alsaconf problem on slack 11.0 with kernel 2.6.18
I've been having non-stop problems getting sound to work with the 2.6.18 kernel on my laptop. It works fine with 18.104.22.168, but running alsaconf gets me messages like
Probing: opl3sa2grep: /sys/bus/pnp/devices/??:*/resources: No such file or directory
grep: /sys/bus/pnp/devices/??:*/resources: No such file or directory
etc etc etc
and then a freeze (no control whatsoever). From cat /proc/asound/cards it shows that I have the Yamaha opl3sa2 card on irq 9, and an lsmod seems to show that I have the modules loaded.
any suggestions where the error messages could be coming from? Like why are there random ??s in the file name?