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when i run the new kernel, there's no sound. i guess i have to load it manually or something.
also, when i try to install packages using rpmdrake, and it asks me to put in the cd 1 for example, then i put it in, but then it ejects the cd and asks again. i can make it work by mounting /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom as root.
these 2 problems don't exist when i run the mdk10 kernel default. so i think i didn't config my 2.6.5 kernel correctly.
1) Did you choose Alsa or OSS? Do you know what you were using before? Alsa takes a bit of effort to get working, you have to run alsamixer and alsactl, there are other threads that describe this in more detail, you can search for that. OSS is deprecated in the 2.6 series, but it still works, and you can still use it if you want to.
2) You probably did not patch your kernel with supermount. The Mandrake default kernel has a few patches applied to it, and supermount is one of them. Now you do not need supermount, but since you have been using it, you will probably miss its nice automounting feature, which saves you having to mount manually each time. To install supermount you have to patch your kernel, I had trouble patching the 2.6.6-rc1 with the latest supermount patch, but eventually got it working , as I mentioned in this thread:
I have no idea why the personal message didn't work - I have never tried to use that feature.
It would be better to start a new thread for your question because:
a) You are hijacking someone else's thread before they have confirmed the problem is solved, which could be annoying and confusing for the original poster.
b) I might not know the answer to your question and then your questions would go unanswered because only a few people will see it, compared to how many would see it if you started a new thread.
Having said that, I do happen to know what is causing the problem, you need to install the developer tools (gcc, make, etc..) in order to be able to compile. Unfortunately I have never used Mandrake so I don't know the best way to do this on Mandrake. Can't help you more than that sorry, please make your own thread and maybe some of the others can help you! You could also try searching on Mandrake's website, or on this site, or with Google.
where can i get the supermount patch?
and after i patch the kernel, i guess i have to rerun config and choose 'yes' to include that feature in the kernel. then i have to run make bzImage.
but if i don't add modules, i don't have to make modules and make modules_install, right? please say yes because it takes so long.
isn't the sound card supposed to be able to support multiple programs? in winxp, if i play a song in winamp, then play another in windows media player, i can listen to both at the same time.
right now, in mdk10, while a song is playing in xine, when i try to play in xmms, it says the sound card is busy.
when i look at the config for the kernel i'm running, it only has 'sound card support' and 'advanced linux sound architecture' as modules. the reason sound card support is a module because it says if i want to say yes, i'd have to have all the information about my sound card, and i didn't.
when i look at the 'servives' section in 'system' under 'configure your computer,' i see that sound is running and starts at boot, but alsa is stopped and doesn't start at boot.
is this good enough or should i make it better (i don't like to see the 'sound card is busy' message )? what should i do?
Supermount patch - I have been using my modified Supermount patch for a while and it seems it interferes with hotplugging or something, I am not really sure. I get this error when I plug in a USB device:
SUPERMOUNT ERROR [dev=unknown] Unrecognized mount option "umask=000"
You probably don't need to recompile your modules, but maybe you do, I don't know! I always do it just to be safe. You don't need to recompile your kernel if you are only adding modules. You should find that you can deactivate most modules and just keep the ones you actually use, which speeds up compile time dramatically, from maybe an hour to about ten minutes. There's no point compiling modules that you will never load.
As for your music+video, I get the same problem. Not sure what the solution is there unfortunately! let me know if you find out