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    When you type in a password in Linux your characters don't echo out to the screen. just type your password normally and hit enter.

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    rofl...

    you can't see the keys because it's a security feature. just type your password like normal and login.

    type: su <enter> <root password>
    you might be better off doing
    su - <enter> <password>

    the dash does many things but it allows the root user to use the root path variable. (without it, typing sndconfig would do nothing there.)

    any of the terminals is fine. they're all the same, they just look different.

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    ok, well im still finding which distro I like best so right now im in xp and downloading slackware. Thanks for all your help so far guys
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    Good luck installing slackware (My prediction, it won't go too well )
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    lol, alright. Is there anything I should know? still got 41 minutes untill its finished downloading (getting 173k/s)
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    Back to Mandrake I go...
    [chris@localhost chris]$ su -
    Password:
    [root@localhost root]# sndconfig
    -bash: sndconfig: command not found
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    I believe sndconfig may be a Red Hat specific utility. Mandrake may have one of their own, you'll probably want to check their website or manual for it.
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    Mandrake has sndconfig as well. It's probably not in a default install, but I am sure it's included on the CDs. Find the software installer and make it search for sndconfig and it should install fairly easily. When it's installed, it might be /sbin/sndconfig.
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    whats the pack called on the cd? theres 840 of them here...how do i search the cd?
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    That sndconfig rpm is really old, approaching 3 years.

    To get to the software installer, you can either use the gui tools, from the K menu (in KDE, or likely the foot in GNOME, didn't try GNOME, but it should be similiar), Configuration/Packaging/Install software.

    Or you can just do it the easy, console way. Become root (with su as above), and type

    urpmi sndconfig

    Which is what the GUI tool ends up doing anyway.

    That said, if the installation didn't manage to install correct drivers, sndconfig might not as well .

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    But in this case, sndconfig..

    Can be very usefull.
    of course is an old package, but still, help a lot of users that, don't know how to load manually all the modules.

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    ok, sweet. Got the sndconfig thing going, and it spewed this at me, then asked me to chose my card from the list, but everytime I selected the right (same) one, I got this same error. Thanks for any help...
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    and could a new sound card (not on-board) from the list that I have to select from that Linux Mandrake supports fix the problem? Is this a possible solution?
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    When I installed Mandrake, it never selects the right graphics card for me. I always have to go in and change it after, because the screen constantly refreshes. You can test your new choice for the card, by seeing an image, however I never do. I know as long as I dont get a certain error it should be fine.

    Same thing may apply to the sound card. You may just have to try different ones.

    Have you checked the Mandrake site to see if your card is supported?
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