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I installed SUSE 9.2 a while ago and ive never really had the chance to go on it much as there's a few problems. i'm currently on Windows XP home ...
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    You guessed it, i need some help


    I installed SUSE 9.2 a while ago and ive never really had the chance to go on it much as there's a few problems. i'm currently on Windows XP home (if this matters)

    1) my biggest problme is that the internet wont work when i boot SUSE up. my lecturer at college who gave me the distro told me the obvious about going into root but there's nothing i can do to seem to fix it. i really would love this to be fixed, and if anyone could give me a step-by-step tutorial or something like that (even some screenshots) i'd be more than greatful.

    2) I noticed after i played some games that there is no sound. again, i can log into root but what i actually need to do in there i dont really know.

    once again, any help would be appreciated.

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    Both of these problems can be solved using Yast. You will need your root password.

    For the network, go into Control Center>Yast2 Modules>Network Devices>
    Select your netowrk device and configure it.

    For Sound, Go into Control Center>Yast2 Modules>>Hardware>Sound
    And configure your sound card.

    Hope this helps.
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    yeah, i've been into YaST in root but i just can't seem to figure out what to do in more depth, as in, i don't know what to do once i'm in there.

    any step by step instructions from anyone would be great.

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    When you are in Yast, if you can see the network and sound cards.
    All it takes to configure them is to highlight them by clicking on them with your mouse, and clicking on the configure button.
    If they are already configured, configure them again.

    Hope this helps.
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    Alrighty, well, first off, are you on a DELL with a Soundblaster Live! 5.1 PCI that came with the computer? In that case, your soundcard will not work under any circumstance, unless anything has changed with ALSA in the past little bit...

    I will assume that you are on an ethernet connection. If you are on a wireless card, there is a chance that it won't be supported, which will require you to use something called ndiswrapper. Let me know if this is the case.

    Anyway, first off, run YaST. I will assume you already know how to do this. Do it in the graphical environment, by the way, not in the terminal.

    Once it opens, go to the "Network Devices" option on the left, then the "Network Card" option. With luck, your device will be automatically detected, and all things will go smoothly.

    If it is automatically detected, select it from the list and click "Configure". All information should be filled in. If you want to, look at the Detailed Settings. My assumption is that everything will be correct.

    Anyway, click "Next" when you're done, and you'll be back on the main page. Under "Already configured devices" should be your card. Click "Finish" and your new configuration will be saved. You'll probably need to restart the computer, but I don't know that for a fact (I've not used YaST for my network stuff, thanks to nonsupported hardware).


    Anyway, for sound, you'll want to go to "Hardware" on the left, then "Sound" on the right. There should be a list of devices, which for you should be empty. Click on "Add sound card", and follow the screens. I assume all will go smoothly; my card is automatically detected, thus I have not needed to use this utility.


    Anyway, I hope that helps. Make sure you hit "Finish" when you're done with all your configurations in order to save them.

    Reply if you have any other questions!

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