One thing first;
I think that alsa itself is included in the linux kernel (the 2.6.xx versions) - but the configuration utility and other stuff related to alsa has to be downloaded and installed.
So what you should try first, is downloading the rpm-packages for alsa (there's 3 of them). I think it's best doing this first - and if this fails, try the source-code installation (takes some more work with alsa source code than other source code installations). I found the rpm's you should download, at Fedora's web site.
1) Download these (save them in you home directory or somewhere else you want them stored) :
2) Open a terminal window and login as root (su). Go into the directory where you saved the alsa rpm-packages.
3) Install them by issuing this command: rpm -Uvh ./alsa*.rpm
This will maybe take some time to finish. Hopefully it will finish without error messages. If it reports some errors
, yell at your
(lol) OR go to the end of this message.
4) Now, assuming it went ok, you should now try alsaconf
(/usr/sbin/alsaconf). When you have finished this, try
using a mixer to turn up the sound (and unmuting the main volume). Use the text-based alsamixer
if you want.
** IN CASE OF ERRORS FROM RPM-INSTALLATION **
If it's complaining about missing some sort of library - yes - you'll have to find that library on the net and install it. A good place to start, would be http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...pdates/4/i386/
. Install it the same way as with alsa: (rpm -Uvh <name of rpm-package>
Hope you'll get things working now!