Drivers, Sound & Graphics Card
I was wondering if I am going to be stuck with not being able to use graphics card, or hear sound.. because it seems that they don't have a Linux one. And I have no clue what I'm talking about, but it says it (Motherboard) has a Socket-478, and it's integrated the SiS661FX Northbridge and SiS964L Southbridge. And it supports AC' 97 Audio Codec, and provides Ultra DMA 133/100/66 function. Stuff like that. Just don't know what to do/where to find them..
Is there a question in there somewhere? If you're having a problem, it helps to let folks know some basic information like; What distro are you using? What kind of video card? What is the actual problem?
For your sound, I'd recommend you try alsaconf from the terminal. This is a common fix for a common sound card problem.
there is a live cd of ubuntu which runs from the cd-rom drive
this installs nothing to your system but will inform you if there is a problem which on most standard systems there is not
all i can say is try it and see if it runs from the live cd then you can think about installing it ...
I'm not sure what kind of graphics card it has, because it's integrated into the motherboard or something, and it's a custom computer, that I bought, and it never said who made it and stuff. And my problem is that I'm not sure, so I couldn't really find a driver, and if they did, I doubt it'd be a Linux one, so is there anything that I could do? And I'm on Ubuntu 5.04. Also, alsaconf doesn't work.
I'm pretty sure alsaconf needs to be run as root. I would also do as suggested above, you could test a live CD like Knoppix to make sure your hardware is good. As for the video card, it's either NVIDIA or ATI. Well, there's a pretty good chance it's one of the two. You can install an NVIDIA driver, if it doesn't work then install an ATI driver.
alsaconf is not in ubuntu haory.
$ apropos alsa
$ sudo alsaconf
sudo: alsaconf: command not found
$ whereis alsaconf
It ain't there I tell you.
Archaic: show us the output of lspci - this will list all your cards, including the onboard video and sound cards. (What exactly is the trouble with these? Say what you expect to happen, and what actually happened instead, and why this is a problem.)
Note: with SiS graphics cards there is no 3D acceleration due to a lack of DRI support. The only workaround is to install a supported card in the AGP slot (it's purple). Bummer if this is a laptop.
Sound in Ubuntu often suffers from conflicts. Errors like "device busy".
Any of this sound like you?
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