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Sunday, March 21st, 2004

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12:03a
ALSA Problems
I’ve got two PCs running Mandrake 10.0 Community, and I can’t make ALSA work for the sound cards on either of them.

One’s a Gateway Solo 2500 laptop - the sound card is a NeoMagic 256. The other’s my homebuilt desktop, using the VIA 8233 chipset and onboard sound.

I got the sound to work on the laptop when I was using Mandrake 9.2, although I’m not quite sure how. I followed the directions for both chipsets on the ALSA site, installed the latest driver, lib & utils packages, and still had no luck.

Any ideas? I’m not even sure where to start troubleshooting.

(x-posted to linuxnewbies

Current Mood: confused
12:12a
http://www.loadux.com/

I found this site and thought it would be useful for those who don't have to advantage of high-speed internet. You can get Knoppix for $3 + s/h and other distributions for pretty cheep.

Current Mood: sleepy
1:00a
installing new drive in Fedora...
I should have this down pat now, but don't, so here goes:

Want to replace my /dev/hda {ibm 18 gigs} with a matrox 40 gig.

I tried dd if=/dev/hda of=/dev/hdd bs=1024k

Getting disk errors on the boot and the system halts.
I'm ready to start over.

-do I have to make the new drive of type ext3 first before doing anything
or is the "dd" by itself enough ?

-is there anything else I should be doing before or after ?

-my MBR should be copied over also, right ?

When I checked/compared both disks using "fdisk -l" they looked identical.

thks :)
3:46p
make eth0
I've always fallen back on /etc/network/interfaces to create eth0, or the init network scripts. However, I don't seem to have that luxry in slackware 9.1 to fall back upon for creating eth0. On bsd systems I would create eth0 by doing makedev and linking to the correct device, however, linux doesn't seem to create devices for networking. I tried to mknod eth0, but I didn't find anything to link to. Anyone familar with creating eth0 from the command line without falling back on /etc/network or an init script? Thanks =-D

EDIT: Does anyone know a definitive source for the explination of how devices are allocated in linux? This is something I understand in bsd, however, understand very little of in Linux. Thanks again.
4:25p
Libranet 2.7 Classic apt-get and sources.list questions
I've been trying to update a Live Journal client. But for some reason or another when I apt-get it wants to basically remove Gnome from my computer.

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How I keep Gnome from getting removed?

Also, I'd like to know how I can add KDE and Gnome mirrors to my sources.list. I tried to do it myself and it said it was malformed. So how do I add KDE and Gnome mirrors to my sources list so they work?

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Current Mood: tired
11:39p
burning iso images in linux
i'm running mandrake 9.2, with gnome 2.4...

i just downloaded the iso images for mandrake10.0, but i don't have a decent program to easily burn them to cd's that will actually boot up and work properly... sure, i can burn the iso to a cd as a file, but i need to use the iso as an image for the cd...

help!

(thanks in advance)
~zach

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