You will need:
1. A compiler installed - probably best to use gcc. Check if you have it by opening a terminal and typing this:
You should get something like: gcc (GCC) 2.95
2. You will probably need the kernel source installed - what Linux distribution are you using
? It's best to install the kernel source that came with your distro.
3. I don't see any link! Please post it. You will need to read the install instructions carefully, they will be different for different sound drivers. Make sure the sound driver you downloaded lists your sound card as compatible.
n.b. I use the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture sound drivers: