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there was not enough memory to bring up the display i only have a 2 gig drive and 32mb of ram, live cds won't make a difference, and i have no idea if the sound worked because i couldn't bring up the display.
i don't know about the alsa rpms, i'll go check
7.1 is working just fine for me and i'm keeping it.
a live cd could let you know exactly what you need to do to your real installation to have the sound up and running. they are great for diagnostics and stuff like this. and i'm not pushing 9.1 on you, but it DOES have a text-based install option, you know?
this rpm you linked to would be great, the only problem is my kernel is 2.2.15-4mdk and the kernel i need is 2.2.19_0.5.10b-6.4mdk. is the kernel the version of mandrake? or can i get a newer kernel without anything else changing?
you could also, if you know what you're doing, go to http://kernel.org/ and download the very latest 2.2 kernel source code directly from linus torvads and his folks', and complile yourself a brand smacking new kernel 2.2...
Originally posted by Derek-kun oh, and the type of sound card is an esoniq 1868, it was right.
and where exactly am i supposed to type
I could not agree more about not doing very many things when logged in as root. It seems like there are activities that cannot be done in root, either. Maybe this is because system files are tied up running the root modules or something.
Anyway, I now try to do it all from a nonroot login. And, only when something does not work from that side do I go to root and try it. It seems like I've encountered several occasions when this was the case--THAT ONLY IN ROOT COULD I PERFORM THE TASK I WAS ATTEMPTING. (NOTE) I have only been on Linux for three weeks. However, I have spent about 96 to 100 hours on the system in that time. Be patient, and come back to this site. The people here are not a bunch of penguin snobs. I was afraid to ask questions at the other forums I have visited when troubleshooting my installs. I wish you luck. Myself, I found sndconfig to be the answer. I had to setup the IRQ--correct the setting that is--but once done it works fine now.
PS I like the expression, "I'm on the bird." I've been telling people I'm on the bird because linux is sooooo cool. What I expect to happen is that I can configure my box exactly as I want it--period.