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Old 08-21-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
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mutiple questions as i am new


i just installed redhat linux 9.0 on my pc . i am new to linux.
my configuration is

64 bit athlong processor (756 pin i think)
asus K8S-MX mother board ( ADI AD1888 sound max is my sound chip )
6600 GT graphic card ( XFX)
80 GB hard disk (IDE)

1] i got combo drive ( DVD ROM/CD-W-RW/CD ROM) as only optical drive.
my linux detecting only cd rom when i insert a DVD it wont mount . its not detecting my cd at all .

2] i installed my graphic card driver but 3d acceleration tab is not enabled ,its still locked up.

3] i cant find driver for my sound chip .

thanks in advance.............
Old 08-22-2005, 03:55 AM   #2
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sound can be configured using alsa

do a google for alsa project.....

for 3d acceleration change your xorg file section

Old 08-29-2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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Redhat should have some utility for configuring your soundcard. Maybe "sndconfig"? You could try "alsaconf" also, if you have it.

CDRW/DVD problem _could_ be related to css -protected DVD's. Try searching for software packages which have 'css' in their name, for example libcss2 or something.

Accelerated 3D is dependent on many factors:
- is your graphics card's 3D supported
- which drivers the graphics card uses (opensource/proprietary)
- does your user have rights to use the device (e.g. /dev/nvidia0)
- is direct rendering supported in kernel, and enabled (the post above)
- are OpenGL libraries installed (xlibmesa-gl on debian linux)

Check these links to get you started on 3D on Linux:
Old 08-29-2005, 10:29 AM   #4
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Redhat Linux support and upgrades were discontinued sometime last year. You maybe better off installing Fedora Core or Redhat Enterprise Linux (or its clones). To find out more take a look here.


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