I tried what you told me with the root password and I get this:
[kareem@rn146-16 alsa-driver-0.9.4]$ make
make: Entering directory `/home/kareem/alsa-driver-0.9.4'
make: Entering directory `/home/kareem/alsa-driver-0.9.4/support'
Makefile:27: /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-27_1tle/alsa-driver-0.9.4/Rules.make: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/src/linux-2.4.18-27_1tle/alsa-driver-0.9.4/Rules.make'. Stop.
make: Leaving directory `/home/kareem/alsa-driver-0.9.4/support'
make: *** [dep] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/kareem/alsa-driver-0.9.4'
make: *** [include/sndversions.h] Error 2
any other suggestions on what i'm doing wrong?..its probably something simple cus this is my first time manually isntalling anything on linux
thanx in advance