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    Starting to Hate linux With A Pasion


    Ok I still can't get my dang Drivers to work with Redhat 9 for my Asus P4P800-E Deluxe board the NIC and Sound are Pissing me off. I tryed to re compile the kernel like it told me to do in the read me that came with the sound card driver and re booted and now it can't load the Xserver and I'm getting sick of re installing linux this is the 7th time I've had to do this crap. Much more and I'm going to say screw it windows works. So if I can't get help with this I'm done. I've asked 3 times for help in the past 2 days and not 1 reply besides my own. So for the last time can some one walk me threw this so I don't screw it up.

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    Okies, take it easy. No need to get p*ssed off.
    There are a lot of posts here that don't get replies, that doesn't mean nobody wants to help.

    What soundcart is on you machine ?
    The NIC on you motherboard is a 10/100/1GB networkcard, RH9 doesn't support it out of the box. You will need to get the drivers for it, compile then and load them at boot time.
    Had the same problem with my P4P800.
    And if you are revering to the onboard soundcard, that should work with the AC97 drivers.

    Try using Fedora Core 2. It has far more sound and network support for the latest motherboards, NIC's, etc.
    Or if you want to go through compiler 'hell' I'll help ya, but you need to keep your cool as it will take some time.
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    Re: Starting to Hate linux With A Pasion

    Quote Originally Posted by Socialoutcast
    Ok I still can't get my dang Drivers to work with Redhat 9 for my Asus P4P800-E Deluxe board the NIC and Sound are Pissing me off. I tryed to re compile the kernel like it told me to do in the read me that came with the sound card driver and re booted and now it can't load the Xserver and I'm getting sick of re installing linux this is the 7th time I've had to do this crap. Much more and I'm going to say screw it windows works. So if I can't get help with this I'm done. I've asked 3 times for help in the past 2 days and not 1 reply besides my own. So for the last time can some one walk me threw this so I don't screw it up.
    Don't panic. Get fedora core 2, or try a distro with a later release date. It takes the linux community a little while to write drivers for new hardware - a good trade-off for a more stable operating system IMHO.
    I have had a LOT of hardware compatibility issues with linux, it takes patience and perserverance. I remember when I was first learning DOS, had the same feelings you did, and it was WORSE with Win9x. I'm very good with windoze, but I keep in mind that: a) WinXp has had a LOT of money thrown at it, and has a full-time staff working on it non-stop. b) I have had almost 6 years working within a windows environment. This means that I know the OS inside and out (a huge factor).
    Just keep your cool and bear in mind that it WILL get easier a more time is given for Linux to develop (and that it will develop slower) and you are still learning a new OS.

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    Maybe you should try to install suse linux 9.1.it has a big variety of NICs supported and it's easy to set up ur network ,,,it's still linux although!
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    Ok thanx for the info guys. Where can I get the fedora 2 core and does it work with redhat 9?

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    fc2 would be a linux distro just like rh9...try http://www.linux.org/dist/download.html?ID=220

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    try
    fedora.redhat.com

    They prefer it if you use an mirror site; these can be found at the above link. It will (it think) act as an upgrade to RH, but if not, it will work instead of RH (I assume you have no data you care about on the drive...you seem not to be able to even boot it )

    It's three 650M cd iso's, so you need broadband.
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    Re: Starting to Hate linux With A Pasion

    Quote Originally Posted by Socialoutcast
    Ok I still can't get my dang Drivers to work with Redhat 9 for my Asus P4P800-E Deluxe board the NIC and Sound are Pissing me off. I tryed to re compile the kernel like it told me to do in the read me that came with the sound card driver and re booted and now it can't load the Xserver and I'm getting sick of re installing linux this is the 7th time I've had to do this crap. Much more and I'm going to say screw it windows works. So if I can't get help with this I'm done. I've asked 3 times for help in the past 2 days and not 1 reply besides my own. So for the last time can some one walk me threw this so I don't screw it up.
    Hi Socialoutcast,

    I feel your pain. As others have stated I would try a newer distro like Fedora Core 1 or Fedora Core 2, abbreviated as FC1, FC2. Its basically a branched off version of Redhat 9.0 with a fairly fast development cycle. You could just as easily go with Mandrake, Suse, or Slack as their latest versions work "out of the box" with a lot of hardware.

    The bottom line is it does take patience to get things working right. I'm a software developer by trade and have been using Linux off and on for about 3 years and I am still learning and I still get stuck once in a while.

    If you have a broadband internet connection and a cd burner you can easily d/l and burn the ISO images of FC1, FC2, Mandrake, Slack, Suse (commercial version), etc.. If you dont you can buy the disks and have them mailed by going to :

    http://cheapiso.com/

    Take care,
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    You can also FTP directly from a lot of sites... under anonymous login. Sometimes they prefer you FTP, and lock out HTML links from webpages. Shout if you need a lil FTP help, that's one thing I have mastered..... now if I could just get Mandrake to start booting again....

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