I am relatively new to the world of linux. I have 'played' with RH distros in the past (6 and 7 - 7.2). Right now I have RH 9 loaded on my laptop (i had it on my tower, but it wiped out my hardware raid 1 and killed all my MS partitions) and I am having a couple problems - but being a newbie thats slightly expected right?
1. I am having a problem with the SIS 7012 soundcard. I have the ALSA drivers as welll as the ones from SIS - but i get lost in the directions (since i really have no solid experience with hardware inside linux its all gibberish to me). I can browse through the directories ok and have a general idea where everything is.
The soundcard autodetector can pick up the card, but it is disabled and the warning dialouge states there is not support for the soundcard inside redhat. I have tried to install the card reading the directions, but get lost with all the shell commands and other things like that.
2. Here is the big one I feel. I have a SIS650 video chip. From what i have read, no one is having a pleasant time installing it. I will explain no further than that (being a newbie i can only imagine the damage i could inflict on my laptop)
if there is anyone out there willing to spend a little time conjuring up a decent walkthrough for a soundcard install i would greatly appreciate it.
Is anyone brave enough to help with the SIS650??? I have found a website -winischhofer.net- that has the information for the chipset and everyone seems to recommend his website as i browsed for info.
However, after reading the information he posted, i felt dumber after reading all the homework has had posted there. Being as i know how to install linux and use the mouse i kinda had no idea what he was talking about.
I am well versed in the realm of MS and build my own pc's. So I know my way around a computer fairly well. I felt i was just ready to tackle the next great bound in OS's.