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thrice 08-11-2003 06:02 PM

redhat 9.0 stability problems
i'm very new to linux, so please excuse my ignorance. i have redhat 9.0 running kernel 2.4.20-9 and after hearing so much about how linux is so much more stable than windows, i was surprised by multiple programs locking up on me. i'm almost positive it'd be different if i had a better idea of what i was doing, but from what i can tell, i've installed the programs and the os properly and programs like xine, rpm, mozilla, and a few others lock up if i do certain things. when i type uname -a in console i see i686, i386, and athlon, and i'm running an 3000xp athlon. should all of those match? so much of linux is completely alien to me since i came from dos/win98/winxp so any help would be appreciated. on a side question how do you set emu10k1 drivers for 4 speaker output? i've dled emu-tools and searched around myself to try to figure it out, but its probably in some random config in some seemingly random place.


need radeon 9800 drivers....getting headaches....

SiriusAB 08-11-2003 07:09 PM

Well, I'm no expert (notice how few posts I have)...I'm pretty new, too...but the lockups could have to do with other hardware pieces, even if, as you stated, you have a new chip.

For example, I started with onboard video that X didn't recognize. I couldn't employ a GUI. After doing some homework, I selected an RH compatible vid card and bang! graphics here, there, everywhere.

To get assistance from LQ Guru types, I suggest you identify some specific examples where things lock up. FWIW, I don't really get too many Linux lock ups. On the other hand, in M$'s defense, I also only had brutal problems with operating functionality there when hardware components weren't integrating with the OS.

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