I thought I had followed all instructions at the ALSA side.
At boot, some of the boot-messages state:
insmod : soundcore already exists ....
So after that I think my sound card is not recognized at all.
That I entered alsaconf (after pressing some OK buttons), the text below is displayed:
Starting sound driver: snd-emu10k1 /lib/modules/2.4.20-30.9/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.20-30.9/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.20-30.9/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.20-30.9/kernel/sound/pci/emu10k1/snd-emu10k1.o: insmod snd-emu10k1 failed
Setting default volumes...
Saving the mixer setup used for this in /etc/asound.state.
/usr/sbin/alsactl: save_state:1061: No soundcards found...
Please can someone explain exactly what my next step should be.