I installed gentoo because i figured it would be more fun than using ubuntu + i would learn more.
At the moment im having issues setting up my sound card RE http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/alsa-guide.xml
I went to /usr/src/linux and did make menuconfig, selected the correct modules and disabled OSS. I rebooted however this line in the guide had me wondering
***>>>EDIT<<<*** I figured out how to boot latest kernel, still same result -.-
Now that your options are set, you can (re)compile the kernel and ALSA support for your card should be functional once you reboot into the new kernel. Don't forget to update your GRUB configuration to use the newly built kernel. You can now proceed to ALSA Utilities and see if everything is working as it should.
at the moment alsaconf detects no devices and im just guessing that im not loading the kernel right or something. My grub entry is very basic, its just:
kernel /boot/kernel root=/dev/hda3
Also my mouse buttons/scrolling aint workin!
i made a thread here however i figure its a bit noob for the boffins there :P