Maybe what happened was my non-expert trust in mdk offering so much software including more than 5 kernels and additional sources which caused me to blindly download and install 4 precompiled kernels along with 3 kernel sources. One kernel source was the source for one of the precompiled ones and the othe rtwo were for othjer kernels that I thought I would try after I learned how to do the first one.
I am not sure if what I just said makes any sense, for that matter is what I did made any sense either, but all apparrent things that occurred later gives me the idea that ALL OF THE KERNELS BECAME ONE! Even though they were addressed with their own ID, when I examined all the config files for each one, THEY WERE EXACTLY THE SAME!
Except for the sources that I did not touch, all the precompiled kernels became exactly like the source I was working on. So when I somehow lost my sound system in th esource, I lost it everywhere else as well. HOWEVER; while the config in the other two sources had not changed, when I attempted to compile one it would not compile at all. It kept giving me insufficient arguments errors. I even attempted to YES everything and it gave the same error.
So, I freaked out, erased my hard drive and totally installed mdk 9.2. MY GOODNESS!! NOW I HAVE MY SOUND and it is BETTER THAN BEFORE!!
Here is my non-expert, but sudden experience THEORY.
1. TOO MANY KERNELS!
2. MDK 9.1 WILL NOT MIX WITH MDK 9.2!!
So while an update from 9.1 to 9.2 works beautifully, a lot of programs do not function properly if at all. Especially when you try to update them further. Code from 9.1 is refused by parts of 9.2 adn updates for 9.2 especially. RPMDRAKE used to remove the oudated stuff and then install, but now it just complains and refuses. There even appears to be some 9.1 programs in 9.2 that are even now giving me problems in that rpmdrake will not update them due to conflicts.
So the kernel idea might have worked if I only had a source and perhaps a pre-compiled kernel, but I am guessing because it did not work anyway. The important thing now is that I have my sound, and everything else is pretty cool right now, but I am trying to finish the install by getting the damn updates and rpmdrake has already refused, two cdburner programs, some system packages, and a bunch of libs such as libs for Aikasauras.
FOR NOW, I am not going to work on any kernel source, in fact, I only have a kernel on here. Although, THAT IS ANOTHER PARTIAL ISSUE. I did wish to update my kernel from 2.4.22-10 to 2.4.22-21 and rpmdrake won't even do that. GO FIGURE?? The install was better with 9.1, but failed afterward, now 9.2 won't update properly. hmmmmmmmmmmmmm???? I will be patient for now, but I hope they do something soon, I cannot even get KONQUEROR.