double pun lol.
My mobo's sound chip was listed in the rc.modules file and when I uncommented the line it brought it up lovely. Since the sound chip(s) are accessed as a PCI device it is like having a sound card installed in a PCI slot. This particular mobo had a Sound Blast 64V PCI which was directly listed in the rc.modules file.
I am new to linux, new to Slack, but not completely new to Unix (and I hate reading man pages/manuals hehe). I think you have a great idea though, and I'll look at the linuxnewbie.org site, though I have lots of warm-fuzzies from the responses that I've gotten in this forum too. 95% of my install went off without a hitch and the last 5% is getting slowly widdled away from the support of this forum