Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:32 AM
And one more thing. i can't get my USB 2.0 HP multimedia keyboard to work with SuSE 9.1 home. I've had to borrow my moms Ps/2 keyboard. Any help installing it would be great!
SuSE 9.1 home edition - - - Rockwell international sound card... HELP!
Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:08 AM
You didn't mention what distro of Linux you are using. Of all the hardware sound can be one of the most frustrating to configure.
You might want to go to the alsa site. Alsa is an abstraction layer for sound and I have found I can usually get generic sound running with it.
As for your USB keyboard, it would really help if you would say what distro you are using. I have them working, but in different ways. It really does depend on the Linux you are running.
Posted 25 January 2005 - 03:36 AM
Were the sound card and usb keyboard present when you installed Suse? You should have seen a general list of hardware durng the install, one being the sound card. it would have said if the card was configured or not. It is easy to miss.
Is this an HP system? If so, which model?
Posted 27 January 2005 - 03:23 AM
The HP page notes that only Windows 98 is supported for this system. The audio, if you have original equipment, is an audio/modem combo card, a Conexant/Rockwell Chameleon combination. This system was built to run Windows only, so I expect you will have all kinds of issues with Linux and the audio and the modem, which is a softmodem (winmodem).
I expect the keyboard will meet the same fate.
Finally, if you have the original cdrom drive, an LG, don't try Mandrake 9.2 on your system. There is a hardware problem (actually a firmware issue)with these cdrom drives. using Mandrake 9.2 will trash the cdrom drive!
I looked at my Suse 9.1 install. As I suspected, no drivers are there for the audio.
Take a look at this site to get an idea of what your up against.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:56 AM
Im wondering if i can get the cheapest supported (supported by SuSe)sound card for my pc (some $25 crap), and then just buy an $8 ps/2 keyboard. Im thinking for 33 bucks i can get it to work. you guys think this 'll work?
Posted 27 January 2005 - 01:11 PM
If possible, don't use the same slot that the combo card was in, and yes, remove the old card. Check the HP site for your system to see if a setting has to be disabled in the bios for the combo card.
I guess the main issue here is how are you connecting to the internet?