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Well i just found out that my sound doesnt work very well (after having xmms on for an hour lol)... so i did the alsaconf command but i still didnt ...
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    Installing Drivers


    Well i just found out that my sound doesnt work very well (after having xmms on for an hour lol)... so i did the alsaconf command but i still didnt get any sound... so i searched on google for the linux driver for my sound card and found it and downloaded it and now the problem is that i dont know how to install drivers on linux... so if anyone can just give me some steps as to how to install it id be very greatfull....

    thx in advance for anything in advance

    - ChriSTP

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    Not being rude but read the install documents to be sure what you need to do it might just be a case of building it but i couldnt say since I dont even know what soundcard it is.

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    oh well that really wasnt rude and my card is a Creative Soundblaster Live! i think... but the driver for it is the 'Emu10k1' and i read the readme that came with it (didnt know it was like an archive file lol) and it said for requirements i needed this:

    Requirements
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    - The kernel must be compiled:
    - With loadable modules support (CONFIG_MODULES = y)
    - With soundcard support (CONFIG_SOUND = y/m)
    - Without any integrated emu10k1 soundcard drivers (CONFIG_SOUND_EMU10K1 = m/n)
    - "PnP-compatible OS installed" option in BIOS must be disabled
    - Recommended system configuration: Min. 100 MHz Pentium-class w/ 32 MB RAM
    - Kernel headers matching the kernel for which you are compiling the
    driver.

    - For sequencer support, sound.o is required (CONFIG_SOUND_OSS= y/m)
    well since im stilla bit new to linux im not really sure how to conpile the kernel and i dont wanna mess anything up so thats why i asked here... but i still tried to do the things that it said for the installation instructions witch said to as root type 'make install' but then i get a bash message saying that 'make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.'

    sry for me being a bit incomplete in my discription in the post above.

    - ChriSTP

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    Just didnt want it to sound like RTFM Post whats in /usr/src you might have your kernels source in there if not you will need to compile one.

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    lol... well alright i got 4 folders in usr/src named:

    linux (it just points to the folder below...)
    linux - 2.4.26
    rpm
    speakup - 2.4.26

    i searched in linux - 2.4.26 but im not really sure what the name of the source file would be so yeah... here are the folders that are in this folder just incase

    arch, crypto, Documentation, drivers, fs, include, init, ipc, kernel, lib, mm, net, and scripts

    thats whats in there... if i need to compile a new one then how would i do that? you can direct me to a link if you want to save you the trouble of typing much.. or ill look later today (its 2:50 am already here lol)... but thx alot for the help so far Giro

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    The important one is the symlink /usr/src/linux that is your kernel source so all you should need to do is compile the module using the install instructions then load it.

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    well call me a linux newbie or what you want but for some reason i wasnt able to figure it out lol... so i searched google for a while a found a page that showeb me how to install the driver for my sound card and it shows it in very easy to follow steps but i still wasnt able to get it to work... heres the page of what i was following...

    http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/Soundcards

    i got through the 'Getting the Driver' but on the first step of 'Unconpressing and Conpiling' i get stuck...

    this is what my terminal window looks like to where i cant go on...

    root@darkstar:~# cd
    root@darkstar:~# mkdir sblive
    root@darkstar:~# cd sblive
    root@darkstar:~/sblive# konqueror http://sourceforge.net/projects/emu10k1
    root@darkstar:~/sblive# gunzip emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2
    gunzip: emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2: unknown suffix -- ignored
    root@darkstar:~/sblive# tar -xvf emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2
    tar: This does not look like a tar archive
    tar: Skipping to next header
    tar: Archive contains obsolescent base-64 headers
    tar: Read 9520 bytes from emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2
    tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
    root@darkstar:~/sblive# cd emu10k1
    -bash: cd: emu10k1: No such file or directory
    i dont see anything that i am doing wrong... so what could be the problem? thx for any help on this...

    and im using:
    Distro: Slackware Linux 10.0
    Soundcard: Soundblaster Live! EMU10k1

    incase you need to know...

    - ChriSTP

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    Do
    Code:
    tar jxvpf <filename>
    not gunzip its in bzip2 format not gzip.

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    so i would type this instead?

    root@darkstar:~/sblive# bzip2 emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2
    or do i need to do something diffrent to do this?

    - ChriSTP

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    Since its also a tarball hence the .tar.bz2 it is quicker just to use tar like so

    Code:
    tar jxvpf emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2
    The jxvpf part are the switches. The j tells tar to uncompress using bzip2, x is use to extract the tar file v is verbouse output and p is peserve file pemissions.
    Or you can do it the slow way like so first uncompressing the tar file using bzip2 with the -d switch

    Code:
    bzip2 -d emu10k1-v0.20a.tar.bz2
    Then untar the tarball like so

    Code:
    tar xfp emu10k1-v0.20a.tar

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