Just a note: We overlooked the headphone jack when we were troubleshooting the sound on that giant Pavilion, and wouldn’t you know it, there’s sound coming through that lovely little port! So while the speakers and the subwoofer and so forth are not participating, there is sound output available.
Personally I’m overjoyed since it means it’s a possibility that the owner will keep Ubuntu on that machine. Even if it’s not 100 percent ideal, it’s working, and that’s a good sign. More news at 11.