Is the via integrated or is it a separate card? Try commenting out all the adlib lines in modules.conf. The it might be a good idea to reboot just to be on the safe side. Check lsmod
to make sure no other sound driver modules are loaded and make sure soundcore is loaded then try the modprobe again. Also try to load the ac97_codec simultaneously ie type modprobe via82cxxx_audio ac97_codec
. Another thing you might try is load the ac97 module (without the "_codec" part). If all that fails then all I can recommend is alsa at www.alsa-project.org
. They're usually pretty good drivers.