I haven't made any changes to the kernel. I believe it comes configured with everything needed to support sound cards. The other computer i installed mandrake on works fine with default kernel.
Is there anyway to specify an IRQ setting with insmod or modprobe? the manpages weren't clear enough on this point. They seemed to suggest that these options are module specific.
BTW, did i post this in the wrong forum? I hit the post new topic button off of a post i found from the search function, and thought i was posting in "Linux and Nvidia Graphics". Maybe some kind moderator could move the thread there?