Basic Linux Help
Posted 21 July 2003 - 09:43 PM
Well I rebooted Linux and I was left with a nice command prompt and I was able to configure xfree86 and install it and the whole works... but the thing is how do I load it now? Well I mean how do I load it from the command prompt so I can set it to load on the system startup?
Oh by the way while I am at it, how can I configure my ISA Soundblaster AWE64 soundcard? (I am sure that is easily found on the net, hehe but it will save time )
Well thank you very much.
Posted 22 July 2003 - 06:38 AM
and change it so it reads:
Then after a reboot the system should load X and your default display manager.
As for the second problem, I knew how to do it once but it was a long time ago and things (such as the requirement of isapnptools and all the fun that entailed) are most likely quite different now. Instead, I'll point you to the alsa-project page for their snd-sbawe driver which is probably the best place to start looking for how to set it up on modern distributions.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 07:18 AM
I've ended up here, hoping to find some advice to the newbs. Here's my situation;
Been using XP for the last while, and am fed up with Windows, downloaded a few different Mandrake 9.2's, and each mirror gives a slighly different download. The one my gut feeling said to go with has four files (two .iso's, the md5 file and the md5sum). I don't even know what goes where to burn three disks, but know I did it wrong, as the install did not work.
So I got my hands on 9.1, did the install, and am stoked!
Is there a recommended site to learn the syntax? There are many newbs, but today, I think I'm the newbiest.
Posted 27 November 2003 - 05:56 AM
You should buy some books about linux at your nearest bookstore or use Google. You can learn a hell of a lot on the web. I would suggest getting a book like Linux in a Nutshell by O'reilley press. This book is mostly just all the man pages printed out in book form. Still very handy to browse through and see what kind of Linux command are available to you. Also might want to pick up something like [i]Running Linux[/] by O'reilley press also. These two will get your started.
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