Thanks so much for your help. The sound is now working i just need to get one of my network cards to work but now i know the basics of how to compile the kernel. Its also the first friday of the month so i will go to the 2600 meeting and consult the linux guru. O and in the "make menuconfig" there was an option for nvidia audio so i did not really even need the nvidia drivers. I enabled it and it works but i still need them for network.
I tried to get on irc.freenode.net but i am not very familiar with the commands for irc. I know there are tons of manuals on how to use irc on the net and i need to learn how. I cant seem to find an irc client that is easy to use for mac osx or even os9 so i stick with aim for now.
Thank you so much