested I use the distro I had already kicked to the curb. When I got my computer home I didn't have ANY sound at all*--no sound on youtube and none on anything else. They took a bad problem and made it worse and charged me seventy bucks to do it.
The sound card on it is Beaver Creek HDMI Audio, Radeon HD 6500D. If you need any more information I will be happy to supply whatever I can (the motherboard is an ASUS and fairly new). Thank you.
*I almost forgot to add this. When I called them they told me to check the bios to see if the sound was enabled. I did check it and it was but I still have no sound. I couldn't believe that people would set up a computer repair business, charge you for repairs that never got done and let you leave with a computer that was in worse condition than it was when you took it to them. I wouldn't be saying all this but I called them back (twice), got an answering machine both times, left messages and they never called back. To say I am not a happy camper would be an understatement.