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Old 12-29-2003, 06:28 PM   #1
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What's the deal?

How the hell do I use Fedora?

I can't install shit. I don't know what the fuck to do, and no one else seems to know what the hell to do.
Old 12-29-2003, 08:17 PM   #2
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What exactly is the problem(s)? How far have you gotten? Do you really want to know or do you just want to cuss some more?
Old 12-30-2003, 01:57 PM   #3
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Sorry, excuse my language, I am just tired of asking for help whether it be in a chat room or message boards, and people being rude to anyone who is new to Linux and not wanting to help them. I apologize.

My problems :

1. My sound. When I first boot into Fedora, it works fine. The only application I use when I first boot is GAIM, and I can hear the message sounds working just fine. Then it stops. Nothing after that. BUT, when I open TVTime, my sound comes back, as I can hear the TV just fine. BUT, when I close TVTime, the sound continues to play. I have no idea why, I have no idea how to fix it.

I asked someone in an IRC channel for some help and they bombarded me with questions about my sound card, my sound server and other things, and when I said I didn't know, as I was new to Linux, they told me I had no reason to be using the OS if I didn't know how to use it.

I would really appreciate some help with this. Once again, I apologize for my previous words.

Old 12-30-2003, 03:59 PM   #4
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If you know the maker of your sound and TV card that could help, but if not then send us the output of lsmod. You can do this by:

1. Opening up a command termninal
2. type su hit enter
3. type the password for root hit enter
4. type /sbin/lsmod hit enter
5. Copy and paste the output of this command to this post

This will hopefully show the modules (like a driver) that your sound card is using. Then maybe someone here will have that same card and know what the problem is.
Old 12-30-2003, 06:53 PM   #5
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This is the output from entering /sbin/lsmod :

Module Size Used by Not tainted
tuner 12448 1 (autoclean)
bttv 101312 0 (autoclean)
i2c-algo-bit 8872 1 (autoclean) [bttv]
videodev 8288 2 (autoclean) [bttv]
i2c-core 19236 0 (autoclean) [tuner bttv i2c-algo-bit]
joydev 7296 0 (autoclean)
i810_audio 27752 2 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 17192 0 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
soundcore 6468 2 (autoclean) [bttv i810_audio]
agpgart 54820 4 (autoclean)
parport_pc 19076 1 (autoclean)
lp 9060 0 (autoclean)
parport 37056 1 (autoclean) [parport_pc lp]
autofs 13364 0 (autoclean) (unused)
8139too 16808 1
mii 3992 0 [8139too]
ipt_REJECT 4344 1 (autoclean)
ipt_state 1080 1 (autoclean)
ip_conntrack 29256 1 (autoclean) [ipt_state]
iptable_filter 2444 1 (autoclean)
ip_tables 15776 3 [ipt_REJECT ipt_state iptable_filter]
floppy 58012 0 (autoclean)
sg 36492 0 (autoclean)
sr_mod 18168 0 (autoclean)
microcode 4700 0 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 12208 0
scsi_mod 108168 3 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi]
ide-cd 35776 0
cdrom 33728 0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
keybdev 2976 0 (unused)
mousedev 5556 1
hid 24708 0 (unused)
input 5888 0 [joydev keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 26380 0 (unused)
usbcore 79168 1 [hid usb-uhci]
ext3 71300 2
jbd 52084 2 [ext3]
Old 12-30-2003, 09:45 PM   #6
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Gaim sounds in Fedora

I'm a newbie myself and don't know much about working with sounds in Linux. However, I'm also using Gaim with Fedora. Initially, my Gaim sounds doesn't work. Just by trying out different options I was able to make it work. I went to Preferences > Sounds > under Sound Method, I choose ESD. This is the only way I could make sound work for Gaim in Fedora in my box.

Again, this might not work for you (you could try out the other sound methods). Might be worth a try. I think our sound configuration is similar:
i810_audio 27752 1 (autoclean)
ac97_codec 17192 0 (autoclean) [i810_audio]
soundcore 6468 2 (autoclean) [i810_audio]

Another problem I encountered is no sound for any application when I logged in to a new user. I almost thought sound is screwed up for this user. It turned out the volume level is set at zero. To check the volume, go to Main Menu > Sound & Video > Volume Control.

I'm just a sharing my experiences to another .


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