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  1. Yeah! that's the poing, I did it in the past, but my BIOS doen't give me the option to enable/disable this sort of stuff, I will check compaq's site in order to see what's going on. When I press del and enter in BIOS the only possibilityis to setup booting device order (if I'm not wrong)... But I will check it again....
  2. Ok zeroOw: In my office just now, anxious to be at home. But, how to disable the internal sound card? I'm not sure if its enabled.
  3. People: Despite of not being much conscious of what exactly the meaning and purpose of the comands like "lsmod | grep snd" and "cat /etc/modules.conf is, I've followed step by step, in the same order, what was suggested by you. Still very hard to understand the meaning of all these lines.... In the aumix I've adjusted the volume and in the Kmix I was not able to do it, cause there weren't any sliders, it was completely empty, no options in Kmix window. The xmms has a bunch of configuration in the preferences tab and I've tried to adjust it according to what was recommended in another post, but with no success, I've decided to run xmms/mnt/cdrom comand that worked well and recognized the cd, but unfortunately I haven't gotten any sound. toaderxxix , good luck at your new businees. Great initiative to incentivate people to know linux, if I had been introduced to linux before, nowadays, probably I would be in a better situation. Wouldn't I. and zero0w, thanks for your patience. All the best....
  4. Sound server informational message: Error while initializing the sound driver: can't start sound i/o The sound server will continue, using the null output device. that's what I got during KDE initialization....
  5. toaderxxix: yeah. I have a soundcard on board the laptop. It's a ES1988 Allegro-1. Well people, finally I succeeded in installing 3 packages of alsa (alsa-driver, alsa-lib and alsa-utils), according to the recommendation of alsa quick-intall steps.Thanks zero0w for the hints to install development packages. It would be very simple if the procedures to have everything here working well were only alsa packages installations!!! After a step by step installation procedure, the Extigy SB is already plugged in the computer and thanks GOD It hasnĀ“t frozen the computer as before. :lol: After the installation I inserted the modules into the kernel space typing "modprobe snd-usb-audio;modprobe snd-pcm-oss;modprobe snd-mixer-oss;modprobe snd-seq-oss and restarted the computer. I've checked if the the sound card was detected running "sndconfig" and I was able to listen to the Torvalds sound sample through the speakes attached to my SB Extigy as everything was working properly. I've checked if the aumix and mixer volume was properly adjusted and tried to listen to a CD, using Kscd. Unfortunately, I was only able to hear a very low volume sound comming from the internal computer's speakers. I've been in the MDK control center to check the sound hardware configuration and here is the information out there: Vendor: ESS Technology Alternative drivers: snd-maestro Bus-PCI Description: ES 1988 Allegro-1 Module: maestro3 sndconfig detected the following : A PCI sound card was found in your system. The details are: Model: ESS Technology ES1988 Allegro-1 and as I've stated, it was possible to listen to Tovalds's voice. lsmod says: [root@wgodois root]# lsmod Module Size Used by Not tainted maestro3 28528 0 (unused) ac97_codec 12488 0 [maestro3] sg 34636 0 (autoclean) nfsd 74256 0 (autoclean) ds 8456 1 yenta_socket 13056 1 pcmcia_core 57184 0 [ds yenta_socket] af_packet 14952 0 (autoclean) floppy 55132 0 tulip 44032 1 (autoclean) nls_iso8859-1 3516 1 (autoclean) ntfs 76812 1 (autoclean) supermount 15296 3 (autoclean) sr_mod 16920 2 ide-cd 33856 0 cdrom 31648 0 [sr_mod ide-cd] ide-scsi 11280 1 sd_mod 13100 0 audio 44216 0 (unused) scsimon 9280 0 (unused) exaudio 36716 0 (unused) snd-pcm-oss 42308 0 usb-storage 72952 0 snd-mixer-oss 14296 0 [snd-pcm-oss] scsi_mod 103284 6 [sg sr_mod ide-scsi sd_mod scsimon usb-storage] snd-usb-audio 47360 4 snd-pcm 78240 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-usb-audio] snd-timer 18152 0 [snd-pcm] usbmouse 2936 0 (unused) snd-page-alloc 7884 0 [snd-pcm] keybdev 2720 0 (unused) mousedev 5268 1 snd-rawmidi 17440 0 [snd-usb-audio] snd-seq-device 5740 0 [snd-rawmidi] snd 41060 4 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-usb-audio snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device] hid 20900 0 (unused) soundcore 6276 0 [maestro3 audio exaudio snd] input 5664 0 [usbmouse keybdev mousedev hid] usb-uhci 24652 0 (unused) usbcore 72992 1 [audio exaudio usb-storage snd-usb-audio usbmouse hid usb-uhci] rtc 8060 0 (autoclean) ext3 59916 2 jbd 38972 2 [ext3] [root@wgodois root]# People, I'm sorry for being so repetitive, but I'm very anxious to have my external devices working well here, I have more than 2 Gb of MP3 and It's very important to me to adjust my computer with all the its facilities as it was working with Window installed. Thanks again. william
  6. After installing almost the all development packages, that's the result after ./configure comand, trying to install the alsa driver package. [root@wgodois alsa-driver-0.9.3]# ./configure checking for gcc... gcc checking for C compiler default output... a.out checking whether the C compiler works... yes checking whether we are cross compiling... no checking for executable suffix... checking for object suffix... o checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes checking for ranlib... ranlib checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E checking for ANSI C header files... yes checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes checking for inline... inline checking whether time.h and sys/time.h may both be included... yes checking whether gcc needs -traditional... no checking for current directory... /usr/src/alsa/downloads/alsa-driver-0.9.3 checking cross compile... checking for directory with kernel source... /usr/src/linux checking for kernel version... The file /usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h d oes not exist. Please, install the package with full kernel sources for your distribution or use --with-kernel=dir option to specify another directory with kernel sources (default is /usr/src/linux). What do I have to do? Sorry for being boring zer0w but you are my last hope. thanks.
  7. I've downloaded the 5 packages from alsa, driver, lib, OSS, tools and utils. During the installation I got the following error message: [root@wgodois alsadriver-0.9.3]#./config [enter] checking for CGC ...... No checking for CC ........ No checking for CC ........ No checking for CL ........ No Configure:error:no acceptable cc found in $path. What is going on?
  8. Hello to everybody: I'm comming from the hardware forum, where I've started a post asking for some help with external devices: http://www.mandrakeusers.org/viewtopic.php?t=5124 As you can see, I'm just a linux newbie who is trying to become a ex windows user and facing a bunch of problems with Linux (what i consider to be normal) concerning my external usb Creative SB Extigy. Indeed at this time I don't have the very deep knowledge as I could notice you really do, but could it be possible to count with your help to give me a clear explanation of what are the possibilities of having this sound card working properly? What is going on with my computer? Why does it freeze whenever I plug the SB Extigy in it (during booting time or with the system already loaded). Do I have to know basic compiling issues to have this device working with Linux? I have MDK 9.1 installed on my Laptop Compaq Presario 1700, everything was already recognized by the system: ethernet card, internal sound card, Usb Zip Drive Iomega, Usb Mouse and scanner, but this f****** card completely freezes my computer. Could you help me? I've seen zero0w's "cake recipe" to compile source files to make SB working properly. That's what I need but, are these steps applicable to my situation? Again, why the computer freezes? Thanks for any input. William
  9. Sorry for the fury moment. I'm back working on the sound blaster. Have just downloaded the alsa drivers and reading the instruction to proceed with its installation. My apologies again.
  10. People: The scanner is already working properly, but the key problem is stil with the sound blaster external usb device.... Whenever I attach the USB creative extigy sound blaster (during boot time or with linux already loaded) the computer freezes. I cannot do anything, a forced boot must be proceeded if I need to bring the system to the previous stage, ie: working. The key point is: there's no sense to run the sndconfig, if whenever the plug is attached to the computer, in order to make the system capable of recognizing the new sound card, it freezes. I'm running the latest MDK version on my laptop!!!! The original sound card indeed is recognized, but how to disable it? It's not logic to assume that the system is going to recognize both cards. Don't you agree with me? I've downloaded the latest updates including the one that is related to USB bug issue. Please, consider that I'm a new linux user, I've been visiting and reading all the mentioned links and it seems to be quite complex to understand what exactly I have to do when I read all the steps in the advanced linux sound. (recompile Kernel, Ez USB Devices, GPL, You must turn on the sound support soundcore module, etc). It's not sth self-explanatory. Of course I consider the fact that I do have to pay the price for having been using Windows and MACOS for the last 10 years, but sometime it's frustating when you are obliged to face so many difficulties.... Unfortunately I will have to come to the conclusion that the problem is between the user and the machine. It's frustrating to assume this .... but what to do??? Insist??? Do it have any basic and more objective steps to be followed? I mean, like a cake recipe? william
  11. aRTee, MottS, Pzatch, lxthusdan and anon: Thank you all for the inputs. The zip drive was already reconized, just following Pzatch steps. (and now investigating and studying how to "mount" it on my desktop ) The next challange will be the sound card, I'm very anxious to listem to some mp3s as I was used with Windows. I hope to succeed. The scanner will be the third priority. As soon as I get home (in the office at this moment) I'll let you know the news. Thanks again for all of your help. BTW: Pzatch. Your hint didn't work with the sound card, the system just got frozem during the "module dependencies" in booting time. william
  12. Ok. But the point is: After checking the link you suggested, none of my devices is listed out there. Just a question: Do I have to conclude that if linux mandrake 9.1 doesn't recognize my usb zip drive and sound card, it's going to be impossible to have them installed unless I acquire a deep linux expertise to make them work? The bios issue was already done, but as I told you, when a plug the sound card and restart the computer for the booting process it gets stucked in the "finding modules dependencies" and if I type "ctrl C" it stucks in the finding new hardware" line. Ok. I intend to be a ex window user, if I have to be an expert to be able to install this sort of stuff in order to keep the same things I have with window XP on my partitioned HD (mp3 player, SONY Digital Camera, sound blaster, zip drive, scanner, USB hubs, video editors, etc), I will be. Thanks. william
  13. i've jumped to hardware forum. I had problems with sound blaster and zip drive. Any help will be very much appreciated.
  14. After many attempts to have linux on my compaq presario 1700, at this moment, I'm surfing on the web, listening some MP3 with the internal sound card, etc, I would like to expand the pleasure to have this system in my computer so I would like to know if it's possible to have the following devices installed : 1 ) an USB sound blaster extigy 2 ) an USB zip drive IOMEGA 750 Mb 3 ) an USB genius scanner If positive, what would be the easiest way considering I'm a linux new user? I've noticed that plug and play procedures don't work, when I plug the sound blaster in the computer it hangs and stops working. During booting time when the OS looks for new hardware the computer gets frozem? Does anyone here could help me? william
  15. Andrew, MottSs and anon: Thank you very much for your kindly attention. My Computer is a Pentium III 866Mhz. (a genuine compaq presario 1700T). Unfortunately, as a linux new user, I've installed the whole OS for more 5 times and at this moment I am in front of my laptop, just writing down these words on the internet with Galeon 1.3.3 browser. (The OS recognized my COMPAQ 10_100 Mini PCI Ethernet NIC, what made me very glad.... There are some minor points that I will have to look up: Screen / monitor: when loggin out to change user, it flickers and suddenly gets stable, I am not sure if it is a problem of screen resolution or monitor, I will have to check. Modem : not recognized , it is not important Keyboard: despite being US International, it is not OK, backspace doesnt work. Soud Blaster Creative: not sure if the system will recognize Zip Drive 750 Iomega: not sure if the system will recognize Genius Scanner: not sure if the system will recognize Actually I do not know what happened, problably a wrong choice in configuration steps during installation process. That is the point, what really causes the problem? Which problem? Get stucked during booting time? type control c ... ok it worked, but after this there were a bunch of problems that I went to a bookstore and got a linux book for dummies, what at least gave some offline support. Now I am sure to be ready for being introduced to the linux world. It is a pleasure to be on the same boat with all of you who has left any imput here. Regards. William a new linux laptop user
  16. modprobe: modprobe: can't locate module fb0 unmounting initrd: [ok] configuring kernel parameters: [ok] setting clock(itc): sun may 11 09:46:34 BRT 2003 [ok] loading default key map: [ok] setting host name local host: [ok] initializing usb controller (usb-uhci) [ok] mount usb filesystem [ok] checking root filesystem [ok] /dev/hda5, clean, 86657/700384files,314993/1400482 blocks remounting root filesystem in read write mode [ok] activating swap partitions finding module dependencies:_ Andrew: Thanks for your inputs. Please, consider the fact that I'm a linux begginer and maybe the given error description was not the most adequate to the situation. Notice the last bold line. This is the problem ....finding module dependencies, the computer gets stuck at this point. I've tried your suggestion but still with no sucess. My video information: Adapter: ati rage mobility M1 (compaq) 1024 by 768, true color (32), 60 hertz thanks.
  17. manly. I've alrealdy tried starting in failsafe but it hasn't been working at all. It gets stuck at the same "welcome to mandrake 9.1 linux" black screen point.
  18. I do get a prompt to choose between windows and linux. The computer gets stuck since this message appears during booting time: modprobe: modprobe: can't locate module fb0 finding module dependencies: That's it, despite having linux installed on it, I'm not able to start the OS.
  19. That's the message I get during booting time to run mandrake 9.1 on my computer. (compaq pressario 1700T with windows xp pro installed NTFS) Installation process was fine (no error messages, all hardware devices recognized and automatic HD partition), but unfortunately up to now I haven't been able to run the OS. That's the second time I try to have linux installed on my computer, the first attempt was 1 week ago with Red Hat distribution, but unfortunately it didn't recognize my network adapter (compaq 10_100 mini pci ethernet nic). Does anyone here know what is going on? Please, give me some help.
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