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Old 05-27-2004, 11:06 PM   #31
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How do you get to the Mandrake Control Center?? using konsole or through the menus...
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:44 PM   #32
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Shoot. I forgot that the icon I have on the taskbar is there because I put it there (oops). Use the menu. Go to system and select system-->configuration-->configure your computer

It will pop up a box to ask for your root password. Then you'll be in. Or, you could open konsole and type "mcc"
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:56 PM   #33
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Ok. I was thinking in konsole with mcc but it is good to have two different ways of doing things...I grew with MS DOS so I know quite a bit of commands and I don't have a problem with something like the command prompt or in this case the konsole.

But I will give that a try and I will let ya know how it goes.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:03 AM   #34
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CLI is so much faster for so many things. The mouse can make life easier too, as you know, if you've done DOS (My last foray was DOS 4.0 - fit on a 5-1/4" floppy in drive A of my old Zenith 8086 clone - 512k! No HD!)
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:49 AM   #35
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Guess what, vectordrake? I am on the net with Mandy!!

I am sooooooo happy now...the perfect Windows replacement!! LOL
 
Old 05-28-2004, 01:32 AM   #36
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Now my next thing is, I do not have sound...and I have the same sound card that you have, I believe, the sound blaster live! hehe. Anyway, I will go to opensource.creative.com and go from there.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 07:38 AM   #37
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sound will possibly be easier
you need the emu10k1 module to be loaded. See if it is. (lsmod). If so (and a lot of other sound devices too), then open a mixer (kmix wil do) and see if the "master" and the "pcm" volumes are not muted. If they are, turn 'em up and rock on! That's the most common "problem", as ALSA starts muted. One other thing you should do the make your life easier from the beginning. Go to Easyurpmi and set up your urpmi sources properly (I find the proxad mirrors are fast from here. Pick France or Germany for your sources and you'l be fine - unless you can have luck with some of the ones from the midwestern US). Then, get the aRTS and/or ALSA plugin for XMMS, so you won't be puzzled by that glitchy feezup. As soon as you get either of those plugins, open up XMMSs properties (it works just like Winamp) and change the "oss" output to one or the other. OSS is depreciated and is not used on Mandrake 10. It will just freeze the player. Somebody missed that, I guess. Welcme to the net on Linux.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 02:43 PM   #38
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When I run lsmod it gives me the following output.

bash: lsmod: command not found

But I did go into kmix but how do I tell if they are muted, by the green light? I just turn that off, right??
 
Old 05-28-2004, 05:12 PM   #39
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red light should be muted. You might have to do lsmod with root access
 
Old 05-28-2004, 05:55 PM   #40
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Kmix shows a green light, not a red light....interesting

How do I even log in as root so I can run it as root??
 
Old 05-28-2004, 06:29 PM   #41
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open konsole and type "su". You'll be prompted for your root password. Or, you can do it with one line
Code:
su -c <commandname>
or if its multi-word command
Code:
su -c "<commandname>"
Or, you could do it graphically by navigating to the login manager in your menu and unhiding root from the login. in the system->configuration->kde->system section. Or you could just type
Code:
su -c "kcmshell kdm"
and enter your root password. You'll see this. You can take the "X" out of the root part to unhide it at login.

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Old 05-28-2004, 07:34 PM   #42
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Looking for emu10k1 gives me the following output but also other stuff but what I am showing you entails for sound only.

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snd-seq-midi 8160 0
snd-emu10k1-synth 6816 0
snd-emux-synth 36320 1 snd-emu10k1-synth
snd-seq-virmidi 6912 1 snd-emux-synth
snd-seq-midi-emul 7776 1 snd-emux-synth
snd-seq-oss 31232 0
snd-seq-midi-event 7552 3 snd-seq-midi,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-seq-oss
snd-seq 51024 8 snd-seq-midi,snd-emux-synth,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-seq-midi-emul,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event
snd-pcm-oss 51812 0
snd-mixer-oss 17952 1 snd-pcm-oss
snd-emu10k1 85508 2 snd-emu10k1-synth
snd-rawmidi 23616 3 snd-seq-midi,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-emu10k1
snd-pcm 93156 2 snd-pcm-oss,snd-emu10k1
snd-timer 24484 2 snd-seq,snd-pcm
snd-seq-device 8008 7 snd-seq-midi,snd-emu10k1-synth,snd-emux-synth,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq,snd-emu10k1,snd-rawmidi
snd-ac97-codec 58148 1 snd-emu10k1
snd-page-alloc 11972 2 snd-emu10k1,snd-pcm
snd-util-mem 4448 2 snd-emux-synth,snd-emu10k1
snd-hwdep 8928 2 snd-emux-synth,snd-emu10k1
snd 52484 18 snd-seq-midi,snd-emux-synth,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event,snd-seq,snd-pcm-oss,snd-mixer-oss,snd-emu10k1,snd-rawmidi,snd-pcm,snd-timer,snd-seq-device,snd-ac97-codec,snd-util-mem,snd-hwdep
soundcore 9248 1 snd
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From what I see on the output, it has oss active along with ALSA and don't they conflict with each other??
 
Old 05-28-2004, 08:13 PM   #43
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Ok, vectordrake. I was able to get the easyurpmi done by the website you gave me but I am not sure about the plugins. I aws able to download XMMS but it is gzipped file and not sure how to make/install it and directions for that would be greatly appreciated. I did read the readme file but it mentioned some libraries I would need to compile it, like gtk/glib 1.2.2 or better. How would I know if I have those libraries?? Also, am I a libc5 user?? my kernal version if you need it is 2.6.3-4mdk.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 08:19 PM   #44
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don't bother with the gzipped stuff

Just get it from your urpmi sources. If you go into your MCC, you'll see a package management icon. Click on that and choose updates. Update your mirrors (takes a minute) and then exit. Click on install. You'll be presented with a list of what's on your computer and what's not. I usually choose to browse by category instead of "Mandrake choices" as those don't incluse the PLF and contrib stuff. Just go to sound or multimedia and check off what you want. Pick xmms and it will tell you that you need x, y, and z packages. Say ok. when you have the list of what you want, click install.

For quick installs, you can, as root, type "urpmi <pacagename>" at the command prompt. For example, "urpmi xmms xmms-alsa" would get xmms and the xmms-alsa plugin. One thing you should install is the Mandrake manual. That way, it'll be on your hard drive and accessible from the menu so you can check on stuff that way as you go.

and there's more...

Mandrake has so many packages that you won't really have to use tar.gz and source files too often. BTW, if you like streaming radio, streamtuner is a little gem you now have at your disposal: urpmi streamtuner

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Old 05-28-2004, 08:24 PM   #45
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Looking for emu10k1 gives me the following output but also other stuff but what I am showing you entails for sound only..................

........................ux-synth,snd-emu10k1
snd-hwdep 8928 2 snd-emux-synth,snd-emu10k1
snd 52484 18 snd-seq-midi,snd-emux-synth,snd-seq-virmidi,snd-seq-oss,snd-seq-midi-event,snd-seq,snd-pcm-oss,snd-mixer-oss,snd-emu10k1,snd-rawmidi,snd-pcm,snd-timer,snd-seq-device,snd-ac97-codec,snd-util-mem,snd-hwdep
soundcore 9248 1 snd
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

From what I see on the output, it has oss active along with ALSA and don't they conflict with each other??
That OSS stuff is the alsa-oss compatibility layer. Don't worry about it. Do you get sound from anything at all yet? system sounds? mp3s?
 
  


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