Thread: Few questions about Ubuntu
December 3rd, 2006, 07:12 PM #1
Few questions about Ubuntu
I've used Linux plenty of times, but never really got into doing much with it. Just simply playing around. Not much other than playing around with a different look.
I've used four or five different distros before. Right now I'm using Ubuntu, and I'm having trouble getting set up.
1. I need audio. The motherboard site did not have the audio drivers for Linux, only Windows. I was able to find the drivers I needed though from the site: Realtek ALC Series AC'97 Audio Drivers for MSI nForce 3 Series board
I'm pretty sure this is what I need, but I have no idea how to install it.
2. How do I install a .bin file? It tells me there is no suitable application when I try to open the .bin
December 3rd, 2006, 08:18 PM #2
To run a .bin file you generally type "sh filename.bin"
However, you such drivers are generally included in the kernel, I'd be surprised if you actually needed to download a driver. What version of ubuntu are you using?
Sometimes the sound gets muted by default (I have no idea why, but seems to be a common problem/solution for people whose sound doesn't work, at least in older versions) So try running alsamixer (or even just check in the gnome volume control thingy) and make sure it's not muted.
December 3rd, 2006, 08:22 PM #3
fma@fma-desktop:~$ sh realplayer10gold.bin
sh: Can't open realplayer10gold.bin
Last edited by -FMA; December 3rd, 2006 at 08:28 PM.Cute
December 3rd, 2006, 08:45 PM #4
Is your file on the desktop? If not, navigate to it's folder. Then try.
December 3rd, 2006, 09:10 PM #5
December 3rd, 2006, 09:41 PM #6
So go to the desktop. You're in your home folder ^^
December 11th, 2006, 03:43 AM #7
as far as your sound problem goes. im using Kubuntu Edgy and after a fresh install i have to go into my mixer and turn up the volume of my PCM which is down by default. that solved my sound problem. Im using an nforce4 mobo. the drivers are in the kernel. you can get nforce drivers from nvidia but they say the ones in the kernel are better.PeACE
December 17th, 2006, 03:57 PM #8
As others have said, most current Linux versions should have drivers already.
I experienced numerous resource conflicts with nforce3 chipset and several current versions of Linux, this was on a Gigabyte GA-K8NS Pro motherboard. In particular: if onboard sound worked then the onboard NIC didn't and vis-versa, also the nforce sata controller worked very poorly, but at least there was a 3rd party sata controller that worked ok.
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