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Old 07-03-2001, 11:14 AM   #1
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Sound in X, Window managers, NTFS


I'm pretty new at linux, but have had a lot of experience with computers before running linux. I don't know if it's relevant, but I'm running mandrake 8.0.

My first question is about sound. I have a diamond mx300 sound card (Aureal Vortex 2). I installed the drivers from sourceforge. When I am in X as root, I run xmms, load an mp3, and when I hit the play button xmms just freezes and I have to kill it. However, when I log in as a normal user and do the same thing, the song plays just fine. What could be causing this.

Also, If I wanted to switch window managers and/or desktop environments, how would I go about doing that?

One final question. I want to be able to view my windows 2000 NTFS partition. What steps do I follow to do this?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-03-2001, 11:44 AM   #2
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i wouldn't worry to much about what causing it, you really don't wan't to run programs as the root user anyway, (unless you enjoy re-installing the OS)

just logout of whatever window manager your in and choose a different one from the login screen. there should be a drop-down select box to select gnome, kde, etc. (that's how it was in 'drake 7.2 anyway)
 
Old 07-03-2001, 12:31 PM   #3
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I have my computer boot to the command line, not start X automatically. When I log out it goes back to the command line. I remember when I did have it boot to X, there was a drop down menu that i could choose the window manager from, but I want to know how to do it if I don't have the graphical login.
 
Old 07-03-2001, 01:20 PM   #4
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it's been a while, but i think instead of startx, it's startkde,or startenlightenment, etc.
 
Old 07-03-2001, 01:22 PM   #5
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Originally posted by JHuizingh
I have my computer boot to the command line, not start X automatically. When I log out it goes back to the command line. I remember when I did have it boot to X, there was a drop down menu that i could choose the window manager from, but I want to know how to do it if I don't have the graphical login.
try kdm or gdm, that will get you into that graphical login where you can choose between desktops.
 
Old 07-04-2001, 06:09 AM   #6
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if you want to go back to the graphical login, open you /etc/inittab file and ook for a line with 'initdefault' in it and change the 3 in the line to a 5.
 
Old 07-05-2001, 03:36 PM   #7
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hmmm... most default systems are able to read NTFS. there should already be a directory on your linux partition that would point to the windows partition. if not, then you would need to mount it manually. use "man mount" to find out more about that, but be sure to check your / directory to see if you have a directory named /windows or /C. if it's on there, that's probably what it will be named.
 
Old 07-05-2001, 10:08 PM   #8
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The way my computer is set up I have one hard drive with two partitions set up for windows. I just have windows installed on the first partition, and that is NTFS. The other partition is fat32, and that's where I have my data files like mp3's and programs and the like. Linux automatically mounted my second partition and calls it "windows" THe other partition is not mounted. It's just pretty weird.
 
  


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