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Old 02-02-2003, 08:20 PM   #1
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Very new to linux


ok, here goes, i am very new to linux, have bear-ops linux, install was a breeze, except for no sound. i have changed the kernel configuration to use my sound card, but dont know how to compile it to make the changes.. the man pages and how to's assume that i know where to go, and what to type, i am soooo tired of the evil empires trick and misdeeds, someone please take pity on a poor ole newbie and tell me how to do this in plain english, ( pictures being drawn ) lol.. thanx in advance..
 
Old 02-02-2003, 08:52 PM   #2
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What sound card do you have?
You might not need to recompile your kernel, it might be as simple as loading a kernel module.
 
Old 02-02-2003, 09:11 PM   #3
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yea, i did that, also, it found the correct card ( creative ensonique es 1371 ) and i have check all mixers and stuff, all volume levels are good, all mutes are off.. when i changed the support in the kernel to enabled, ( from a module ) it said i needed to run make bzinage, or make install..
 
Old 02-02-2003, 09:30 PM   #4
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Yes, when you change support from a loadable kernel module to builtin you need to actually build a new kernel. Does your sound work OK with the module loaded?
 
Old 02-02-2003, 09:35 PM   #5
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no, dont know how to build a new kernel.. thats what i need the help with, i am very new to this, installed linux 1 week ago today..
i am anxious to get this prob done, so i can move on to a new set,lol... glutton for punishment..
 
Old 02-02-2003, 09:48 PM   #6
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What aussie is saying is that you may not have to do anything with your kernel, the driver for your soundcard might be installed already as a module...it is just a matter of loading it. the command for loading modules is "modprobe module_name"
so try loading the module before messing with your kernel:

Code:
modprobe es1371.o
type that at the command line and see if it doesn't work for you...
 
Old 02-02-2003, 09:53 PM   #7
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in the shell terminal?
 
Old 02-02-2003, 10:07 PM   #8
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Yes, but don't type the .o, the command is "modprobe es1371" (as root). You will also need to check the permissions on /dev/audio*, /dev/dsp*, /dev/midi*, /dev/mixer* and /dev/sequencer*, they need to be rw-rw-rw, you can set them with the command "chmod 666 /dev/audio*" etc...
 
Old 02-02-2003, 10:14 PM   #9
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Quote:
don't type the .o
Whoops, sorry...
 
Old 02-02-2003, 10:16 PM   #10
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ok, you're over my head, i will try that tho, is there anywhere i can get a list of commands and stuff like that, it would really help.. also do i use root console, midnight commander, or just shell terminal? btw thatnks for all the great help, i submitted a question to the evil empire about a year ago, and am still waiting for a reply,lol...
 
Old 02-03-2003, 02:03 AM   #11
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Bear-ops uses kde so login as a user, open a konsole and use the command "su" to change to root. Do "man su" to see the unix manual page for su, all the commands have a man page, so "man modprobe" will display the page for the modprobe command and "man man" will display the page for the man command. Type "q" to quit from a man page.
The Linux Desk Reference contains almost every command with examples. I have a copy here.

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