I truly apologize for not responding to you suggestion much sooner, but I became frustrated and totally erased my hd and reinstalled mdk 9.2 without any of the past mdk 9.1. Amazingly, perhaps only to me, everything including ALSA worked beautifully (although I did have to do an update-menus -v in the konsole).
However, I have not done any compiling as yet to fine tune the kernel. I supposed I am a bit afraid of doing so and running through the same bullshit. I am becoming a little more trusting of myself and the information I have been reading. Yet, the info you gave me last year,
" read your first post and it looked familiar to what I encountered. I found that if I have my processor OC'd (that is, my FSB running higher than it was intended) GCC would produce compiler errors during particular sections when compiling the kernel.
Wasn't overheating, termperature remained around 39C. But, could have caused memory issues that affected the stability of GCC. I simply restored the settings to a more stable level, and the compile proceeded successfully."
is very interesting indeed. Mainly because I have a situation that may be related but I need your expertise to be sure.
I have an ASRock K7VM2 Athlon xp1800 mb with an xp1800 cpu but while the mb is able to be 200 fsb I have it set at 100 fsb because of two different types of sdram I have installed. One is 150fsb the other is only 100 fsb and thus both can only function together at the lower end. The other situation is that my cpu is only processing at 1150 mhz and I assume it is due to the memory adjustment and or the mb being at only 100 fsb instead of the max. What do you think?
The other question is this; Could all of the above be why I cannot get the kernels to compile when I try to take care ofr the sound?
On the other hand, here is something I think may somehow be the cause, but I really do not know what to do about it. When I installed mdk 9.2 with only a non-source kernel the ALSA and all sound capabilities function beautifully except one. My mb came with an on board AC97 sound, which I do not like very much and thus installed my own SB Live!. However, ALSA or the 2.4.22-21mm kernel are seeing both the SB Live! and the AC 97 and when I try to compile the kernel I tell it that I am only compiling or activating the SB Live!.
Could that also be a problem? If it is the problem causing the compiles to not work, what can I do about it?
Even though the kernel is seeing them both I cannot have them both working, at least, I do not know how to have them both working.
Do you have any other suggestions?
Fellow mewbie "jah8102", please read the above. I never did get the ALSA and such to work from a compile. The ALSA and EMU10K1 does work with the "2.4.22-21mm" pre-compiled non-source kernel, but if you also have an on board sound card along with a SB Live! pci card both will be seen and you will have to always turn off the AC97 (or whatever) everytime you turn on your Linus distro because I do not know how to make them work together.