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Offline Darren

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2009, 04:47:36 PM »
Seems to be no sound at all,

I'll try loading Linux to the HD alongside Vista for now?
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Offline Stefan Pynappels

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2009, 04:54:37 PM »
When you install, it should give you the option to install on a partition created from some free space on the hard drive, but it's been a while since I've done it so might be a little out of date. Should be no problem dual booting though, you choose at boot up whether to boot to Win or Lin. Go for it, and if you have no joy with the sound, give me a shout and I'll see what I can do to help.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2009, 05:38:14 PM »
Well that was quite simple and painless  :thumbup:

Linux Mint 7 is now running from a CD, Firefox is working just fine .............. OK, lets not get giddy, one step at a time  :beer:

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Offline Darren

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2009, 05:48:37 PM »
Easy init ... I was quite surprised ..
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2009, 06:04:30 PM »
As supporting UNIX and Linux is what I do for a living, I've managed to avoid ever having to run Windows on my own computers.
As I now have a CAD package that only runs on Windows, I'll be buying a new PC and installing  Windows 7.

It's good to see the positive responses to Windows 7 here.

Offline Darren

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2009, 06:17:40 PM »
Loaded onto HD, still no sound, can't seem to find out why it's all just a tad too new to me I guess?
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2009, 06:40:08 PM »
Darren,

Sound and printer drivers were designed to make computer operators turn cannibalistic.

It has taken all day to get all my drivers sorted.


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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2009, 01:01:31 AM »
Seems to function rather well here too.  Except that it thinks my screen is limited to 800x600.  Kinda makes things a little ugly.  OTOH, I got sound on the first try.

Offline Stefan Pynappels

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2009, 03:11:19 AM »
Hi Darren,

Have a look at this thread, the last answer might be what you need.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-mint-84/no-sound-in-lm7-761062/

Generally a good site for help with pretty much any distro.

Stefan.

EDIT: To be fair, I've had problems with that audio controller on WinXP machines too, the joys of IT support.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2009, 05:28:18 AM »
Thanks,

I delved in and switched everything on, quite a few were off, but still nothing

I found this

the way I got sound working was while I was using linux mint 6. It refused to do the sound thing constantly until I found a bit on hp's site. As a consequence I added these 2 lines to my alsa-base.conf file
options snd-hda-intel model=hp-m4
options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1

So I had a search for the confg file in question and it seems it's not installed?
Next I tried to install it

But I get a message "Could not find package alsa-base.conf"

TBH I'm getting a bit out of my depth here ...  :(
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2009, 06:04:35 AM »
Ok Darren, I'm going to start a new thread to avoid pulling this one further and further off-topic. I'll do my best to help you, it is not terribly difficult to do, but work is a bit crazy today, so it may be a while between posts.

New thread is here:  http://madmodder.net/index.php?topic=2022.0

We'll have you using Linux command line in no time at all!

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2009, 06:20:16 AM »
Thanks Stefan,

I was thinking about starting a new thread, not fair on this one  :thumbup:
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