By far the easiest way is to download the commercial OSS driver fromQuote:
>Can you tell me how did you get the CMI8330 working in Linux?
<www.opensound.com/linux.html>. I installed it for kernel 2.0.34 on
SuSE 5.2 with absolutely no problems. The KDE media tools now work
really well and I'm really happy with the setup. I didn't even need to
rebuild the kernel. Just run the install program and follow its
The downside is that you only get 7 days evalution and then it's $20 for
the full license. I'm debating whether to pay the $20, buy an
alternative supported cheap soundcard or to attempt to get the CMI8330
working with OSS Free (which sounds like a lot of hassle). I must say
that at the moment the $20 license seems like the easy and lazy option.
BTW I've only been running Linux for 1 week (I got SuSE 5.2 free with a
magazine) and sound was the last thing on my list to crack after dual
booting with NT, running with KDE + KDM, and getting PPP to work. I am
now the happy owner a very slick looking/sounding and fast running
system. It's so good that I will now only use NT when I really need to
(like programming for work or learning more horrible win32 api's).