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I've first installed linux this past week, well, had it installed it a couple years ago, but now i've installed Debian, and back then it was the more user-friendly Red-Hat.
I've got an integrated soundcard CMI8738, and my kernel is 2.2, in Debian 3.0r1.
I've downloaded from CMI site the driver/module for the soundcard, but ive ran into a couple problems.
a) I don't really know how to add modules to the kernel
b) when i try to follow the instructions taken from a couple sites, i ran into directories that dont exist, and so. Just like /usr/src/kernel/sound.
When i run sndconfig, it says that there is no sound module installed or that my kernel doesn't support it (in the meantime it says that 2.2 supports it).
Ive installed the kernel headers for my distro, but still won't help, note that i've never recompiled the kernel myself.
Any suggestions about how should I proceed are greatly appreciated, i first made a search through this forum and no answer about this exact matter.
It seems that this is a common problem with Debian, but, i too, have not found a solution. EVERYTHING works (with some hard work) except sound. I will be watching this thread carefully, since I just ordered a Soyo K7v Dragon+ that, I believe, has the same sound chip. Hopefully I can add something to this thread.