Originally posted by foo_bar_foo
alsa is now and for a while included part of the kernel
so unless you need a newer version you are good to go
if you do need a newer version you have to compile and install yourself
try unpacking the nvidia driver with the -X flag then try make / make install
i think the proper alsa driver for sound card is snd-emu10k2
may also work with snd-emu10k1 ?????????
or lsmod and see if it's loaded already
always have to unmute alsa mixer on new install or no sound
Just a comment/thought, when I had previous versions of mandrake installed, i.e. immediately post install, I often had to do minor reconfig of the sound driver as for reasons I never established, it always wanted to default to a driver called "Audigy()", and I just had to tell it to use the alternate emu10k1 (the sound card is a Soundblaster live! 5.1 digital).
Just because I haven't heard of emu10k2 doesn't mean that it's not right, but you also may have to look for the Audigy() if the "~k2" option doesn't help!