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Distribution: Compaq Presario 6000, AMD Athlon XP 2000+, RedHat 8.0
Mine worked great first time. BUT, I have went back to Red Hat, because
my Mandrake kept locking up and was SUPER slow. Red Hat works flawless for me, I just wish someone here could help get the sound working.
The crazy thing about it is everytime you ask a question here you either get a smart ass answer or told to SEARCH, well from the searches I have done, people are still left wondering because the "fix" is never made
Now then, have you ran "sndconfig"? Did it find the card or not? If it did not did you find it in the list of cards and select it? I just looked and in RH 8.0 there is a VIA 82Cxxxx selection.
Provide details of exactly what you have tried and what has worked and what hasn't. None of us are getting paid to help you work through this problem but we're willing to help if you'll ask good questions and not "I'm pi$$ed off"... That makes everyone really want to help I assure you.
If you don't have insmod installed then IMO your RedHat installation is broken or _very_ incomplete.
Also, you've indicated previously in this thread that you can run modprobe. Quite frankly you're doing something wrong and that's making it more and more difficult to help... modprobe is a symbolic link to insmod:
# ls -l /sbin/modprobe
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 Oct 5 16:34 /sbin/modprobe -> insmod
# ls -l /sbin/insmod
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 101272 Aug 16 13:04 /sbin/insmod
What that means if you don't know is that insmod HAS to exist on your system... Are you typing it wrong? Can you do the above two ls commands and post the results? I've also asked for lsmod and lspci -vv results to be posted which you haven't done. Remember my previous comment about being verbose? Provide more info... do the rpm -qa I did above and show me that modutils is installed, etc...