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Old 06-25-2004, 01:11 AM   #1
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Ryan's Suse 9.1 PRO Questions of the Day (HDD mounting & soundcard)


I'mnot 100% new to linux, but Suse is NOT my first choice by any means. However, my PC wouldn't load any of the other distros or OSes I tried prior (Slack 9 and current, Mandrake 10, FC2, Windows Xp and 2003) I don'tknow what's up with this thing, but my Suse discs seem to read fine while others won't load properly....

Anyway, all that aside I have a fully working Suse 9.1 PRO install up and running and now have configuration questions that I've never dealt with.

Question #1.
I have my Fat32 HDs mounted no problem. (Still need Windows in the future for some OS specific apps but am sick of it on a daily basis.) Is there a way to get a shortcut to them on user accounts desktop rather then need to navigate into /windows/C?

Question #2
Is there an easy way to configure the sound on this PC. Frankly I'm not even sure what sound card it has since it came with little documentation. (Custom built PC) I would think it should auto detect both the card and the onboard sound, but it misses the card. Thoughts.

Thanks in advance for any info.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 01:30 AM   #2
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Quote:

Question #1.
I have my Fat32 HDs mounted no problem. (Still need Windows in the future for some OS specific apps but am sick of it on a daily basis.) Is there a way to get a shortcut to them on user accounts desktop rather then need to navigate into /windows/C?

try
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cd ~/Desktop
ln -s /windows/C
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Question #2
Is there an easy way to configure the sound on this PC. Frankly I'm not even sure what sound card it has since it came with little documentation. (Custom built PC) I would think it should auto detect both the card and the onboard sound, but it misses the card. Thoughts.

Well you will need to know what kind of card it is, see if you can find anything using "/sbin/lspci"

Last edited by Demonbane; 06-25-2004 at 01:32 AM.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 04:10 AM   #3
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The easiest way in SusE to configure a card is trough the YAST tool.

Log In as root
Start yast2

e.g. open a console window and then: yast2
Select "Hardware" from the list on the right side and then the "Sound" Icon from the left side. It's a pretty straight forward process.


About the shortcut:

a) One way is like described by Demonbane

b) Alternative: Click the right mouse Button anywhere on the Desktop.
A fly-out menu will appear. Select there: "Create New" -> "Device" -> "Hard Disc Device"
In the "General" Tab you may enter a name for the disk and choose an Icon that represents the device when mounted.
In the "Device" Tab you can select a th edevice and mountpoint from a drop-down list and also select an Icon that
represents the device when unmounted.

In the persmissons tab you can select different options, liek ownership and r/w/e permissions.
 
  


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