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Old 11. Apr 2009, 07:31 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Dam, spoke too soon. Sound gone again. Might be my problem I am not sure, but worth a go for yourself as it is a good OS, just problems my end. I always seem to get them no matter how hard I try and avoid them. Must be my magnetic charm

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Dam, spoke too soon. Sound gone again. Might be my problem I am not sure, but worth a go for yourself as it is a good OS, just problems my end. I always seem to get them no matter how hard I try and avoid them. Must be my magnetic charm

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Sounds like you have a little sound problem. Could be the sound card or something, you could go to their forums and see. I did a little research and found that you're not the only one with sound problems.

http://www.mrbass.org/linux/mepis/sound/
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-mepis-638645/
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.p...nd_not_working
http://www.mepislovers.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16
http://www.mepislovers.org/forums/sh...ad.php?t=20513

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Old 12. Apr 2009, 06:59 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Thanks BK the forum is helping out but at present have gone through most things and it doesn't look as if it can be resolved. But later I might have another bash

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in the task bar you should see a small speaker right click on it and go into show mixer settings. ensure you click on the buttons and your volumes are turned up. I experienced this problem also. hope this helps

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in the task bar you should see a small speaker right click on it and go into show mixer settings. ensure you click on the buttons and your volumes are turned up. I experienced this problem also. hope this helps

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Thanks wdhpr, have been through everything. In fact now I have made a right pigs ear out of it. I am going to reload it again, but it does appear that the problem is my sound chip. Just a bug that needs sorting out one day. It had not had a problem with Suse, Mint, Ubuntu, Mandriva and a few others I have tried, just this one. A real shame I am enjoying this OS. Have given it loads of time but now have given up and will look again some other time. I think 64bit is a problem with Linux, as my experience so far has been very negative.

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Thanks wdhpr, have been through everything. In fact now I have made a right pigs ear out of it. I am going to reload it again, but it does appear that the problem is my sound chip. Just a bug that needs sorting out one day. It had not had a problem with Suse, Mint, Ubuntu, Mandriva and a few others I have tried, just this one. A real shame I am enjoying this OS. Have given it loads of time but now have given up and will look again some other time. I think 64bit is a problem with Linux, as my experience so far has been very negative.

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Well it can't be held, maybe I'll give it a try some time soon. You could try getting a new sound card or something if you really like MEPIS. Now, I want to take this opportunity to ask about openSUSE. Since it's ranked no.2 in distrowatch and I can't seem to find much people recommending or using it (yet) and the fact that you've tried it before, what's your opinion about it?
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Well it can't be held, maybe I'll give it a try some time soon. You could try getting a new sound card or something if you really like MEPIS. Now, I want to take this opportunity to ask about openSUSE. Since it's ranked no.2 in distrowatch and I can't seem to find much people recommending or using it (yet) and the fact that you've tried it before, what's your opinion about it?
32bit OpenSuse was a problem but I think I can contribute that to the motherboard going on my computer. When I first ran it it was working beautifully and it is a very easy distro to load in conjunction with Windows. The 64bit was very buggy and after several tries gave up. Linux is buggy and I don't care what Linux people say as I have tried several. The only one that was stable and not GNOME was Mandriva and if they had a 64bit I would be working it now.

I am in the middle of load PC-BSD and going to have a look at that. If you are prepared to have limitations to hardware then its great to work with. Don't think that because your Epson printer and all the wonderful functions you have in WIndows will be there because they won't. It is a system shock and even Firefox has certain limitations in Linux which at first I couldn't believe. Wine programs may or may not perform to how they should do either. But on the other hand there are loads of benefits to using the OS, also you accept these limitations as you progress in Linux.

I am sorry to say this but I am glad at present that I don't have to rely on Linux as my only OS. Maybe when I get that stable Linux I will say something different

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Hi Tony
I would agree that linux is not ready to replace windows. That is why I still have winxp with a dual boot setup to Mepis. I guess my original reason for having a linux os and promoting others to follow, still stands. Learn what linux is and provide feed back.
This should in (theory) help improve linux and make it more usable to the average person. I also feel Windows has become fat and bloated and think there should be other alternatives.

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It's true that Linux isn't ready to replace Windows since Linux was initially created by developers who just wanted their own working OS for them to do whatever they want. Windows is however getting more and more problematic, in terms of security, so it would be wise (in my opinion) to use an alternative OS, like Linux, when doing something like surfing the net or writing a report (for security reasons) and use Windows when doing something that you can't do with Linux like when the new projector or scanner you've recently bought isn't supported by the Linux distro you're using or maybe when there isn't any alternative software in Linux for a certain software that you're using in Windows.

P.S - Is BSD considered Linux?
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It's true that Linux isn't ready to replace Windows since Linux was initially created by developers who just wanted their own working OS for them to do whatever they want. Windows is however getting more and more problematic, in terms of security, so it would be wise (in my opinion) to use an alternative OS, like Linux, when doing something like surfing the net or writing a report (for security reasons) and use Windows when doing something that you can't do with Linux like when the new projector or scanner you've recently bought isn't supported by the Linux distro you're using or maybe when there isn't any alternative software in Linux for a certain software that you're using in Windows.

P.S - Is BSD considered Linux?
I sadly on their froum called it Linux and the reply was

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First of all, PC-BSD is not a Linux distribution, but rather a different Unix-like OS. It's FreeBSD prettied up, so to speak.
The reason I have been already on there, there is a problem straight away before I have even begun to start looking at it. I downloaded the latest PC BSD and checked the MD5sum. All okay. I have tried endless times to load and re-burn the disk, but all I get is
'Cannot dump
No Dump Device defined'.

So here goes another round of research and resolving problems. Why do I do it?

Anyway BK, stop sitting on the side lines and get your feet wet. It shouldn't just be me getting the frustration here, I love to share it

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