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Old 03-25-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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Smile mp3 in linux

1) how do i check for the sound card frm the terminal using SETUP cmd.
sound option is not available in FEDORA 3 but was there in FEDORA 1?

2) how do i play mp3 audios in LINUX?

3) how do i set up on INTERNET in LINUX?

Old 03-25-2005, 10:08 PM   #2
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Well, as far as setting up your sound, your going to need to configure alsa...I know on slack the command is "alsaconf" it's a really simple process. Or perhaps your soundis just muted, the "alsamixer" command will help you with that.

Playing mp3's is as easy on linux as it is your program IE: xmms, Noatun, Kaboodle etc.
and go at it.

As for setting up your internet, that could be a little difficult depending on your chipset, linux experience things of that sort.

Go to and download and run their program scanModem.
That will tell you your chipset and availble options.
If you can't understand what to do from the texts that scanModem gives you, email the modemData.txt to (after you suscribe to the mailing list) and they will help you out alot.

If anyone sees any mistakes I've made, feel free to correct me.
Old 03-26-2005, 08:46 PM   #3
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thnx but mp3 is still not playing
Old 03-26-2005, 09:04 PM   #4
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You need xmms-mp3 to play mp3s on FC3. to get it, you can configure your system to use yum or apt with the freshrpms or dag rpm repositories.
Old 03-26-2005, 09:35 PM   #5
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i rescind my comment....

Last edited by dns21; 03-26-2005 at 09:38 PM.
Old 03-27-2005, 04:16 AM   #6
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internet connect

Modem Help

Here are some notes made to myself on the road to getting internet connected with Linux....hope it helps.

Using MDK 10.0 (I have successfully used this modem and procedure with Fedora Core 2)
Just got on line with Amigo AMI-IA56 internal PCI dialup modem with Intel 536ep chipset. ( google for it)

1. Your ISP must play nice w/Linux (call them)...mine didn't (AOL) , had to change ISP.

2. I guess you know that DSL thru LAN (NIC) connection is easiest. No drivers. Took about 4 minutes.

If you do not have access to DSL:

3. Next easiest is dialup with external serial (NOT USB) modem. Google for Best DATA or US Robotics ($20 - $65). No drivers. Takes about 5-10 min. to configure in Kppp. I bought one for the kid's PC at thrift store. ($4). Everyone's getting rid of older 56k ser. modems. (they work with linux and are faster than some internal PCI modems)

4. More difficult is internal PCI modem requiring drivers (which includes both soft and hardware modems) You must determine whether your modem is a softmodem or a hardware modem. If you insist on installing an internal PCI modem, be prepared to search for drivers. It could take 1 day or three weeks depending on lots of variables. Also, do not expect much tech support from the modem manufacturer, even if the modem is listed as being linux compatible.
Check here -->
or here -->

Of course I chose the most difficult install. This was my tutorial to myself after successful install.
I cannot guarantee any success with your setup:

my setup:
Mandrake 10.0 download.
2.6.3-7 kernel
Amigo AMI-IA56 internal hdwr PCI modem w/Intel 536ep chipset ($20)

Intel 536ep modem install

Install modem in PC
make sure kernel source is installed by the following:
(you must have your install cd's ready)
open a terminal>logon as root(su)>enter password>then type:
# urpmi kernel-source

Must use EXACT drivers for EXACT modem for EXACT kernel version.
Use the intel 536ep 4.69-mdk10-up.tgz file from Intel site. Drivers on modem disk are outdated (they are for kernel 2.4.x)
Use GUI to create empty folder in /home/user/ ....named Intel
copy .tgz file to folder using GUI
unzip the file by one of the following methods:
In terminal:
# tar -zxvf <filename>.tgz
the file will be unzipped into a new folder in the Intel folder


In the GUI (Konqueror) right click the .tgz file>choose actions>choose extract here. Again, new folder will be created in Intel folder.
Use whichever method DOES NOT impose locked permissions on the unzipped files.
Follow instructions in the readme created in the unzipped folder.
Go back to terminal:
move into the directory created by the unzip action by:
# cd <filename directory>
# make clean
# make 536
#make install
reboot PC
this will create a /dev/modem/ link. Use this setting in the Kppp dialer.

The Kppp dialer is a completely different project once you have loaded the drivers. If you need help, I will try to post, but am still experimenting with modem commands...... ...slower connect speeds (28800 - 45000) actually give the best combination of speed AND stability.
Good luck


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