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Old 06-02-2003, 05:16 AM   #1
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Newbie still trying to get RH 8.0 up and running

I've just installed Red Hat 8.0 for the third time. At first the keybord just died and I couldn't even log in. It seems the PS/2 Keyboard wasn't even recognized. I went out and bought a USB keyboard, and the problem was solved. Now, another problem that I cannot figure out. My soundcard was automatically detected by the OS, and it appears the driver is installed, but I have no sound. Not a peep. Everytime I try to go into the settings, to "Detect hardware", this disables the mouse. How can I stop this from happening? This is incredibly frustrating!

Old 06-02-2003, 08:46 AM   #2
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If possible, try installing either 7.3 or 9.0.
From what I've read, many people have had problems with 8.0.

I've done 2 installs with 9.0, and haven't had a single glitch. (and I'm a complete n00b).
I haven't used 7.3, but others have indicated it's one of the more stable of the recent Red Hat releases.

If you're locked into using 8.0, you'll have to get an answer from someone more experienced than myself.

Good luck.
Old 06-04-2003, 08:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response.

I'm still using Red Hat 8.0. It seems to be running OK now. As long as I don't ask it to search for new hardware, or anything like that.

I guess I'll continue to use it for now.




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