I got sick of trying to hack the crap out of RH8 to get the stupid sound card to work. If I knew what I was doing with Linux, it wouldn't be as bad... but... well... I don't.
So, I just downloaded bittorrent and started downloading Mandrake 9.1 from here. Maybe the card will work with Mandrake... or maybe it'll at least be easier for me to figure out :-/