Mix-and-match of linux issues
I'm very new to linux still. I installed debian for the first time about a week ago and have been playing around with it trying to figure out how everything works, so I fully expect at least some of the problems to be really stupid and simple to answer (at least I hope so). Sorry if any of these have been asked before, I searched around (both here and google) as best I could and found no solutions.
fixed - Amarok hiccups, also doesn't like streaming audio - fixed
When I play any song in amarok is hiccups at the very begining. I don't know if this is normal, but yesterday I didn't notice it and today I am. Also, amarok was working just fine with streaming audio yesterday - I spent the day listening to internet radio - but since this morning if I pick a radio station it'll highlight it in the playlist, as normal, but won't play, and if I press play or double click the station again in the playlist amarok freezes completely. This problem is particularly annoying because I haven't changed a thing since it last worked, it just doesn't anymore. I figured removing and reinstalling amarok might fix this, but it didn't work. Maybe if someone could help me in completely removing amarok from my computer I could get it?
edit: forget about the hiccups, they seem to go away (or are at least minor enough that I don't notice them) when I switched to the gstreamer engine (was using xine).
edit 2: changing to gstreamer fixed the streaming audio problem too! Whaddayaknow.
Alsa and ac97 with 5.1 output : Epox 8k3a+ (via chipset, ac97 onboard sound)
This problem I've had since the begining with debian. No matter what I do, I can't get alsa to work through all my speakers, as it should. Last install (I've formatted and started over since the first debian install) I managed to get it working through 4 speakers (front and rear), but not the centre/LFE channels. This time it's stuck to the front speakers and the subwoofer. I've followed directions on the alsaproject website and got nowhere further, tried a couple other solutions I found from google, but got nothing. Would someone with
the same chipset be able to give me a step by step, made-for-morons instructions on setting things up to get 5.1 output?
Open shared network config with samba
This is another really annoying problem, because last install it was a simple matter of setting security to "share" and it was fine, but this time, even set to share connecting to my computer asks for a username and password, and no input works. My network consists of a win2k machine and a winxp pro (sp2) machine. Neither one can access my shared files (I can't access my own shared files through the konqueror browser from the linux computer) I can access my other computers just fine, however.
edit: more specific description of the problem. I've done some playing around with it, and I can share folders just fine, as long as they are located in my /home/xxx/ directory, excluding my desktop. The last time I set this up I was able to share folders on my desktop without a problem, as well as my mounted read-only ntfs driver (/mnt/win/), but neither of those are possible now.
Any help for any of these problems would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Disco cat; 08-18-2005 at 01:36 AM.