[ubuntu] Audio Card Not Recognized

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My audio card (Audigy Sound Blaster) was noisy (it sounded like a scratchy record previously on Windows XP but got much worse on Ubuntu) so I bought a cheap new StarTech 4CH card. When I put it in the PCI slot and booted up, my system ceased to acknowledge there was a sound card on board. I swapped back to the Audigy that functioned noisily before and it wasn't recognized either. I lived with no sound for several months, then purchased a StarTech USB sound adapter hoping for a quick, cheap fix. It functions on my XP laptop but, like the PCI card, it's not recognized on this machine. T (Hardware)