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Old 02-08-2005, 04:05 AM   #1
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ac97 audio drivers and rtl8139 drivers


Hi,

After about a month i worked out how to use the CLI under linux and i got to the point where i complied the 2.4.18 kernel and installed the nvidia drivers, my question is now is that my sound doesn't work (i think its an ac97 audio device) also my rtl8139 lan card is not detected, is their a way in kde i can some how install drivers for these, if not, do i need to recompile the kernel since i did "make oldconfig" and missed the questions which may have been related to these drivers. So the big question is can i fix these problems quickly without needing to answer all the questions to the config questions when compiling the kernel?

Another question is i have windows xp on drive c and linux on drive d, xp can see drive d but cant access it via my computer, can i fix that? and to be loading different operating systems ive been changeing the boot drive in the bios, i know i need to change the boot.ini file in xp or somehow configure LILO (which is there already) or install GRUB, LILO and GRUB seem a bit to tricky to me (ive never heard of them before let alone configure them) so can someone help me to somehow create a boot screen and give me a nice step by step instructions how im going to do this?

Thanks,
julian
 
Old 02-10-2005, 03:02 AM   #2
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Anyone?
 
Old 02-15-2005, 10:31 PM   #3
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well i can't give you a boot screen (or any help for that matter!) but i'm running Red Hat 9 and i have an onboard sound device, which doesn't seem to work. by the way is your pc an hp (mines a pavilion a250n)? you sould check the mobo type and see if the manufacturer has drivers for it, just pop that sucker open and in big white letters it should say what motherboard it is:
ex: mine says P4SD-LA
i googled that and it came out to be an Asus, it might be worth a shot......
 
Old 02-16-2005, 01:31 AM   #4
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So the big question is can i fix these problems quickly without needing to answer all the questions to the config questions when compiling the kernel?
if you know exactly which options to change, you can add modules without reconfiguring or recompiling the kernel. in the source directory for the kernel, there is a file called .config. this is the configuration file generated by make config. you can edit it using emacs or another editor, but only if you know exactly which option you want to enable. if you only add modules, when you're done you can just make modules and make modules_install. if you changed options that need to be compiled into the kernel, then you need to follow all the normal steps.

and you cannot see your linux hard drive on your windows xp computer because it's a linux filesystem, probably ext3 or reiserfs. windows does not support those filesystems.

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Old 02-16-2005, 02:31 AM   #5
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When rebuilding my kernel i use
make menuconfig
I am using kernel version 2.6.5 and my rtl8139 works no probs. I have the driver compiled in not as a module.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 01:36 PM   #6
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Well i got the lan card working it was to do with when i complied the kernel, as for the sound i cant seem to get it working but i'm not to worried about that but i needed the lan for the internet, so i just recompiled the kernel and it worked so

Thanks for the help i can live without the sound.
 
  


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