Re: CD-Rom, sound
Brian Ronk, 2004-Feb-17 14:50 -0500:
> First, I installed debian over the network with floppy's, as a result, I
> can mount the floppy and it works fine. I was trying the CD-Rom though,
> and when I type mount /cdrom, or the equivalent to get it to mount it I
> get this:
> mount: special device /dev/cdrom does not exist
> I can't tell what it says about the drive when it boots, it goes by to
> quickly. I should also mention, this is a laptop that can only have
> CD-Rom or floppy, one at a time.
The messages you see during boot are put in /var/log/dmesg. View that
file to see what the kernel says about the cdrom device at boot.
What kernel are you using?
> As for the sound, it just doesn't work. It could be that stuff didn't
> get installed for it, I'll check that to make sure. If I do have the
> drivers and such installed for it, how do I configure it to make sure
> it's working correctly?
According the this website <http://www.grnet.com/sc/linux/tp760xl/>
the Soundblaster modules should work. Try doing a 'modprobe sb' as
root or sudo and see if it loads. The try playing a sound. Assuming
you're using a stock kernel, that module will be there.
Jeff Coppock Systems Engineer
Diggin' Debian Admin and User