I have compiled a debian 2.4.23 kernel. If you compile your own kernel, it's very easy to install the sound driver for the asus A7N8X deluxe.
To compile your own kernel, there is enough information....
When you're doing make menuconfig, choose
Intel ICH (i8xx), SiS 7012, NVidia nForce Audio or AMD 768/811x
in Sound -> Sound Card Support
For the network card driver, just run the make and make install, it works...afterwards you can run modconf to insert the nvnet module