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Re: new install, sound not working (+2 bonus problems)

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:26:56PM -0700, Phil Ramey wrote:
> Howdy,
> So last tuesday I got fed up with windows and
> formatted C: .... it was very satusfying....
> Anyway, I went through a couple of installs that were
> broken (PIBKAC, i assure you), until I landed on this
> install... let's see if I can re-construct, step by
> step:
Hi Phil,
welcome to debian x-)
<detailed info about install and sound>
Not sure about the sound, its still out of my general domain. I have a
bunch of old sound cards so I just tried a few and found one that works
the easiest. Like a sb card.

> Two other side problems...
> I have two hard drives and two cdrom drives, and only
> one of each is currently recognised by the system.  my
> unrecognised HD has ~20gigs of mp3s and such that i'd
> like to keep if i can... it's fat32 (converted with
> partitionmagic from NTFS for compatability)... i have
> Vfat compiled in, but... i don't know what to do to
> get them in fstab, etc...

What does 'fdisk -l' show? (as root)
if you see a listing like '/dev/hdb1' or the like, what does:
mount /dev/hdb1 /mnt
and if it works, do 'cd /mnt/; ls' and see what happens.
Also check for any messages in /var/log/message and /var/log/dmesg for

> sort of related second side problem:  I have an iRiver
> iHP-120, 20gig hard-disk mp3/ogg/wma/etc player, that
> uses USB2.0 (or 1.1) mass storage... i installed all
> the kernel packages i could see though menuconfig that
> USB Mass Storage needed... but i don't really know
> where to go from there... there's USB1.1 on my mobo
> that works (my mouse!), and a USB2 PCI card that i've
> not confirmed works, yet.

do 'lspci -v' and see if you see anything that looks like you usb
interfaces. Also when you plug in the player, does anything show up in


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