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Old 05-10-2004, 12:17 PM   #1
ZephyrXero
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Question Multiple Help: Cannot get sound, no scroll wheel, auto mount ntfs partition...


I don't know if I should have asked these each as seperate threads or not, if I have broken any rules or something, I'm sorry.

Ok, I'm completely new to Linux. I've had it installed for a month now, and still can not do much more that surf the web with it. My computer has given me lots of trouble getting it to run at all. I have Slackware 9.1, b/c it was the only one that would recognize my harddrive. And I am currently running Kernel 2.4.22
My system is:
Pentium 4c 2.4 (o/c to 2.7)
ASUS P4C800 Mobo
- On-board sound (Intel AC'97)
- On-board network (3Com gigabit lan)
1 Gig 3200 RAM
Samsung SATA 120 GB HD
ASUS GeForce FX 5200
Logitech "Cordless Comfort Duo" mouse and keyboard
...none of the other parts should matter...

Ok, here's my questions....
1) My mouse works fine, although it takes about 30 sec after Gnome boots to start moving, but my scroll wheel does not work. Someone told me I have to configure it, but I don't know where.

2) How do I set it up so that my ntfs (winxp) will automatically be mounted at startup? I'm using LILO...

3) This one no one I know knows how to fix. As stated earlier, I have on-board sound via the intel i(something) chipset, which uses AC'97 to work. When I recompiled my kernel I had support for it included (not module), but it still does not recognize it. We downloaded an official Linux driver for it from Asus, and still....it does not work. We've been using elsa or aisa...I'm not sure....whatever the new linux sound is, not oss.

We also tried updating my kernel to 2.6.4, but it always give me a kernel panic, something to do with a VFS something. So that's no use either. I actually would really like to upgrade my kernel to, but that should probably be a whole other thread.
thanks :)
 
Old 05-10-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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Um as far as the sound goes try perhaps typing

alsamixer

and you should be confronted with a funky text mode mixer where you can select different outputs/inputs and change the volume and/or mute them. m to unmute. Up/down left/right. whatever.

Give it a try. My slack actually told me to do this otherwise I'd still be in a quiet room. Did you hear that?

Once you get the settings where you like them it's off to punch in

alsactl store

to store the settings to be loaded upon boot.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 12:53 PM   #3
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What does windows says about your soundcard? My sound card is on-board but windows says it's "Creative Sound Blaster 16 Plug and Play". When i got linux my friend came to me to fix everything and he said that for on-board i should use Via .... chipset, but it didn't work I used "Sound Blaster 16 PnP" and Plug and Play support on kernel and now everything works fine
 
Old 05-10-2004, 05:02 PM   #4
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To get your Windows XP partition to mount automagically, firstly you'll need to ensure NTFS read support is built into your kernel (write support is still somewhat experimental, from what I hear). If you can mount the partition normally, you're OK (you might consider upgrading to a 2.6 kernel since those do have NTFS support -- I use 2.6 on Slack and the system supports it fine. Also, compiling a kernel isn't very difficult, but keep a copy of your old kernel so you can boot it if something goes wrong).

Anyhow, sorry for the digression, but assuming you somehow can mount an NTFS partition, all you need do is add an entry to /etc/fstab and it will mount automatically on boot. Assumming your NTFS partition is /dev/hda1 (change this to reflect your actual partition) the entry would look something like:

/dev/hda1 ntfs defaults 0 0

To try to mount it from the command line (to make sure you can mount NTFS partitions) try:

mkdir -p /mnt/windows
mount -t ntfs /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
 
Old 05-10-2004, 10:35 PM   #5
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for the mouse type this in your XF86 config file

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
 
Old 05-10-2004, 10:40 PM   #6
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In your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file make sure you have this for the USB Mouse, cordless mice use this configuration. You can have the emulate3Buttons on or off, I have it on myself.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USB Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection

Last edited by CBlue; 05-10-2004 at 10:46 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 11:33 AM   #7
ZephyrXero
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Well, I got my scroll wheel working. Still no luck with the auto mount of my win partition. And no luck with the sound either. I'm going to try to get the 2.6.6 kernel to work today, but haven't had much luck with 2.6* yet.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 12:41 PM   #8
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Are you using kde 3.2.2? If you were, you could use Kdiskfree to mount your windows partition. It shows all your partitions and when you click on them, you have the option to mount your partitions and then you can click again and choose open the partition in file manager. I'm using the 2.6.5 kernel and I can access my windows drive this way.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 12:45 PM   #9
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As for sound, I just went into my sound system settings in control center and chose OSS for sound and I have sound with the 2.6.5 kernel that way. There are ways to get alsa to work but I'm lazy. I think my music sounds great with OSS anyway.
 
  


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