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    Few dumb questions from a stupid nub


    Hey all, I just installed linux on my main pc and would appreciate some help on the following topics:

    1.) What are .run files and how can I use them
    2.) I have both onboard sound and a SoundBlaster, I want to use the SoundBlaster but I don't get any sound at all
    3.) how to access my fat32 drive?

    On RedHat 8

    thx2all

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    ur windows (fat32) drive wil be accessible by /mnt/windows or /win_c or something similar

    if its not there login as root and run
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/windows
    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows
    this assumes ur fat32 partition is the first partition on primary master.
    ur dirves are listed as
    hda = pri master
    hdb = pri slave
    hdc = sec master
    hdd = sec slave

    and the 1 after it refers to the partition number.

    not sure what the sound wizard is called in RH. try sound and press tab

    .run files??? i assume u mean executables. msot can be run by going into the directory and typing ./programname

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    Some vendors like to name their installers .run; I don't know why they fancy this, but apparently they do. In any case you can run it just like any other program, but normally they are terminal programs, so you have to run them in a terminal emulator. If you downloaded the file,you also have to make it executable. From a shell, this can be done by running "chmod 755 file.run". There are GUI ways of doing it as well, but I never use it, so I can't say how to. Probably there's something if you open the properties window for a file.

    What kind of soundblaster do you have? Can you start a terminal emulator, run the following commands and post here what they return, please?
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci
    /sbin/lsmod
    cat /etc/modules.conf

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    Thank you all for your responses, you've been a helpful bunch

    I'll be trying the commands out in a few minutes

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    lspci
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2578 (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2579 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d7 (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24de (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24dd (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev c2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d0 (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24db (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d3 (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 24d5 (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4144
    01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4164
    02:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
    02:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
    02:06.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 07)02:07.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
    lsmod
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
    vfat                   13084   0
    fat                    38712   0 [vfat]
    binfmt_misc             7524   1
    sr_mod                 18136   0 (autoclean)
    soundcore               6532   0 (autoclean)
    autofs                 13348   0 (autoclean) (unused)
    8139too                17704   1
    mii                     2156   0 [8139too]
    iptable_filter          2412   0 (autoclean) (unused)
    ip_tables              14936   1 [iptable_filter]
    ide-scsi               10512   0
    scsi_mod              107176   2 [sr_mod ide-scsi]
    ide-cd                 33608   0
    cdrom                  33696   0 [sr_mod ide-cd]
    ohci1394               20108   0 (unused)
    ieee1394               46892   0 [ohci1394]
    mousedev                5524   1
    keybdev                 2976   0 (unused)
    hid                    22244   0 (unused)
    input                   5888   0 [mousedev keybdev hid]
    usb-uhci               26188   0 (unused)
    ehci-hcd               17480   0 (unused)
    usbcore                77024   1 [hid usb-uhci ehci-hcd]
    ext3                   70368   2
    jbd                    52212   2 [ext3]
    modules.conf
    Code:
    alias parport_lowlevel parport_pc
    alias eth0 8139too
    alias usb-controller ehci-hcd
    alias sound-slot-1 emu10k1
    post-install sound-slot-1 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
    pre-remove sound-slot-1 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1
    || :
    alias usb-controller1 usb-uhci
    alias ieee1394-controller ohci1394

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    Try running the following commands and see if they give you any sound. They need to be run as root, so if you aren't already (which you shouldn't be, mind you!), run "su -" first of all to switch to root. It will prompt you for your root password.
    Code:
    modprobe emu10k1
    aumix -w50 -v50
    ps aux >/dev/dsp

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