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Old 11-04-2004, 11:04 PM   #1
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How to skip hd at boot up? Also, sound question

Hey, I installed Suse 9.1 personal not to long ago and whenever it boots, it hangs for a while on my windows partitions. It stops then says resetting drive, it takes a bit of time and is annoying. Is there a way to bypass this with a hotkey or something?

Also, my sound seems to not be working now. When i check the hardware it shows up fine, but it won't play anything. I just get a feedback sound when i turn the volume up. Any suggestions?
Old 11-04-2004, 11:37 PM   #2
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What kind of sound card?

Also, have you run 'alsaconf' from the command line?

Old 11-05-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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It is a built in Nforce2. I have an Asus a7n8 deluxe Mobo and it is built in. No i have not tried that command. I am brand new to the linux environment and didn't even know where to start. Wasn't sure how to reload drivers etc.
Old 11-05-2004, 03:15 PM   #4
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welcome to linux :-) Asus mobo`s are pretty good with linux compatibility/vice versa and nforce as u know is nvidia if u go their website they have drivers for their hardware. Try having a look there and following the readme file which will come with their driver download, post back if u have any problems with it.
alsaconf as Cheeseboy says is a command to configure ur soundcard
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Add the noauto option to the windows drives /etc/fstab entry. You can mount them manaully after the OS is running.
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Also, if you run the alsaconfig program and you can hear the sample sound, but can't hear things as a regular user, make sure that you are a member of the 'audio' group.


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