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Sam Spastic

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About Sam Spastic

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  • Birthday 06/19/1950

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    Just south of Normal.

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  • Your CPU
    Pentium III
  • Your Graphics Card
    ATI Mobility P
  • Your RAM
    512 MB
  • Your Hard Drive
    80 GB Western Digital
  • Your Sound Card
    ESS Tech Maestro 2E 1978
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    Builtin LCD
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    Comfort optical mouse usb
  1. I assume since I normally login to Gnome that its running GDM. But I really don't know. Running Metacity wm. When this started failing I switched to kde. There was no change to the logoff so I went back to Gnome. I have also tried a shutdown from the menu. The display half crashed. Top half was the login theme background and the bottom half was white. The script finished and shut down the computer tho I couldn't see the script output. I will continue to use the menu shutdown as it seems to not require any repair of the hard drive at boot.
  2. The system hangs whenever I or any user logs off. What script should I be looking at to fix this. I couldn't find .xinitrc like I would use on my Mac to start X-Free86 Gnome and Enlightenmant. But I assume it is a similar problem to what I would get if an app was called without exec and it didn't get killed. Anyway when I log out it looks like everything goes away and I get a blank screeen. I do not see the login script running (the echo to the terminal is not there). Thanks for any help.
  3. I agree probably not an OS issue. But it still is a configuration issue for me. here is output from kinfocenter: Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.20 emulation code) Kernel: Linux tc-laptop #1 SMP Tue Dec 8 15:43:31 EST 2009 i686 Config options: 0 Installed drivers: Type 10: ALSA emulation Card config: ESS ES1978 (Maestro 2E) at 0x1400, irq 5 Audio devices: 0: ESS Maestro (DUPLEX) Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG Midi devices: 0: ESS ES1978 (Maestro 2E) MIDI Timers: 7: system timer Mixers: 0: SigmaTel STAC9721,23 Last week the Midi devices: line was the same as the Synth devices line is now. I just need to know which config file needs to be edited and what magic numbers need to be there. One of my sequencer apps may have prompted the midi devices fix. but I really don't know which one. Jack is running but ALSA should be the one to enable the built-in synth device. It could be the driver needs to be updated as it may only partially support the card or the developer believes no one would want that?
  4. Howdy. I'm a Mac on my nieces PC. I was running Windows, took a break, she rebooted to Linux! I'm sooooo proud.

  5. I hope no one misunderstood. Sound works. MIDI device now works. Synth device NOT working. Thanks.
  6. ohh just checked in kinfocenter and the midi device is enabled 0: ESS ES1978 (Maestro 2E) MIDI Well thats different than last weekend? I wonder what got that turned on.
  7. [root@tc-laptop willyt]# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 03) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03) 00:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01) 00:04.1 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1225 (rev 01) 00:07.0 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 02) 00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01) 00:07.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 USB (rev 01) 00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 02) 00:08.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1978 Maestro 2E (rev 10) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x (rev 64) 02:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5008 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) [root@tc-laptop willyt]# lsmod | grep snd snd_hda_intel 26760 0 snd_hda_codec 77988 1 snd_hda_intel snd_hwdep 7560 1 snd_hda_codec snd_es1968 25152 2 gameport 11408 1 snd_es1968 snd_ac97_codec 103912 1 snd_es1968 ac97_bus 1604 1 snd_ac97_codec snd_mpu401_uart 7332 1 snd_es1968 snd_rawmidi 23264 1 snd_mpu401_uart snd_seq_dummy 2696 0 snd_seq_oss 31712 0 snd_seq_midi_event 7236 1 snd_seq_oss snd_seq 54672 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq_device 7248 4 snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq snd_pcm_oss 44672 0 snd_pcm 82664 5 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_es1968,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss snd_timer 22124 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm snd_mixer_oss 16612 1 snd_pcm_oss snd 62564 18 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_es1968,snd_ac97_codec,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_mixer_oss soundcore 8128 1 snd snd_page_alloc 9164 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_es1968,snd_pcm Yep I still think it should work I just don't know the magic numbers or where to put them. Need the hardware synth but don't have to have the mpu401 (no cable plus I'll try to get Fastlane 2 working) Thanks Sam (willyt)
  8. I googled this for several weeks now. All I can find is either people who can't get sound to work or wwaayy tooo ddeeepp how to compile kernal. My sound works. I want to enable the onboard hardware synth in my soundcard. Dell Inspirion 7500 laptop with EES Tech. Maestro soundcard. Really the 450MHz CPU needs a break. Actually I thought the soundcard synth was the reason alsa was started. Someone please point me in the right direction. Thank you.
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