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Oops! Sorry, I didn't look at your message closely enough! You card probably isn't supported in the kernel shipped with rh6.1. Try upgrading the kernel, the distro, or use alsa drivers. Hope this helps.
RH 6.1 is getting a little (??) stale these days and won't have support for a lot of modern hardware (from memory, that includes USB among others). If you can buy/download the latest RH distro, I recommend you do, as the 7.x RedHat series is a huge improvement over the 6.x series.