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Old 01-25-2005, 10:46 AM   #1
Milith
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Sound and resolution


Hi people how is it going???
hey... i does some one Know how can I chance the monito frequence, I meen set up the resolution for exemple 800x600 and 85Hz... the resolution I Know how to changem just the frequence I donīt.
And, another question is, where I can find a sound driver for Ensoniq 5880 I have been looking for it, but still didnīt find it.

Iīm using Debian Stable with KDE!

Sds,
The ! Iīm still trying!!!

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Old 01-25-2005, 11:47 AM   #2
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For resolution, edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file (you should make a safety copy before) in the "Monitor" section. There you are allowed to set the refresh rates (horiz. and vert.) of your monitor. I'd suggest taking a look at the monitor's manual (if you have one or at the manufacturer's site) to enter the appropriate values (if they don't fit, the X environment might not start).
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:54 AM   #3
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Ok, would you PLEASE use the spell checker? It's not that hard, it's even implemented on the forum

You can change the frequencies and the resolution in the XF86config or in the xorg.conf. You won't get any graphic tools here, sorry.

These commands should give you the location of the config file in your system:

Code:
su #become root
locate -u #update the slocate database
locate XF86config #try for first filename
locate xorg.conf #try for the 2nd filename
vim "your filename here"
press ctrl+alt+F2 to get to another console.

Code:
man xorg.conf #or, if your file is named XF86Config, type
man XF86Config
rtfm next time!


Good luck though,


Gasper


edit:

Harken, you beat me to it ... we were writing at the same time!

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Old 01-25-2005, 12:49 PM   #4
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Originally posted by atom
Ok, would you PLEASE use the spell checker? It's not that hard, it's even implemented on the forum

You can change the frequencies and the resolution in the XF86config or in the xorg.conf. You won't get any graphic tools here, sorry.

These commands should give you the location of the config file in your system:

Code:
su #become root
locate -u #update the slocate database
locate XF86config #try for first filename
locate xorg.conf #try for the 2nd filename
vim "your filename here"
press ctrl+alt+F2 to get to another console.

Code:
man xorg.conf #or, if your file is named XF86Config, type
man XF86Config
rtfm next time!


Good luck though,


Gasper


edit:

Harken, you beat me to it ... we were writing at the same time!


Iīm sorry about the spell check, Iīm brasilian so my english is not that good, bu the most inportant I get... you understoud me !!!!

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Old 01-25-2005, 12:51 PM   #5
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For resolution, edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file (you should make a safety copy before) in the "Monitor" section. There you are allowed to set the refresh rates (horiz. and vert.) of your monitor. I'd suggest taking a look at the monitor's manual (if you have one or at the manufacturer's site) to enter the appropriate values (if they don't fit, the X environment might not start).
Hum... rigth so it si defined at the horiz and vert configuration at the XF86Config-4 rigth?? Thanx very much for the help!!

Sds,
 
Old 01-25-2005, 02:39 PM   #6
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Yes, there is where it is defined but the refresh you want to have (85 Hz for example) it's computed from the horiz/vert refresh rate and does not coincide with any of them. So be careful. But as long as you have a backup it's ok. Or, you could just write them down.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 03:30 PM   #7
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As for sound, run lspci -v do find the chipset your soundcard uses.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 04:13 AM   #8
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Originally posted by harken
Yes, there is where it is defined but the refresh you want to have (85 Hz for example) it's computed from the horiz/vert refresh rate and does not coincide with any of them. So be careful. But as long as you have a backup it's ok. Or, you could just write them down.

It works fine thanx very much!!! you make a newbie happy! hehehe

Sds,
the
 
Old 01-26-2005, 04:15 AM   #9
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As for sound, run lspci -v do find the chipset your soundcard uses.
I did it alredy, it says Ensoniq 5880 PCI but i did not fin the driver for it! do you know where i can find it? at creative web pages have no soud driver for linux and i didnīt find it at google, i find many thing tallking about it but no driver!!

Sds,
The
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:03 AM   #10
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the drivers are usually already compiled in the kernel, it just might work out of the box. If it doesn't, get the newest kernel sources from http://www.kernel.org/ or just try and find them on your distro's download list. You should then unpack the kernel into a temporary folder and go console.

Go to that folder and type
Code:
make mrproper
that should get the kernel to it's first, now desired stage.

now you have to configure your kernel. I would get the .config file from your distro's website because some distros are really picky about the kernel they support... We only have to enable some features.

anyway when you have gotten the .config file just overwrite the old one in the kernel directory.

now it's time to configure the kernel to include the driver for your soundcard. If you have X server up and running, you should use this:
Code:
make xconfig
However, if you like console better and are a bit nostalgic like me use
Code:
make menuconfig
If, however, you are masocistic and suicidal at the same time you should use
Code:
make config
When you have run the desired prog, navigate to device drivers, and in there find the soundcard drivers section and just find your soundcard and enable it. If you don't have the patience, just do what I did, and compile all soundcard drivers as modules (except the ones that REALLY can't be yours ).

when you are done, save the .config file and exit the config program (whichever you used). Type [code]make && make modules_install[code] That should do it. Now go to arch/i386/boot/ and copy the bzImage to the /boot folder under the name kernel-2.6.x where x is the kernel version and edit the /etc/grub.conf so it will contain ONE MORE entry so you can test the new kernel. DO NOT DELETE THE EXISTING SECTIONS!!! You can then reboot your computer. If the new kernel works, keep it, and delete the old section for the previous kernel. If it doesn't delete this one. I myself always keep an [old] section of grub, so if anything doesn't work the way it should i can still go back.

Good luck recompiling your first kernel!


Gasper
 
Old 01-26-2005, 10:29 AM   #11
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Shure I will need realy goooooooooooooooood Luck! hehehe ... I will try it when get home! thanx!

Sds,
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