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Old 09-23-2004, 12:33 AM   #1
87gn
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getting rid of popups? and figuring out sound


I have Suse 9.1 and when I boot the computer, I get 2 or 3 popups. How do I get rid of them? I couldn't find linux popup blockers.

I know this is a broad question, but I can't get sound, either onboard or with the soundblaster card I added.

Also, a side note here, I find it ironic that the suse linux spellchecker says suse is not a word.

thanks!
 
Old 09-23-2004, 02:38 AM   #2
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Re: getting rid of popups? and figuring out sound

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Originally posted by 87gn
I have Suse 9.1 and when I boot the computer, I get 2 or 3 popups. How do I get rid of them? I couldn't find linux popup blockers.

I know this is a broad question, but I can't get sound, either onboard or with the soundblaster card I added.

Also, a side note here, I find it ironic that the suse linux spellchecker says suse is not a word.

thanks!
You really need to read that link in my sig. What pop ups are
you referring to? What program issues them? Let me assume
that it's KDE, so you would just uncheck the box that has a
check mark that says something like "Show Tips at Startup"

For sound, let's start with "How are you trying to get sound?"
And open a terminal, issue as root "lsmod" and "lspci" and
post the output of those commands.

The spellchecker is most likely not provided by SuSE Linux,
and you should try the LQ spell checker. It doesn't have SuSE,
Slackware, Windoze, or LQ - which I find quite odd, also.

Welcome to LQ!
 
Old 09-23-2004, 03:07 AM   #3
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I think Chinaman has some good advice here. Post that stuff and we'll go from there.

About the popups, if they're internet-related, you can go into your default browser (konqueror, mozilla, etc.), and if you fish around enough in its options, you'll find some pretty cool ad/pop-up blocking features.
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:56 AM   #4
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thanks. lsmod is below, lspci came back with "command not found."

As far as how I am trying to get sound, I hooked my speakers up to my laptop which was playing music, and it worked fine. I downloaded a sound file to the Linux computer and it was a no-go for sound in any of the plugins.

Module Size Used by
joydev 11264 0
st 41764 0
sd_mod 20992 0
sr_mod 17700 0
floppy 63728 0
usbserial 34424 0
parport_pc 39616 1
lp 12008 0
parport 45196 2 parport_pc,lp
snd_seq_oss 35840 0
snd_seq_midi_event 9216 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 59840 5 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm_oss 63908 0
snd_mixer_oss 21376 2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_ioctl32 17920 0
ipv6 279144 13
freq_table 5128 0
thermal 14348 0
processor 18108 1 thermal
fan 4488 0
button 7200 0
battery 9608 0
ac 5640 0
snd_via82xx 27744 5
snd_pcm 113036 3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_ioctl32,snd_via82xx
snd_timer 27400 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_ac97_codec 72324 1 snd_via82xx
snd_page_alloc 13192 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
gameport 5248 1 snd_via82xx
snd_mpu401_uart 9088 1 snd_via82xx
snd_rawmidi 28192 1 snd_mpu401_uart
snd_seq_device 9612 3 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 66440 22 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq,snd_pcm_ oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_ioctl32,snd_via82xx,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_ac97_codec,snd_m pu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 10784 2 snd
af_packet 23052 0
usblp 13568 0
sg 40248 0
usb_storage 69312 0
scsi_mod 127392 5 st,sd_mod,sr_mod,sg,usb_storage
hid 43776 0
ehci_hcd 29444 0
uhci_hcd 32800 0
usbcore 113520 8 usbserial,usblp,usb_storage,hid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hc d
ohci1394 33412 0
ieee1394 114392 1 ohci1394
r8169 18564 0
evdev 10752 0
subfs 8960 4
nls_utf8 2560 1
ntfs 85336 1
dm_mod 55480 0
reiserfs 239472 1
 
Old 09-23-2004, 08:35 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by 87gn
thanks. lsmod is below, lspci came back with "command not found."

As far as how I am trying to get sound, I hooked my speakers up to my laptop which was playing music, and it worked fine. I downloaded a sound file to the Linux computer and it was a no-go for sound in any of the plugins.
The command "lspci" must be run as root user. If it doesn't work
by itself then it's not in your path, and you'll need to issue it as
"/sbin/lspci" to get the output.

So you have sound. What app were you using to play the music?
Was it a CD in the drive?

When you d/led the sound file, what type of file (extension) was it,
and what app(s) did you use to try and play it?

Have you tried to play it with xmms?

Within what app was it a "no-go for sound in any of the plugins"?

I've never run SuSE, but should be leading you to provide the
right information if I can't help, so that others can.

And, please, do yourself a favor. I know it's long, and the article
may "rub you the wrong way" at first, but read Eric S. Raymond's
article about asking questions that is linked in my sig. If you do,
you'll learn how to provide really good information so that some
person who's a real *nix guru will read your thread and help. ;-)

And btw, what's the "pop up" status?
 
  


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