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i'm very new to linux, so please excuse my ignorance. i have redhat 9.0 running kernel 2.4.20-9 and after hearing so much about how linux is so much more stable than windows, i was surprised by multiple programs locking up on me. i'm almost positive it'd be different if i had a better idea of what i was doing, but from what i can tell, i've installed the programs and the os properly and programs like xine, rpm, mozilla, and a few others lock up if i do certain things. when i type uname -a in console i see i686, i386, and athlon, and i'm running an 3000xp athlon. should all of those match? so much of linux is completely alien to me since i came from dos/win98/winxp so any help would be appreciated. on a side question how do you set emu10k1 drivers for 4 speaker output? i've dled emu-tools and searched around myself to try to figure it out, but its probably in some random config in some seemingly random place.
Well, I'm no expert (notice how few posts I have)...I'm pretty new, too...but the lockups could have to do with other hardware pieces, even if, as you stated, you have a new chip.
For example, I started with onboard video that X didn't recognize. I couldn't employ a GUI. After doing some homework, I selected an RH compatible vid card and bang! graphics here, there, everywhere.
To get assistance from LQ Guru types, I suggest you identify some specific examples where things lock up. FWIW, I don't really get too many Linux lock ups. On the other hand, in M$'s defense, I also only had brutal problems with operating functionality there when hardware components weren't integrating with the OS.