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[SLE] ALSA Problem & YaST2 Comments...
- From: tbutler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Timothy R. Butler)
- Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 19:25:48 -0500
- Message-id: <001201bfd1a9$4274eae0$a11ffea9@g4958>
Does anyone have a tip on getting YaST2/ALSA to work with a Turtle Beach
Montego A3D soundcard (Dell OEM Version)? It uses the AU8820 chipset, which
I think is suppose to be supported by ALSA. It currently works with the OSS
compatible driver from linux.aureal.com, but I thought it be nice to get
YaST2 to recognize it.
When I installed SuSE 6.4 (I reformatted with reiserfs, replacing 6.1), it
successfully detected my card, but didn't configure it right (I didn't hear
sound). So I ran YaST2 from X, and it couldn't detect it at all. I finally
got it to work with my old driver (mentioned above) after two days of
tweaking this, and tweaking that. Did I do something wrong, or does YaST2
not support this card?
I believe it is a PnP card, but I have told the CMOS setup that I'm
running a non-PnP operating system (so it should set it up for me - I
While I'm writing, since I know SuSE employees seem to watch this list, a
few other caveats with SuSE 6.4:
- It seems to me that YaST2 should tell you that is about to try to
detect your printer, so you know to turn it on.
- The first part of YaST2 setup runs at an acceptable 31.5k Horizontal
Freq., but the second part of the YaST2 and SaX run at 29.5k (and I can't
find an option to revert to 31.5k). While I hear that it shouldn't hurt
since this is only .5k off my monitors low-end spec, it would be nice to
leave it at the 31.5k that is also used when Linux boots up with Tux on
screen (or at least have an option to switch it back to it manually).
- While this isn't horrible, it seems ashame that YaST2 post-install
can't install packages, but you instead must revert back to old YaST1 (not
entirely bad, but...).
- Finally, and this is really just a sign of how many great programs SuSE
includes, but it seems like it would be good to add submenus in KDE by
default (i.e. Utilities\Disk Tools, Utitlies\Package Managers, etc.) - the
current ones just are sufficient for all this great software!
Still, I was really impressed with some of the nifty new improvements,
including YaST2 in general, the adding of a Windows Partition shortcut in
KDE, the default-to-KDM rather than text-login, and the fact that X worked
without a fight (unlike it did for me in SuSE 6.1). I do know I'd never
switch back to RedHat, which wasn't nearly as nice (at least in 5.1) as
Keep up the good work!
Timothy R. Butler Universal Networks
Information Tech. Consultant Christian Web Services Since 1996
ICQ #12495932 AIM: Uninettm An Authorized IPSwitch Reseller
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