Mandrake 9 and Aureal Vortex

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by DrMetallica, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    Posted this on Neowin but no one helped :(

    I just installed Mandrake 9 with Gnome on my other computer and I almost scheiße myself!! It's sooo nice especially from windows!!! But i have some problems.

    I have a CD with my sound card driver, an Aureal Vortex, but I don't know where to install it or how.


    I have two operating systems on my other computer, windows98 and Mandrake 9

    I have the driver installed on my other OS, windows98. The way I installed that was start --> setting --> control panel --> add new hardware --> search d: drive

    And the sound works fine on windows98



    But not in Mandrake.

    I am wondering if Mandrake doesn't support the Aureal Vortex card if I can install the driver from the CD i have.
     
  2. scsa20

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    hmm.... for one thing, the CD that came with your sound card would only work under Windows... in the Linux world (unless you got the one that uses Windows File system like Lindows), you don't have EXEs (I think, please, any linux expert correct me wrong if I am). anyways, when you were installing Mandrake, thru. the installtion progress you should of got to a point to chooseing what sound card your using... if you don't see your sound card on the list, then it's not supported (I think)... what you can do is to go into Mandrake Control Center and click on Hardware>Hardware List and look for Soundcard and slect the item that's under it and choose Run Config Tool (I think you want that)... and you should know what to do for the rest
     
  3. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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  4. scsa20

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    it isn't that hard, just untar it into your user account or onto your desktop, then go into that folder and edit the "makefile" file, after editing it, go into a shell place, choose to be in the root shell, log in, go into the folder and run the right command... just read the ReadMe file that's in the tar.gz file ;)
     
  5. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    not that hard??! like 10 steps to install a driver and that isn't hard? Linux isn't user freindly enough yet :(
     
  6. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    whoa whoa whoa, wait a second. Explain step 1, untar into your desktop with a little more detail pls:confused: :confused:
     
  7. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    HAHAHAHAHAHA exactly what I was saying :)
     
  8. scsa20

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    lol, your using Mandrake, right?? just dubble click on the file, click the very first name in the window it open, drag it to your desktop and choose copy... isn't that hard ;)

    another way of untaring it is by going into a shell and puting in:

    tar xvzf aureal*.tar.gz

    (where the star (*) is is the rest of the name of the tar.gz file) ;)
     
  9. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    Ok you kinda guided me in the right way thx :) I un-.gz and edited the makefile but I'm a little confused about placing it in the shell.

    The tar'ed sound driver is in /home/john/Documents/aureal

    so this is what it looks like in Konsle

    [john@localhost john] $ cd Documents
    [john@localhost Documents] $ cd aureal
    [john@localhost] $ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost] # make install20

    (a whole bunch of errors)


    Can you help explain where I messed up?
     
  10. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    make sure your in the root shell then CD by: cd /home/john/Documents/aureal

    then try doing that one command again... plus it could be helpfull if I could see the errors you get ;)
     
  11. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    [root@localhost aureal]# make install20
    make install AUCHIP=AU8820
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/john/Documents/aureal'
    cc -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DAU8820 -mpentium -O6 -fomit-frame-pointer -Wall -pipe -I/usr/src/linux/include -c -o au_audio.o au_audio.c
    make[1]: cc: Command not found
    make[1]: *** [au_audio.o] Error 127
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/john/Documents/aureal'
    make: *** [install20] Error 2

    [root@localhost aureal]#
     
  12. scsa20

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    cc -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DAU8820 -mpentium -O6 -fomit-frame-pointer -Wall -pipe -I/usr/src/linux/include -c -o au_audio.o au_audio.c

    see that bald part?? that's not a command... hmm... dang, I wish I knew more about Linux... sorry for not being able helping you out much -_-'
     
  13. DrMetallica

    DrMetallica OSNN Senior Addict

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    K thx for your help

    plz help anyone :confused: :confused: