Re: 20 basic Linux newbie commands to identify the system
From: Nico Kadel-Garcia (nkadel_at_comcast.net)
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 22:45:31 -0400
"Douglas O'Neal" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> -> "Joe Sixpack" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> -> news:email@example.com...
> < snip>
> -> It's certainly true that with most older, standard audio devices such
> -> Creative Labs and Ensoniq cards Linux is quite good about getting it
> -> without a hiccup. But this certainly has not always been the case even
> -> there: remember playing with isapnp and pnpdump to get the Plug N' Pray
> -> devices not to interfere with each other's IRQ's? That wasn't so long
Watch the quoting here. It kinda looks like Joe Sixpack said that, when it
ware really me.
> Key word here is *most*. Wait until you get a Dell Dimension desktop
> system that somebody ordered with a Soundblaster Live! card that refuses
> to be recognized. Turns out that the chip is a emu10kx that puts the
> sound processing back on the cpu and no linux driver is available. The
> standard emu10k driver loads with no errors but you get no sound.
> Hardly a case of "Linux works right out of the box."
Yup. The vendor doubtless included a driver CD or driver floppies for your
use, tested under Windows as well, and said "duhh, Dell says we support
Linux? No one told *me*, duuuhhhh, let me take your email address and ignore
it for six weeks, duhhhh". I've dealt with Dell support before: their
Latitude machines and getting XFree86 working at more than 640x480 was an