Hmm--now it's summer and i have a little time to play with my old P1, 166MHz, 48 MB RAM laptop. I got it to play sound by adding the line modprobe cs4232 io=0x534 irq=5 dma=1 dma2=0 However, i still cannot get that Toshiba to record, even though i downloaded all the appropriate alsa extensions. Digging around the alsa SoundCardTesting page, i think i might need to get amxer or alsa mixer -- but where?? Also - to boot, do i now need to type "Linux dsl alsa" every time to get alsa? Thanks...I had a quick check of the alsa extension I use and it has alsamixer:
$ which alsamixer /usr/bin/alsamixer
For alsa to start automatically, you need to use the "alsa" boot code and also to have gnu-utils in /mydsl. If alsa does not start automatically, you can start it using "alsa_init"thanks!