I've been wanting to make the transition to linux for sometime now and finally decided a few days ago to "Bite the Bullet". Over the last few days I've fought with fc6 enough to get Lan, Wifi and my ATI card up and running but I continue to be eluded with my audio card (Realtek ALC882).
Its a Realtek HD Audio card which funny enough is picked up by BOTH Windows Vista and Alsa as an Intel HD Audio card. And in both the symptoms are the same, it appears to work, doesn't have any errors, but won't actually output any sound (in Windows it generates levels and everything but you can't hear anything).
In Windows the fix is simple, install Realteks drivers but I can't find any Realtek HD Audio drivers for Fedora Core 6. They have drivers for Fedora Core 5 and Linux Kernel 2.4, neither of which I was able to get working (just about killed alsa in the process). I'd get a libasound.so.2 cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
I'm currently running the latest version of Alsa (1.0.13) which although compiled for fc6 is not I believe an official driver for fc6.
Oh and yes I've checked all the levels in linux, everythings on and no its not just muted.
I'd install another soundcard but its a notebook and as such the only way this ones coming off the board is with a chisel. And its an Expresscard slot so that rules out the Creative PCMCIA Audigy (which I'm not fond of anyways)
This is a pretty common chipset (all my Asus desktop motherboards have them as well) so I can't believe this is something nobodys come across though in all my searching theirs remarkably little on this audio card.
Any ideas, suggestions, or tips to try out? This is the one thing remaining before I have a fully functional fedora system.