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Old 04-12-2004, 09:08 AM   #1
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mandrake 10 and a few 'must solve' problems


i just installed mandrake 10 and my sound isn't working. it was working well when i used redhat 9. i took the following screenshot:

http://frozenashes.net/external/images/problem.jpg

hoping it'll help someone who can help me. help! i can't live without music.

the other question i want to ask is, when i was on redhat, if i sent a application to another desktop (desktop 1, desktop 2 etc), the whole thing goes to desktop1 and so on. i mean in mandrake, ALL of my programs show on the taskbar, no matter what desktop i am in.

i wish to show only the programs (in the taskbar) which are running in the desktop that i am viewing. i hope you understand.

one more thing, when i press print screen and go to gimp to paste the screenshot, it does not work. i must use the snapshot to take a screenshot, how can i do this as if when i was using windows or gnome.

thanks,

-Nay
 
Old 04-12-2004, 10:55 AM   #2
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i think the sound driver config tool is a little confusing too.

there will be multiple drivers for your soundcard, separate ones for each soundserver, (oss, alsa).
i'm not at my linux box, so i can't be too specific.
i think you can go to the mandrake config program, and in "services", see what sound-system is running at boot. that might help you pick a driver.
i usually have the best luck with alsa drivers. but you may have to install alsa, (and xmms-alsa). i don't think they're in there by default.
you can also check your modules.conf, i had multiple entries on mine, (2 soundcards) and mandrake got confused as to which driver went where.

in kde, you see all windows on the taskbar. i haven't found a way around that.
however, when you get more windows than what fits on the taskbar, kde will group similar windows onto the same button. with kde i personally like to have two rows on my taskbar for more windows , and if i want more screenspace, i just hide the whole thing. (little tab at bottom right).

can't gimp do the screenshot itself? maybe thats only 2.0. (file - aquire - screenshot)?
see what alt+printscreen does. and you can check what you have on your clipboard with klipper (small clipboard icon in system tray)

maybe i can be of more help when i get home tonight.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 11:06 AM   #3
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hey thanks for the reply, i went into 'services' and found 'alsa' right at the top. duno what it means.......when i clicked info it just told me that alsa stands for advanced linux sound....something....

oh right anyway, i'm gona try different drivers and restarting.......and so on. though out of luck, i've found the solution to display the specific windows in the taskbar with KDE.

right click on the task bar, go to configure panel
then go to the 'taskbar' tab.then in the left, make sure
'show windows from all desktops' is NOT checked...

that solved it for me though

-Nay
 
Old 04-12-2004, 01:47 PM   #4
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soundcards and scanners

Hi Nay,

The soundcard module can be configured using the Mandrake Control Centre. It's in the K-Menu, Settings, Mandrake Control Centre. From here, select Hardware, then Hardware again, and find your soundcard in the list. Highlight it and click Run Config Tool (I think this is it - I'm on my 9.1 box at the moment). You should get a choice of modules. I go for the alsa one, but there should be an oss one too. The config tool should take care of any software installation required from the CD/DVD. ALSA stands for Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, by the way. Not sure about OSS.

As I recall, I had a little sound trouble when I upgraded from 9.1 to 10.0, but I managed to solve it. I don't remember quite how, but I definitely changed the module a couple of times and it now works.

Now on to my question: everything works fine for me now except my usb scanner is not working. During boot I get an error from my usb printer - can't remember exactly what it is right now - but that ends up working just fine. Kooka and XSane report a missing sane installation and a busy device respectively. I suspect it's something to do with a conflict between my old sane installation from 9.1 and my new one from 10.0 - when I boot into a 2.4 kernel the scanner works fine, but not in a 2.6 kernel. I thought I'd check for any advance intelligence from you guys before I go through the rigmarole of a new installation.

Incidentally, after I upgraded, my default boot was into a 2.4 kernel, not the new 2.6 kernel. Anyone else upgrade and notice this, or did something go wrong for me?

Cheers,
D
 
Old 04-12-2004, 03:05 PM   #5
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I recently installed Mandrake 10 on two separate computers--one being an upgrade of 9.2 on a laptop and the other being a clean install. I believe the default boot on the laptop (upgrading) computer was the 2.4 kernel, too, but I simply changed the default and actually removed the 2.4 option from my boot menu entirely.

As for sound, I've been having sound troubles of my own on my desktop (which was the clean install). According to the computer, everything was set up and working properly, but I wasn't getting any sound. The solution apparently was simply to restart the ALSA module. (Rebooting the computer didn't work, the person who fixed it actually had to restart the module while the computer was running...a little weird.)

Of course, since my sound card is about as different from yours as it can be (Sound Blaster Audigy as opposed to what appears to be an Intel integrated sound chipset), this probably has absolutely no bearing on your situation, but it's worth a try.

I was going to answer your KDE window display question, but I see you already figured that out for yourself!

Doug
 
Old 04-12-2004, 05:25 PM   #6
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if you select any packages to install from the LSB (linux standards base) group, you have to use the 2.4 kernel. it doesn't really tell you this right away.

if that's the case you should be able to install the 2.6, and drakrpm should fix the dependencies.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 05:31 PM   #7
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Dylen,
go to rpmdrake installation of packages and search for the package "sane".
 
Old 04-13-2004, 04:35 AM   #8
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I've tried restarting alsa from 'services' while the computer was running - with multiple different drivers.

the sound still isn't working - at all.

i doubt a reinstallation would help - the installation went near perfect.

-Nay
 
Old 04-13-2004, 04:45 AM   #9
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Hmmm, I apparenlty wasn't able to edit my last post - I don't know why, it said I didn't have the permission.

Anyway, this popped up while I was surfing around:

http://frozenashes.net/external/imag...ther_error.png

-Nay
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:05 AM   #10
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Maybe the volumes are down, did you check them?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:10 AM   #11
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Had a look at that picture, did you try with a different desktop/ window manager? That could be a problem with the driver you selected.
Try switching the drivers to the OSS one, not sure which one it is there.
After ou've done that, readjust the mixer settings.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 09:29 AM   #12
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lol I raised all the volumes to the highest.

different desktop/window manager? like gnome instead of kde? but how do i know which is OSS and which is ALSA?

-Nay
 
Old 04-13-2004, 05:28 PM   #13
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Alsa drivers usually have a snd-xxxxxx name. Th one time, I rauised all the volumes to the highest and it didn't work, but then if I put down a certain one and it was fine(can't remember which one).
But just play around with OSS drivers.
And if you aren't already using aumix, I would suggest you use it.
 
  


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