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Old 08-22-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
Moose3565
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Question Helllppp!!!


OH MAN!! I'm a computer geek (sorta) ... I know just about everything there is to know about windows, but recently my friend introduced me to RH9 and I would just like to say WONDERFUL .. Even tho it seems quite difficult I love it.. but I have run into a slight problem, When I click on "Detect soundcard" and I try the test sound it doesnt work, it says that sound is not available on this system but the soundcard that it says is detected I highly doubt is the right one, How do I install drivers for my soundcard? and if it involves using the kernal how exactly do I go about doing that? Thanks so much! ... ( I know absolutely nothing about any of this )

P.S I have a Dell Dimension 2400
 
Old 08-22-2005, 09:56 PM   #2
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What kind of sound card do you have? What does it detect?


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Old 08-22-2005, 09:59 PM   #3
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I have a Creative Soundblaster Live series .. and it detects an AC'97 or something like that .. im on XP now so im not exactly sure what it detects ...
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:14 PM   #4
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Try
modprobe emu10k1

I believe that module is in the kernel otherwise below are the instructions for getting it to work on *nix

Check http://www.euronet.nl/~mailme/index4.html


PS.

Helllppp!!! Is prob not the best subject line if you need help.

Last edited by bosewicht; 08-22-2005 at 10:18 PM.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:23 PM   #5
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ok never again shall I use Helllppp!! as a subject line .. thx
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:26 PM   #6
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I checked out the link, and I have no idea how to navigate to, or around the kernel.. this stuff is like a new language to me .. how do I translate? Oh and how exactly do I extract stuff, and install etc.
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:30 PM   #7
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Didn't you see the link called "Basic Install Instructions"? Its at the top of the page. Second link.
http://www.euronet.nl/~mailme/index4.html#Instructions

did you try
modprobe emu10k1
as root?
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:49 PM   #8
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truly sorry.. but Im really confused ...
Compiling and Installing:
1) Go to the Directory that your emu10k1-xxxxXXXX.tar.gz is in (cd ~)(or wherever)
2) Extract it to a directory (tar xfzv emu10k1-xxxxXXXX.tar.gz)
where do I get the emu10k1.... from? I dont have a cd with it on it . .do i download it ? .. and how do I extract? is it just like a winzip file?
 
Old 08-22-2005, 10:51 PM   #9
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P.S " did you try
modprobe emu10k1
as root?" as root meaning ..... ?
 
Old 08-23-2005, 02:05 AM   #10
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Oy!

"As root" means "while logged in as the root user". To do this from the console without changing your login, just type "su" and your root password in Xterm, gnome-terminal, or whichever console app you have going.

When I first used Red Hat 9.0 Linux, I noticed that sound refused to work when I was running as root. Only when I was in user-mode would it play sounds. Also, sound usually won't play in a desktop (KDE and Gnome) until you specifically allow this by checking the box like "play sounds" in the sound menu of the configuration section.

"Extract the tar.gz file" in case you were wondering, means (one way to do it

For "foo.tar.gz":
gunzip foo.tar.gz
tar -xf foo.tar

you should now be able to type "ls" and see a directory "foo" and the foo.tar file, which you may delete. type "cd ./foo" (the "./" means "in this current directory") Type "ls" again and you have the contents of foo. Standard operating proceedure is to look for a file called "INSTALL" or "README". Type "less README" to scroll through the README file, for instance, using the arrow keys to move through the document and type "q" to quit the less pager. These kinds of files will have special install instructions, etc.

90% of the time, you'll just type "./configure", "make", go root or su, and type "make install". Alternately, since you have Red Hat, you might check out the rpm system, an even easier way to install programs: you'd download "foo.rpm" instead, then just go to the download directory where you have it and type "rpm -ivv foo.rpm". The "-ivv" means "install very verbosely" and the "verbosely" part ensures that the program tells you everything, including where the program installs to and what, if anything, went wrong.

Pardon me for tooting my own horn, but I wrote a special program to help with newbies' finding documentation on a given subject (because you're often stuck trying to figure out whether the given topic is documented via a man page, an info page, a guide written in postscript, etc.) and I just happen to have developed it using Red Hat! It's called "411", is a Bash shell script, and is at http://hackersnest.modblog.com/?show...blog_id=577555 . You'll need to copy this file as a simple text file named "411", go to the directory you saved that in, type "chmod +x 411" to make it executable. Thereafter, when you need to know more about "foo", type "411 foo" and it'll find every documentation file on the subject, provided your "locate" database is up to date (type "updatedb" as root to update the locate database), and upon selecting that item, start the appropriate browser/viewer/editor to view that file automatically.

***
Disclaimer/note: HELP! 411 sucks! I need to re-write that mess as a GUI (possibly in Tcl), but since I've gotten into graphics again, I've neglected my programming shamelessly. Anybody else out there want to take this idea to the next level? It also needs to be more portable across platforms and recognize Docbooks and HOWTOs. And check to see if it's online, and if so, autosearch LDP.org and other doc sites. And do laundry.
***

In the meantime:

Top 10 tips for the Linux command line:
(email this to ten friends!)

If you don't know about "foo", type:

10 "info foo"
or
9 "man foo"

if you can't find "foo", type:

8 "locate -i foo"
or
7 "whereis foo"

if you want to view "foo":

6 "less foo"
or
5 "emacs foo"

4 just about any program, when you type it's name and "-h" or "--help" will print out a usage message.

3 to navigate "down" into a directory named foo, type "cd ./foo"

2 to navigate "up" into any higher directory, type "cd ../"

1 to see what's in the directory that you're in, type "ls"

and bonus rule 0: read everything readable in your system. You practically have a library at your fingertips!
 
Old 08-23-2005, 04:38 AM   #11
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you should try a newer distribution as redhat is pretty old now , i also have a Creative Soundblaster Live and it "works out of the box" with every distro that i tried
 
Old 08-23-2005, 02:42 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by heema
you should try a newer distribution as redhat is pretty old now , i also have a Creative Soundblaster Live and it "works out of the box" with every distro that i tried
Im guessing that a distro is like another platform? .. such as Mandrake or Slackware?, and dyou believe that if I update RH or get another "distro" that my soundcard should work fine? I appreciate this help so much.. ..
 
Old 08-23-2005, 02:44 PM   #13
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Originally posted by Hosiah
Oy!

"As root" means "while logged in as the root user". To do this from the console without changing your login, just type "su" and your root password in Xterm, gnome-terminal, or whichever console app you have going. ........

Thanks for all the info.. ill checkit out
 
Old 08-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #14
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I would definately get a diff distro and also spend a little time reading up on linux. How to extract files, what root is, etc. Check out http://distrowatch.com/ and look for a newbie friendly distro.
 
Old 08-23-2005, 04:21 PM   #15
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Moderator Note: You should read this thread in regards to the title of your thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...95#post1730795
 
  


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