Sound or mouse, but not both, in Mandrake 10.1 Official
I know that this is a favourite topic, but I have searched for an answer, honest!
Standard Pentium system, 512K ram, 2 x 8Gb hard disks, Soundblaster sound card, USB mouse.
Mandrake 10.1 Official, fully up-to-date with downloaded security & bugfix updates.
I have a problem with my SoundBlaster card - when MDK installed the system works OK but the soundcard is not found - HardDrake doesn't know that it exists, so cannot configure from there. Mix always comes up with an 'X', so no joy there either.
If I run sndconfig in a terminal window it goes as far as trying to send the Linus sound file, but reports something like "Problem writing to /dev/sound" (I'm away from my home computer so can't get the exact wording).
If I boot to a command line as root I can run sndconfig successfully, and hear Uncle Linus announcing his presence - but then when I reboot to X / KDE my mouse is dead, and the cursor stays in the centre of the screen.
For info, last night I started my system with Knoppix - the sound card was immediately identified correctly during startup, and all aspects of sound and mouse worked exactly as they should.
I'm getting very annoyed/frustrated....
thanks in advance for any advice.
Last edited by david_j; 02-11-2005 at 10:03 AM.