RH8.0 (was Re: bluecurve)
cliffo at u.washington.edu
Mon Jan 6 12:16:50 PST 2003
Ok, so it was 4 or 5 gripes (and a very disorganized list to boot!) ;)
> After using Slackware since 1996, I just installed RH8.0 yesterday on
> a new hard drive. I've admined Rehat boxes for years so I'm
> comfortable with the switch.
> Two things annoyed me (actually three but...). First, Redhat did not
> recognize and load the modules for my SoundBlaster16 ISA PnP card?!!?
> I was quite shocked and thought I had an IRQ conflict for a while
> until I just manually loaded the "sb" module and all was well.
> First off, I couldn't boot off the first CD...I have before on this
> computer so I don't know what the problem was there.
> Second, it turns out that the sound card "detection" thingy installed
> in stock RH8 only detects PCI sound cards and you have to load up the
> "sndconfig" rpm if you don't want to manually hack modules.conf.
> That was my biggest gripe. The broken xmms and lack of Mplayer were my
> other complaints.
> Otherwise, having used the system for all of half a day, I'm all
> right. It is very pretty and cleanly organized. I can see that
> modifying the GNOME Menu isn't going to be simple :(
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