[ILUG] upgrading suse (9.2 -> 9.3)
Dara Ó Maoilmhichíl
dara.o.maoilmhichil at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 01:13:34 IST 2005
this is more a point of info than any request for same.
recently upgrade a box as above.
some gripes, xmms didn't work and sound didn't work.
Firefox was now know to the system so i got rid of the manual install.
Bad idea. None of the plugins work so i have to redo them. Also,
firefox has a different (non default theme) that i don't like and
can't seem to delete the suse and other theme or even select the
firefox standard theme as the default. But maybe i messed up this
So I'm seriously looking at other distros for everything.
Anyway, To solve the above issues.
I could change the control centre and/or YAST config to get it to
restart the sound system and all was ok.
I got these messages :
"The number of currently running cards doesn't match the number of
configured cards in your configuration files.
Try to restart the sound system ?"
And on boot :
"Starting sound driver:intel8x0 FATAL : Error inserting snd_intel8x0 (
lib dir... ) : Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter. See
Dmesg show it doesn't like the joystick param.
So I didn't like restarting the sound on every boot i messed around with things.
I deleted /etc/asound.state and /etc/modprobe.d/sound and then ran
It found two cards for some reason, the intel8x0 and a 'legacy' one. I
picked the intel and followed through.
On next boot i had sound.
Now for xmms/amarok/mp3.
I still haven't gotten xmms or amarok to play mp3, i may try del and
re-installing them or some web searched, but i got kaffeine working
with mp3, mpeg, and wmv even i think (for those annoying peolpe that
send me such ;) ) and it also plays dvd now though i haven't tried.
basically, i followed the instructions at the following url :
hopefully helps somebody else out there.
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