Ok, im getting a bit brave, i have installed suse 7.1 onto my laptop now slowly converting all systems to linux:-)
I have a problem with the sound card, it is an ess 1878 audiodrive and suse has the driver, however when i try to install i recieve an error telling me to install ASLA, i have check this and i do have it installed, to be on the safe side i uninstalled it and reinstalled it but i get the same error.
Any idea's ?
Hopefully, you precise model, or something quite close, is listed at http://www.linux-laptop.net/. Most if the docs there usually at least have configs for sound and XFree. If not, check out the newsgroup comp.os.linux.portable. The folks there are usually first rate.