I reinstalled my system from scratch. I still can't get this bloody thing to work. I have had more trouble with this Nforce board than it's worth. Think I'm just going to buy a new computer. :-)
Klaus, Even with debug on, it freezes without any warning. I didn't try to load Alsa as it should work natively. It worked reasonably well under RH 7.3 after some tinkering but it's clobbered in RH 8.0. Wouldn't surprise me if it has something to do with the GCC version.
Ah well... now to talk the wife into it. :-)