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Old 10-23-2005, 12:32 AM   #1
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Smile Greetings!

I just wanted to pop in here to introduce myself. I am from Lawrence, Kansas and I've been using personal computer systems for about 27 years. I started using Linux in 1995 when I was starting up an Internet service provider business but I am only now getting around to using Linux as a workstation with a GUI. It's a lot of fun!

What brought me here was seeking information on a specific problem. From what I've read in the forums so far, most everyone seems pleasant and helpful.

Thanks for a great resource!

/David C.
Old 10-23-2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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Seems like you've been using Linux for a while, why just moving it to the dekstop though ? Hope you do find answers to whatever you need a hand with on the forums. Not a bad bunch of folks around here ...
Old 10-23-2005, 07:31 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome to LQ Another experienced user, lovely.......
Old 10-23-2005, 08:39 AM   #4
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Welcome in, neighbor.

This place is great.
Old 10-23-2005, 12:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the greetings everyone.

Truth be told, I've been using Apples at home since about 1984 so I've had little reason to have a Linux workstation. In the last few months a couple of events came together which lead me to install Fedora.

I had a couple of extra PCs around not doing a thing. Then, the company that I work for received a demo version of the new Novell SUSE Linux workstation software. I thought 'Hey, I have a PC I could install this on' and so I did. The demo CDs from Novell came with versions of OpenOffice which I had never used and so I played around with those applications too. I had so much fun that I decided I wanted to keep a permanent installation around.

I used to use the Redhat distribution back when I was running Linux for web and email server platforms so that's where I headed when I was looking for a distribution for personal use.

So here I've been - happy as can be with Fedora Core 3 and OpenOffice.

The One Thing I've been unsuccessful at is getting the sound from my CD player to work and that's what lead me here. So far I've gained a lot of clues, but the fix at;
was too long and complicated to go after when I found it at about 1:00AM this morning.

In any case, thanks for the kind words of welcome. Looks like this place is going to be some fun.

/David C.
Old 10-23-2005, 12:45 PM   #6
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I would say if you have audio working then I would not mess with upgrading alsa.

Which program are you trying to use to play audio CD?

Depending it may be using the audio cable from the cd to the sound card. Make sure that channel is not turned down or muted. Use alsamixer to see the levels. If there is a MM at the top of the cd level bar hit m to unmute it.

Also you can compile the cdfs filesystem module and mount the cd with the -t cdfs.

Hope this helps.


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