September 20, 2000

Last night I got the XFree86 4.0.1 up and running. In fact I'm typing this from my sweet KDE environemnt now. What a pain that was. Well, the graphics are working and I am happy. I d/led the Quake 3 demo for linux, since it would have a simple install rather than hacking the files from my Windows Q3A CD. Would the OpenGL driver work? Hell yeah!

Within seconds I was fragging away under Linux. Soon enough I'll run the benchmarks to compare the two operating systems.

My problem now is that sndconfig doesn't recognize my Diamond S100 sound card. Yeah, yeah, I should have bought a Souundblaster 'cause of good driver, yadda, yadda, yadda. Shut up! Now I need to figure out how to install and load the ALSA drivers for my card. I read the docs and they have scary words like make install. What's an RPM freak like me to do?

Posted by michael at September 20, 2000 08:58 AM