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I don't think anyone remembers me, but I joined this community about 2 months ago, when I installed Redhat 7.3 on my computer while running a dual boot with Windows XP Professional.
Well I had some problems and had to accept Microsoft for the time being (School work had to come first) but things have changed now. I have a second hard drive and I am back in the Linux game!
What I have:
Dell Computer Dimension 4300
GeForce FX 5200
Soundblaster Live! Value!
Redhat Linux 7.3
Alright so I have some questions here that maybe someone can help me with:
1) Alright I have 2 Hard Drives, one has Xp, the other Linux. I figured on having the Linux Hard drive the Master and making the XP one the Slave. Does this work? and will Grubb pick up my XP hard drive when I reconnect it to my computer? I had it unconnected while I worked on installing Linux.
2) I am running KDE, How do I shutdown X? I have to install my NVidia Drivers, and I don't know how to shutdown X to do this.
3) Speaking of NVidia, I was able to get the the run file to install in my last install of Linux, (I umm did things a complicated way, and had linux running, and after about an hour I reinstalled it to try to do things differently), how do I edit my xf86config? Whenever I type in xf86config, the computer wants to create a new one. How do I edit the current one?
4) Sound issues, I am having a problem with sound, it is quiet. I have to turn the volume all the way up on my speakers to get a mid level volume. Is there a volume control I need to mess with? or do I need new drivers? Linux recognizes the card as a Soundblaster Live! but it is really a Soundblaster Live! VALUE! :sigh:
Alright that is about all I have for now thanks!