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Old 06-12-2004, 09:28 AM   #46
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you've made alot of changes, might be time to start from scratch.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 12:51 AM   #47
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do u mean a re-install. That would not be easy on my system because I tri-boot. I might have to re-install fedora core 2. Which by the way is my work horse right now. I have everything up and running perfectly in fedora core 2. I even have not only sound, but surrond sound. It's quite a good distro. All I had to do was compile a kernel for 3d acceleration support with my Nvidia graphics card. However that's besides the point. The point is, how can I start from scratch without a re install, or can I install mandrake without messing up my boot loader, fedora etc. I think It should be possible, but As I said before Mandrake isn't a distro I'm familiar with. The only reason I use it is that some of my programs have trouble running under my custom 2.6.6 kernel that I use for Fedora. However I can get the Nvidia drivers working with mandrake without using a custom kernel. Thus (in theory) , I should have less problems running software. I also kind of like Mandrake now (in spite of its over simplification).
 
Old 06-14-2004, 06:40 AM   #48
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sorry for the misunderstanding, i didn't intend for you to do a full reinstall. just starting from scratch w/the sound. remove the alsa packages, unload any sound modules, except soundcore. download the latest alsa package and compile from scratch. there shouldn't be so much trouble w/such a common card, especially w/mandrake.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 09:57 AM   #49
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You could use the "whereis "command to find out if lspci is on your machine.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 12:52 PM   #50
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lspci is there. I don't like the 2.6 kernels I've always had problems with them when it comes to drivers. I might staart over with sound, which cloud be a waste of my time, or compile a custom kernel ex: 2.6.6 , but that would defeat the purpose of running fedora and madrake. I'll probably consider "just starting from scratch w/the sound. remove the alsa packages, unload any sound modules, except soundcore. download the latest alsa package and compile from scratch."
 
Old 06-14-2004, 01:44 PM   #51
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I feel stupid asking this but I have 2 questions. Exactly which modues are reponsible for sound? How do I uninstall alsa? rpm -q says alsa isn't there. I also tried alsa-driver. I'm sure mandrake would have installed them as rpms.
 
  


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