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LinuxOrbit: The Newbie Tackles Red Hat 8.0 on a Laptop

Dec 24, 2002, 09:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Fuller)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"Earlier this year I finally trashed Windows XP in favor of Linux. I loaded RH 7.1 on a Compaq Presario 700 laptop and was able to get everything working except my sound. When RH 7.3 came out, I again loaded it onto my laptop hoping that my sound would work.

"Well, much to my chagrin, the upgrade to 7.3 didn't help my sound problem. I decided that I would just have to live with it until the next release. (I know I probably could fix it with some research and digging into my config files, but life is too short, if you know what I mean. I want things to work out of the box.)

"Well Red Hat came out with 8.0 and I was cautioned about trying out a new release and that maybe I should wait for 8.1 to come out. I was going to follow that advice but I got tired of my sound not working so I decided it's either going to be Red Hat 8.0 or back to Windows XP, but one way or the other my sound was going to work..."

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