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Linux uses it's own drivers, usually supplied in the flavor (distro) of Linux that you are using. If you provide us with some idea of what hardware is in your system (if you built it yourself), we can guide you better. Or, what make and model system do you have?

 

Additional drivers may be needed for some hardware, but without knowing what you have, we can't advise easily.

 

In the newer distros, drivers are not necessary in many cases. What will also help, is letting us know what version of Windows that you are running now.

 

...and what version and distro were you planning or thinking about running?

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thanks alot for your replies.

 

I'm running a FC2 on a Celeron 433Mhz(No Other OS installed) It works on a SIS chipset.. i'm not sure how to check since i've installed linux and my chipset checking program cant work on it... It has SIS integrated graphics also..

 

Audio is working. so no problem. Oh yah by the way, the motherboard is from a Compaq Presario 5356.

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Ok, if you have gotten this far on a legacy board like this, then you are 1/2 way there. Sound working is a good sign, so the sis chipset stuff is fine. The processor probably runs a little slow, but it looks like your gui is up and running.

 

How much memory is in the system? This will also affect performance.

 

Is there anything that is not working, except the MP3 stick at this point?

 

If not, then I egorgry can work with you on the player.

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basically, no others. i'm not sure if i have to install the graphics, but the graphics look fine, in true colour.

 

I guess there's only the problem of my MP3 not showing up. How do i get around my MP3 now?

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Originally posted by serverxeon:

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basically, no others. i'm not sure if i have to install the graphics, but the graphics look fine, in true colour.

 

I guess there's only the problem of my MP3 not showing up. How do i get around my MP3 now?

 

I will certainly help you out with this when I get some time later tonight... hopefully. in the mean time what mp3 palyer do you have? and give me as much info about your system as possible this will save a lto of going back and forth with hardware and software questions. Post the output of lsmod, dmesg (with the device pluged in) and uname -a

 

from the command line it's just...

 

uname -a

dmesg

lsmod

 

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er.. then how do i show u what came up on the screen? there's a whole bunch of data.. im using my windows xp to access the internet. and, the com says there isn't a file name lsmod

[Edited by serverxeon on 2004-11-12 00:28:46]

 

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redirect the output to a file.

 

uname -a > uname.txt

lsmod > lsmod.txt

dmesg > dmesg.txt

 

now you will have three text files with the output form your commands.

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[root@localhost root]# dmesg

Linux version 2.6.5-1.358 (bhcompile@bugs.build.redhat.com) (gcc version 3.3.3 20040412 (Red Hat Linux 3.3.3-7)) #1 Sat May 8 09:04:50 EDT 2004

BIOS-provided physical RAM map:

BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)

BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)

BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)

BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000017bf0000 (usable)

BIOS-e820: 0000000017bf0000 - 0000000017bf8000 (ACPI data)

BIOS-e820: 0000000017bf8000 - 0000000017c00000 (ACPI NVS)

BIOS-e820: 00000000ffef0000 - 00000000fff00000 (reserved)

BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)

0MB HIGHMEM available.

379MB LOWMEM available.

zapping low mappings.

On node 0 totalpages: 97264

DMA zone: 4096 pages, LIFO batch:1

Normal zone: 93168 pages, LIFO batch:16

HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1

DMI 2.3 present.

ACPI disabled because your bios is from 99 and too old

You can enable it with acpi=force

Built 1 zonelists

Kernel command line: ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet

mapped 4G/4G trampoline to ffff3000.

Initializing CPU#0

CPU 0 irqstacks, hard=02345000 soft=02344000

PID hash table entries: 2048 (order 11: 16384 bytes)

Detected 434.392 MHz processor.

Using tsc for high-res timesource

Console: colour VGA+ 80x25

Memory: 382372k/389056k available (1540k kernel code, 5944k reserved, 599k data, 144k init, 0k highmem)

Calibrating delay loop... 854.01 BogoMIPS

Security Scaffold v1.0.0 initialized

SELinux: Initializing.

SELinux: Starting in permissive mode

There is already a security framework initialized, register_security failed.

Failure registering capabilities with the kernel

selinux_register_security: Registering secondary module capability

Capability LSM initialized

Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)

Inode-cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)

Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)

CPU: After generic identify, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000

CPU: After vendor identify, caps: 0183f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000

CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K

CPU: L2 cache: 128K

CPU: After all inits, caps: 0183f1ff 00000000 00000000 00000040

Intel machine check architecture supported.

Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.

CPU: Intel Celeron (Mendocino) stepping 05

Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.

Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.

POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX

NET: Registered protocol family 16

PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfdb81, last bus=1

PCI: Using configuration type 1

mtrr: v2.0 (20020519)

ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326

ACPI: Interpreter disabled.

Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 © Adam Belay

usbcore: registered new driver usbfs

usbcore: registered new driver hub

ACPI: ACPI tables contain no PCI IRQ routing entries

PCI: Invalid ACPI-PCI IRQ routing table

PCI: Probing PCI hardware

PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)

PCI: Using IRQ router SIS [1039/0008] at 0000:00:01.0

apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)

audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)

audit(1100342324.217:0): initialized

Total HugeTLB memory allocated, 0

VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1

Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)

SELinux: Registering netfilter hooks

Initializing Cryptographic API

pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5

isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...

isapnp: No Plug & Play device found

Real Time Clock Driver v1.12

Linux agpgart interface v0.100 © Dave Jones

agpgart: Detected SiS 620 chipset

agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 317M

agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe8000000

Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 8 ports, IRQ sharing enabled

ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A

RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize

divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device lo

Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2

ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx

SIS5513: IDE controller at PCI slot 0000:00:00.1

SIS5513: chipset revision 208

SIS5513: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later

SIS5513: SiS620 ATA 66 controller

ide0: BM-DMA at 0xffa0-0xffa7, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA

ide1: BM-DMA at 0xffa8-0xffaf, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:DMA

hda: Maxtor 2B020H1, ATA DISK drive

Using cfq io scheduler

ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14

hdc: ATAPI-CD ROM-DRIVE-56MAX, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive

ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15

hda: max request size: 1024KiB

hda: 40020624 sectors (20490 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63, UDMA(33)

hda: hda1 hda2 hda3

hdc: ATAPI 56X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache, UDMA(33)

Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20

ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide

usbcore: registered new driver hiddev

usbcore: registered new driver hid

drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.0:USB HID core driver

mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice

serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12

input: ImPS/2 Logitech Wheel Mouse on isa0060/serio1

serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1

input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard on isa0060/serio0

md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27

NET: Registered protocol family 2

IP: routing cache hash table of 4096 buckets, 32Kbytes

TCP: Hash tables configured (established 32768 bind 65536)

Initializing IPsec netlink socket

NET: Registered protocol family 1

NET: Registered protocol family 17

checking if image is initramfs...it isn't (no cpio magic); looks like an initrd

Freeing initrd memory: 187k freed

md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.

md: autorun ...

md: ... autorun DONE.

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0

VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).

kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds

EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.

Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed

SELinux: Disabled at runtime.

SELinux: Unregistering netfilter hooks

NET: Registered protocol family 10

Disabled Privacy Extensions on device 022db720(lo)

IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver

divert: not allocating divert_blk for non-ethernet device sit0

ohci_hcd: 2004 Feb 02 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver (PCI)

ohci_hcd: block sizes: ed 64 td 64

PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:01.2

ohci_hcd 0000:00:01.2: OHCI Host Controller

ohci_hcd 0000:00:01.2: irq 11, pci mem 1a829000

ohci_hcd 0000:00:01.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1

hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found

hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected

usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using address 2

SCSI subsystem initialized

Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...

scsi0 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices

Vendor: MSI Model: MS-551X Rev: 0100

Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02

USB Mass Storage device found at 2

usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage

USB Mass Storage support registered.

SCSI device sda: 250624 512-byte hdwr sectors (128 MB)

sda: assuming Write Enabled

sda: assuming drive cache: write through

sda: sda1

Attached scsi removable disk sda at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0

EXT3 FS on hda2, internal journal

device-mapper: 4.1.0-ioctl (2003-12-10) initialised: dm@uk.sistina.com

Adding 779144k swap on /dev/hda3. Priority:-1 extents:1

kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds

EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal

EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.

IA-32 Microcode Update Driver: v1.13 <tigran@veritas.com>

microcode: CPU0 already at revision 0x3 (current=0x3)

microcode: No suitable data for cpu 0

parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]

parport0: irq 7 detected

inserting floppy driver for 2.6.5-1.358

Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M

FDC 0 is a National Semiconductor PC87306

8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27

PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:0a.0

divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0

eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xde00, 00:c0:26:26:0a:f1, IRQ 10

eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'

divert: freeing divert_blk for eth0

ip_tables: © 2000-2002 Netfilter core team

ip_conntrack version 2.1 (3039 buckets, 24312 max) - 296 bytes per conntrack

8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27

PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 0000:00:0a.0

divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0

eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xde00, 00:c0:26:26:0a:f1, IRQ 10

eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'

eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1

eth0: no IPv6 routers present

parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]

parport0: irq 7 detected

lp0: using parport0 (polling).

lp0: console ready

PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 0000:00:0c.0

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[root@localhost root]# lsmod

Module Size Used by

sd_mod 16384 0

usb_storage 55392 0

nls_utf8 1536 1

nls_cp437 5376 1

vfat 10496 1

fat 33472 1 vfat

snd_mixer_oss 13824 2

snd_es1938 15908 4

snd_pcm 68872 1 snd_es1938

snd_page_alloc 7940 1 snd_pcm

snd_opl3_lib 7424 1 snd_es1938

snd_timer 17156 2 snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib

snd_hwdep 6276 1 snd_opl3_lib

gameport 3328 1 snd_es1938

snd_mpu401_uart 4864 1 snd_es1938

snd_rawmidi 17184 1 snd_mpu401_uart

snd_seq_device 6152 2 snd_opl3_lib,snd_rawmidi

snd 38372 13 snd_mixer_oss,snd_es1938,snd_pcm,snd_opl3_lib,snd_timer,snd_hwdep,snd_mpu401_uart,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device

soundcore 6112 3 snd

parport_pc 19392 1

lp 8236 0

parport 29640 2 parport_pc,lp

autofs4 10624 0

sunrpc 101064 1

8139too 17792 0

mii 3584 1 8139too

ipt_REJECT 4736 1

ipt_state 1536 4

ip_conntrack 24968 1 ipt_state

iptable_filter 2048 1

ip_tables 13440 3 ipt_REJECT,ipt_state,iptable_filter

floppy 47440 1

sg 27552 0

scsi_mod 91344 3 sd_mod,usb_storage,sg

microcode 4768 0

dm_mod 33184 0

ohci_hcd 14748 0

ipv6 184288 8

ext3 102376 2

jbd 40216 1 ext3

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here is your device.

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USB Mass Storage device found at 2

usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage

USB Mass Storage support registered.

SCSI device sda: 250624 512-byte hdwr sectors (128 MB)

sda: assuming Write Enabled

sda: assuming drive cache: write through

sda: sda1

 

looks like you have everything you need

 

You can probably just mount this thing up like a flash drive.

 

as root type

 

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /home/user/mp3-playa

 

where I have /home/user/mp3-playa is the mount point you will need to create a directory where you want to mount your device.

 

once you mount it and are happy with the location youcan add this to line to the /etc/fstab. Here is mine for my flash drive just change the mount point /mnt/FlashDrive to whatever you decide on.

 

/dev/sda1 /mnt/FlashDrive vfat user,exec,umask=0 0 0

 

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Originally posted by egorgry:

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here is your device.

Quote:
USB Mass Storage device found at 2

usbcore: registered new driver usb-storage

USB Mass Storage support registered.

SCSI device sda: 250624 512-byte hdwr sectors (128 MB)

sda: assuming Write Enabled

sda: assuming drive cache: write through

sda: sda1

 

looks like you have everything you need

 

You can probably just mount this thing up like a flash drive.

 

as root type

 

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /home/user/mp3-playa

 

where I have /home/user/mp3-playa is the mount point you will need to create a directory where you want to mount your device.

 

once you mount it and are happy with the location youcan add this to line to the /etc/fstab. Here is mine for my flash drive just change the mount point /mnt/FlashDrive to whatever you decide on.

 

/dev/sda1 /mnt/FlashDrive vfat user,exec,umask=0 0 0

 

Err.. sorry, could you explain with a bit more detail.. cause those mounting terms... i dun really understand..

 

thanks

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no problem.

 

a mount point is simply a directory where you want to mount the device.

 

make a directory (folder) where you want the mp3 player to show up.

let's say you made the folder in /home/serverxeon/mp3-playa

 

then to mount it you need to be root to use mount from teh comman line just type...

mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /home/serverxeon/mp3-playa

 

Then you can switch into that directory and all you files should be available.

 

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