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About kurt_ram

  • Birthday 06/03/1981

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  1. I have downloaded Americas Army Operations game for Linux and installed it on my PC. Everything works fine but I do not hear any sound. I'm able to play mp3s using Amarok and I can hear the KDE startup and exit sounds. So, system sound is working fine. When I start Americas Army, I get the following error: open /dev/[sound/]dsp: No such file or directory I'm trying to debug this issue. After googling for a while, I got to this page: http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Docs/Hardware#Sound_Cards. In this page it is given that When I did this, I get Cannot stat /dev/dsp: No such file or directory This doesn't sound right. Any comments? [moved from Software by spinynorman]
  2. I have tried this. It does not remove the "Menu" text from the KMenu in Kicker if we are using the Kicker Menu Style. It works only when we use the KDE Menu Style. (right click on KMenu to switch between two different styles). On a related note, I have noticed, that if I use the Kicker Menu Style, KMenu takes 6-8 seconds to bring up the menu after clicking the first time after startup. This issue does not exist if I am using the KDE Menu Style. Is this a known issue that can be fixed? Or should I open a new thread? Please help. Thanks.
  3. This is exactly what I have been looking for.
  4. I just followed your tips and it fixed the issue. What I still do not understand is how Linux is able to see the onboard sound card even though I have it disabled in BIOS. (Windows does not detect the onboard card.) Thank you Arctic and John.
  5. I have disabled Harddrake from starting during Boot. Also, I installed Alsaconf and ran it as root and went through the steps and configured my "Creative Audigy" sound card. Everything went through successfully. But, I still do not hear any sound. Also, now, when I go to KDE Control Center -> Sound -> Sound System and do "Apply", when it tries to restart sound system, I get an error message saying device: default can't be opened for playback (No such file or directory). The sound server will continue, using the null output device. What now? :mellow:
  6. John, Thanks for your reply. Can you please tell me how to configure my sound? What is the command (or) tool I use to reconfigure the sound? Appreciate your help. PS: Please take a look at my edits to my previous post. I think it contains some useful info. Thank you.
  7. I have disabled harddrake in MCC. I'm not sure what you mean by How do I do this? I went to MCC ->Manage Your Hardware -> Browse and Configure Hardware. But, I couldn't do anything from there. I guess I'm not doing the right thing here. Can you please point me to the correct tool? EDIT1: I tried stopping ALSA service by going to MCC and I got this error: Shutting down ALSA sound driver (version 1.0.14): no. (sound is being used by pid 7110 7110 7110))[Failed] Looks like some process is still using ALSA. Could this be due to the default "Start-Up" sound? Why is this happening? I guess I can disable the start-up sound and see if it works. I'll try that now. Is there a good fix for this issue other than turning off start-up sound? EDIT2: I disabled my Start-Up sound and it didn't help. After restarting, when I tried to stop ALSA service, I got an error again saying some process is using it. It appears as if the audigy module is using it. Because, after I killed the process (by PID) that was using ALSA, going to kMix, wouldn't list "Audigy" as one of the options. It displayed only VIA. Thanks for your help.
  8. I installed Mandriva 2008 yesterday. I've been installing and removing some new apps since this morning and I notice that there is no sound anymore. When I try to play an mp3 in Amarok, it behaves as if everything is working fine. But, I hear no sound from my speakers. It used to work fine before. Even earlier, there were times when there was no sound after boot up and I had to restart to get sound back. But, atleast i was able to do this at that time. Now, rebooting doesn't help. I have not installed/modified any package related to sound. I dont know what I did wrong. Is it possible that the problem is because of my hardware configuration? I have 2 soundcards on my system. One of them is an integrated sound card (VIA) that I have disabled on BIOS (but, it still shows up in the Device list in Mandriva). The other one is a Creative Audigy ZS (this is what I want to use). How do I troubleshoot this issue? Can anyone help me? Appreciate your help. =Kurt= [moved from Software - arctic]
  9. I disabled Core Fonts and that did it. Now, the fonts appear good on Opera too. Thank you ffi and chris:b.
  10. I think I figured out what my mistake was. I forgot to change "ro" to "rw". I did this for the folders that I want write access & added "users" flag to the options for those mount points and now I'm able to create new folders in these partitions. Thanks
  11. Did those instructions work for you? I couldn't get it to work. This is my fstab /dev/hdb2 / ext3 relatime 1 1 /dev/hdb10 /home ext3 relatime 1 2 /dev/cdrom /media/cdrom auto umask=0022,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 /dev/cdrom2 /media/cdrom2 auto umask=0022,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,ro,exec 0 0 /dev/fd0 /media/floppy auto umask=0022,users,iocharset=utf8,noauto,exec,flush 0 0 /dev/hda1 /mnt/win_c ntfs umask=0022,nls=utf8,ro 0 0 /dev/hdb5 /mnt/win_c2 ntfs umask=0022,nls=utf8,ro 0 0 /dev/hda5 /mnt/win_d ntfs umask=0022,nls=utf8,ro 0 0 /dev/hdb6 /mnt/win_d2 vfat umask=0000,iocharset=utf8 0 0 /dev/hda6 /mnt/win_e vfat umask=0022,iocharset=utf8 0 0 /dev/hdb7 /mnt/win_e2 vfat umask=0022,iocharset=utf8 0 0 /dev/hda7 /mnt/win_f vfat umask=0000,iocharset=utf8 0 0 /dev/hdb8 /mnt/win_f2 ntfs-3g umask=0000,nls=utf8,ro 0 0 /dev/hda8 /mnt/win_g vfat umask=0022,iocharset=utf8 0 0 /dev/hda9 /mnt/win_h ntfs-3g umask=0000,nls=utf8,ro 0 0 none /proc proc defaults 0 0 /dev/hda10 swap swap defaults 0 0 /dev/hdb9 swap swap defaults 0 0 When I try to create a new file in /mnt/win_h, /mnt/win_f2, /mnt/d2 or /mnt/f, it fails with an error message eventhough umask has been set to 0000. Any help?
  12. I installed Mandriva 2008 couple of hours back and I'm impressed. One thing I did notice is that certain text on some webpages that look perfectly good on Firefox looks bad on Opera. Please see the screen capture below. Does anyone know how to fix this? On Firefox: On Opera: Any help?? PS: By the way, I have already downloaded and installed msttcorefonts-bootstrap-0.1-4brs.noarch.rpm. It didn't help. Thanks, =Kurt= [moved from Software by spinynorman]
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