some settings/configurations I can't find

  • Havoc
Posted: Fri, 06/13/2008 - 07:13
There are a few things that get on my nerves when running 64Studio. It is probably only a configuration away but I have no idea where to look. - Can anyone tell me how to remove tux from the background when running in level 3? I find this very annoying and text is sometimes hard to read when it overlaps. Just a plain background would be nice. - Is there a way to remove the message "this is free software, no warranty" when you log in? I know it is free softwae, that's why I installed it. - likewise is it possible to stop background stuff from spewing messages in the terminal (running level 3)? I put in a usb stick and ws greeted by half a page of usb messages. These stopped hiding the prompt so I tought there was something wrong but it wasn't (after hitting "enter" the prompt re-appeared). This is fine in the log for when something does go wrong but I would prefer to keep them off the terminal.

audio

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Fri, 06/20/2008 - 12:49
The onboard sound chip is seen during boot and is enabled, but configuration failed. From dmesg: ALSA /usr/src/modules/alsa-driver/pci/hda/../../alsa-kernel/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:558: hda_intel: azx_get_response timeout, switching to polling mode... ALSA /usr/src/modules/alsa-driver/pci/hda/../../alsa-kernel/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:564: hda_intel: azx_get_response timeout, switching to single_cmd mode... hda_codec: No auto-config is available, default to model=ref ALSA /usr/src/modules/alsa-driver/pci/hda/../../alsa-kernel/pci/hda/hda_intel.c:1020: hda-intel: no codecs initialized I remember it is a Stac codec, but not the type. Should have written it down before wipipng the disk :( But aplay -l says there are no soundcards??? aplay: device_list:222: no soundcards found... hwinfo: 64studio:/# hwinfo --sound 14: PCI 1b.0: 0403 Audio device [Created at pci.281] UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_284b Unique ID: u1Nb.P_yHpzwAPN7 SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0 SysFS BusID: 0000:00:1b.0 Hardware Class: sound Model: "Dell HD Audio Controller" Vendor: pci 0x8086 "Intel Corporation" Device: pci 0x284b "HD Audio Controller" SubVendor: pci 0x1028 "Dell" SubDevice: pci 0x0229 Revision: 0x02 Memory Range: 0xfebfc000-0xfebfffff (rw,non-prefetchable) IRQ: 21 (47 events) Module Alias: "pci:v00008086d0000284Bsv00001028sd00000229bc04sc03i00" Driver Info #0: Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_hda_intel" Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown This is version 2.0 64bit version.

Audio only

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Fri, 06/20/2008 - 09:05
To make sure that you won't damage default settings for audio, you shouldn't do all those changes at the same time. As user run aplay -l. Are there all sound cards? If not, install hwinfo and as root run hwinfo --sound. Can you see all sound cards now? If not, is the on-board sound enabled in the BIOS settings? There is a script in /etc/modprobe.d called alsa-base, this is the script which seems to install the drivers and "snd-hda-codec"s. PS: Which version, number and bit, of 64 Studio do you run?

hadn't found those yet

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Thu, 06/19/2008 - 18:29
I looked in /etc/default, but the scripts there are not what I'm looking for. Problem is that I don't exactly know what I'm looking for either :D The penguin is gone but I have no idea how I did it. I removed a lot of themes, backgrounds etc with synaptic so I is probably one of those that did it. There isn't a splash.sh script anymore either. I did found that if you do not want to boot in X directly but want to boot in a terminal then you have to change the files Sxxgdm and Sxxkdm (xx is a number) in rc2.d and rc3.d. How to change them is in the README in the directory itself. So that is solved as well. Sound seems to be ok for the moment. The FA-66 works as far as I tested it but the onboard sound not yet. I know that in Gentoo I had to add an option to the module to configure for the codec. But I cannot find that setting back.

:)

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Thu, 06/19/2008 - 08:37
There is a script in /sbin called splash.sh. The script give you some information, e.g. that you might take a look at /etc/default. There you can find e.g. the file bootsplash and I guess it is possible to disable the penguin there or to change the picture in /etc/bootsplash/themes/current/images. I'm a noob with Linux and does this in passing, so I might be wrong. But you might could do it this way, open some scripts and see what they do. I like a nice looking Linux myself, but at the moment I have real troubles, e.g. with the sound card. It's okay to asked about Linux, but I think people in this forum might be more interested in having a functional DAW. I have to commend that it's good that you are giving the information how you have solved trouble, for there might be other people that wish to change the same things you do. Maybe I'll like to change some of them too. Cheers, Ralf

2 found, 1 to go.

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Wed, 06/18/2008 - 18:44
The message of "this is free software" can be found in /etc/motd. Just erasing the file takes care of that. Now there remains to confine the messages to the log instead of the terminal.

No problem,

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Sat, 06/14/2008 - 11:22
I understood very well what you want to say and I don't take it wrong either. I didn't have time yesterday to type a bit more around it (and after a night of sleep I think much of it wouldn't be usefull). I just cannot understand the reluctance to considering 46Studio as "a linux". Found already a few things. I didn't know Debian used the runlevels differntly from other distros. It now boots nicely in terminal without penguin. Don't know how I got the penguin away...scared it off I guess.

Sorry for my broken English

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Fri, 06/13/2008 - 17:27
"You maybe will become no answers or you have to wait for a long time." I won't correct each missing comma, but what I try to say is, that you maybe will get no answers or you have to wait a long time, if you are asking about those things in this forum. It's more pleasant to ask some of that things in forums that might fit better to some questions, as I have written, e.g. see Iceweasel's bookmarks. Okay, at the moment the Debian search is disabled, but Google is still fine. You're welcome, but your questions IMO are not essential for most 64 Studio users, we might have not the answers you need. So don't get me wrong. :)

You got a point.

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Fri, 06/13/2008 - 17:10
Maybe this isn't the place to ask about the distro. (then where is the place?) I'll check out a more regular Debian forum. Guess I'll have to take a look through bash.rc or .profile and so on. Thanks. PS: don't have time to go more in depth on this issue right now. (not that I think anyone would care either) ;)

What 64 Studio is about

  • Icemouse
  • 08/04/07
  • Fri, 06/13/2008 - 16:18
Hi Havoc :) I'm using KDE too, I told you about the splash screen "Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst if you aren't fine with F2, resp. Esc, change "splash=silent" to "nosplash"." (http://www.64studio.com/node/602). I've forgotten to say that for 64 Studio you need to edit menu.lst with each upgrade of any kernel you are using, if this will be essential for you. Your needs for me, sounds a little bit egocentric, but be it that it may, I'm a little bit strange too, for me you and your questions are welcome. Nothing has change, I'm still short in time at the moment. Please try to google for Grub, Splash Screens etc. yourself it's not obvious for me, how to stop the penguin. Some of the answers you need might be easier to get in a Debian forum or mailing lists like http://www.64studio.com/mailing_lists. There's no need to be off-X to change to KDE. 64 Studio is a distro that basically is leant to the needs of musicians. I'm not fine with it, as a Linux for everything, so I dated up to Lenny, but please be tolerant, 64 Studio IMO seems to be the best prepackaged Linux DAW. Your questions might be beyond the needs that people have, that wish to have a DAW. I won't appeal raw. I'm only speaking for myself. I think you are wrong with 64 Studio, if you are thinking about those things, resp. I'm a little bit like you and for me that means, we have to find some answer for our selfs, because they are far away of that, what 64 Studio is released for. I think your questions are improper for the forum (and for this I guess I'm speaking for most of us, but I could be wrong). You maybe will become no answers or you have to wait for a long time. Please check out the default bookmarks for Iceweasel coming with the distro. Cheers, Ralf

Nothing wrong so far,

  • Havoc
  • 06/07/08
  • Fri, 06/13/2008 - 09:23
but I prefer to install apps in level 3, certainly when I'm going to switch from Gnome to KDE. Same for compiling and testing kernels. So I always boot in level 3 and start the desktop manually. Habit I guess. Don't see what is wrong with running in level 3 either. This laptop will _also_ be used for music and I want that to run without problems. But it isn't everything it will be used for.

Terminal

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Fri, 06/13/2008 - 07:56
For most users, running at 3 means something went wrong... Why do you run at 3? Cheers,