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Old 12-31-2005, 02:48 AM   #1
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getting sound/vid/wireless working


I'm a cs major so I decided to dual boot win/linux. I have some very basic background knowledge of linux.

I successfully installed SUSE 10.0 and am trying to get the sound/vid card/wireless to work and other hardware aspects as they come up. I've been googling for some help and the answers include compiling kernels and frankly I don't know how to do that. The vid card supports 1280x800 on win but only goes to 1200x800 on suse. The sound stutters and doesn't work and I don't know how to approach getting my wireless internet working. Can someone please help (you might have to hold my hand on this)? It would be much appreciated. My laptop is the HP ZV5120us and the soundcard is Soundmax integraded digital audio, the video card is the ATI mobility radeon 9000 igp and my wireless is broadcam 54g max performance.
Old 12-31-2005, 05:32 AM   #2
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Have you installed the right drivers?
Have you installed the ATI driver? Maybe that will work?

Hva you tried with ALSA? A while ago, I tried suse and fedora, but I couldn't get my soundcard work. When I tried Slackware and VectorLinux my soundcard were found and worke when i used alsaconf...
I don't think suse have alsaconf installed by default, so mayby you should try to install alsaconf

Wireless network:
Maby you can use the madwifi driver? Check if you card is supported by the driver...

I hope this will help you...
Old 12-31-2005, 11:23 AM   #3
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Dual-booting SuSe/XP on an ATi based Laptop is probably the worst way to learn anything about Linux.
You're CS major so get hold of an old PII/AMD cheepo with an Nvidia card and stick a distro on that first...should cost you nothing and be great fun.
Old 12-31-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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well i prelimnarily have sound/vid working. im working on the wireless and ive tried installing ndiswrapper, but during installing i get the message:

make -C driver install
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/sean/ndiswrapper-1.7/driver'
Can't find kernel sources in /lib/modules/2.6.13-15.7-default/build;
give the path to kernel sources with KSRC=<path> argument to make
make[1]: *** [prereq_check] Error 1

not sure what to do there...


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