Each different attempt to load my Sound Blaster Live! card results in another problem, but I can't help feeing I'm getting closer to the answer. Taking the suggestion of another expert, I d/loaded the lates version of OSS and tried to install it on my system. I get to the kernel compatibility screen and it outputs an error message and quits. I KNOW I downloaded the right version. The install.log file recorded the message which says: "Warning /usr/src/linux/include doesn't exist. Please install the kernel header/include files or the kernel sources for the kernel you are running. If you have the kernel sources/headers in some other directory, please make sure usr/src/linux points to this directory." This is a problem because Caldera OpenLinux 2.3 does not ship with a usr/scr/linux directory at all. Further, a file which another error message reported (versions.h) isn't on my system. I had been monkeying around with my kernel, trying to upgrade from 2.2.10 to 2.2.14 but that was a disaster (see my other question on the subject). I can't help but wonder if the remnants of that project are throwing this one off. I would greatly appreciate some help getting Biff to Bark!