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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..
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..
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..
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:
type that at the command line and see if it doesn't work for you...
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...
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...
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.