Originally posted by davidbalt
Sounds like you need to find a version of ALSA that is:
1) correct for your distribution
2) no corrupted (check the md5 signature against the file you have)
1) I thought the idea of using source was to make sure it would run on all distributions. Oh well I'll try the debian packages later
2) Not the cause cause I've downloaded that file a couple of times and it always gave this error
I dont' know what kind of Kernel you are running, but I have an AC97 that works "out of the box" without any hassle, and has since 2.4.2.
You might want to try reconfiguring your kernel to support that model of soundcard. If you don't already know how, there are lots of pages on kernel.org about doing just that.
kernel 2.6.7. So I only have to add the viaxxx driver and it'll work?
thanks for the help!