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what's wrong with suse? why isnt it way up here? ive been to mandrake, debian, slackware, redhat, suse, and i have to say, SuSE is by far the BEST !!! it does everything for me automatically. slackware is very very close to suse. it has just a bit more to go, but suse is definitely #1 (in my opinion). i might go back to slackware sometime soon.
Yea, Gentoo is my 2nd choice after Slack. Not sure why Suse isn't more popular except that it seems many of us don't want an 'automatic' distro, but some do and that's cool. I have ran Mandrake 8.2, 9, 9.1, Red Hat 8, Slackware 9 & 9.1, Knoppix 3.3 and Gentoo 1.4 so far. I didn't like Mandrake much, REALLY didn't like Red Hat and Knoppix is my rescue and travel companion.
I just started working on Linux from Scratch over the weekend. So far it's been quite the learning experience
All that said: Slack is still #1 from where I am sitting
yeah, like i said, slackware is very close to suse. i do want a partial automatic distro, but not totally. like adding a user in slackware is pretty eays, but it could be easier. and the sound thing? what's up with that, auto-mutin alsa? i plan to go back to slackware like i said though, once im more prepared.
Originally posted by DAChristen29 yeah, like i said, slackware is very close to suse. i do want a partial automatic distro, but not totally. like adding a user in slackware is pretty eays, but it could be easier. and the sound thing? what's up with that, auto-mutin alsa?
Use alsamixer to set the volume you would like to have as default, then do 'alsactl store' to make those settings the actual default. No more auto muting
A possible reason is that depending on your speaker setup, it could blast your eardrums. Some speakers have volume dials on them etc... while others don't. Maybe the problem is they don't explicitly tell you it is muted and how to change it.
Originally posted by Atmchicago Maybe the problem is they don't explicitly tell you it is muted and how to change it.
That is exaclty it. GUI interfaces usually have a 'remember these settings' checkbox or something of the like. The alsamixer isn't GUI and some people simply don't know to (or how to) 'check the remember box'.
alsactl store is alsamixers version of a checkbox....
Originally posted by Atmchicago A possible reason is that depending on your speaker setup, it could blast your eardrums. Some speakers have volume dials on them etc... while others don't. Maybe the problem is they don't explicitly tell you it is muted and how to change it.
What are people looking at when they install? It *does* tell you *and* tells you how to fix it. When you first install and boot up it's the last message on the screen before you login (or near the end, anyway). At least on Slack 9.1 when you boot into runlevel 3 the way Tux intended.