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Old 01-23-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
kaarlows
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Question How to make Linux to recognize Video and Sound cards?


Hi everyone!

I'm having a problem that's really frustrating me in Linux: I can't make my OS to recognize my video and sound cards.
I have a Compaq Presario 5150, which is on-board. I contacted Compaq thru it's website more than once to know the specifications on hardware that my machine had when it left the factory, but I got no answer (I'm accustomed w/this disrespectful relationship w/it's customers and for that reason Compaq no more!), so I can't know for sure the versions of my hardware. But, relying on my memory when checking the hardware profile at Windows, I know that my video card is ATI Rage 3D w/4MB and my sound card, considering the drivers that appeared on the volume control, is a ESS Audiodrive, but I also don't know the exact version of it.
I use a SuSE 8.0, and by the YaST, I tried to configure both, but even trying by selecting some drivers at the manual selection of them, I wasn't fortunate. So, please, I ask someone to help me on that, because sound (principally it) is really, really, really important to me, 'cause I'm a musician and I depend in my collection of MP3s my training at the violin.
Thanks
 
Old 01-24-2003, 02:26 AM   #2
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video:
for the video, try using the vesa driver. u might do a trial and error test for the monitor (use a geric monitor and a lower resolution).

sound:

try using the drivers at www.opensound.com

not very familiry with suse but maybe u can try checking the hw database first:

http://cdb.suse.de/index.php?LANG=en_UK
 
Old 01-24-2003, 02:21 PM   #3
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Re: How to make Linux to recognize Video and Sound cards?

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Originally posted by kaarlows
Hi everyone!

I'm having a problem that's really frustrating me in Linux: I can't make my OS to recognize my video and sound cards.
I have a Compaq Presario 5150, which is on-board. I contacted Compaq thru it's website more than once to know the specifications on hardware that my machine had when it left the factory, but I got no answer (I'm accustomed w/this disrespectful relationship w/it's customers and for that reason Compaq no more!), so I can't know for sure the versions of my hardware. But, relying on my memory when checking the hardware profile at Windows, I know that my video card is ATI Rage 3D w/4MB and my sound card, considering the drivers that appeared on the volume control, is a ESS Audiodrive, but I also don't know the exact version of it.
I use a SuSE 8.0, and by the YaST, I tried to configure both, but even trying by selecting some drivers at the manual selection of them, I wasn't fortunate. So, please, I ask someone to help me on that, because sound (principally it) is really, really, really important to me, 'cause I'm a musician and I depend in my collection of MP3s my training at the violin.
Thanks
Ok, I found out my version of Video Card: is a ATI 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133, in a OEM version of Compaq. When I run YaST for the Graphics Card Configuration, it appears there, and it includes my monitor (a Compaq MV500) w/it's correct configuration, but it has a check box named "3D Acceleration", but it's no available for me. I looked at the hardware support in SuSE and it appears there twice the name of my Graphics card: one is fully supported and the other, unknown. I didn't understand that at all, so please, anyone can help me??? Thanks
 
  


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