Redhat 8 has problems with the Soundblaster Live! cards. There is an elaborate process that you can go through involving a driver called emu10k1 and a bunch of commands to get it to work... which I need to do... but I'm a complete newb just trying to get my sound card to work. I tried the instructions here and the instructions here and then tried some combinations of the two since neither one worked (they're old). I did a bunch of stuff... I really don't know what I'm doing, but I've been trying for a few hours. I even somehow managed to recompile the kernel (heh, that involved hitting enter a lot and letting it use the defaults). After recompiling the kernel, the directions in the first of those two links almost worked, but then something messed up and the soundcard still doesn't work.
I know there are a lot of people on this board who use Linux regularly... are there any of you with AIM that would be willing to spend some time to walk me through this? It's given me crap every time I've tried it on my own. Thanks in advance, my AIM is afrikanswallow.