Err.... Jungian synchronism - I just got that message with Knoppix.
Don't know but you might try doing:
$ locate soundcore
to see if you've got the module on the computer: is it called soundcore.o? It's be surprising if it wasn't there.
Then use 'modconf'. Go to the sound sections and, probably in the first one, select it and choose to install the soundcore thing.
Then, with luck, it should work, ?may need to reboot. If not run sndconfig again.