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Re: root only sound?



On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 09:39 -0500, Gordon R. Keehn wrote:
>     I've been trying to get Fedora to recognize my Crystal-based sound 
> "card" since Fedora Core 1.  I just upgraded to Core 5, and thought I 
> had it.  When I signed on to my root account to perform initial setup, I 
> tried the Soundcard Recognition applet one more time, and to my complete 
> joy, it finally worked.  "Aha!", says I, "They finally got it right." 
> Then I rebooted and signed on to my user account, and no sound.  I 
> started the Soundcard Recognition applet again, entered my root password 
> when prompted, and watched as it found no evidence that I had any sound 
> support installed.
>     Am I going to have to run as root to listen to my favorite audio 
> stream?  Why is it so hard for Fedora to recognize a chipset that worked 
> perfectly up through Redhat 9?  I know it's a minor issue, and the guys 
> behind the distribution do a monumental job as it is, but it's a bit 
> discouraging.
>     Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me get sound working 
> permanently.  (Or at least, until the next upgrade when I'm sure the 
> whole thing will start over again.)
>     Cheers,
> Gordon Keehn
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just an untested thought...

bb if=/dev/sda of=/tmp/sda-bootblock.bin bs=512 count=1
bb if=/dev/sdb of=/tmp/sdb-bootblock.bin bs=512 count=1

diff /tmp/sda-bootblock.bin /tmp/sdb-bootblock.bin

Thinking...

- substitute different values for sda/sdb as fits
- the first 512 bytes on each drive are the boot (perhaps less, someone
will surely correct me...it might just be the first 256 or 384 bytes)
- if they are the same (i.e. grub has been installed on both), there
will be no diff

otherwise...

grub-install /dev/sdb

Of course, the only way that you'll ever KNOW for sure that it's going
to work is to do a real simulation, i.e. disconnecting one drive, then
the other drive...

Craig


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