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Offline WarPiper

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2003, 04:21:40 AM »
oh man, I am a complete windows and Amiga ONLY moron,  This whole thing is like a completely a differant language to me, looking at that site you sent me about the URPMI stuff is getting me lost for real

I never compiled anything except lint in my pockets,

If its not Amiga or windows commands in the shell, its not english to me

I have absolutly no clue what so ever as to what I am doing, I am even rethinking the whole linux thing over, again.
There was a time I can remember computers were fun...I miss my A1200.
 

Offline WarPiper

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2003, 04:24:44 AM »
I have no idea how to clear my software sources list either

or to even close the Xserver thing
There was a time I can remember computers were fun...I miss my A1200.
 

Offline bhoggett

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2003, 08:46:02 AM »
@WarPiper

Don't get discouraged dude, you didn't learn AmigaOS or Windows in a day either.  ;-)

Drop me a line to bill_hoggett.AT.lineone.net and I'll tell you about that site and how to clear your software repository. It's surprisingly simple when you know what to look for.
Bill Hoggett
 

Offline Blomberg

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2003, 04:12:09 PM »
I recently installed nvidia's drivers for my GF4 (which is now dead, unfortunately) under Mandrake 9.1, and found it to be quite easy for a newbie such as myself, thanks to good documentation.

First off, I never found out how to quit the X-server without shutting down totally or rebooting, so instead I used Mandrake Control Center -> Hardware -> XFdrake -> Options to set it to *not* boot straight into X.

After that, a reboot, and I got to the console and SU'ed.
Navigated to the folder I downloaded the archive to and typed:

sh WhatEverTheArchiveNameIs.run (remember it's case-sensitive)

The installer did it's thing, I can't remember if there was any interaction there or if it just did everything itself, the latter, I think.

Reboot to the prompt, type 'startx' (without quotes) and boot into X.

Then I edited my XF86Config-4 as described in the drivers readme in section 3, i changed one word and added one line, IIRC, quite easy, it's all in the readme. XF86config-4 is in /etc/X11

Then I ran XFdrake again and set it back to boot straight into the GUI and rebooted .... all done

Well almost, I had to fiddle a bit more with XF86config-4 to get Twinview and TV-out set up, but it's all in the readme.

Nvidia's Linux section is here

Direct link to the latest IA32 archive is here

And the readme is here, you might want to print that out, at least the installing part (sorry the link didn't work, you have to copy+paste :)
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-4496/README.txt

Good luck, there's really nothing to it  :-)

Offline Blomberg

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2003, 04:53:58 PM »
Oh btw., when you edit the XF86config-4, you'll want to do it as root, or else your changes won't be saved.

Open a console and type:
su
(and your password)

konqueror

and then navigate to /etc/X11 and open the file with your editor of choice (i use kwrite)

or just:

su
(password)
kwrite /etc/X11/XF86config-4

Offline DethKnight

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2003, 09:43:55 PM »
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irst off, I never found out how to quit the X-server without shutting down totally or rebooting

could try keycombo    ctrl+alt+backspace
or                                     ctrl+alt+F2    or  ctrl+alt+F7
then when the terminal comes up, type   ps -aux
the just type     kill   (where pid# is the number assigned to KDE or XFree in the ps -aux listing.

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set  it to *not* boot straight into X.


yep from su terminal just      vi  /etc/inittab
then replace the initdefault with a 3  instead of the 4 or 5 that is there.


I dont use mandrake b.t.w.
wanted; NONfunctional A3K keyboard wanted
 

Offline Blomberg

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2003, 10:07:21 PM »
Ctrl+alt+backspace closes the whole system down (or was it a reboot, can't remember), donno why Mandrake has to do that differently, everyone I talked to told me that keycombo should work, but alas ...

Oh yeah, I forgot about inittab, I think I edited that when I was fiddling with some other stuff, though. I tend to forget the names and locations of various config files, so I often opt for a GUI setting instead (hey, I told you I was a noob :)

Offline bhoggett

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2003, 11:03:15 PM »
Ctl+Alt+Backspace should work, but it doesn't under Mandrake 9.1 for some reason. On my system it merely logs me out.

However, doing the manual identification and killing of X after Ctl+Alt+F2 (and login as root) will do the job.

The .run file from NVIDIA will work when run as:

sh .run

and the only bit that you must change in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 is the driver from "nv" to "nvidia".

(Other features are also enabled there, see the readme file)

Just ran through the process last night and it installed without problems.
Bill Hoggett
 

Offline WarPiper

Re: anybody use mandrake linux 9.1 with soundblaster live?
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2003, 09:31:38 PM »
WOW WHAT A DIFFERANCE!!!!!

I have gotten both the sound blaster and the Geforce 2 graphics cards working with full 3d accelleration I am really really liking it, though i still think its still a pain to set up, setting up hardware for a system OS should not be so hard and cryptic (vi is a cryptic text editor, nothing like the amiga and windows editors), so....

...[color=CC0000]THANKS TO ALL THAT HAVE HELPED ME WHITH THIS LITTLE PROBLEM[/color][/b]

THIS IS WHY, EVEN THOUGH i DONT HAVE MY AMIGA'S ANYMORE i STILL KEEP COMMING BACK, THE AMIGA COMMUNITY IS STILL ONE OF THE COOLEST ONLINE COMMUNITIES THERE ARE.
There was a time I can remember computers were fun...I miss my A1200.