Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake Problems

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    Well i finally decided to try and move to Linux and chose Ubuntu as the natural choice. Installation and others was a breeze. MY PC is a AMD 64 bit 3200+
    on a Asus A8N-VM motherboard with onboard NVIDIA GeForce 6100 , Six channel on board sound (SoundMAX HD Audio) . 512 MB RAM , 256 shared for video .
    The major problems i facing are :
    >Unable to hear audio from the center and rear speakers.
    >Azureus dosent work ( gives error saying something about insufficient memory !)
    >Video configuration is set to Vesa , no idea what it is , but when i switch over to NVIDIA ( Using sudo ) X crashes on the next start .

    PLease do help me out , I love the ubuntu interface .. :p
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    @Maverick340, Have you installed a 32-bit or 64-bit Ubuntu 6.06?
    I'm not very sure whether 6 channel sound would work in Ubuntu.
    Open the Terminal Window & type:
    $ alsamixer

    Configure the Sound speaker settings from there.
    Have you installed NVidia drivers?
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    sound will work check using the command "alsamixer" enable 6-channel option if available.Azureus read memory issue:
    http://azureus.sourceforge.net/faq.php#5
    http://azureus.sourceforge.net/howto_linux.php
    u need to install nvidia propreitory drivers.as for X did u edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf ,
    it sometimes needs to correct resolution,Horizontal,vertical freq of ur monitor.
    VESA -Video Electronics Standards Association
    read more at wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vesa
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    to make ur sound work, try installing gstreamer. had the smae problem and i installed and now its ok.
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    installed gstreamer and tried alsamixer ...
    BOth dont work , i have changed ch mode to : 6ch
    As for NVIDIA drivers , i dont know how to install them . Please guide me on that .

    I have the 32 bit edition of Ubuntu currently . How is Edubuntu ?
    __________
    And please tell me a replacement for Azureus if there ..
    Anything like uTorrent .. ?
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    First you must get the Restricted Formats in Ubuntu 6.06, follow the procedure below:

    Getting the Restricted Formats in Ubuntu:

    @Maverick340, Ubuntu 6.06 CD comes with limited software. Only the Open-source ones.
    So you can't play MP3, VCD/DVD etc., To be able to play them you must update Synaptic (Restricted Formats).

    Open the Terminal Window & type:

    $ gksu /usr/sbin/synaptic

    This opens up the Synaptic Package Manager, used to install, remove packges in Ubuntu.
    Here is the procedure go to the menu 'Settings'->"Repositories' (Press Enter)
    This will bring you the 'Software Preferences' dialog.
    [​IMG]

    In the 'Installation Media' tab under 'Channels' , select all (Check the checkboxes) -
    * Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Binary) Officially supported Restricted Copyright
    * Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Source) Officially supported Restricted Copyright
    * Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Binary) Community maintained (Universe)
    * Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Source) Community maintained (Universe)
    * Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Security Updates (Binary) Officially supported Restricted
    * Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Security Updates (Source) Officially supported Restricted Copyright
    Now click on the 'Add' button.
    This brings you the 'Add Channel' dialog:
    [​IMG]

    Under 'Components' select all - Officially supported, Restricted Copyright,
    Community maintained (Universe), Non-free (Multiverse)
    Now click on the 'Add' button & click on the 'Close' button.
    Now you will see a dialog 'Information' , saying 'The repository information has
    changed.You have to click on the 'Reload' button for the changes to take effect'.
    Now click on 'Reload' button or from the menu 'Edit'->'Reload Package Information'
    Now Synaptic Package Manager connects to the Net & downloads the Package
    information.
    [​IMG]

    After the download is complete you can install packages to play MP3, VCD/DVD,
    DVD Authoring software, Audio editing etc.,
    [​IMG]

    After you have completed updating the Restricted Formats, you can install the NVidia drivers as follows.
    You must close Synaptic Package Manager.

    Installing NVidia drivers in Ubuntu:

    $ sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_back
    $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-kernel-common
    $ sudo nvidia-glx-config enable

    Reboot for the changes to take effect.

    Edubuntu is for Kids!! And Xubuntu is for old hardware. So forget about them.

    There are plenty of software packages available to install in Ubuntu 6.06, Check my post, Click here
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    Well i have installed ristricted formats . Did a whole 90 MB update ! As for NVIDIA drivers , i will try !
    I even have gstreamer , the sound still dosent come from the center and rear speakers .
    __________
    Great , NVIDIA drivers proeprly installed ! Things are seeming much better now .
    Azureus can save a file in windows partition though . And ya sound issue still pending. So close to shifting over to Linux !
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    You can install other packages like MPLayer, XMMS etc., follow the link & install the
    packages. Is your Windows partition NTFS or FAT32? Regarding the Sound issue,
    I already told you that I'm not sure that you can enable 6 channel audio.
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    My windows is NTFS . I read about an read/write issue . I followed the instructions to allow read write on NTFS volume but it still fails to do so .

    Why , o why cant u configure 6 ch on Ubuntu !!
    p.s: some people have claimed to do so though ...
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    Run alsamixer and using cursor control keys, move left until you reach a place that reads "channels". Use the Up-Down cursor control key to make it read 6ch instead of 2ch.
    Give us exact error. "doesnt work" does not help. Also try running it from gnome-terminal and see if you get any helpful output from it.
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    Done that , still dosent work .
     
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    Re: Ubuntu 6.01 Dapper Drake Problems

    Tell us the output of the command
    Code:
    lsmod | grep snd
     
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    Well i suddenly discovered that i have some drivers for Linux Included in the Asus CD . But i dont think they work on Ubuntu . Tried , will give the detailed report in the morning .
     
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    No , it gives an error of incorrect kernel version .
    When it tries to build its own kernel , it gives an error of missing libraries (curses )..
    I however have curses lib
    Please help , its maddening !
     
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    I guess you are trying to compile a kernel. Do 'make xconfig' instead of 'make menuconfig'. That should work IMO. And it will give you a GUI for compiling the kernel.
     
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    The compiling kernel part is not the problem . Its after that ..
    It gives an error about curses library ..

    I have tried that , mine is a specific problem . I have tried ubuntu forums also , not much help from there ..
     
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    I do not understand how we can help you. You don't post your error output here...you don't tell us which version of ncurses library you have installed...you don't tell us which version of the library is required by kernel compile process but you still think we can help you? At least help us in helping you. Just saying that your problem is very specific will not get you anywhere. Post your error here and let us see what we can do...
     
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    @Maverick340, When you get a error message, take a Screenshot using 'Print Screen'
    key, save the file
    . The screenshot is saved in the Desktop. Now either attach that
    file or upload the Image to 'ImageShack' (http://www.imageshack.us/). After
    uploading the Image file, just mention the URL of the image or use the tag.
    [b]If you don't give the exact error message, we won't be able to help you!![/b]
     
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