Sound under Linux

How would i go about getting Linux to recognize my sound card.....its a sound blaster 16....seems like i read somethin bout modules but i am not sure.  i am running redhat 4.2.
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You have to compile sound support into the kernel. cd to /usr/src/linux and do a make config or make menuconfig. Read the KernelHow-To and SoundHow-To for more info.

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jgbAuthor Commented:
ok here is what my control panel under 95 says i have.....
Crystal CS 4232 PnP audio hardware
dma 1

i recompiled and still no go.
Is your card sounblaster compatible? If it is pick soundblaster when you configure the kernel and it should work.
jgbAuthor Commented:
ok i will compile it again with soundblaster support cause i do believe it is sound blaster compatible.

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