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Old 12-02-2002, 06:15 PM   #1
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i'm scared......lol


ok, here it goes. i'm going to go install mandrake 9.0 on my computer now. wish me luck.

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Old 12-02-2002, 06:16 PM   #2
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Good luck.

My advice: Do an install in expert mode. It's not hard, and you'll be much more sure of what exactly has happened.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 07:06 PM   #3
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well, it's installed, and just like i suspected, there is somthing that i need to tweek. when KDE first started up, it played a kick ass sound. but then when i tried frozen bubble (which i must add, is so fluid it makes me wonder why i ever had winblows in the first place) i couldn't turn the sound on. so i'm guessing that i need to update the driver for my sound card. i don't have a way to get online though since we use AOL (my fiance likes it and i'm her slave). can anybody tell me a free isp that works on linux that i can use until i get broadband? thanx in advance

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Old 12-02-2002, 07:09 PM   #4
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Pretty much any ISP will work so long as they use either CHAP or PAP authentication, and don't do something stupid like AOL does with their protocols. Most will allow you to setup a dial-up account online, or using some crap Windows software.

BTW: What sound card is it?
 
Old 12-02-2002, 07:28 PM   #5
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ok, so netzero or somthing like that would work.. any sugjestions? also, my audio card is a Avance AC97. whatever the hell that is...
 
Old 12-02-2002, 07:34 PM   #6
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You shouldn't need to update the drivers... as root, try typing (into a text console - the thing that looks like the ol' Dos prompt) modprobe ac97. Prior to that, however, could you post the output from typing /sbin/lsmod? Cheers.
 
Old 12-02-2002, 07:42 PM   #7
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ok, will do, brb
also, would netzero work?
 
Old 12-02-2002, 08:12 PM   #8
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k, i did what you said, and first, when i opened up the console, and typed "login root" and then put in the password, it said that my password was incorrect. yet i can login to the root and my password is correct. also, when i tried putting in modprobe ac97 under andrew, it said that it can't find modprobe or it doesn't the same thing with /sbin/lsmod. and lastly, when i tried to open up the cd thing on the desktop, it said that i don't have access to file:/mnt/floppy or file:/mnt/cdrom how do i fix that? thanx in advance


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Old 12-02-2002, 10:42 PM   #9
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Well, first thing first - what do you mean by "login root"?
2. The modprobe command is /sbin/modprobe you need to be root to do so, on how to become root read further
3. As for mounting permissions - you need to edit /etc/fstab file to include user option like this
Code:
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       iso9660     user,noauto,ro  0   0
Now the root login thing, as a good security practice never login to your system as root but use substitute user command (/bin/su) to gain root's priveleges, oopen up a Konsole/Gnome Terminal/Xterm or other terminal emulation software available on your system, and issue
[you@host ~]$ /bin/su
[you@host ~]$ Password:
type the root password you won't see anything on the screen (echo is turned off once again as a security measure)
[root@host ~]#
now you can issue commands as root, for instance to get /sbin/modprobe type
[root@host ~]# /sbin/modprobe ac97
and to edit /etc/fstab use something simple, most probably you have gedit so issue
[root@host ~]# gedit /etc/fstab
do the changes and save the file and you done.
Last is regarding netzero it won't work as it is designed to work with Internet Exploiter - dumbest ISP I've ever known, you can try aol with pengaol - refer to this tutorial but it is not guaranteed it will ever work, so I guess you should research other ISP - google around.

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