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Old 10-15-2004, 09:52 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
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no sound on mandrake 10.0/ booting yoper


I am having a major problem with getting sound to work on mandrake 10.0. It is driving me crazy. I know yoper is able to use the onboard sound on my mother board. I belive it used nvaudio driver. I selected this in mandrake and nothing. It also chose to use the audigy sound driver, to go with my soundblaster audigy soundcard......still nothing. I find this very annoying.

I also tried to install yoper, but there is not bootloader that showed up. I tried many options but still no luck. I know that my motherboard works with sound on yoper because i installed it on my parents computer, which has the same mother board. which is a soltek nforce 2 ultra 400. I really wish to use linux, but i love listening to music while being on the computer. Unfortuntaley due to these two problems, no sound on mandrake. and not being able to boot into yoper, i am forced into using windows more than i would like to.

I am very new to linux and am willing to try out suggestions. If anyone has any suggestion, hopefully cures for my problems it would be much appreciated. I would perfer to use yoper, as i liked it over mandrake. But i am still willing to use mandrake if i can get the sound to work. Thanks in advance for any help!
Old 11-14-2004, 06:48 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2004
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well, mandrake 10 had sound issues right from the start. try this:

Open Konsole

type su

enter your password

Type sndconfig

its pretty straightforward...u select the driver options...and test it each time...

As for your yoper boot problem...what verison is it? i recall 2.0 and below had this issue, but i didnt in 2.1.0. i did however, have issues with XMMS, and using things such as Alsa. so i couldnt IM while listening to MP3's....well i could, i jsut couldnt hear responses

If you can boot into yoper just once, make sure u have a WORKING sources.list (the servers are down now i beleive) and do this:

password here
apt-get dist update

or you can do it in synaptec(?) it will update EVERYTHING. The release i had, had an issue with SMP, and a bootsplash. This updated everything, but as a newbie, id stick with kpackage or synaptec...took my dualy only 40mins to update from 2.0 to 2.1.0, new kernel and all..booted nicely too.

For the newbie, i would suggest giving suse a try. its 1CD, can be installed via FTP server (so no CD's if u like) has (from what ive seen) NO sound issues from the start....has Alsa properly setup...u may have an issue with ur first time on the internet though, as suse hasa little problem with DHCP and eth0 the first time...but its nothing bout 5 minutes tweaking cant fix.


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