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    long time to boot linux

    dear all,

    I am new here and was refer to this site through a friend from Myanmar.

    First question - WHy does it take a long time to boot linux when it says " booting up interface " .This problem was however solved accidently after leaving the modem on. It always dial and must dial if I ever want to use LInux Redhat 7.3. Is there any other way out of it.

    Second question - How can I listen to my MP3 in my KDE and GNOME. For some reason, I am unable to listen to anything. I have this kewl interface with players but I am unable. I tried mouting from my cdrom, zip drive but to no avail.

    Third question - Any one know of a good shell script tutorial sites dedicated to newbies. I have some problem and need some guidance.

    Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you Linux experts here.

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    Re:long time to boot linux

    Welcome police

    Hopefully you'll find any info you need here.

    First one. Have a look in your /etc/rc5.d (if you boot into X) or /etc/rc3.d (if you boot into the command line) see if there's a file called SxxPPP or SxxPPoP (I think) if so change it to something elseusing the "mv" command
    Code:
    mv S80PPP old.S80PPP
    I don't use dial up myself but I think that should do it (If not someone else will chirp in with the right command)

    Second have you got XMMS (if you're a windows user think Winamp) installed? Can you play any other sound (like CD audio?) I can't tell wether it's a lack of coddecs or your sound card isn't working. A bit more info and I might be able to help more.

    Third check out the PETs (there's a link at the top of the page) these are simple how-to's writen by members of this board, there's a couple of bash ones

    HTH

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    Re:long time to boot linux

    Hi Pop,

    I'll try your first tip first thing in the morning.

    With regards to your second answer, I do not know if I have it. As I did a complte install. However, I do recall being able to play .mov files but not Mpeg nor AVI. Even Cd player does not work. I tried every program to see if sound would come but no luck. Wonder why ???

    Thanks again for your reply again and yes this sites being most educational.

    Cheers..

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    Re:long time to boot linux

    About you sound problem:
    I am not sure about redhat but in slackware you need to modify the permission of /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer before you will get any sound.
    Find out you current permissions by doing:

    ls -l /dev/dsp
    and
    ls -l /dev/mixer

    And if you need to change the permissions use the chmod command

    Also these are a couple more Bash Scripting tutorials to look at:
    http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/Progr...Scripting.html
    and
    http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/Progr...eat_Sheet.html

    Hope this helps.

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    Re:long time to boot linux

    IIRC RedHat does make you do the chmod on the sound devices. Hopeflly they fix that in a future release.

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    [quote author=pwrhouse link=board=1;threadid=4783;start=0#47657 date=1030736995]


    And if you need to change the permissions use the chmod command

    Also these are a couple more Bash Scripting tutorials to look at:
    http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/Progr...Scripting.html
    and
    http://www.linuxnewbie.org/nhf/Progr...eat_Sheet.html

    Hope this helps.
    [/quote]

    hmm we need a bash programming ( scripting ) pet - im not really good at bash programming so anyone here who is up to help me so we can write some pets ?

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    Re:long time to boot linux

    hello,
    I have booted into my console and have found etc/rc rc5.d but I can't type anything. I can only see it. Furthermore, I can't find SxxPPP or SxxPPoP anymore in the list... I even tried ls -al. Thank u for the rest of you guys for the link.

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    Re:long time to boot linux

    Could it be a color issue ??
    # ls -al --color=no /etc/rc.d/rc[35].d/S*

    --edit--
    You might want to check for a S??isdn in there aswell..

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    Re:long time to boot linux

    About your sound, what sound card do you have? I've had trouble with RH7.3 and onboard sound. You might have to have a look at using ALSA (www.alsa-project.org)

    I'm stumpped about you not being able to see anything in rc.d. Have you tried it as root?

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