Thanks for your last response. It looks like I will have to build a new kernel. The character devices listed in additon to the list you provided were 10 - misc, and under block devices, 1 - ramdisk, 2 - fd, 3 - ideo and 9 - md. 15cdu31a was not listed. When I entered "insmod cdu31a" the response was "init of cdu31a failed."
It looks like I need to build a new kernel. I would also like to includ my Sound Blaster Pro.
I tried to use the kernel manager from the Metro-x control pannel, but it did not seem to work.
I would appriciate your help in this matter. Thanks