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Old 03-12-2004, 09:08 AM   #1
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All I need to make the switch


There are no linux drivers for either my sound card (VIA AC'97)
or video card (s3 ProSavage DDR), what can be done to make
them work? I have Fedora Core 1, which I like, but I absolutely
need these. I'm unfortuantely a windows2000 systems admin and
I need to be able to see windows machines and printers on the
network. I briefly read something about Samba, anybody have
any more information on this?

It's also too bad I can't find a terminal emulator with Viewpoint
A2 Enhanced encoding, or I could actually start switching some
of the users machines to Linux. From what I see of Fedora, all
the OSS office application are very similar to windows apps, and
are compatible with MS office files.

Sorry for so many questions in one thread.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:42 AM   #2
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I have a box with (a somewhat newer one i might add) that has a via ac97 sound card that works fine with Linux. Also, I have an ancient (266MHz) Dell Optiplex GXa that has a S3 ProSavage vid card. Both work fine. But I do use Mandrake 9.2 (XFree ver 4.3-23 is what I use). I also have Alsa 0.9 that seems to be able to work with via ac97.

To be honest, though, I don't use Fedora so I don't know what type of sound and x server versions they normally use (I wouldn't suspect it would be too different than Mandrake since Mandrake is a RPM-based Distro like Fedora).
 
Old 03-12-2004, 01:26 PM   #3
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If you are a admin you should know that the driver isn't a ac'97 driver...if you don't know what your sound chipset is you need to find that out .

for your card you probably should search for savage drivers, not prosavage ddr or whatever. A lot of linux drivers are placed in the same file and when you install it it should configure the driver for your card. I don't have your card and have not installed drivers for it but that's my best guess.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 01:33 PM   #4
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have a read here

http://www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html

and here

http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...dor=All#matrix

and here

http://us1.samba.org/samba/docs/using_samba/toc.html

http://hr.uoregon.edu/davidrl/samba/

good luck.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 05:05 PM   #5
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If you are a admin you should know that the driver isn't a ac'97 driver...if you don't know what your sound chipset is you need to find that out
Umm, why would I know this? Funny, there's
a ton of drivers available for a VIA AC'97 for
windows. It's a laptop and I didn't feel like
dismantling it just to find out.
Thanks for the help

Last edited by BigDummy; 03-12-2004 at 05:06 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 06:17 PM   #6
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Quote:
Funny, there's
a ton of drivers available for a VIA AC'97 for
windows. It's a laptop and I didn't feel like
dismantling it just to find out.
no need to dismantle the machine, posting some basic specs, could very well lead to identification. what kind of laptop is it? do you know what mobo you have? i think you can see where i'm going w/this.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 11:07 PM   #7
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children...
 
Old 03-15-2004, 08:40 AM   #8
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children...
I must be in the wrong place, I thought
this was NEWBIE board. I'm sorry if my
life doesn't revolve around installing
audio controllers.

forget it, thanks for the info.

Last edited by BigDummy; 03-15-2004 at 08:51 AM.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:18 AM   #9
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I found exactly what I was looking for.
Anybody else with an Averatec laptop,
go here:

http://www.chronox.de/averatec_linux..._on_3156X.html

Last edited by BigDummy; 03-15-2004 at 09:20 AM.
 
  


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