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I have just installed Linux and it currently has no sound... i downloaded a driver from packardbell but it is a exe which runs under DOS can i execute this in linux? If not what do i have to do to make Linux RedHat 9.0 to support me Packard Bell EasyNote Soundcard?
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by:liddler
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Have you tried executing it?
./filename.exe
IF its a DOS binary it won't run, try
file filename.exe
to find out what type of file it is.
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by:doyledom
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no application availble to open file?
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by:liddler
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It depends on what type of application it is, what is the output of the file command?
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by:knollbert
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Windows Drivers Will NOT work on Linux
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by:knollbert
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Post your computer make and model and someone will attempt to lead you through the steps to install a linux driver
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by:knollbert
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Sorry I didn't see ----------Packard Bell EasyNote Soundcard
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by:knollbert
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do you know how to compile a kernel?
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by:knollbert
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if not goto /usr/src/linux

run make xconfig
goto device drivers->sound->alsa->pci Sound
and place a check not a circle next to intel 8x0

save

exit
run make && make modules && make modules_install

cp /usr/src/linux/arch/boot/bzImage /boot/bzImage-thedate

then add to grub.conf entry for this new kernel
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by:doyledom
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no i do not know how to complie a kernal
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by:knollbert
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follow above instructions
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by:marcin79
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little correction to knollbert (sorry - but doyledom looks like a linux newbie)
run make && make modules && make modules_install
means
user@host# make <enter>
when it will be compleated
user@host# make modules <enter>
after that
user@host# make modules_install <enter>

and to be sure you should - but it is not nessesary and only for kernels < 2.6.0 - before user@host# make <enter>
do a:
user@host# make clean <enter>
and
user@host# make dep <enter>

once again sorry  knollbert but just want to clear it

Regards
Marcin
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by:knollbert
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Actually i  did mean

make && make modules && make modules_install

This means run make if it compiles with NO errors
          run make modules   if it compiles with NO errors
              run make modules_install


But for clarity sake it your way is probably more understandable
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by:marcin79
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:)
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you may want to look at
http://www.digitalhermit.com/linux/Kernel-Build-HOWTO.html
for a kernel howto
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