Ok, I have fixed my code using the backticks (that made me feel pretty dumb)It still told me there was no module but then asked me to remove a different module because it wasn't needed anymore. I have ran the snapshot upgrade 3 times, and also tryed the ricotz unstable package. All with no effect. I'm at a loss here. Here is a few print outs.
@homeserver:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
@homeserver:~$ cat /proc/asound/version
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 188.8.131.52.
Compiled on Jul 23 2010 for kernel 2.6.32-21-server (SMP).
The card I am using is a Galaxy G210 512mb. nothing shows up when I aplay -l but in the alsamixer it shows HDA Nvida but says there are no controls for it.
8@homeserver:~$ sudo apt-get remove linux-backports-modules-alsa-`uname -r`
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package linux-backports-modules-alsa-2.6.32-21-server is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
I just did a full fresh install of ubuntu lucid serve so I could start from scratch. I have installed current nvidia drivers, alsa, xbmc. still when I run aplay -l I does not list anything.