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    Fedora and Apt

    Hey Alastair or anybody know how you can install Fedora with apt, rather than rpm...

    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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    Re:Fedora and Apt

    well, i think you're getting your programs mixed up...
    You *have* to install a rh/fedora based system with RPMs... just as you have to install a debian system with debs.
    But through apt4rpm, you can use apt to maintain your fedora system, using it to download new software (in rpm format, of course) and also solve depends issues.

    So.. rephrase you're question and ill see if i can help :P :P :P

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    Re:Fedora and Apt

    I should rephrase you :P :P

    You said before that you can use apt for fedora instead of rpms, which I thought odd, but hey I usually am not a rh user. I gave Fedora a shot on my new laptop and it loaded everything except for the audio file and Debian didn't have either the Vid Card or the Sound card loaded. I don't know if I'll stick with Fedora or not, but we'll see. I won't be doing much playing with this machine so it will primarily be left alone, but I would like to get the sound working on this laptop. I guess we'll see.


    BTW It is a Toshiba Tecra 8000 with a Yamaha OPL3-SAx
    If you give a man a fire he'll be warm, if you light the man on fire he'll be warm for life.

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    Re:Fedora and Apt

    what you can do is use apt or yum to download and install rpms on your redhat/fedora box.
    It still uses rpm, you just get the funkyness of apt :P
    check out for downloads and repositories.

    Re sound:
    Alsa supports OPL3-SA2 and OPL3-SA3. Are one of them what you want?
    If yes, install apt, then:
    apt-get install kernel-module-alsa alsa-utils alsa-driver alsa-lib

    go to
    Choose your card, then add the correct bit to /etc/modules.conf.

    the freshrpms alsa docs at show you the pre/post install lines you need to add so your mixer saves its settings when you shut down.
    Remember the mixer is muted by default, so run alsamixer to fix them (use m to unmute)

    Is that what you want? ;D ;D ;D

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