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Old 03-24-2004, 09:51 AM   #1
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Exclamation CD sound and wireless help


I just installed Suse 9.0 last week on a P3 1.0g platform (a HP pavilion, minus windows). The installation appears to have gone well, as I have an operational KDE desktop and functionality.

First problem: Kscd opens, recognizes the cd, and appears to play through the tracks, only I get no sound. When I check the sound card configuration with the "TEST" button I get the test tones, so there must be a setting that my newbie mind has missed.

Second problem: I've installed a D-Link DWL-520 for wireless connection. Suse recognizes the card, allows me to configure it, but I have no apparent connection to my wireless dsl router. Any ideas?

I'm brand new to Linux, but am determined to make the transition. Any help will be greatly appreciated. www
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:01 AM   #2
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If you have wireless-tools installed then try typing iwconfig and see what it says. When you say that SuSE lets you configure the card, do you mean in lets you set up the essid, channel and mode? If not then use iwconfig to do that, the syntax is:
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iwconfig eth0 mode managed channel 11 essid dlink
obviously substituting the channel and essid set up for your particular router.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:02 AM   #3
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OH, and for the cd problem, it could be something as simple as your CD audio is turned all the way down. Run aumix (or alsaconfig, if you use alsa - or try both) and check the volume levels.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:16 AM   #4
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Pardon my apparent ignorance, but is the essid the name of my network? Also, where do I find the channel number (the router is a D-Link DI-614+)?
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:20 AM   #5
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Not exactly...it's the name used to identify a particular wireless network. Mine, by default, is linksys because all my equipment is linksys so I left it at that. The default channel on mine is 11 - it may well be on yours too. If you can connect a computer directly to the router (by cable) and access the configuration page (often 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1) it should have the channel and essid settings on there.
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:33 AM   #6
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the sound issue with your CD could be as simple as not having an audio cable connected from the CD to the sound card. Linux still uses analog playback for CDs. also check the CD volume in your mixer
 
Old 03-24-2004, 10:50 AM   #7
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Okay, here is the error message I get when I enter the iwconfig message:

iwconfig eth1 mode managed channel 6 default dlink

Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06):
Set failed on device eth1; no such device.

In YaST2 I've found that the D-Link card is identified as eth1, and wlan0, and I get the same error when I insert "wlan0". In researching my D-Link information that I have I found that the channel is 6, IP address 192.168.0.51, and SSID of "default".

Am I on the right track?
 
  


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