No sound-card detected on Compaq Armada 7800
as I said already in the title I have laptop Compaq Armada 7800, the series 6300/T/8000/V/0/3 and I tried several Linux distributions (BeaFanatIX, Debris, DSL, GoblinX, Puppy, Wolvix, Arch Linux) on it and I have got no sound although there is a working integrated sound-card on that laptop.
I also tried to search for any sound-card and it found none.
Mixer attach default error: No such device
similar answer with alsamixer
My questions are:
Q0: Where is the problem: am I missing drivers, some kernel modules, or what?
Q1: I guess that I am missing some drivers but I have no idea where to get them from. Is there such place? And what drivers should I install?
Q2: Is there some sort of "universal driver" which can solve this problem?
Q3: Extreme solution: The sound used to work when Windows was on that laptop. Can I get the sound working somehow through the WINE?