I'm going to move the cd cable from the nforce2 audio to a creative emu10k1 chip card this afternoon. I've had that work in linux for years.
If that works then I'm definitely messed up on the nforce2 driver in kernel-source-2.6.0-test6 but I could try test7 tonight. Things are changing so
I've been ripping and burning through ide-scsi and scsi generic with atapi cd drives. I can't hear anything though.
esd loads ok, grip plays with the time running as if a cd is playing. Realplayer is the app that says it can't find host unix. For that problem I think I need to use" esddsp".