Re: newbie question
Hi, I am a complete noob at linux and need some assistance.
I was given a thinkpad with debian woody installed (no billyware). It
boots lovely except for the audio. I get this message at logon:
error while initialising sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (permission denied)
the sound server will continue, using the null output lines
How do I correct this? (my installation won't let me log into an
xwindows environment as root, I have to do it through a terminal so some
easy instructions would be very welcome)
You can change the permission of the /dev/dsp. To do so you must get root:
1. Open a terminal; Type: "su"; Enter your root password.
To change the permission use the chmod command (see 'man chmod' for more
info). For example: chmod a+r /dev/dsp
also how do I browse to my cd rom? It doesn't appear in konquerer and I
don't remember seing it mounted at boot.
what happens when you type 'mount /cdrom' in a terminal?
IMHO Java is not a part of the Debian distribution. To use it with
mozilla you should install the blackdown java RE.
(http://jopa.studentenweb.org/debian) because Sun's version of the JRE
was build with another version of gcc and is not binary compatible with
newer mozilla versions.
Could someone point me to some easy to understand docs about the file
system, maybe with a graphical representation, as it seems so different
to billyware. I am trying to find java so I can get my browsers to run
applets (I use mozilla and konq).
Finally (for now) is there a reason why I can't copy/paste between
applications? (ie. between advanced editor and mozilla news composer?)
Mark some text and use the third (middle) mouse button to paste it.
Many thanks for your help and I hope I don't fill up your newsgroup with
too many lame questions.