more sound problems in 10.2
i feel like im beating dead horse here what with all the previous posts about sound problems. unfortunately there is nothing that addresses the problem i seem to be having. before i describe that problem i will say that yes i have run alsaconf, yes i have run alsamixer and unmuted and turned up the volume in the proper channels, yes i have run alsactl store, yes i have put alsactl restore in my rc.local, yes i have created a .asoundrc file. when that didnt work, yes i installed a new version of alsa and followed the istall instructions and then ran alsaconf alsamixer alsactl etc.
so over the course of the holidays i decided to use my free time to upgrade my system. being a bit of a masochist i decided to start from scratch with slack 10.2. this is not my first time installing slack so i am aware that sound is always a problem, but doing the above has always worked for me. this time not. i read a good idea in a post here and decided to run SLAX and compare /proc/asound. this is where i think i found my problem. in my 10.2 install, all the /proc/asound/card0 files are EMPTY! i am at a loss to explain this. im using the 2.6.15 kernel with all the normal alsa modules. before i installed the 2.6.15 kernel, when i looked at lsmod, the modules where loaded but not being used, not they are being used, but /proc/asound files are empty. dont know what to try next...