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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-users] ATI, sound and console

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 14:36:17 -0500
> (sending again this mail, sorry if it was already sent but I did not
> receive any answer... I am also new in Thunderbird!)
> -------------------------------
>     Hello everyone,
>     I salute the tremendous work of the development team and I thank
> them. I hope the spirit of this team will always remain, just as one who
> leads the project "Damned Small Linux", for exemple.
>     I hope to permanently abandon my Suse 10.3 + KDE 3.5.10, and is keen
> to stay with KDE 3.5 TDE Trinity.
>     The issues regarding this that I have with the "Trinity-Enterprise"
> distribution (kubuntu 10.10) are:
>     I have no sound. KMix opens with the mixer "PulseAudio" by default
> and I have to reconfigure each time in VIA_8237. Also, I use the entry
> "Line" physical and when the configuration is correct, this input is
> sent to the audio output of the computer and the level of output (input
> signal from the "Line", so) is well controlled. But there is no sound
> from TDE that is audible (noatun or amarok, for example)

This is probably a defect in PulseAudio itself.  I would suggest removing
PulseAudio completely if it is causing problems.

>     I can not install the drivers for my ATI graphics card. The packets
> manager says that the ATI drivers are installed. The various tutorials
> found are all refering to the Gnome menus...

You can run Jockey (the Ubuntu hardware detection utility) by going to the
Run dialog and type in "kdesudo jockey-gtk" (without the quotes).  The
fact that Jockey does not show up in the Trinity menu system is a known
bug that is being worked on for the next release.

>     These difficulties are well borring, but I can wait for the next
> distribution, hopping that Gnome will  coexist with TDE anabling to
> choise the window manager (gnome or tde) at the login time.
>     Also: The "standard" console (i.e. reached with "Ctrl+Alt+F1") is
> reachable only once. Is it normal, being a SELinux feature, for exemple
> ?

This may be an Upstart bug.

> The key "page-up" does not work the way I know in Kconsole or in
> standard console: Typing "/etc/init.d/" then page-up displays the last
> command entered starting with  "/etc/init.d/"... an other SELinux feature
> ?

I have no clue on this one, sorry.  It may be an Ubuntu specific setting.