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Old 03-25-04, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default Heres how I got it to run under Mandrake 10

System Spec -

Asus A7v mobo.
Athlon Thunderbird 1Ghz.
Soundblaster Live 5.1 Platinum - Getting loud constant screech from speakers. Have to turn off my speakers not sure what this is about.
DVD drive
Plextor CDRW 12x10x32x
2x 40 GB drives one Windows 2k other MDK 10. Dual boot.
Intel pro 100 NIC.
Geforce3 Ti 200
monitor Samtron 78DF (using generic plug and play driver)



1. After installation I ran Mandrake update. - I doubt this helped but I was willing to try anything. I updated everything the total download was like 430MB so if you're on dial-up my condolences!

2. Downloaded the latest driver 5336.

3. su - to root.

4. init 3

5. edit the /etc/inittab to set to id:3:initdefault: (the default should have been 5.)

6. Ran the installer. (sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run)

7. Follow the prompts.

8. Then i edited the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

9. Listed is what I changed:
Identifier "device1"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce3 (generic)"
Driver "nvidia" was previously set to "nv"
Option "DPMS"
Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "DFP, TV" - added cuz my monitor would just hang to a black screen previously, added this option resolved it.
Option "NvAgp" "1" This option I'm kinda unsure about, if this doesn't work you could try replacing the 1 with 0,2, or 3. Look in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README for more info about this option.

10. Rebooted

11. Log in as root. then "init 5" if your X loads you're set. edit the /etc/inittab file (step 5 and change it back to 5).

If it doesnt you can try to play with this Option "NvAgp" "1" also try running the mandrake up date.

I am by no means a linux guru...I can't guarantee this will work for anyone else...just offering up my suggestions and outlining what I did to get it running.
That aside maybe someone could help me get my sound card working.
happy tinkering!!!!
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Old 03-25-04, 03:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Heres how I got it to run under Mandrake 10

i had the same problem with a high frequency noise on my soundblaster live player, but only when i logged into kde all other desktops seem fine :-) (i use xfce4)

anyway the solution appears to be to change the sound card driver to emu10k1 within the run config tool of hard drake.
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Old 03-25-04, 09:54 PM   #3
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i had the same problem with a high frequency noise on my soundblaster live player, but only when i logged into kde all other desktops seem fine :-) (i use xfce4)

anyway the solution appears to be to change the sound card driver to emu10k1 within the run config tool of hard drake.
In configure your desktop (the kde control center) under sound select alsa as your default audio device (in the hardware tab) auto select doesn't work very well.
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Old 03-26-04, 05:54 AM   #4
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10. Rebooted
You dont need to do that, typing init 5 as root starts the xserver and puts you at the login screen.
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Old 03-26-04, 06:13 PM   #5
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yep...

with mandrake you can also use

service dm stop (to stop x server)

service dm start (what to ?? )
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Old 03-26-04, 10:04 PM   #6
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I finally solved my screeching noise, I opened up kmix and turned down ac 97 to zero...noise went away.
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Old 03-29-04, 06:31 AM   #7
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Just as I thought that going insance would be much easier than getting X to work, yougave me the solution. Will you marry me?

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Old 03-29-04, 12:00 PM   #8
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Hi,

I solved funny sounds by switching to a quality PSU.
Some nonames or wannabe-quality PSUs have problems to supply stable currents. I had one, where I could listen to each harddisk access and heavy CPU load in my headphones.
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