My evenings have been pretty busy lately L3mce and last night when I finally made time my ISP went down. Sorry about that.
After reinstalling with the latest snapshot and running your replacement utils.sh my video driver is properly loaded and I no longer resort to flgrx. However since that fix I have completely lost audio and am following along with several threads about audio trying to discern what the issue is. The original issue was sound on an MD jumping output ports randomly, there is no MD yet in this install and I have no sound output on the core.
Because all of my media was on a separate drive I have nothing to loose by breaking this install a few times until I can report what the solution was. I am still just very confused with the manual entries necessary now, in one thread I need to modify AlternateSoundCards (which doesnt exist), in another I need to create a virtual soundcard with child devices, etc.
Physically the card says "Audigy" so in web-admin I input that under soundcard
KDE calls it a CA106 but that device template only appears to have 2 outs and 1 in, where my card has 3 out and 1 in?
The files that will be most useful for me to look for, and ultimately help L3top I believe are: