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Arnout
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PostPosted: Thu 05 May 2005, 11:38    Post subject:  Getting started; questions about hardware, software  

hi,

I just discovered Puppy Linux and I am quiet enthousiastic. I was so fet up with windows XP. Although the installation went right I still have some issues/questions:

- my keyboard settings are not 100%. for instance the "@" on my keyboard is placed under the "2" but I have to type on "0" to get it
- I have a HP 6110 PSC, I tried to use the suggested driver but it didn't work
- my optimal screen config is 1024*1024 . This is part of the 'more' list in the screen wizard but I don't know how to get it
- the video and audioplayer don't work because of the error messag 'no demuxer found' stream format not recognized. Although it worked for a while
- I have some hardware installed on my PC like a webcam a TV card, a minolta digital camera. Will it be possible to connect these?

greetings

Arnout
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PostPosted: Thu 05 May 2005, 12:01    Post subject:  

With the Video Wizard, if I recall rightly, the "More" button brings up a list, and you just type "0x011A" or whatever mode you want -- I think the modes are listed down the left column.

So, is your keyboard non-US layout?
You might find a choice that suits you better if you go to Start -> Setup -> Mouse/keyboard Wizard, then choose the keyboard layout, "old 2-letter method".
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FrankA

Joined: 05 May 2005
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Location: Germany, Europe

PostPosted: Thu 05 May 2005, 16:06    Post subject:  

I have @ problem too and c-media 9739 onboard soundchip don't support 5.1 surround (which is however a kernel module issue)

with the new release and 2.6. kernel there will be great strides forward on many these issues, I would assume - hold on a few days ...
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comedix
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PostPosted: Tue 10 May 2005, 13:22    Post subject: reply  

thx huys,

I Ialready solved some of my problems. I can print now but not from all applications, and my keyboard s seems OK (it's azerty latin)

but still I have some open questions especially hardware installation:


- my screen requests 1280*1024 but when I chosse this confige the screen becomes black
- the CD rom reader en writer: Puppy seems to recognise the cd rom (I can mount) but I am not able to write. I think it has something to do with SCSI or something.
- I have a TV card of pinaccle I would like to use of course to copy my video's to mpeg. Doesn't work
- I installed accounting program but it doesn't seem to work
- is it possible to install skype out?
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pelaillo

Joined: 24 Jul 2005
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Location: Colombia

PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2005, 22:39    Post subject:  

FrankA wrote:
I have @ problem too and c-media 9739 onboard soundchip don't support 5.1 surround (which is however a kernel module issue)

I have a problem also with c-media 9739. I'm using c-media drivers but I cannot make it work. It simply sounds static noise.

Some hints?
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2005, 23:07    Post subject: Re: reply  

comedix wrote:
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I have some open questions especially hardware installation:

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- the CD rom reader en writer: Puppy seems to recognise the cd rom (I can mount) but I am not able to write. I think it has something to do with SCSI or something.
Start->Setup->CD/DVD Drive Wizard then follow the directions to turn on SCSI emulation. You will still have to click the "Detect SCSI Drive" in order to burn anything in gcombust.

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- I have a TV card of pinaccle I would like to use of course to copy my video's to mpeg. Doesn't work
I remember a recent post by someone detailing how he got his TV tuner card to work. Other than that, you're on your own. Good luck. Smile

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- I installed accounting program but it doesn't seem to work

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Which accounting program? How did you install it? Was it a DotPup or Pupget?
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doopdoop

Joined: 28 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Aug 2005, 07:17    Post subject: Re: reply  

comedix wrote:
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- I have a TV card of pinaccle I would like to use of course to copy my video's to mpeg. Doesn't work

This is a (not very elegant) way, but ItWorksForMe(c)) to install the kernel modules for most analog TV cards:
http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?t=1388
For DVB, something similar can be done, but you may need to have a complete compiling environment, kernel sources and the drivers from www.linuxtv.org, as the 2.4 does not have a native DVB-Support.
On the other hand, encoding with DVB is then easy (set your channel and copy the input with a simple command (cat /dev/xxxx >output.mpg).
For analog, you need an encoder. Mencoder seems to be a rationale choice, as the correspondent mplayer is already available, but i haven't seen it yet.
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