LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Password
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2007, 09:57 AM   #61
LuisC-SM
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Mexico
Distribution: Xandros, Linspire, Ubuntu, SLED 10
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15

Larry.

In fact, I never tried to suggest you to pay for any distro. The fact that I'm happy with SLED 10 and I did pay for it, does not neccesaryly meant to say you must pay for it. However, I did mention that there is a 2 months period where you decide if you keep it or not, but you must not pay until the 2 months are over.
The free version is the one you previusly installed, but as noticed there are a lot of problems with sound that I also could not fix except when I tried the non-free version. I mentioned before, that these kind of laptops (toshiba) are very agressive with linux, I was realy tired of installing/uninstalling distros with no succees until I went for SLED who was the most friendly with my laptop.
I'm having a lot of fun here in my city telling my friends to get Ubuntu, I've given away around 200 copies of this distro 'cause is the one that I know better and really enjoy. When you see my daughter's PC with ubuntu 6.10 you are thinking you have SLED, but it has only some enhancemnts with SLAB v2 (SLED's Control Panel).
I only wanted to say that I expressed my happiness and thanks to this distro 'cause it really solved my problem as I do not use windows anymore.
I'm happy you will try pcLinuxOS, it is a distro I REALLY like, but again, here is useless . But please, after playing a little with pclinux, be so kind to report your experience, it's a distro that I believe will make a lot of difference inthe near future.
There are more than 100 linux flavors and the one you choose and gives you the result you spect, will always be the best distro for you. The reasson why I ask you this is because in my office I've tried to install Slax and I've had a hard day with the kernel options (by default kernel 2.4.x is the option) and I heard pclinux is based on slax and want to give it a try in one or two months.

All the best

Luis

PS. Good luck with your surgery
 
Old 04-27-2007, 12:32 PM   #62
Zoandar
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi Luis,

I am sorry if I sounded like I was saying that you were trying to talk me into something. That was not my intention. I was just pointing out that the SLED version you suggested was not entirely free.

Since the 2 month free trial of the retail version solved your sound issues on your notebook, then it would be a good idea for me to try it. I've got nothing to lose in doing that. If I don't like it, I can try something else after the 2 months is up ( or sooner ).

When I get back to this notebook project, I'll download SLED as you suggested. But I am in the middle of a rather complex project not related to my experiments with Linux, and I need to finish that first.

I heard yesterday that the Texas / Mexico border had some really bad tornado weather I hope you are not near that area of Mexico! I am in the Northeast state of Ohio in the US. It has been a slow transition to Spring here, and we are having our share of Thunderstorms now. But Winter finally seems to have lost its grasp on us.

Regards,

Zoandar
 
Old 04-29-2007, 02:00 AM   #63
kamransoomro84
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Pakistan
Distribution: OpenSUSE 10.2
Posts: 241

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi.

I got the same problem as Mithic, and I can't figure out how to solve it. Can anyone help me?


Thanks,
 
Old 04-29-2007, 05:57 PM   #64
LuisC-SM
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Mexico
Distribution: Xandros, Linspire, Ubuntu, SLED 10
Posts: 29

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zoandar
Hi Luis,

I am sorry if I sounded like I was saying that you were trying to talk me into something. That was not my intention. I was just pointing out that the SLED version you suggested was not entirely free.

Since the 2 month free trial of the retail version solved your sound issues on your notebook, then it would be a good idea for me to try it. I've got nothing to lose in doing that. If I don't like it, I can try something else after the 2 months is up ( or sooner ).

When I get back to this notebook project, I'll download SLED as you suggested. But I am in the middle of a rather complex project not related to my experiments with Linux, and I need to finish that first.

I heard yesterday that the Texas / Mexico border had some really bad tornado weather I hope you are not near that area of Mexico! I am in the Northeast state of Ohio in the US. It has been a slow transition to Spring here, and we are having our share of Thunderstorms now. But Winter finally seems to have lost its grasp on us.

Regards,

Zoandar
Understood just as you pointed earliar but clearifyng .
Taking back the SLED 10 payment, I saw a post in the opensuse forum that there is a way to ommit it by changing your repositories to some other ones (You must google a little to find it).

Just in case you try PCLinux OS, please always remember to post your comments ... they always will be very valuable for everyone.

As I live in the Gulf of Mexico (Veracruz Port), we had nothing here except a lot of heat . And yes, this was a devastating tornado, lot of people lost their lives, homes, cars, buildings, etc.
I used to travel your state about 5 times going by car all the way up to Montana around 5 times when I was younger. Nice state and nice people . and also very many tornados and electric storms over there.

Take good care and hope your project turns just fine

Regards

Luis
 
Old 04-29-2007, 10:32 PM   #65
Zoandar
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2007
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: 0
Hi Luis,

Glad to hear you were not affected. It is sad about all the people, and the damage the tornados cause.

I have also been to Montana. Glacier Park is the most beautiful place I have ever seen. But I have a lot of "seeing" yet to do. I have not been to California, nor any of the desert southwest, nor to Mexico. Maybe some day I will get a chance to make that circuit. That would be a great drive!

Take care, too.

Regards,

Zoandar
 
Old 05-06-2007, 02:36 AM   #66
vibhor_81
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question no sound in my laptop with fc5 and fc6

hello everybody,

i am a kind of newbie in the linux world, trying to start the sound on my laptop for last one year. i've tried both fc5 and fc6,
but when i try to detect my sound card the system detect some sound card but finally auto detect fails. i can not here any sound when the sound is played by auto detect of sound card application.

can anybody help me out with this??

please tell what i need to send for further diagnosis.

the display for " lspci | grep Audio " is as follows:
------------------------------------------------------------------
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 04)

-----------------------------------------------------------------
please see and tell me whats to be done next

thanks
 
Old 05-06-2007, 07:03 AM   #67
adam_blackice
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: /*Egypt */ //cairo
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.04 , SLED 10 , Fedora , RHEL 5
Posts: 312

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
i send you my answer on your mail

feel comfortable to contact me
 
Old 05-07-2007, 12:33 PM   #68
vibhor_81
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
hello adam, there's some problem when i try to configure the file

hi adam

i did as given in your post,
afterdownloading the alsa driver, lib and utils.
i copied them to the specified directory, and unzipped them with the help of commands given by your post.


but when i try to ./configure it, it gave some error. i am pasteing the terminal window output. please review and tell me whats to be done next.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

[root@localhost src]# cd alsa
[root@localhost alsa]# ls
alsa-driver-1.0.13 alsa-lib-1.0.13 alsa-utils-1.0.13
alsa-driver-1.0.13.tar alsa-lib-1.0.13.tar alsa-utils-1.0.13.tar
[root@localhost alsa]# cd alsa-driver-1.0.13
[root@localhost alsa-driver-1.0.13]# ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel --with-sequencer=yes;make;make install
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details.
make all-deps
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all-deps'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13'

Please, run the configure script as first...

rm -f /snd*.*o /persist.o /isapnp.o
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13/acore'
Makefile:6: /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13/Makefile.conf: No such file or directory
/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13/Rules.make:75: /Rules.make1: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/Rules.make1'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13/acore'
make: *** [install-modules] Error 1
[root@localhost alsa-driver-1.0.13]#
-----------------------------------------------------------------

regards

vibhor
 
Old 05-08-2007, 03:15 PM   #69
adam_blackice
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: /*Egypt */ //cairo
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.04 , SLED 10 , Fedora , RHEL 5
Posts: 312

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
you see this

checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl... no

please pick up your yum anad install gcc
 
Old 05-10-2007, 07:46 AM   #70
vibhor_81
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
hi adam, next error is here.

hi adam,

i've installed gcc,

now when i am running the command, i am getting the following output:



--------------------------------------------------------------

[root@localhost alsa-driver-1.0.13]# ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel --with-sequencer=yes;make;make install
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking for ranlib... ranlib
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for egrep... grep -E
checking for ANSI C header files... yes
checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
checking for inline... inline
checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes
checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no
checking for current directory... /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13
checking cross compile...
checking for directory with kernel source... /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/source
checking for directory with kernel build... /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/build
checking for kernel linux/version.h... no
The file /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/source/include/linux/version.h does not exist.
Please install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
sources (default is /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/source).
make all-deps
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all-deps'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13'

Please, run the configure script as first...

rm -f /snd*.*o /persist.o /isapnp.o
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13/acore'
Makefile:6: /usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13/Makefile.conf: No such file or directory
/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13/Rules.make:75: /Rules.make1: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/Rules.make1'. Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/alsa/alsa-driver-1.0.13/acore'
make: *** [install-modules] Error 1
[root@localhost alsa-driver-1.0.13]#

---------------------------------------------------------------

after reading the output, i guess "version.h file" is missing.
but where can i get the file?

thanks for your prompt responses.
can you suggest me about this error?

looking forwards for your support.

vibhor
 
Old 05-10-2007, 09:05 AM   #71
exvor
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS, Debian,Ubuntu
Posts: 1,537

Rep: Reputation: 87
You need to tell the configure script where it can find your kernel sources.
 
Old 05-10-2007, 05:50 PM   #72
adam_blackice
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: /*Egypt */ //cairo
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.04 , SLED 10 , Fedora , RHEL 5
Posts: 312

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
The file /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/source/include/linux/version.h does not exist.
Please install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution
or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel
sources (default is /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6/source).

this file doesnot exist try to install it

or try to update kernel
better i suggest you try another distro it will make thigs easier like ubuntu

Last edited by adam_blackice; 05-10-2007 at 05:52 PM.
 
Old 05-11-2007, 05:17 PM   #73
exvor
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS, Debian,Ubuntu
Posts: 1,537

Rep: Reputation: 87
Yeah this is another one of the reasons i despise redhat.
 
Old 05-12-2007, 04:24 PM   #74
adam_blackice
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: /*Egypt */ //cairo
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.04 , SLED 10 , Fedora , RHEL 5
Posts: 312

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
exvor

you are surely right redhat is distro kinda for a servers stuff

but for home users or desktop there is mandriva , my lovely pet UBUNTU
 
Old 05-12-2007, 10:18 PM   #75
exvor
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Distribution: Gentoo, LFS, Debian,Ubuntu
Posts: 1,537

Rep: Reputation: 87
Ehhh I find Mepis really nice as a windows alternative. But for my serious work and play I cant live without my LFS
 
  


Reply

Tags
alsa, ich7, sled


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intel HDA (ICH6) solution! elluva Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 04-10-2006 03:15 PM
Display trouble solution with Intel 810 and others jplanteen Linux - Hardware 2 05-31-2005 09:10 PM
TV cards solution for all your problems will824 Linux - Newbie 7 10-24-2003 05:17 PM
Solution for TV cards tuner under Linux will824 Linux - Hardware 2 06-15-2003 09:43 AM
Intel GL845 Solution finegan Linux - Hardware 0 01-23-2003 02:20 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration