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Old 01-22-2004, 12:40 AM   #1
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Various Problems (eg. Messenger, Audigy 2 Driver, etc...)

Alright i just installed Red Hat 9 and im having such probs with this thing... I guess since im a hardcore newbie im unable to do much of nething with Linux but hopefully someone can help me.

The way my computer is configured is the Linux drive is the Secondary Master, my windows XP drive is the Primary Master and my multi-media hard drive is the primary slave... Now how do i find the primary slave to listen to music. I know that if it is NTFS Linux can only read the drive but how do i go about finding the drive to select my music?

Next problem is MSN Messenger.. How do i get that or something like it on Linux?

I also have Sound Blaster Audigy 2 and i hear no sound. I went to creative's website but no linux driver for it. Ne ideas?

I also have the Logitech Cordless Elite duo and i want the drivers for it. There are some things on my keyboard id like to have work like the volume control or be able to use the back button on my mouse.

Is there ne way to use firebird browser on Linux and if so how do i install it? I don't like Mozilla, rather use Firebird.

If you can help me id greatly appreciate it. Thanks
Old 01-22-2004, 12:53 AM   #2
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/dev/hda = primary master
/dev/hdb = primary slave
/dev/hdc = secondary master
/dev/hdd = secondary slave

MSN Messenger for Linux? There's LOTS. I prefer Gaim, but go to (aka G4L) and try a search there for msn messenger. You'll get more hits than you can shake a stick at. If you want to take a stab at Gaim, it's a good one.

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 modules (drivers) can more than likely also be found at if you type in your make/model and the word modules. Also, you'll probably have to edit your permissions to listen to sound. More on that later. To check to see if your RH9 can auto-detect your card, login as root at command line and type:


Hopefully you've got this installed already. If so, it will try to detect it and configure it. If you've got it, and you're done with that, type:

alsamixer--type M to mute/unmute channels, use arrows to move around and change levels
alsactl store

After this is done, type:

chmod 755 /dev/dsp

to allow your normal user accounts to use the sound server.

Drivers/modules for your logitech stuff can also probably found on G4L. Setting up your mouse/keyboard will be a different story. You'll need to configure your X using xf86config (or whatever the equivalent in RH is for that tool.

Firebird--yes. I'm running it right now and responding to you on it. Go to G4L, type in Firebird, and download it. When you get it, you'll need to install it. Since you're using RH9, you'll want to download the RPM for it and run the necessary commands to install it. I'm not familiar with RPMs so I can't help you there, but there are LOTS here who can. Hope this helps.


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