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Old 02-23-2004, 07:21 PM   #1
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plx help me ! i never use linux befor .i have full of questions in my brain about linux .frist. i have installed red hat8.0 , windows xp . i want use some programs which i installed in windows xp and exam some files , don't i ? my windows xp is use ntfs file system . when i run linux , the xwindow tell me the sound didn't work . my sound card is AC97 Audio . finally, i found out i can not use the wheel of mouse .
plx help me solve these problems , i know a little about linux . could u kind enought to tell me how to do step by step . i am very interested in this woundful OS . thx a lot
Old 02-23-2004, 07:37 PM   #2
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first post some more system specs, i.e. "ac97 audio" is specific for your sound card. have a read here.

second, if i understand you, you are wishing to run windows programs in linux, you'll need something like wine to do that. have a look here.

and third, a scroll wheel problem is not a problem at all, there are tons of threads explaining this, but, here goes.

open your /etc/X11/XF86Config file w/ any editor. look for the section

# Input devices

# Identifier and Driver

add the following lines

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

inplace of

Option "Protocol" "PS2"

or whatever protocol is listed.

hope that gets you going.
good luck.
Old 02-23-2004, 07:56 PM   #3
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redhat 8 predates ntfs support.
you need a recent version of the 2.4 kernel to read ntfs
or a 2.6 kernel to write to ntfs.


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