Check your CMOS setup and disable the on board AC97 sound. I can't see anything else that would cause the emu10k drivers to not work correctly. It should work fine with any 2.6 kernel revision.
SuSE 9.1 Pro
Athlon 2500+ Barton
1GB PC2700 RAM
NVidia GeForce FX 5900
And many more fun toys....hehehe :twisted: