Originally posted by ciotog
There's likely an option in the BIOS to disable onboard audio.
That sounds familiar - I seem to recall having to do that with my system as well - it was a PITA trying to get the onboard i810 sound working, but once I'd disabled it in the BIOS the system worked a treat with the Soundblaster Live! 5.1 digitial card I put in.
The only odd thing I have experienced, is that when I had mandrake/mandriva, it keep defaulting to the Audigy() driver, though my card will only make any sound with the emu10k1 (or snd-emu10k1 for later kernels with ALSA support) driver.