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    Originally posted by Vber
    The installation is the same thing, not exactly, but not a critical change. You can update easily the gnome, it's not a difficult problem to do.

    RedHat 8 is extremely heavy, and I did a such professional installation, package by package and still, rh is so heavy.

    In what psyche is better than valhalla (7.3)?
    Can you give me an example?
    I already did. Better installer(which does make a difference for new users), OpenOffice by default, Gnome2 by default, Gcc 3.2, new config tools (firewall, display), LSB 1.2 certified.
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    Is that GNOME? If so I think it has the sound server disabled by default(who knows why). Go to Desktop Preferences->Sound and check the Enable Sound Server on Startup.

    That's how it's done on RH and I'm not sure if Mandrake is the same.
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    The sound thing is still a problem
    Try running this command on the prompt: sndconfig, be sure to be root.

    Read this link too:
    http://www.linux.org.uk/OSS/

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    I've got Mandrake (a few versions old), and didn't have any weird problems at all.
    Ditto, i have Mandrake 9 with KDE and i love it....

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    For the mouse issue, I've believe you can run "mouseconfig" or "xf86config" although my wheel mouse worked right away.
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    Hmm, for mouse wheel.

    Look here: http://koala.ilog.fr/colas/mouse-wheel-scroll/
    And if you can paste the Pointer section of you xf86config file, this will help us to help you.

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    Sound is enabled in Gnome and my device is supported according to that page. WHere do I type 'sndconfig'?

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    I'm guessing In your console.

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    i have terminal, Gnome terminal, Xterm, RXvt, and Konsole, but it doesn't work in any of them.

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    ...and I cant seem to figure out how to switch from Gnome to KDE...

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    When you login, if you dont have an automatic login, there is a menu where you can change the GUIs. There you can switch between KDE, Gnome, Sawfish etc...
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    You need to su to root to run soundconfig.
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    and how would I do that?

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    type: su <enter> <root password>

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    when I try to type when the password is asked, the keys do nothing and then it just finishes.

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