I'm noticing this: > grep: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base: No such file or directory Have you installed all of the necessary alsa packages?I have a Compaq Presario 1690 with an ESS Solo sound chipset in it. I also had problems with ALSA and reverted to OSS for now. However the problem I was having was basically no sound and some crackling; I didn't get any errors.
Let me know what you find out. Adam