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Old 10-05-2003, 09:33 PM   #1
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Losing ARTS, No mouse on login 3


Here's a couple bugs I ran into: One is that I sometimes lose ARTS. ...sometimes during login, and sometimes later, like while playing Frozen Bubble or ClanBomber. (me and a cousin were playing ClanBomber. Her bomb went off and ARTS went at the same time. I accused her of killing the sound. ) On the third login under X (usually trying to get sound), I lose the mouse on the third login screen (and have yet to get it back afterwards). What can be causing these problems?
 
Old 10-05-2003, 11:32 PM   #2
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If you are running GPM try shutting it down and see if the mouse behavior stops.


As for the sound problem, it could be a resource conflict. I used to lose sound after playing tux racer in redhat (never worked well in that distro) when I changed video cards from Voodoo 3 2000 to Nvidia GF4 mx 440. The sound would cut out after behaving badly in tux racer and then there would be no sound in any other app. My sound card was a Ensonique PCI. ES1371 module IIRC

Never fixed the problem cuz I swithched to SuSE and it never was an issue again.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 09:44 PM   #3
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How do I check resources under Linux? I haven't seen that yet.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:20 PM   #4
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In KDE, go to system, info, info center

Check the IO-ports and IRQ's to see if the sound card is sharing resources with something else. Check system logs to see if you get any error messages when you loose the sound. I'm not sure what else to suggest as I never got around to fixing my problem before I switched distros.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 09:58 PM   #5
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Something interesting I just found: It is very stable under Root. I was in there trying to install a UDF module.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 10:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Franklin
In KDE, go to system, info, info center

Check the IO-ports and IRQ's to see if the sound card is sharing resources with something else. Check system logs to see if you get any error messages when you loose the sound. I'm not sure what else to suggest as I never got around to fixing my problem before I switched distros.
That menu does not exist on KDE 3 that is on Mandrake 9. I see no errors with my sound, except that a certain program will report that my DMS device (sound, I may have named it wrong here) is not responding when I start it. However, it seems to lose contact with sound even in root, when the sound is perfectly stable.

What is the command for GPM? I punch in man gpm and get the manual (sounds handy though), but BASH don't recognize the gpm command. How do I kill it when I can't go gpm -k since BASH don't recognize it? btw: My mouse does go nutzo at the konsole now. It could be related...
 
Old 10-09-2003, 10:44 PM   #7
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Sorry, I'm not familiar with mandrake.

gpm is a service that is started from the runlevels like smbd or apmd or chrond. If Mandrake has a tool to edit the runlevels or services, this is what you want. the is usually some option to start or stop the service and add it or remove it from the various runlevels.

As far as the other thing, you just need to check out the /proc directory. As an example:

Code:
steve@bertha:/proc> ls
1     1708  1968  2423   26093  26126  3806  4431  5    asound     execdomains  kcore    mtrr        sys
10    1709  1969  2424   26096  26130  3807  4433  510  buddyinfo  fb           kmsg     net         sysvipc
13    1712  1970  24548  26099  26133  4     4434  6    bus        filesystems  ksyms    partitions  tty
1320  1832  1971  2556   26113  26137  4319  4435  7    cmdline    fs           loadavg  pci         uptime
1380  1866  1972  2562   26115  26140  4321  4436  762  config.gz  ide          locks    scsi        version
1505  1868  2     26003  26116  26143  4322  4440  765  cpufreq    interrupts   mdstat   self        video
1704  1897  2419  26004  26118  26150  4323  4462  8    cpuinfo    iomem        meminfo  slabinfo
1705  1964  2420  26053  26119  26156  4324  4466  825  devices    ioports      misc     splash
1706  1966  2421  26069  26121  26895  4333  4467  936  dma        irq          modules  stat
1707  1967  2422  26090  26123  3      4365  4477  apm  driver

steve@bertha:/proc> cat ioports
0000-001f : dma1
0020-003f : pic1
0040-005f : timer
0060-006f : keyboard
0070-007f : rtc
0080-008f : dma page reg
00a0-00bf : pic2
00c0-00df : dma2
00f0-00ff : fpu
0170-0177 : ide1
01f0-01f7 : ide0
0213-0213 : isapnp read
02f8-02ff : serial(auto)
0376-0376 : ide1
0378-037a : parport0
037b-037f : parport0
03c0-03df : vesafb
03f6-03f6 : ide0
03f8-03ff : serial(auto)
0a79-0a79 : isapnp write
0cf8-0cff : PCI conf1
b400-b407 : Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port
b800-b81f : Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1
  b800-b81f : EMU10K1
d000-d0ff : Lite-On Communications Inc LNE100TX
  d000-d0ff : tulip
d400-d41f : Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB
  d400-d41f : usb-uhci
d800-d80f : Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE
  d800-d807 : ide0
  d808-d80f : ide1
e400-e43f : Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI
e800-e81f : Intel Corp. 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI

steve@bertha:/proc> cat interrupts
           CPU0
  0:   29484357          XT-PIC  timer
  1:      58158          XT-PIC  keyboard
  2:          0          XT-PIC  cascade
  3:    8227874          XT-PIC  serial
  5:          8          XT-PIC  eth0, usb-uhci
  8:          2          XT-PIC  rtc
 10:      89607          XT-PIC  EMU10K1
 11:   23028233          XT-PIC  nvidia
 12:    5546892          XT-PIC  PS/2 Mouse
 14:     548546          XT-PIC  ide0
 15:       1212          XT-PIC  ide1
NMI:          0
LOC:          0
ERR:          0
MIS:          0
This will list the same info - just not all "purty"

 
Old 10-11-2003, 08:51 PM   #8
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The last time I tried to look in the /proc folder, it wasn't an actual foder, though cat /proc/pci did work then. I will check it again.
 
  


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