As far as I can tell, sound gets configured right.
Udev finds the card and it shows up in /proc/asound/modules.
To get it to show up in /proc/modules, run draksound. Don't select pulse audio.
Alsa mixer is the default. Set your volumes and unmute with alsamixer command.
There's no cd player that will work. Cdp is from a day when people drew on
Moc works best, but only plays playlists, so you have to rip some music.
/dev/cdrom - link to cd drive
alsaconf - For legacy machines. Don't use it with PCI machines.
speaker-test -c 2 (not installed)
If you have multiple mixers installed, ie. alsa, gmixer, or kmix you have to
figure out which one rules the roost (/dev/mixer) and go from there.
If you install something sound related, and it doesn't work, the problem is the
software, not Pcli-noX. IMHO