> I have an AMD64 system on an Asus K8U-X motherboard. However, I
> haven't had success using ALSA and I have no sound at the moment.
You're in luck. I had the very same problem on a Gentoo system, and the solution was pretty simple when I found out what was doing on. Looks like the ALi chip has a buggy semaphore.
modprobe snd_intel8x0 buggy_semaphore=1