Maybe there are not so many graphical interfaces,
after a while playing around with debian you probably find out why.
To your soundcard:
You don't have to download a driver and normally you don't have
to configure your kernel to install hardware.
The drivers, called modules with GNU/Linux,
are already on your harddisk!!!
So, you just have to load a module for your soundcard!!!
Hardware gets installed as root!!
Not as a user!!
So open a shell (called xterm, bash, xterminal ...)
su (press enter)
[If you want to know, what a command does, just enter "man command"
in your shell, for example:
man su (enter!)]
Enter the password for root, press enter, here you are!
For your soundcard you want to install a module!!
and press enter!
Now you are in the module-config-center of debian.
kernel/drivers/sound/emu10k1 (This is the module for the soundblaster live!)
Answer the question, if you want to install the module with "yes"
you don't need to make an entry in the additional parameters,
just go ahead
and after a while it says:
Module installed or something similar.
Now you can hear sound as root!
Normally you also want to hear music as user.
For that, your user has to be in the group "disk"
You can check, if you are already in this group, in the file:
(/etc/ is the directory, where you find all your configfiles etc.)
Do in your shell:
less /etc/group (enter!)
so you can have a look at this file easily!
If you are not in this group, there is a command,
for doing this in the shell as root:
adduser username disk
For recording and other stuff related to sound you should add
the user also to the group "audio with:
adduser username audio
Username is the name of your directory, you work as a user.
All userdirectories are located in the directory:
Ok, maybe you know now how to install your nic!
Call modconf as root and install the appropriate module!
If you don't know, which module you need,
maybe google.com helps.
Why not enter this there:
D-link DL 10038-d linux
I found these links:
There is also another way, to find out more of your hardware:
Enter in the shell:
and you will get some information.
Ok, hope this is some help,
and just try one feature of the shell:
modc and than press the TAB-Key.
Nice, isnt it?
And if you are not shure, which module to install,
try, if it doesnt work, modconf will tell you!