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Old 09-17-2003, 08:38 PM   #1
Ghaleon
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Question Mandrake 9.1 Questions...


I have a few questions. I'm pretty much a newbie to all of Linux, I've been a Windows user for about 8 years now, since 95 and I just installed Mandrake Linus 9.1 on my computer. I am unsure of how to get the sound to work for one, and also are there any very good, and or essential programs for Mandrake Linux? And lastly, the most important, and the one sole question that makes me stand out as an absolute , how do I log in as root, and how would I find out my password? Thanks in advance to whoever can help me, I really need it.

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Old 09-17-2003, 09:13 PM   #2
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hi

if you forget any password there is no way you can retrieve it easily.

if you forget your user password you can login as root.
then type

su username
passwd username

and change it. mandrake has some good gui stuff for it but i am not aware of it.

if you have forgotten your root user password.

when you boot up and see the boot menu

press a and add 1 to the boot line
press b to boot

after you have booted into the command line

passwd

enter new password twice and

type

init 5 to boot into gui

dont run the system as root user always. its a serious risk

all necessary stuff is available within mandrake itself. if you want anything get it from the net.


anything else?
regards

rahul sundaram
 
Old 09-17-2003, 09:18 PM   #3
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to log into root you need to unhide the root user.In kde you can open CONTROL CENTER then SYSTEM -change to admin mode-then un hide root in the users tab The root password is the one you typed in when you installed the OS.

post system details type of sound card ect.. and i am sure some one can help

apps-try Gimp,xine,chromium,xcdroast,gcombust,grip,open office apps,yanc(for nvidia tv out ect.,),dvdrip and make sure java is installed (not checking this caused me days of headaches.
Good luck
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Old 09-17-2003, 09:31 PM   #4
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To check your sound first make sure your speakers are switched on
Then run aumix, make sure volume is up
If it's still not working tell us what soundcard you have and check harddrake (hardware in the mandrake control center) and see what it says about your sound card there.
 
Old 09-17-2003, 10:36 PM   #5
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I didn't look to much because I don't exactly know what I'm looking for. What I need is the sound drivers for ASUS P4PE motherboard. If someone could point me in the right direction and/or tell me what I need to please let me know. And I apologize becasue I'm kinda new to linux so forgive me if I'm
kinda slow. (From what I've been told I need to recompile my kernal after I get sound drivers or something like that)
 
Old 09-17-2003, 10:58 PM   #6
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hi

use sndconfig and check whether it detects your card. you dont need to recompile the kernel. mandrake.com/hcl may help

regards
rahul sundaram
 
Old 09-18-2003, 11:33 AM   #7
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It's detecting it fine. It shows it as a Intel chipset in the sndconfig. I'm just unsure if it's the right driver for my On board sound.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 02:16 PM   #8
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hi

if your intel chipset is 1810 the sound will be detected as ac97
 
Old 09-18-2003, 02:36 PM   #9
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Okay Thanx. I'll try that and see what it does.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 04:22 PM   #10
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If you give up on it walmart sells creative soundblaster 16 cards for about $25.00usa..I have used this card with several linux systems now and get great sound from it i also have a creative extigy external sound card $150 and it does not sound any better than the sb16.
just a thought.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 04:49 PM   #11
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I'd probably settle for something like that but I'm doing alot of multimedia editing. Commercials, Radio commercials, movies etc.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 05:24 PM   #12
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to adjust your audio settings type: aumix -I

that is "aumix " plus a minus capital i [eye] (for interactive)
 
Old 09-18-2003, 09:59 PM   #13
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Do I have to enable the sound server in the root acount before I do it in the usr account??
 
  


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