[brlug-general] RH 7.3 Adventures
cusachs at bellsouth.net
Wed May 15 16:07:17 CDT 2002
Another day, another adventure. Learned more than I had ever wanted
to know about fstab, but now can see the vfat partitions in Linux.
Having trouble with browsing from personal account. Can run Netscape
from root account, and if I log off root and on as myself can then run
Konqueror. As now set up, root uses Gnome on startx, I as regular
user get KDE, which is fine. Somehow fooled the system into thinking
the hostname of my computer was the name of my ISP's mailserver.......
changed that, but don't know what other consequences there are. KDE
screen locked when I tried to dial out as myself. Getting very familiar
with the reset button, but don't see indication of much damage.
Booted with parallel port tape drive attached and with a tape, but no
sign that kudzu recognized it. No problem with Zip drive, CD, and
floppies. Set them for users access so I don't have to log in as root
to use them. Wonder where I check out what Linux thinks of my
external modem on serial port for dialup.....
I'm confident there are a few incorrect settings to be ferreted out and
fixed, but the fingers are learning shell commands.
At 03:51 PM 5/15/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm having issues with sound as well, oddly enough. I can play xmms or
>Kscd or other gui apps, but I'm finding that "play sound.wav" doesn't
>work. The sox app hangs. I found that /dev/audio* and /dev/dsp are owned
>by root and permission 600, which may have something to do with it. It's
>odd that some apps, like Kscd and xmms, talk through the KDE/Gnome sound
>server, but things that write directly to dsp fail. e.g. my licq spools
>up jobs for "Message.wav" whenever a message comes in. Anyone else having
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