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I installed Fedora Core 4 once but as there was no sound I went back to my full Windows installation. I have a ATI Radeon 9250 PCI graphics card and a Creative SoundBlaster XtremeMusic. I need those two to run flawlessly (or at least get them functioning). So my question is will Fedora Core 5 run those easily or will I be configuring and installing drivers for 8 hours?
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that.
Kernel 220.127.116.11, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Did the sound work in the test during the install?
Never seen an XtremeMusic so not sure what it is exactly.
If sound worked during the install and not after then it is more than likely one of the most common bugs that happens with SB Live cards. You have to open a terminal session and run the program ' alsamixer '. Unmute the master and PCM channels and raise the levels. Once set to your liken then as root run the command ' alsactl store ' before rebooting.
Many post here on the subject. Might check out other posts to see if there are other common bugs. The one I mention above seems to have existed since Fedora Core 2.
Whatever Distri you will use none of them will work probably with your Audio Card
see this LINK
The X-Fi series of products are not supported under Linux. Closed-source drivers will be available for the X-Fi series of sound cards in the second quarter of 2007. These drivers will have full support for ALSA (playback, recording, mixer, MIDI, synthesis) and OpenAL 1.1 (with EAX effects).
#X boot of FC5, Mandriva `ODIN', Suse10.2a3 w/ Pro & Vista
Dual boot DOES work! Many have / are doing it. Some are 3x, or more, on 2 / 3 year old laptops.
T..7, search w/ da big G or your favorite search engine `Linux driver ATI 9250', `... Xtreme Music'. If it takes a little while to locate FC5 drivers, U R familiarizing yourself w/ FC 5, & U still have XP working. A request for the specific drivers may encourage a sharp hacker to make some! NOTE: odcheck link has GREAT info, but it is about 1 1/2 years since last update!
I am 3x boot currently on my one LT HD, it is not hard at all once concepts are understood. Just DO NOT allow Linux installers to Reformat / or Wipe out your existing XP install!
Considering attempting to try out 3 more Linux distros, in addition to what I am already running, not sure yet what is possible. I want to get a feel for each Linux distro before I register & concentrate on updating applicable distro. If a released final distro does not work OK initial install/not comfortable, why keep it for use?
+ search these Forums `Dual boot', or `Boot XP', etc. Should find lots of useful info.
What type machine are U using? CPU, RAM; amount & speed, mainboard, HD Size/rpm, + Xtras, R U OC'd?
What do U want/ need to accomplish (aka goals)?
Last edited by digital8doug; 08-28-2006 at 11:05 AM.
Well that's the thing, I don't want to try and go through all that trouble just to see it not work.
Not work? How do you know? I use dual boot on my home and office machines and everything works just fine.
On my home machine i boot :
Windows XP (not used long time)
Fedora Core 5
So, quess..... they all work fine.
On the other hand in the office i use dual boot on :
Fedora Core 5
If your dual booting XP and RHFC5 and /dev/hda (your XP disk) is partitioned i.e.
C:XP Drive (5Gig) Dther stuff (100Gig) you may have problems when GRUB creates
a new master boot record (MBR).
GRUB installer seems to hate the fact that your targeting a partitioned drive for the
grub mbr. The way around this is as follows:
1. during RHFC5 install, you are asked if you want to install a GRUB boot loader?
2. When the system is built, reboot with the boot disk (disk 1 or DVD of RHFC5) into
Linux rescue mode.
3. Say no to networking.
4. Say YES to loading exiting FC5
5. at the SH3.1# chroot /mnt/sysimage
6. #grub-install --recheck /dev/hda (This takes AGES to complete - so go and get a beer
from the fridge)
7. #grub-install /dev/hda
You should have NO problems with GRUB. You might also want to edit the following
/boot/etc/grub.conf file to change the boot priority and the amount time it takes you
to select which OS you want booting.