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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.
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...
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.