I've been using FC5 for about a month and a half so far, and it has been quite good. However, I booted up my pc this morning, and the sound server refused to start, telling me:
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback (Invalid argument)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
I'm using ALSA, and have an onboard AC'97 soundcard. Its enabled and everything is normal in the BIOS. Does anyone have any ideas? I've trawled google but the only thing I can come up with is reinstalling ALSA, and I'm not even sure that would work.
Which brings me to something else: How in the world do you uninstall programs that have been compiled from source in Linux?? If I do yum remove [whatever] , it'll process dependencies, and get rid of millions of other programs, resulting in an almost blank installation. The JAVA on my PC is royally screwed, and I need to wipe the slate clean and start again with it. How do I do this?
Also, I've been trying to configure my wireless card to a static ip. It's loaded through ndiswrapper: WMP54g. The system-config-network doesn't see it. Up till now i've just been doing /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid linksys, and then /sbin/dhclient wlan0. But that is using DHCP. Does anyone know how I would do it for a static IP?
Thanks for putting up with my noobness if you've gotten this far,