"Half-nOOb" linux Problems
Hi there i'm a pretty new linux user running Mandrake 9.1.
(although im a bit experienced, so i do know how to use the command line decently and i do know basics as diffrencies between distros and using different x-window desktops as gnome, kde or blackbox)
I've already experienced the superior power of the linux OS and as soon as i plugged in mandrake i felt like a whole new world oppened up, and i loved (and love) that mighty "linux-feel".
Anyways, the only real problems ive had so far are those (and some are realy irritating):
1.graph drivers for my geforce 4 , but thats not a real prob as ill just download the .run file on my other comp and transport it on a cd to the linux comp , i just think that the generic drivers are a bit too slow
2.the default sound driver for my "cs 4614/22/24 [CrystalClear sound accelerator]" is 'cs46xx', which sucks. as soon as about 3 or more sounds are played (like in simple games) the sound gets 'super disorted' and that pisses me off. the thing is that i just cant find the 'real' drivers ie. the ones made by cirrus, and beleive me ive searched for long.
3.after reinstalling mandrake 9.1 about 3 times (sometime for nOOb experiment, sometimes because off probs) i discovered that the "summary"part of the installation wont start for some stupid reason (yes ive cleaned the cd and its not scratchy) which pisses me of a bit.
4.now that ive got everything running in some way (at least so there are no noticable faults) im just a bit worried of the shut down "log" that runs through screen at shutdown. at the point "shutdown prelude" i get "[failed]" :o .
else than that i think linux is the best thing that happened in my computer-life.