LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 02-12-2006, 11:28 PM   #1
Tsukasa7
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 97

Rep: Reputation: 15
A few Mandirva 2006 questions


So I used to have Linux on my machine, took up too much space, so I got rid of it. Now I am diving back in because I wan't to learn it more than I did last time. So I installed mandriva 2006 free version and have a few questions


1. When I start up and press enter on "linux" I get the loading screen then a black screen. If I press enter on the linun non ftb or whatever it said I can log in fine. How do I change this and why does it do that?

2. I remember having a problem with my old sound card, a SB Live 24-bit when I had Linux, but now I have a SB X-Fi Xtreme Music and it wouldn't install the driver either. Can someone tell me how or guide me to a site that has it?


I am going to sleep now so I won't respond till tomorrow afternoon, but all help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:04 AM   #2
amosf
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Mandriva/Slack - KDE
Posts: 1,672

Rep: Reputation: 46
1. Likely the frame buffer driver conflicts with the X video driver. Set the machine to boot in non frame buffer mode. I always tend to do that as I use the nvidia 3D driver...

2. Check the ALSA compatibility for that one...
 
Old 02-13-2006, 06:54 AM   #3
tur third
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: Surrey, UK
Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10
Posts: 187

Rep: Reputation: 24
1. You can change which one is booted by default by going into 'system configuration > boot up' from the menus. This won't fix the problem, but should stop it starting the one that gives you the blank screen by default after 6 seconds. Not sure if that is much help...
 
Old 02-13-2006, 08:50 AM   #4
Tsukasa7
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Cool, so how do I do the ALSA thing, remember, I am a newbie.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 02:36 PM   #5
Tsukasa7
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Anyone, I know it's not that hard, I remember trying yo get it configured on my old Linux machine and it wasn't that hard if I remember correctly.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 07:40 PM   #6
Tsukasa7
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Can anyone at all help me? I have looked for wiki's, Mandriva help pages, ALSA configs anything, but I can't find what I am looking for, I need help
 
Old 02-13-2006, 08:47 PM   #7
btmiller
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: In the DC 'burbs
Distribution: Arch, Scientific Linux, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 4,284

Rep: Reputation: 371Reputation: 371Reputation: 371Reputation: 371
Try running the alsaconf command and see if it detects your card. If it does, you're probably more or less set. You can run alsamixer to set card parameters.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 10:59 PM   #8
Tsukasa7
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thank you, will try and tell you the results
 
Old 02-13-2006, 11:09 PM   #9
Tsukasa7
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 97

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, so I ran the command alsaconf and it said command not found. I have heard Mandrake is getting crappier, but it's the only Linux distro (with the exception of Xandros) I have gotten to work on my comp. I ran it as a root, so don't tell me that, I'm not that big of a noob lol.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lexmark X75 mandirva said no support? mr_coffee Linux - Hardware 3 01-21-2006 06:56 PM
Mandriva 2006 or 2006.1? tauhshi Mandriva 3 01-01-2006 07:18 PM
Would like to get 2006 LE TanSahara Mandriva 8 12-19-2005 12:19 PM
getting 2006 cormack Mandriva 3 11-03-2005 06:59 PM
mandriva 2006 beta source questions boxerboy Mandriva 3 09-26-2005 06:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:25 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration