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SirrusX 11-18-2004 09:04 AM

newbie has some problems
 
Alright so I installed slackware 10 yeasterday.

The thing is either am I stupid, doesn't know how to do things or maybe both. There has probably been other threads concerning these things but I didn't understand them or I didn't get it to work.

Anyway I have a SB Live 5.1 soundcard from which there come no sound at all.
And second problem I have is my optical wheel mouse which doesn't scroll.

And also at what point should I update the kernel?


Sirrus

cogburnjs 11-18-2004 09:12 AM

First for scroll mouse do this edit using your favorite text editor
Edit : /etc/X11/XF86Config

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Guess what ? DONE. Restart Your X- WIndows .. that's all.

for sound chechk out alsa sound

SirrusX 11-18-2004 09:58 AM

I have actually seen other threads where this has been said but I doesn't seem to have a file named XF86Config. Or at least it isn't there.

As for the sound I have run alsaconf. It found emu10k1 Creative Labs blah, blah.
Anyway I selected it. After that it asked if it should modify etc/modules.conf.
After that it said it was finished and I only needed to run a mixer to set the volume but that didn't seem to help.

Sirrus

guzzi 11-18-2004 10:09 AM

SB live 5.1
 
Hello

Have the same sound card here running on Slack 10 kernel 2.4.26.

To activate the sound card after installing Linux, go to /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

Uncomment the line that says something about emu10K1, and save the file.

It took some trial and error, but I have found that to work every time without doing anything else.

Good Luck

predator.hawk 11-18-2004 10:35 AM

for mouse scrolling, edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" to the mouse section. Next change protocol to IMPS/2. Save, Exit and restart X.

reflection666 11-18-2004 11:16 AM

do you have an onboard soundcard?

have you turned it off from the BIOS settings?

SirrusX 11-18-2004 11:39 AM

Okay so now the mouse seems to work. Thank you for that.

As for the soundcard I unmarked the line with emu10k1 rebooted... and nothing, tried to run alsa again, checked the mixer but still nothing.

The soundcard isn't turned off in the BIOS, or then I just overlooked it. But anyway it works fine in windows xp so I don't think it's the BIOS thats the problem here, right?

Sirrus

reflection666 11-19-2004 04:38 AM

I meant that if you have an onboard soundcard (on the MB --- ex. Nforce MBs or whatever) and a pci soundcard (ex. SBLive) the system sometimes (at least in my case) uses the onboard one as default... So the sound is OK but you've plugged your cable in the wrong soundcard. If you switch the onboard's power off from the bios, the on the next startup (or setup) its the only (and default) soundcard...

:)

reddazz 11-19-2004 04:47 AM

I have an SB Live card that works fine with Linux, but as mentioned above, I have to disable the soundcard built in to the motherboard.

SirrusX 11-19-2004 06:58 AM

Sorry if I maybe kept a misunderstanding going for a while.

I don't have a onboard sound card so the only soundcard I have is the SB Live.

Sirrus

alexrait1 11-19-2004 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by cogburnjs
First for scroll mouse do this edit using your favorite text editor
Edit : /etc/X11/XF86Config

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Guess what ? DONE. Restart Your X- WIndows .. that's all.

for sound chechk out alsa sound

I think this was posted dozens of times. I guess, if it is set to be the default option, that will save a lot of time and troubles to all of us.
A simple mouse will continue to work anyway, so it really unclear to me, why it wasn't done so far.

Can anyone tell me what are the cons to my suggestion?

rutty 11-19-2004 07:49 AM

I think even if you chose the IMPS/2 option during the install it doesn't set this up properly in xorg.conf. Maybe it's an install bug.

Either way I've found it easier to run xorgconfig once the install has finished - assuming you know enough about your hardware (such as monitor refresh rates etc) then this set up xorg.conf to run better for your installation than the one that it sets up during the install.

SirrusX 11-20-2004 06:53 AM

Did the discussion die out now?

I still haven't got any sound in linux so if someone still bothers, I would appreciate it.

Sirrus

ringwraith 11-20-2004 07:45 AM

Just to verify, you ran alsaconf and it found your card okay. You then ran alsamixer and you unmuted the channels (there are no Ms above the level bars) and you increased the volume bar and PCM bar. You then ran alsactl store. But still have no sound. Windows works so the cables are all plugged in. What window manager do you use and have you checked your volumes there?

SirrusX 11-20-2004 02:14 PM

Hmmm, I just ran alsaconfig again, and the alsa mixer. I wonder why I didn't notice it before but I suppose this cant be right.

As I said I have a SBLive 5.1 soundcard but the card that alsamixer says I have is a Brooktree Bt878, with the chip Bt87x. This doesn't to me sound like it was made by Creative.
But then again I have a Hauppage winTV board with if I'm not mistaken a 878 chip.

Could this be some kind of mixup.


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