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Old 05-30-2006, 01:20 PM   #1
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Would like help with SuSe 10.1


Hello PPL, I have suse 10.1 64 bit dual booting with XP Pro. My system configuration is an Opteron 144 CPU, 250 GB HDD, 1 GB 3200 memory and I connect to the web thru cable broadband ethernet. I cannot get online, cannot play music and also cannot access MSN messenger. I am in KDE and would like to know how to get going with Suse. Can anybody help?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 01:24 PM   #2
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what network card do you have? what sound card do you have? or simply, whats the output of 'lspci'?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 01:29 PM   #3
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I am connecting thru the mobo ethernet link and the mobo sound. I have no idea what you mean by Ispci.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 01:38 PM   #4
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what network card do you have? what sound card do you have?
you need to try and help US if you want help. remember we are doing this on OUR own time to help you.

what motherboard do you have? read your motherboard's manual or find your motherboard details on the manufacturers website and look for the network card and sound card name. post that here.

or, alternatively:
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whats the output of 'lspci'
'lspci' is a command. open a terminal window and type 'lspci'. it will display a bunch of information about your motherboard devices and installed PCI/AGP hardware. the output of this command will tell us what sound and NIC you have. we can begin helping you get those working once we have that information.
if you run the command and you get 'permission denied' or 'command not found' then, at the terminal window, type 'su', [enter], type your root password, [enter], then type 'lspci', and tell us what the output was.
since your network isnt working on suse, youll have to copy and paste the output to a file, save that file to cdrw or floppy disk, and on a different operating system or computer, send us the information in that file.
if you just want to write down by hand the output, we dont need all the output, just look for information that may pertain to sound or network, such as lines that start with 'multimedia' or 'network' or somethign similar.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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Hi. I have a gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 mobo, the sound is ALC880 codec and the LAN is a VITESSE 8201 phy (10/100/1000Mbit) I hope this helps.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 02:13 PM   #6
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I cannot get online
1) Do u have proper drivers installed for the ethernet card which u r using with ur broadband connection?
2) What do u see when u type
Code:
dmesg | grep eth
ifconfig
ping www.yahoo.com
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cannot play music
1) Are u able to hear any other sounds? eg. themes, start-up sounds, etc.
2) Do u have proper music players installed with proper codecs?
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Originally Posted by Timoshenko
cannot access MSN messenger
Install amsn or GAIM. You can use Yast (GUI) for the installations.
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I am in KDE
That's good. I love KDE too.

Last edited by manishsingh4u; 05-30-2006 at 02:15 PM.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 02:49 PM   #7
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Hi manishsingh, to answer your questions, 1/ All my mobo drivers for ethernet are up to date. 2/Whe I type dmesg I get [-c] [-n level] [-s bufsize] When I type ifconfig I get command not found, and when I type ping www.yahoo.com I get unknown host. I do not have any sound at all but have real player installed. As to installing amsn or GAIM I would not even begin to know what they are, never mind where to find them or how to install. Sorry about that but I am a total newb at this.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:06 PM   #8
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in a terminal, as root:
run 'modprobe snd-hda-intel'. then 'alsamixer'. press M to unmute controls and UP to turn up volume on controls. press ESC to exit. then run 'alsactl store' to save settings.

run 'ifconfig eth0 up' as root as well.

whats the output of 'lsmod'?
 
Old 05-30-2006, 03:07 PM   #9
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For Multimedia once you do get online :
http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_Ya...e_Repositories

From Packman you can get most codecs to play stuff like mp3 & avi etc - they are not included due to potential legal issues for Novell SuSE.

Your board has onboard graphics & sound & ethernet from NVidia - you can get two driver packages from their site.

Once you have them - install the Kernel sources package if neccessary - type "init 3" to change into runlevel 3 & do "sh <insert location of driver script>" for both drivers & then U should at least have the official drivers which hopefully is a good thing .

In 10.1 you have the choice between using Knetworkmanager or traditional "if-up" commands - have to look that up in YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Card or so .
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:03 PM   #10
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Thank you nice PPL, I now have sound and can listen to my mp3's. Funky! I have gone thru the wizard in YaST-knetwork manager but still cannot get online, sorry to say. Also, I do not want to appear a complete klutz, but what is the vertical sign in ?smod? Is it I or 1 or l? I would like to tell you the output, but do not seem to have that on my keyboard. I do hope I am not being too dumb. My name is not Homer Simpson. Doh!
 
Old 05-30-2006, 04:43 PM   #11
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can you tell us which solution was the correct one to get your sound working, so other users searching for keyboards in this thread will find it and have a solution they know will work.

in linux many times you have to test things and use trial and error.. same thing with the lsmod command. try all of the characters that look like they match, it wont hurt anything.. just for the future. but it is a lower case L, as in 'LiSt MODules' = lsmod
 
Old 05-30-2006, 05:05 PM   #12
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Hi PPL, unfortunatly there is no sound now,I booted into windows and back agin to Suse and the sound had gone. I followed you instructions on this, nadroj. You are right about trial and error!
 
Old 05-30-2006, 05:28 PM   #13
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I have some sound results here,


snd_pcm_oss 49024 0
snd_mixer_oss 18304 1 snd_mixer_oss
snd_seq 55712 0


I hope you can decipher this.
 
Old 05-30-2006, 08:48 PM   #14
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as in my previous post, what solution did you try to get the sound working? if it was the modprobe + alsa method, then maybe you forgot to save the settings with 'alsactl store'.
 
  


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