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I've managed after a wee bit of trouble to get windows XP and mandrake 9.1 kernel 2.4.21 on my machine its booting perfectly with lilo graphical boot interface (i think its lilo) as you can prolly tell im total newbie ,,anyway to my problem,,,,graphics are perfect ,,no audio ( intel 845ge chipset onboard ) i've read that a later kernel supports this audio chipset (im too newb to update the kernel i know ill screw it) i've tried a driver for (ICH4) from soundchip website or something,, im sorry to be bland i've gotton lost in a few issues with this install,,, lucent winmodem model number - FA56-PA any help ??? ask me to post any info about my board etc any info anyone needs to point me to a correct driver etc i will post swifly ,ps im stoked to see linux on my pc i feel depressed having to boot back into windows im so sick of the same old windows restrictions and simpleton layout,,so my needs are 1.) the dial up modem working
2.) onboard sound working
also i wanna configure linux to boot straght into user root with the kde gui ive setup where do i find the application to setup what it auto boots into (i know it does cause its booting into another user i created)
appreciated swarvy ^-_-^ meep
o and gaming ,am i really gonna have to pay for wineX to play cs,q3arena and battlefield???
I'm off for the nite, but had to atleast post this brief message....
Welcome and DONT DO THAT! I would strongly urge you to refrain from running as root whenever possible. You can gain root prov's as needed, but the possibility to inadvertantly alter something critical when always logged in as root is not worth it. SO, please do not do that, or else you'll likely be booting to windows alot more than you'd like. Take this pearl from my personal experience.....
Don't hold out much hope of getting the lucient winmodem working. Anything labelled 'winmodem' generally requires windows to work. These are low cost devices that have parts of their hardware missing and rely on windows code to function.
Think of wine as an emulator (but its not mind you) that will run many normal windows applications (Microsoft Office, etc) I would try to find the .RPM file and install that.. (jus double click )
Then you just go to Konsole or your terminal and type
or something like that.
WineX is the same as wine but has more code for games (like you want) works exactly the same as wine except you'll probably use
in the command code instead
VMware is software for running multitple OS's at once... Its pretty lengthy on getting to work so just head over to their site.
For your situation, i would get wine and winex. Winex doesn't support the normal applications as much so it would be a smart move to get! If you need more information on these, just search the forum, go to their websites, or just ask
you guys are fantastic,,thanks for ur quick response's,,point taken on the useing root a/c after ur post ezra i did sum reading and decided it was a good point to make,,,anyone got any suggestions on the audio problem??? the internet isn't fazing me as im awaiting a dsl usb modem which i figure will work with linux,any help would be appreciated on the audio thing,if any info's needed just let me know ,looking into wine more thanks