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Old 12-18-2002, 12:59 AM   #1
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Angry sound, ethernet problems on Mandrake 9.0


i've just installed mandrake 9.0 on another partition of my current drive. now here's my problems........

first... i'm unable to connect to the internet. i have two linksys lne100tx ethernet cards. eth0 runs to my lan, eth1 runs to cable modem. eth0 connects just fine, and i can see traffic between me and the other computer. eth1, however, refuses to connect. i'm leaving the ip and netmask fields blank (as i've always done in windows), and i've tried putting 255.255.255.0 in netmask, still keeping ip blank, as i'm supposed to acquire it from my isp. no luck on either one. i've not seen any network traffic at all with anything i've done.


second.... my audio works just fine for system alerts, etc., but when listening to a cd, i get a lot of static, and it muffles the music. i haven't played with the audio mixer, as i can't seem to locate it

third.... when i have a music cd in my cdrom, i get a very high-pitched sound, it's fairly quiet, but annoying nonetheless.

phew, i think that's enough for one thread

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Old 12-18-2002, 08:23 AM   #2
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To acquire an IP from your ISP, do you have dhcpd running ?? Which would be required to pull an IP. Is it recognizing your second NIC with ifconfig eth1 ?? Have you tried testing it by maybe connecting the modem to the first NIC to see if it connects to that one with any problems ?

And next time try to use better thread titles please.
 
Old 12-18-2002, 12:25 PM   #3
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yes, i do have/did have dhcpcd set......as far as the internet goes, it works now. i guess it needed a reboot. it's really strange, though. i could see network traffic on eth0, but not eth1, then i rebooted, and it's just the opposite i checked it, and the settings were the same as what i set in the control center. oh well, i'm not complaining

i now have internet, but am having trouble with the ics now. i'm sure i'll figure it out, mandrake is pretty noob-friendly



regarding the sound.........

using kmix and aumix, i've found the source of the high-pitched squeal. it's the digital out that goes to my sub. it also seems to have been the source of the static. the sound quality still isn't very good, but i've managed to get all of my speakers except my sub to work.

any thoughts on getting the digital out to work in analog mode?

thanks




also, regarding the subject line.......

if once is not happy with topic titles, perhaps that one should deal with it, rather than become the 'topic-title police'. the subject seems quite appropriate to me, it shows frustration. is there something in the user-agreement that states 'you must use a subject that some mods find favorable'? don't get me wrong, i'm sure you just want me to use a subject that would get more help, but i'm not looking for more help, i'm looking for the best help. help that's only available from those that bother to look at a thread titled: 'ggrrrrrrrrr.......'

thanks for the help, trickykid.
 
Old 12-18-2002, 12:57 PM   #4
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also, regarding the subject line.......

if once is not happy with topic titles, perhaps that one should deal with it, rather than become the 'topic-title police'. the subject seems quite appropriate to me, it shows frustration. is there something in the user-agreement that states 'you must use a subject that some mods find favorable'? don't get me wrong, i'm sure you just want me to use a subject that would get more help, but i'm not looking for more help, i'm looking for the best help. help that's only available from those that bother to look at a thread titled: 'ggrrrrrrrrr.......'

thanks for the help, trickykid.
The reason we like better and more helpful thread titles that pertain to you thread you create helps others when browsing to know what your actual problem or thread is going to be about. Instead of something like "grrrrrr.... " That only shows your frustration but it doesn't allow the member browsing to know what your problem is and if he can help you or not. Majority of members go by that thread title when they are browsing to help others, with a more helpful thread title, it speeds up the process in letting them know if they can actually help or not.

In turn this also helps with searching the forums, how many members or people do you think will search for ggrrrrr..... to help them with their problem if they are seeking answers ? Probably not that many.

But glad I could be of some help. Sorry I can't help with your sound problem, I suck when it comes to most sound issues.
 
Old 12-18-2002, 03:06 PM   #5
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... but i'm not looking for more help, i'm looking for the best help. help that's only available from those that bother to look at a thread titled: 'ggrrrrrrrrr.......'
That ... doesn't quite follow. But anyway, does sound work in Redhat 7.3 you've got? What sound card and chipset?

Bert
 
Old 12-18-2002, 03:54 PM   #6
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thanks, again. i know exactly what you're saying, and i see your point of view here. is there any way to change the subject line?
 
Old 12-18-2002, 04:22 PM   #7
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That ... doesn't quite follow. But anyway, does sound work in Redhat 7.3 you've got? What sound card and chipset?

Bert
sound does work work in red hat, but i have poor audio quality. i haven't used red hat in quite a while, and rarely use it, so i've never bothered with it.

my sound card is the soundblaster audigy mp3+, chipset is via kt333.

 
Old 12-18-2002, 04:54 PM   #8
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thanks, again. i know exactly what you're saying, and i see your point of view here. is there any way to change the subject line?
Only a mod of this particular forum or jeremy can change it, if you want it changed now just hit the [report this post to a moderator] and it should get to the proper mod to change it to your needs. That would be the quickest way to do it.


done - now onto the other 50,000 badly named threads - isa

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Old 12-18-2002, 07:50 PM   #9
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I found this where he talks about using the Open Sound System Driver.

Worth trying to download and compile it in to start with.

Bert
 
Old 12-19-2002, 03:03 PM   #10
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well, digging around last nite, i noticed that mandrake 9.0 has oss drivers that install with it, but it looks like it's a pretty old version.

i've downloaded the trial of the newest version, but i want to know if you think it's worth the 20 bucks to pay for it?

i have my sound working fairly well, it's just not near the quality i get in xp with creative's own drivers. that, and the sub won't work.

whadya think?
 
Old 12-19-2002, 05:41 PM   #11
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i want to know if you think it's worth the 20 bucks to pay for it?
The drivers are worth a lot more, but when I downloaded them, they didn't ask me for money. Unless I missed a trick, they're free ...

Have you tried installing the driver to check it's performance?

Bert
 
Old 12-19-2002, 06:49 PM   #12
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Have you tried installing the driver to check it's performance?

Bert
well, i guess that'd be a good place to start i'll install them tonite, and post back either tonite or tommorow.

 
  


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