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starionwolf 11-08-2004 11:59 AM

I'm new too
 
I installed Amigo Linux on a FAT32 partition. I'm just playing with Linux right now.

I think Amigo Linux is based comes with Slackware 9.1 and Window Maker. I'm going to try installing some small Linux Programs before I try installing Gnome or KDE.

I'm going to read the other forums to learn more about Linux.

I'll try to figure out how to make Linux work with my SoundBlaster 16 PCI card.

Later

XavierP 11-08-2004 12:39 PM

Welcome to LQ :D

starionwolf 11-08-2004 02:54 PM

Thanks for the welcome! Right now I'm looking for some simple programs to install.

XavierP 11-08-2004 02:57 PM

What sort of things are you after? I don't know Amigo Linux (but do know Slackware) but I'd guess that the programs are usable on either. And we all love "./configure, make, make install" :)

starionwolf 11-09-2004 12:54 PM

I just installed a text editor called Ledit. I like 3D graphics and modeling programs. I'll try installing Blender 3D and PovRay for Linux. I use both programs in Windows 9x. I might install some office programs like Open Office. I already have Open Office for Windows.

I would like to install the Java SDK and a new Window Manager. Later, I'm going to install KDE.

I'm still doing some research to see if my Sound Blaster 16 PCI will work with Linux. If it does, then I'll download some multimedia players and editors.

XavierP 11-09-2004 01:11 PM

Soundblaster should be fully supported. Good luck with the installations.

starionwolf 11-11-2004 12:46 AM

Linux does recognize my SoundBlaster es1371 card. I think the version of my kernel is 2.4.22. However, the "/dev/sndstat" file is empty. I'll try some solutions I found before I ask for more help. Thanks for the info though.

XavierP 11-11-2004 11:29 AM

I normally wander over to www.alsa-project.org (you would need to start at this page) when I need to get sound up and running.

starionwolf 11-11-2004 03:37 PM

I was about to download Alsa. I think I need to download "make" for Slackware 9.1 before I try to install more software. Amigo Linux is based on the "light" version of Slackware called ZipSlack.

XavierP 11-11-2004 03:43 PM

Yes, you'll need "make" to install any software. Good luck - let us know how you get on.


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