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Old 09-14-2001, 11:23 PM   #1
Half_Elf
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Question Lot of Questions


(My Network card work woohooo!! I'm on internet)
Ok so uh... I still having few questions.

1-My Desktop on my graphical interface (I'm using KDE) has a problem; my desktop look to be in 1024x768 but my screen look like to be in 320x480 (something like that). Anyone know how to fix that or wher I can find help about KDE?

2-My Sound Card do not work... I have a Creative Labs SoundBlaster 128PCI. It's probably because I don't configure it yet... but I don't know how to do...

3-It's a very lame question,I suppose, but how can I acces my floppy drive or my cd-rom under linux? I find how to do with mtools but I want the REAL command.

That's all for now... Thanks for the help, I suppose I look so stupid hehehe
 
Old 09-15-2001, 06:41 AM   #2
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1) What exactlydo you mean by in that resolution? if you mean that you only see the top corener of the desktop, and can move it around with the mouse, press ctrlaltplus to cycle through the modes. to make it permanent, either rerun Xconfigurator, or learn to manally edit /etc/X11/XF86Config and re-order teh screen modes.

2) run sndconfig. SB128s will be driven by the esoniq somethign or other driver. it's a very easy card to install.

3) run 'mount /mnt/cdrom' this will mount the cdrom under that location, use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' to unmount it. Check /etc/fstab for the exact location of the cdrom mount point.
 
Old 09-15-2001, 07:55 AM   #3
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Originally posted by acid_kewpie
2) run sndconfig. SB128s will be driven by the esoniq somethign or other driver. it's a very easy card to install.

3) run 'mount /mnt/cdrom' this will mount the cdrom under that location, use 'umount /mnt/cdrom' to unmount it. Check /etc/fstab for the exact location of the cdrom mount point.
Under Slackware sndconfig doesn't exist. You'll need to work out what the name of the module for your sound card is (investigate the Esoniq modules going by Acid_Kewpie's comments) then add it to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules so it gets loaded every time. Try
Code:
modprobe moduleName
from the command line before you edit rc.modules - just to check that module is actually on your system, if modprobe can't find the module then you'll need to recompile your kernel to include it.

Also, Slackware won't contain /mnt/cdrom or /mnt/floppy directories by default, if you want to use these then you'll need to create them - although I imagine you've noticed this by now! Mounting your floppy would typically involve
Code:
mount /dev/fd0 /someDir
Just rember to unmount the floppy before you remove it!!

HTH

Jamie
 
Old 09-15-2001, 03:56 PM   #4
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Huufff Gonna be harder than I imagine first, damn Slackware.

1)Btw Some people already told me that "my screen prob" can be resolve in turning off the "virtual desktop" or something like that in xf86config... Hum strangely this options look like to don't be in my xf86config... dunno why. Anyone can tell me why maybe?
 
Old 09-15-2001, 04:31 PM   #5
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Exactly what version of Slackware are your running??
 
  


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