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Old 01-07-2014, 08:48 PM   #16
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ok from this thread
http://forum.notebookreview.com/alie...ux-m11x-9.html

user= moe67er


claims you need to install the realtek drivers....but I am not sure which R number he is referring to

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...Audio%20Codecs

you could try it?

good luck
 
Old 01-07-2014, 09:13 PM   #17
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Trust me it's not that great. It's the first m11x that ever came out. No revisions on this guy. I'll check the bios but i'm pretty sure there's nothing about sound in the bios. Sound worked before I installed nVidia drivers. I can switch graphics mode in bios from switachable to discrete but everytime I try doing so it messes up my entire linux installation. Can't even get to a shell to uninstall nVidia drivers so i always end up reinstalling the os. Know nothing about grub rescue so I don't dare attempt anything in there.

I just re-read my original post and I guess I failed to mention that hdmi sound and headphone sound both work. Only internal speakers have the problem.

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Old 01-07-2014, 09:16 PM   #18
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Actually it may be the m11x r1. It is the original m11x and I just figured that after they revised the original they named the new revision m11x r1 but I may be mistaken.
 
Old 01-07-2014, 10:52 PM   #19
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That's one thing I hate about linux. I tried installing the realtek drivers and kept getting errors about other programs I needed so I installed everything it asked for and after finally getting all the libraries and everything else installed I reboot and my linux installation is broken. I can get to a shell terminal but I don't know if maybe I gave something permissions and it erased necessary system files or what. I don't know how to go about fixing it so I might just reinstall and start from scratch. It just sucks because the installation freezes sometimes because of the nouveau drivers and even after installation it freezes because of said drivers. That's one reason why I had to install the nVidia drivers. The other reason is for hdmi output. sigh fml
 
Old 01-08-2014, 03:33 AM   #20
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ok its a dell so I should not call it an asus.conf either

ok looks like there is more than issue here so lets try to eliminate some of them?

1) I don't use Fedora. Any chance you can change?
if you did a got to the console login prompt, if you had the script smxi and/or sgfxi you can select and build your xorg and grab the graphics closed src drivers for nvidia

eg

http://smxi.org/site/faqs-sgfxi.htm
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What distros are supported by sgfxi?

Amazingly, sgfxi now supports apt based Debian Stable, Testing, and Sid, as well as current Ubuntu/Debian derived distros, rpm based Fedora, and finally, pacman based Arch Linux
Unfortunately this means doing a clean install. But as you seem to be doing a number of these you probably getting sick and tired of that eh?

2) I am not trying to force you.....but if you ever choose to do a clean install again.....no matter what distro you choose
grab yourself a live cd that has fsarchiver on it

----its an image program which acts a little like Norton's ghost or Acronis true image....but only takes or restores PARTITION images and not individual files that ghost could do....or entire drives

I use it all the time.....trust me....its great

Being lazy I have a one fits all partition for my system files and any special junk gets saved separately to usb or cloud
my entire system file is 3G of data on a 20G partition

my music stuff is a separate backup etc etc

3) so can I suggest you download the sys rescue cd http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

take an image of your existing system partitions....give them names like

sda1a (lateron) sda1b etc etc
sda5a (later on) sda5b etc etc.....depending on your structure

4) you may as well .....if you prefer to keep Fedora.....start a new thread in the fedora subforum and provide a link to it
in that new thread....copy and paste your exact error messages

also mention what you are doing and why you are trying to do it as people in the fed forum may not be mind readers

5) its always good to get more info and you said you would post more info so its OK

6) simple solution to try
create a /etc/modprobe.d/alien.conf contents using root powers of

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options snd_hda_intel model=dell-headset-multi
full reboot and retest sound for speakers
and have you lost headphone and hdmi sound

---remember you need to choose each sound device in pavucontrol before testing

good luck

PS if you like nvidia closed source drivers for 3d.....I think you are better off in the long run being seduced into a debian system or arch
 
Old 01-08-2014, 03:34 AM   #21
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oops sgfxi supports fedora grab it here

http://smxi.org/site/install.htm#install-with-zip
 
Old 01-08-2014, 12:43 PM   #22
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My filesystem got wiped out. In windows it says raw filesystem and I know that's it's recoverable but I'm not going to bother. I noticed when I installed one of the packages I used sudo and one of the commands said 'mkdir /usr/bin'. I'm not sure if that erased my preexisting folder but that would make sense. I really like the fedora ui but I'm open to other linux distros. I'll even install gentoo if it's feasible and functional. Any suggestions for good distros? Also I want to get to know linux better. Any links for learning linux for a beginner? I have a pretty good sized book on redhat linux but I'm not sure if that's the best book to read to start learning the basics.

Also thank you for the information on a live cd with fsarchiver. I will definitely check it out.

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Old 01-08-2014, 05:51 PM   #23
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If you are claiming the sgfxi script forced a new folder on you and ignored your existing one, I would be very surprised.

you could use a live cd to go to /var/log and look at the sgfxi log?

you could join the sgfxi forum and don't forget to tell them that you are on Fedora
post your log

and what you did and what you currently think you have.
http://techpatterns.com/forums/forum-33.html

On a reboot, are you saying you can not even get to a console login prompt?

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I don't want to recommend any distros at this point.

I think its more important that you trouble shoot what ever has happened here. The experience will help you to know how to use a live cd, read logs
post links to logs etc
 
Old 01-08-2014, 05:57 PM   #24
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If you do decide to post, can you also mention at what point you think your system is dead---such as one of these points

Do you see the bios memory OK screen?
Do you see the grub/lilo/whatever bootloader screen?
Did you achieve success with an older kernel but not a recently installed kernel?
Do you see kernel messages scrolling by (for all kernel choices)?
Do you see the display manager login screen?
Does screen then go black?
 
Old 01-08-2014, 06:10 PM   #25
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WOW! I sincerely want to apologize for wasting your time. I feel like an idiot. I went into my Windows partition and sound wasn't working either. At that point I remembered that I reapplied thermal paste to my cpu a few days earlier to fix an overheating issue. I disassembled my laptop and the speakers weren't hooked up. I appreciate all your help and if you want to continue to help me get my installation working again that would be great but that's entirely up to you.

This is what lead up to my os getting all screwy. I went to install the realtek drivers like suggested in that one forum. It said the library and utils were also needed to get it working. When I went to install the utils and lib packages it said it required curses library. i installed ncurse and finally got everything else configured and installed. When I rebooted the computer it would no longer boot into fedora. It was the ncurse package that I was referring to that had the mkdir /usr/bin command. Now in windows I try to access the filesystem and it says RAW filesystem. From what I read I have to use software to recover the files. I booted the live fedora disk and the filesystem isn't even listed as a partition.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 07:06 PM   #26
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When I turn the computer on it gets to the grub menu and shows 2 kernel versions, rescue, and windows 7. When I click the latest kernel(which is the one I was using when all this happened) it take forever to load and then I get what is in the picture below.

When I type journalctl I get a long file. I plugged in a usb and did 'cd /run/initramfs/' and then I tried 'cp rdsosreport.txt sdb1' and received no errors, but when I went into windows there's no such file on the usb. Not sure if I'm using the wrong command to copy the file or what.

I tried the second kernel and it loads almost all the way then just stops.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 08:49 PM   #27
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we all make mistakes we are human

1) do you have sound on bootup of windows
if not....it suggests you still have some hardware or bios issues to resolve

2) no image link or attachment seen my end

3) are you using some kind of raid system or LVM?

who told you to try and recover the journal.....can you link to it?

4) its possible your old kernel does not yet have the xorg setup for the drivers you installed
did you install sgfxi or not?

5) when old kernel stops
press control key and F1 to get to first tty
does login console prompt appear

try to login as root
type sgfxi and press enter and follow prompts

good luck


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thermal paste must be applied thinly not thickly as you are just "filling in" the holes between the metal surfaces

I assume you cleared out the dust?
 
Old 01-08-2014, 09:00 PM   #28
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Yes sound now works in windows. the picture was too big sorry. Here it is https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...t=photo%2c.jpg

I am using an LVM

It shows the tear shaped fedora loading bar which is a gui so I assume the xorg was set up. My install broke before I had the chance to try and install sgfxi.

When I put the thermal paste on I did do a thin layer and it's running much cooler now.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 11:06 PM   #29
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I like to keep it simple

primary partitions but not sure if you have an W8 and need UEFI....I don't

no LVM or RAID for me

simple backup of MBR using live cd and dd command

simple backups of partitions with fsarchiver.....but as I said I don't know if you need UEFI

so I can't help any more here.

You may wish to start a new thread.....in the Fedora section on restoring a LVM etc

feel free to come back to sound when you have your file system back

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you may wish to look at your reasons for using LVM and look at the ease of use of fsarchiver

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/LVM

fsarchiver takes about 5 minutes to save a 3G data of my first partition
about the same to restore.....a little faster but I don't time it

versus hassles you have just found using a LVM
-----consider that a rant by me

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good luck
 
Old 01-08-2014, 11:21 PM   #30
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Yeah I don't know anything about the LVM. In the past I have setup my partitions as ext3 or ext4 with logical partitions and manually made the /, /home, /boot, and swap partitions but didn't really know what I was doing. Just followed a guide. This time I just selected setup partitions automatically. Thank you for all your help and sorry I didn't think about the speaker thing earlier.
 
  


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