installing driver for audio

When my OpenSuse 11.1 opens, I get a message on the top right of my desktop saying my integrated audio is not supported. I have done all the needed updates. Asus lists the following Linux driver for the sound chip:
SoundMax ADI1988 Audio Linux Driver V1.0.11 for kernel 2.4 and 2.6. What kernel does this OS have? How do I install a driver in OpenSuse 11.1? Thanks in advance for any assistance on this issue.

SDB:AudioTroubleshooting - openSUSE

What needed updates are those that you say you have done? How is it you know that they are needed for your sound ?

An ADI1988? I think that is supported.

Typically openSUSE-11.1 will have a 2.6.27.x kernel. If you type:
uname -a
you will see what kernel version

Typically in Linux, drivers are loaded (sometimes dynamically) as kernel modules. One can typically see what kernel modules are loaded by typing:

My apologies if I made a mistake and misjudged your Linux familiarity, but it might help if you brushed up on some openSUSE basic concepts: Concepts - openSUSE

… and if you are a glutton for theory, here are some openSUSE sound concepts: Sound-concepts - openSUSE

… and finally caf4926 linked to a troubleshooting guide (which I wrote) which unfortunately can be rather difficult for new users to follow. If you get stumped, please post here on this thread, and maybe one of us can help you further.

Thanks for the replies. Sorry I didn’t get back sooner. I have been working on other distros since and was expecting an email. To answer old cpu first, my linux knowledge is close to zero, Sorry for my choice of words when I said that I did all the needed updates I can see now that this could imply that these related to sound issues. I just meant all available system updates as listed after the initial installation.
I get this kernel number:
arch@linux-ge0e:~> uname -a
Linux linux-ge0e #1 SMP 2009-07-01 15:37:09 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I am about to look at the guide now listed by caf4926.