i have an old pc (about 5 years old) with a pci sound card,
uses a es13XX module. maybe i will try that.
however, i noticed all those modules named things like snd-XXX-oss
should i have installed the alsa-oss package ?
i saw it on the ftp servers but none of the install guides mentioned it.
looks like you have it ?
i will try it, thanks for the info.
the confusing thing is, i once compiled a 2.6 kernel on this machine,
and after saying yes to alsa in configureating it, ALSA worked 100%
but with my 2.4 kernel, i cannot find an ALSA section in the make xconfig.
if i had broadband, i could bin the winmodem and install the 2,6 kernel, but being a skint student, with drinking friends to keep up with... well you get the idea, lol.
thank for all the help guys.... ill either sort this problem, or just bin quake2