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Hi,

I have a problem with my Linux. I'm a novice user of linux (PCQ Version Red Hat 7.1) I know nothing about configuring it, everything went fine with the installation except for the sound.

I am using XG QS3000a sound card, which runs fine with any version of windows and the driver is provided by labway.com

Please please help me how to make it work and explain it to me in detail so that i can do it with ease. Your help would be highly appreciated.
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So, what happens when you run sndconfig? Is the card found as a PnP sound card? If not, can you find it in the list?

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yes, i tried that too, a friend of mine suggested me to do so. It did not help me though! It shows a ERROR message saying "No such file or folder exists, unable to perform the command" or similar kind of message, as I am composing this mail in windows mode, i dont remember the very words.

It sounds like there is certain kind of file and/or file(s) missing for the command to work, what do you think? Will just copying the appropriate file(s) and/or folder help me?

thank you anyway.

- deepeshp
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Sounds odd... I'm not really a Linux expert, but to me this lounds like the installation might have been screwed up. What type of installation did you do? Is it a Linux-only machine?

I cannot rightly remember, perhaps you need to be root to run sndconfig; you could try:
su -c sndconfig <Enter>
You'll then need to enter root password.

Regards
/RID
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I have WindowsXP on C:, Linux on D: and rest two drives (ie E and F ) are for file storage+backup.

I chose to have automatic format+partition... (not disk druit or fdisk)

also how do i access the files of c: e: and f:(windows)??

how do i install the remaining optional components like games, those were skipped in the last installation?

will a new installation over the existing help me with the sound??

thanks again
- deepeshp




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You could try to post a link to this Q in the Linux TA as you'll probably get better attention to your problem. The automatic partitioning makes me think you did the "Workstation" installation. Assuming the hardware is not totally unknown to Linux, this should have worked OK for getting sound. It even worked on my old AST laptop... The problem seems to be, at least in part, that you cannot run sndconfig and this may be caused by a messed up installation - so a re-install may help. I usually prefer the text mode install, but I suppose that's a matter of taste more than functionality. Anyway, it is possible that you need to actively select sound modules and config programs to be installed. Did you by any chance do the server installation? If so, sound things may not be included.

As for accessing other drives, you may need to actively mount them, but as I said, I'm not enough a Linux expert to be of much help here.

Cheers
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Thanks a lot, I would surely try that one... Hope to have contact with you again in the future.

Till then, c ya.

- deepeshp
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