The Toshiba L35-1054 Laptop comes with a RealTek Audio Card. In order to install the drivers on Linux (I use Fedora Core 7 which rocks!), first download the driver pack from realtek.com. Given is the straight link for the pack ..
Extract the archive using the tar command passing -xvf options.
tar -xvf realtek-linux-audiopack-4.06a.tar.bz2
Go into the directory that was created during the extraction. You can see a Readme.txt which explains how to install manually or automatically. Since I am a novice I prefer to do it automatically. So I type in
It takes around 10 mins for the drivers to be installed. I had all the needed compilers like the cc,g++ and fortran stuff installed on my box so I did not face any errors. Anyway after installation, restart the system. You might get an error saying device not found. Just check the box asking it not to show the message again. Now you can go to the Sound Card Detection Tool ( I run KDE, it rocks too! - Start -> Administration -> Sound Card Detection). Test the card and you should be able to hear the sound!
Well all the best!
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