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Old 09-05-2003, 06:00 AM   #1
thepinqpanther
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hardware trouble


hello, If installed linux on my pc but the soundcard (ESS688 AudioDrive WDM from ESS Technology) and the networkcard (RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC from Realtek) doesn't work. souncard = not detected networkcard = not available in the list of networkcards. does anyone have an idea how to get this stuff working?

thanx a lot thepinqpanther Jonathan
 
Old 09-05-2003, 08:28 AM   #2
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ok, lets start with basics
run /sbin/lsmod (as root) and see if either your sound card or network card modules are being loaded. is it safe to assume you are still running RH9 as per your sig?
 
Old 09-06-2003, 08:28 AM   #3
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I found out that I have an old ISA sound card. I shall look if they are loaded. and yes I'm running RH9. the problem is that there is not enough information about it in dutch.

Jonathan
 
Old 09-06-2003, 09:29 AM   #4
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one down and one more to go! yeah finally! my network card is working. this is the proof: Im online with linux and this time not with that windows "crash a lot " xp. now the only problem is my sound device. and I really want to play music with linux. the easy way is to buy a pci soundcard. but no that's too easy. well if anyone has an other idea, please let me know.
Jonathan

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Old 09-06-2003, 03:41 PM   #5
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ok, lets begin :)

do you happen to know who makes your sound card? if it is a sound blaster or a sound blaster compatible (quite possible) you could try a '/sbin/modprobe sb' and see if it load the module. if you don't get an error, you might have sound. if it doesn't, post the results of a '/sbin/lsmod' and i will look at them.
 
  


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