Sorry it's taken me so long to respond , I have been busy outside the house the last few days . Anyway , I looked at your list of kernel modules and I couldn't find any of them in my list . The one thing I do have is an OSS sound module . When it's turned on as module , it turns on a bunch of other modules and support for stuff like sound blaster , yamaha , audio exel dsp 16 , midi , and some other stuff I don't know . I'm not sure if I made the right changes with the ALSA rpms . I installed the rpms that you mentioned . What file do I look into to see if an ALSA module is on my system ?