Um ya thats a bit above my head but i configured mine without downloading the driver from nvidia.com. In make menuconfig there is an option for "intel i8xx audio /nforce audio" or something like that. Its kernel 2.4.21 and it worked fine. But it says that it defaults to 2 channels instead of 6. This is what i read from the output of dmesg. I am wondering if that is due to using the driver built into the kernel instead of using nvidia's. I do not really care bc i only a basic dolby stereo. I duno i am a not that experienced of a user but if any one knows post it pleas.