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Old 11-18-2005, 12:34 AM   #1
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first install, a few questions about hardware


heyas

i have 3 issues so far after intalling mandriva 2006
all hardware related
everything else worked ok as far as i can tell
except...

no mater what i do. i have no sound
i have a sound blaster audigy 2 zs and sound blaster inspire 7800 7.1 speakers
i would like it to be able to fully use my 7.1 system, but of course getting any sound at all is priority

2nd, i cant get my printer working, i need the driver for a lexmark z615 inkjet

3rd, my mouse wheel doesnt work when im in firefox or something, the mouse makes the browser go back and forward between pages. i would like the mouse wheel to be able to scroll pages up and down. could anyone explain how to set that up?
 
Old 11-18-2005, 02:48 AM   #2
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about sound
draksound as root try to configure and test
google mandriva + sound card
start aumix or kmix or alsamixer (maybe sound is muted)

printer see linuxprinting.org

mouse see drakconf just in case, other firefox preferences (maybe)
 
Old 11-18-2005, 06:57 AM   #3
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Re: first install, a few questions about hardware

Quote:
Originally posted by Xtife
2nd, i cant get my printer working, i need the driver for a lexmark z615 inkjet
Install CUPS, you will also get some extra packages with printer definitions installed (this is automatic).
After this yo can either open Mandriva's config center and configure your printer there.
Lexmark releases Linux drivers since the year 2000
CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz
I would strongly reccomend trying CUPS first as it already ships the driver.


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my mouse wheel doesnt work when im in firefox or something, the mouse makes the browser go back and forward between pages. i would like the mouse wheel to be able to scroll pages up and down. could anyone explain how to set that up?
Edit > Preferences ?
 
Old 11-18-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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thanks for your help

Last edited by Xtife; 11-18-2005 at 04:06 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 11:30 AM   #5
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HI its my first time installing redhat 7.2 and i have a succesfull installing proces but i can't acces my acout it is asking me for a user name and a password for the authetification procces but i don't have those what can i do
 
Old 11-18-2005, 04:08 PM   #6
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i hate to ask lol
how do i access draksound, aumi, kmix, alsamixer and drakconf?
and how do i install those printer drivers after iv downloaded them?

cant expect me to know all this can you but i was looking around trying to find it
 
Old 11-18-2005, 04:51 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Xtife
i hate to ask lol
how do i access draksound, aumi, kmix, alsamixer and drakconf?
and how do i install those printer drivers after iv downloaded them?

cant expect me to know all this can you but i was looking around trying to find it
Mandriva Control Center, everything is there.
If you don't feel comfortable to Linux use exclusively the Control Center to do any task, there are wizards for almost every thing except frying eggs: If you need to get or install a piece of software, search for the "software manager" inside the Control Center, if you want to setup a web server, configure your mail, install a printer or change the screen configuration, everything is there.
Not only that: It also provides the user with exhaustive help during the setup.

Normally, if you try to set up a printer without the driver, it will retrieve the drivers for you and install the necessary packages (This will also happen if you let the printer on during boot).


Linux can be pretty frustrating if nobody explains the new users, that almost everything can be done with these Control Centers, and that almost every application available on the internet is also available using these systems.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 05:28 PM   #8
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Linux can be pretty frustrating if nobody explains the new users, that almost everything can be done with these Control Centers, and that almost every application available on the internet is also available using these systems.
Indeed, but did not want to patronise new user.

Quote:
CJLZ600LE-CUPS-1.0-1.TAR.gz
You did it as well, you assumed a tarball was dead easy to handle.
Am sorry, it depends on people curiosity and patience

Thanks for coming to the rescue (I am not being sarcastic)

Quote:
but i was looking around trying to find it
Now I can patronise lol
That is the spirit searching. Well done. Steep learning curve, but when you will look back you will be proud,
and you will be learning faster by searching than having ready baked answers.
Tteaching how to search if possible, when I have time, would be great

Now we know what Xtife does not know

Xtife
Menu > Multimedia > Sound > Aumix or Kmix
Are these not there? If not install them with MCC Mandriva Control Centre
Also if you start a terminal (black sreen icone?) you can enter commands by typing
aumix
kmix
draksound
Faster than the mouse often

Let us know how it goes, we will help if you do some homework as well
 
Old 11-18-2005, 06:24 PM   #9
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Emmanuel_uk

You did it as well, you assumed a tarball was dead easy to handle.
Am sorry, it depends on people curiosity and patience
[quote]

Nope, what I exactly wrote was:
Quote:

Install CUPS, you will also get some extra packages with printer definitions installed (this is automatic).
After this yo can either open Mandriva's config center and configure your printer there.
The tarball was just there to show that Lexmark indeed had the driver.

Clicking on the url with the tarball actually leads you to a download page where you can find the tarball AND an installation handbook and a link to the technical support.



Last edited by runlevel0; 11-18-2005 at 06:28 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 06:38 PM   #10
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heh its ok im a veteran windows user
im used to having my hand held for pretty much everything hehe

Last edited by Xtife; 11-18-2005 at 06:58 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 06:45 PM   #11
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runlevel0 this is no flame.
I stand corrected for your good intentions
Always difficult to judge just from the text.
Hope you also find I meant no harm, no disrespect either.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 06:54 PM   #12
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i was able to find kmix and aumix
i used konsole to find draksound but it said it could not be found

now im sure i i did not install everything properly

EDIT: i was able locate mandriva console, and used the console program from within there
and i found draksound using that

what am i supposed to do to setup my sound/printer with this

Last edited by Xtife; 11-18-2005 at 07:07 PM.
 
Old 11-18-2005, 07:56 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Emmanuel_uk
runlevel0 this is no flame.
I stand corrected for your good intentions
Always difficult to judge just from the text.
Hope you also find I meant no harm, no disrespect either.
Ups, I was just pointing, sorry if I seemed rough ^_^

I Apologize
 
Old 11-18-2005, 07:58 PM   #14
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can we stay on topic here pls would really like to get this fixed
 
Old 11-19-2005, 04:41 AM   #15
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>>what am i supposed to do to setup my sound/printer with this
With a name like draksound what do you think it is for lol

Did you poke draksound? What happens? What did you do?
Ok, 3 more learning point

1) It is not an helpdesk I know you meant to be a peacekeeper
2) Patience is good, homework better (me trying to be funny)
3) if you type su in a terminal then you become root ("god")
and then you can start draksound that way

Is the sound level enabled in aumix or kmix (master output)
I guess you checked your cables already

Poke with draksound and report
become root and type
lspcidrake -v | grep -i audio
and report exactly the text you get
You can try lspci instead of lspcidrake as well (may not be installed)

report on this as well
which play
play /usr/share/sounds/KDE_Logout_new.wav

runlevel0 do you mind dealing with the printer? I do the sound...
 
  


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