[nSLUG] Questions

Daryl MacDonald axiom at blackforesttavern.com
Fri Jan 9 15:35:32 AST 2004


Ok, looks like I just missed the last one, will mark the dates on my
calander and hopefully I can make the one in Feb. Chance to get out and
chat with folks over a beer is good enough for me.

Daryl

On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 14:57, Donald Teed wrote:
> The meeting dates have an error.  Those after Dec 9 should
> be 2004, not 2003.  Also the places are not accurate.  The last
> two meetings were in the Library Pub in Wolfville.  They have
> not been very long meetings lately - probably 1.5 hours, and
> they are not really meetings but just get togethers with quality beer.
> There are usually a few CS students there.
> 
> --Donald Teed
> 
> 
> On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Daryl MacDonald wrote:
> 
> > Thanks for the info, they don't have any dates for meetings this year
> > yet but I subscribed to the mailing list and look forward to even more
> > info about the local user group. As I'm on mpowered with a 30 gig drive,
> > don't think space will be much of a problem *S*
> > 
> > Thanks to you and Peter for the information on getting sound to work, I
> > ran the alsamixer and only had to hit M and had full sound, not sure why
> > it worked the first time and then stopped but glad to have it back. I
> > rebooted and still have sound so it must have saved the sound settings
> > this time for me.
> > 
> > Looking forward to the tutorial on eating oatmeal the Linux way *S*
> > 
> > Daryl
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 14:05, Donald Teed wrote:
> > > The group is called WAUUGA.  Wolfville Area Unix Users and
> > > Geeks Association.
> > > 
> > > http://www.bignose.ca/wauuga/
> > > 
> > > We meet every three weeks.  Join the mailing list
> > > to be advised of last minute changes on where we
> > > are meeting.  The traffic is very low so it won't
> > > hurt your inbox or 56K modem if that is what you use.
> > > 
> > > Regarding ALSA - the problem is probably that the
> > > sound is muted.  It is strange compared to Windows,
> > > but in Alsa you have to manually set up everything and
> > > even feed it some sunflower seeds every once in awhile.
> > > 
> > > Run alsamixer.  You will need to select several channels
> > > and do TWO things to enable them: hit M to power it on (duh!)
> > > and then use the arrow key to move the volume.  Be aware
> > > that in Linux, the mixer power needs to be very high before
> > > you will hear anything and many drivers need to be at
> > > around 80% or more before any sound is audible.
> > > 
> > > If you are running KDE you can use the mixer from there to
> > > put a little applet in your task bar.
> > > 
> > > The other problem is that you may need to store the sound
> > > settings in a /etc/asound.state so that you can automatically
> > > restore your sound setting on the next login.  To set up
> > > the storage of your settings, use alsactl.  Something like
> > > this should work:
> > > 
> > > alsactl store 0 > /etc/asound.state
> > > 
> > > Next week we'll discuss how to eat oatmeal using the Linux method.
> > > Don't assume your body will digest it - we'll be using some
> > > rocks, spruce fir, assorted bacteria, a shoestring and a magnet.
> > > 
> > > --Donald Teed
> > > 
> > > 
> > > On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Daryl MacDonald wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Good day all,
> > > > 
> > > > Been reading the messages for awhile now and have just recently taken
> > > > the plunge into the world of Linux and I have a couple of questions.
> > > > 
> > > > First off, there was mention of a group locally to me in Wolfville. I
> > > > was wondering if it still meets every couple of weeks of if it died from
> > > > lack of interest. If it's not going anymore, is there any other group in
> > > > the valley area between Windsor and Greenwood.
> > > > 
> > > > Second off and this one has me puzzled. I have installed Mandrake 9.1, I
> > > > have an M810 motherboard using the onboard sound which shows up as an
> > > > SiS 7018 PCI audio and is using the trident drivers. It works fine under
> > > > Win2000 and worked the first time I booted into Mandrake and then the
> > > > next time I rebooted, after not making any changes, the sound has
> > > > stopped working. On boot it does show the ALSA module starting and says
> > > > it is okay. Seeing as how everything else works, I can live without
> > > > sound but it would make things much nicer.
> > > > 
> > > > Thanks alot
> > > > -- 
> > > > ********************************
> > > > Daryl MacDonald
> > > > http://www.blackforesttavern.com
> > > > axiom at blackforesttavern.com
> > > > msn axiom_ns at hotmail.com
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