I'm trying to get the sound card working on my Gateway 500S. I'm not at all sure what the chipset for a SoundMax card is, but by digging around the Gateway support web site, I think I've figured out it's ADI 1885 (I could be completely wrong about this). I tried installing the alsa driver from www.alsa-project.org,
and I ran into a couple of problems. Following their directions, the first problem I ran into was that there was no /dev/midi on my machine, so I couldn't "chmod a+rw /dev/midi" as they instruct. The next problem was when I tried to "modprobe snd-": I then get the message:
modprobe: Can't locate module snd-
To make things even more confusing, if I run sndconfig, it says:
A PCI sound card was found in your system. The details are:
Model: Intel Corp.|unknown device 8086:24c5
Then it says that device is not supported, and that's pretty much the end of that.
Is there any way to get my sound card working? Have I misidentified the chipset and is it the case that there really isn't a driver out there for it?
Help! (and thanks in advance)