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Richie
Posted on: Nov 30 2005, 01:10 PM


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Hi,
I was having probmels getting any sound from my system after a mandriva 2006 install. I have a Sound Blaster Awe64 PnP ISA card, old I know. I found if I ran alsaconf it sorted out all my problems. However I could not find alsaconf on my install or the cd's i downloaded. So if you don't have it you can doenload the package from rpm Search then just search fro alsaconf download the rpm for mandriva 2006 install and then it's there. Of couse you have to run alsaconf as root user.

But your problem is slighlty different from mine but worth a try. Let me know if it works anyway..

Good Luck.
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Posted on: Nov 25 2005, 12:48 PM


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Hi, I've installed Mandrava 2006 free, i was previously using Mandrake 10.1 and in that sound was working just fine without having to do anything.

I have a Sound Blaster awe64 PnP ISA Sound Card.

I have had similar problems with other distro's and solved it by running alsaconf, but this file seems to be missing. I have installed all packages that i can find on the cd's for alsa but it is still not there.

I have tried to run sndconfig and that has found the card and play a sample file and it worked just fine, but in KDE I can't get any sound to work. When I enable sound in the sound system part for configure KDE, I get a message saying it can't find the device and will continue to use the null output.

Anyone out there know how to sort this out? I will be very greatfull!

P.S. Very sorry about the multiple posts, i kept getting an error message saying mail not sent... so I kept trying and didn't realise it was actually working. Sorry once agaain.
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Posted on: Oct 17 2005, 01:59 PM


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Hi,
I'm tring to write a prgram that I can input some text on my hosted web page, then display the text with the wall commande.
From a shell if i issue the command echo "hello world" | wall . all is good
If in my cgi (written in c/++) I can use system("mkdir"); it works. But if i try system("echo hello | wall"); it does not.

What am I doing wrong?
Thanks.

P.s. I know this is not a good idea for security issues .ie if the text was mail /etc/paswd/ me@here.com; hello world , but i want to be able to do this...
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Posted on: Jan 19 2005, 12:59 PM


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Bummer, but thanks for trying.
What do you recon to using a windows undelete program (I've found many) but using wine to run it.
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Posted on: Jan 18 2005, 04:36 PM


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Ok, I tried mounting it in the same place. It mounted fine, but is still empty.

Re-tracing my steps.
In gtoaster's perferances, ISO9660 tab; I set CDfs area to /mnt/data and checked Delete Fsedit area on exit. This was all done with the gtoaster ran as root, and started from a terminal.

It seems a big ask to get you to test it out, but any help you can give me would be so very welcome.

If you could do with any more info let me know, and I'll tell you all I know.
Thank you for the help.
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Posted on: Jan 18 2005, 03:22 PM


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Thanks for the reply,

I'm pretty sure it is deleted. The file browser showed the directory it was mounted in as empty, so did ls as root in a terminal. It is also a 20gig drive, and i forget were, but in gnome I glanced at something that said it had 19.somthingG free, I then got the drive out asap to try and save it while I find out what I'm doing.

I don't have windows installed. The reason it is formated to vfat was because, even in windows i had my comp set up with an operating drive and a data drive. I did reformat it with linux as vfat, I left it as this in case I didn't get on with Linux, and could swap back easily. (Don't worry, a little set back like this isn't going to make me switch back, I'm really likeing linux.)

I've been serching the Internet for info, the only thing I have found that sounds at all right so far is using fsck.vfat -u /mnt/data (/mnt/data is the mount point i normally have it at.) Is this the right tool to use, and is this the correct way to issue it? Reading the help of fsck.vfat command said. I'm reluctent to have ago not knowing what I'm doing, as I know I could easily make the data un-recoverable.

Thanks for your help here, very much appreciated.
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Posted on: Jan 18 2005, 08:44 AM


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Hi,
I've been using fedora core 2 for the last couple of months, I'm pretty new to Linux but finding my way around fast.
I was trying to get my cd berner to work, using gtoaster, was all going fine, but i think I set some path options very badly, and it deleted the contents of my second hard drive.

I have two Hard drives, one for the linux operating system and all, the other, formatted as vfat with all my data on. E.g music, photos, documents, etc. this is the drive that is now blank!

On realising what had happend I unmounted my harddrive, removed it from fstab, shut down and took out my hard drive, to preserve it in... well the state it is in.

What I don't know is, How do I undelete. What is the command, and how do I use it? The data isn't in my wast bin, and as I understand it, when data is deleted it just removes it from the toc, but the data is still there, so long as nothing over writes it, or is it just DOS that works this why?

Is there anyway of saving the information I have lost?

Please help!!!!!
Thankyou.
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Posted on: Jan 4 2005, 05:38 PM


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I'm using fedora core 2, and Gnome.
When I wish to do somthing that askes for the root account in gnome, I.e. Redhat alert notification icon, I get six keys appeare next to the time. When I first installed, this didn't happen, I have no idea when it started, or what is making it do it. Has anyone else had this happen, and does anyone know how to stop it?

Second. If I want to install something from one of the fedora install disks using Add/Remove applications, if i have to change disks it's can't find the disk in the cd-rom drive. Again on first install it didn't do this. How can I get this working again?

Thanks for reading, hope one of you has the answers.
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Posted on: Dec 3 2004, 08:22 AM


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hello,

Ok it's taken me a while to get sound working, and it took ages to realse that alsactl store had to be ran to save sound settings. which i have done now. I can even restore the sound settings with aslactl restore.

I'm sure this is a very simple question, were do i put the command alsactl restore so the command is issued everytime i boot my computer??

I have tried putting it in ~/.bashrc this didn't work. but it did mean to get sound I just had to start a terminal.

what should i do??

I'm running fedora core 2.

thank you.
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Posted on: Dec 2 2004, 02:58 PM


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you can try using the command "alsactl restore" this should restore what ever you saved, and requires no other input. Hope it helps.
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Posted on: Nov 9 2004, 12:42 PM


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Hello,
I know this is just a cosmetc question but when I make a link on my dexktop how do I get rid of the little green arrows that are automatically put there?

Also, I've seen screen shots of the bar at the bottom of the desktop transparat, I can do that but when I open an app, the blocks of programs is always gray. How can I make those transparant too?

Oh yeah I'm using Gnome with fedora core 2.

Thanks.
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Posted on: Nov 8 2004, 04:03 PM


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does anyone know how to connect an apple ipod to fedord core2 via a usb port?

any surgestions are welcome.

Thanks.
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Posted on: Nov 8 2004, 03:18 AM


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Thanks for the reply. I have got sound working, but everytime I start the computer it resets the volume to mute. How do I set the volume for boot or get it to remember my last setting?

thanks.
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Posted on: Nov 3 2004, 05:45 PM


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I was using redhat9 and my soundcard was automatically detected during the install.
I have recently started using fedora2 but it wont detect my sound card.

how can I manually set it up? or even make fedora detect it?
thankyou.
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Posted on: Oct 31 2004, 05:52 AM


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Hi, I've just updated from redhat9 to fedoura c2.
I think its great so far, a huge improvment!
But how do i install rpm's I've downloaded?
In redhat9 i just had to go to the rpm and double click it, now with fc2 I get a dialog box saying

There is no action associated with "rpmname.i386.rpm".
You can configure GNOME to associate applications with file types. Do you want to associate an application with this file type now?

what do i do?

Thanks.
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Posted on: Oct 28 2004, 04:09 PM


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Ok, so I'm fairly new t linux, I've been using redhat9, and many things I've read have convinced me to change to Fedora. I've downloaded the iso images, but I don't know how to burn them to disk. I have tried just dragging the file to the Burn/// window that opens when I insert a blank cd but the copys the iso file to the cd not the iso contents.

So how do I do it? From console is fine solong as it works.

Thanks.
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Posted on: Oct 23 2004, 07:51 AM


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hi,
I i've got redhat9 installed, and am wondering how to find out what version of gnome i am using.
Also were can I download the latest version of Gnome as an rpm (2.8?)

Thanks in advance.
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Posted on: Oct 21 2004, 07:22 AM


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hi, thanks for the reply
I didn't know about the dmesg but here are the bits that relate to usb (oh yeah it is a usb camera).

usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 17:09:32 Mar 13 2003
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xe400, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <vojtech@suse.cz>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-2, assigned address 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x4a7/0x224) is not claimed by any active driver.

then some stuff followed by

hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-1, assigned address 3
usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x4a9/0x309b) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: USB disconnect on device 00:07.2-1 address 3
hub.c: new USB device 00:07.2-1, assigned address 4
usb.c: USB device 4 (vend/prod 0x4a9/0x309b) is not claimed by any active driver.

I have a usb flash device wich is working fine and is in fstab, I also have a usb scanner that I haven't tried to get working yet but is plugged in. The cammera and flash device use the same port (not at the same time obviously)

if I try to detect the camera with gphoto2 or gtkam (which i think gtkam ueses gphoto2?) I get a 'usb ptp class camera' detected followed by 'could not initialise camera'.
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Posted on: Oct 20 2004, 02:30 AM


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HI,
How do I install a .tar.gz

Please keep it simple,
does it matter were I install it from i.e. does it install in my home dir if i do it from my home dir?
I'm using redhat9 but can't find an rpm for gphoto.

Thankyou.
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Posted on: Oct 18 2004, 12:16 PM


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Hi,
I'm pretty new to linux, liking it alot but need help.
I have redhat 9 installed and want to use a digital camera, as far as I understand I should be able to use it as if it was a mss storage device and mount it in my fstab, however this does not seem to work.

The camera I've got is a canon IXUSi pc1060

any sergestions?

Thanks.
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Posted on: Oct 17 2004, 05:24 AM


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Hi,
Has anyone managed to use Gaim with an msn account?
If you have please let me know how.

Also do any of you out there know how to make the numlock be on at boot up?
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Posted on: Oct 16 2004, 04:40 AM


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hello,

'm sure this is a stupid question, but I am having great problems with wine. I have installed the correct version, I have made a fakw windows directory with the config prog in gnome (Redhad 9), it made /home/richie/.wine/fake_windows but now I don't know how to install a windows program? I have read stuff from the wne hq but it sounds to me from there that I just have to double click on the install of the windows prog I want to use, all I get is chose an app or viewer to use, I chose app/wine and nothing happens.

What am I doing wrong?
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Posted on: Oct 13 2004, 12:58 PM


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Hi,
I have readhat 9 installed, and have updated grip to the newest stable version, trying to sort out this problem.
Grip works fine when ripping a cd but will not encode to mp3. How do I sort this out. When I try I get the message:

Invalid encode executable
check your encode configuration.

I have installed lame with a rpm but can't work out what I should put in the encoder executale config bit, I'm assuming this is the proble.

Anyone know what I need to do?
I'm not really that bothered what encoder I use so long as it encodes to mp3.

Thanks.
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Posted on: Oct 12 2004, 11:34 AM


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Worked perfectly, Thankyou you have saved me hour of fiddleing around and getting no were. wink.gif
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Posted on: Oct 12 2004, 07:26 AM


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Hi,
I have two hard drives, one for operating systems, etc and the other for personal data.
Both hard drives are mounted in fstab but my second hdd(data) will only give read acces to users, fine with root.

I have tried chmod 777 /home/richie/data (the mount point for the drive) after SU to the root user but am told:

chmod: changing permissions of `/home/richie/data' (requested: 0777, actual: 0755): Operation not permitted

Why is this, I thought the root user had permision to pretty much change anything, and how do I give user richie read/write/execute acces to this drive?

I'd like richie to be the owner of the drive, but get a simular message using chown.
Please help, I'm sick of windows and am despratly trying to get to grips with Linux(and really liking it at the moment to).
Thanks.
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