Linux - NewbieThis Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question?
If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I'm back for round 2, and still determined to not install windows on that machine.
I need someone I can talk to in real time, to go through some problems I'm having with pci.
1. Soundblaster - recognised but doesn't seem to be working
2. Wireless DLink GWL-510 - I need to find/alter a driver to make it work. I know there isn't an official one but I also know it has been done.
Anyone know where I can find some online chat to help with it?
Am using a different computer for internet access at the moment, and am an msn messenger user.
What distro are you using?
Do you have alsa installed?
What kind of soundblaster do you have?
Are the appropriate modules loading ok? i.e. i use alsa for my sbvibra16c and have to do modprobe snd-sb to get sound working. Try to find out which module is needed and load it, or have it added for loading at startup.
p.s. i think there are two modules for sb cards, newer ones use emu10k or something, mine uses sb, or sb16, i forget. anyway good luck
This is where I say I can't remember what alsa is but i think so, and u say i should have read a book, and i just want to turn it on and use it, and everyone agrees i should give up and go back to cretinous windows, and the corporate giants win again.
Creative ES1373 is the only info on the sound card. Also have whatever is on board on a Compaq Deskpro
if you type "modprobe -l" it will list all the modules it finds, look for one that matches the name of your card.
there is a howto here http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Alsa-sound-5.html#ss5.2
i would try the modue for the es1371, but i accept no liability for any damage caused
of course thats assuming you have alsa installed, i never used mandrake so....
First disable your onboard sound in bios,then post lspci and lsmod and make sure the sound is not muted,check with a mixer,For the wireless I would get one of these card,this is from the head wireless guy at hp; LQ) Followup to that, from the man that maintains the list: Your top 3 best wireless chipset manufacturers? and your top 3 biggest offenders?
JT) For research purpose, one of my favorite is the Cisco Aironet 350. You can tweak all possible parameters, and it's really stable, but it's expensive. The Intersil PrismII has incredible drivers (linux-wlan-ng, HostAP), can be made as an AP, unfortunately the firmware quality is not what it should be (even though it has improved dramatically). You can still find those card for cheap if you look carefully. I also have a sweet spot for the Orinoco, which is a good card with a good driver, but nothing spectacular, and now difficult tofind.
The last card I bought is an Intersil Prism54, which has a driver team very active, but so-so firmware. I've pushed that driver in the kernel, and therefore will show up in most distro, so it's a safe choice if you are addicted to higher speeds. I think that Atheros is a very good choice, but unfortunately it won't be part of the standard kernel. Intel seems to be on the way to become a safe choice, but only time will tell.
The main offenders are TI and Broadcom, which have Linux drivers internally, list Linux support on their web site, but are not releasing those drivers and are not helping the community. Some of those TI engineers even sent me e-mails criticising some features of the Wireless Extensions. It's a shame because both hardware seems to be quite nice. On the other extreme, you have some chipset vendors cutting costs a bit too much on their hardware development and testing, so their products don't work reliably.
can't i run both soundcards at once? i might want to use the machine for djing at somepoint, which will need both running simultaneously.
i really can't afford to spend any more money on the machine,if i can't make the components in it work, i will sell it on and use internet cafes when i need to
have tried disabling the onboard sound but still no joy.
i do get random hissing when i plug in though, so it may be something to do with totem crashing every time i run stuff on it....ack the error message isn't coming up now so i can't tell u what it is. I think it was a segmentation error or something?