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  1. I was under the impression that you just use vista drivers, but I am not really sure.

    Thats what I tried

    Use SIW to identify your sound setup.

    I just got back SndTAudio device and a High Definition Audio Device

    The SndTAudio device is from a program I installed earlier called SoundTaxi and those are not enabled as the default sound device anyway.

  2. In linux anyway you can use the tool nvidia-settings and twinview to do what you want.

    nvidia-settings is a gui tool that lets you easily set up twinview. No need to hack the xorg.conf yourself

    Hope that helps on that end :)

    Oh and make sure you have the proprietary drivers installed

  3. Hey guys Ive been trying out Windows 7 these past couple of months and have had a minor issue. I was wondering if you guys had any ideas on what to do next.

    Basically I have a dell XPS laptop and the speakers dont work. I usually have it plugged in to external speakers anyway (which do work) so its not really a huge issue, but the built in speakers dont work at all. Ive been trying to find drivers, but when I run the ones from the dell support site they always say device not found.

    You would think the dell site provides proper drivers for this model, but since I was not the one to purchase the computer Im not sure exactly what sound device is in the computer.

    Any ideas on how to find the right drivers for this?

    Its a Dell xps 1330 and i believe its stock

  4. Its been pretty much to same for me too. My first experience with linux was the auditor live cd ( based in knoppix).

    I guess I was learning to be a bit of a script kiddie following a guide on how to crack my wireless network using linux.

    Couple years later and I started using ubuntu and ive been on it since. I use debian for my server and im messing around with gentoo a little in my free time.

  5. Hey guys its been a while,

    I think my harddrive in my laptop may be failing and im looking around for some way to test it. I remember there being a modified knoppix disk that did just that. Anybody remember what it was called?

  6. haha exactly Baker. I have a powerful windows system that I rarely use. I just end up using linux on a old server and my laptop because its just so much more fun and thanks to all you guys, if I break something I have somebody to ask for help when Im about to give up :)

  7. Ah sorry I didnt specify earlier. It is a linux box using samba to share its drives. Here is my smb.conf

    browseable = yes
    read only = no
    public = yes
    workgroup = WORKGROUP

    path = /home/sid/Drives/D
    browseable = yes
    read only = no
    public = yes

    path = /home/sid/Drives/E
    browseable = yes
    read only = no
    public = yes

    path = /home/sid/Drives/500g
    browseable = yes
    read only = no
    public = yes

    This same smb.conf worked across all computers when my drives were formated with NTFS ( I was using ntfs-3g with the option umask 000 to mount them). I reformatted all of them to use ext3 instead and now my linux laptop cannot write to these shares. However, my windows PC is able to. Do you need to see my fstab as well?

    EDIT: I added my fstab just in case

    # /etc/fstab: static file system information.
    # <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>
    proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
    /dev/sda3 / ext3 defaults,errors=remount-ro 0 1
    /dev/sda7 none swap sw 0 0
    /dev/hda /media/cdrom0 udf,iso9660 user,noauto 0 0
    /dev/fd0 /media/floppy0 auto rw,user,noauto 0 0

    /dev/sdb1 /home/sid/Drives/Mybook ext3 users,rw,auto 0 0

    /dev/sdc1 /home/sid/Drives/500g ext3 users,rw,auto 0 0

    /dev/sda5 /home/sid/Drives/D ext3 users,rw,auto 0 0

    /dev/sda6 /home/sid/Drives/E ext3 users,rw,auto 0 0

  8. I just reformated many of my drives on my home server (running linux) to ext3. They were formerly formated to ntfs which I would mount with ntfs-3g. When they were ntfs I used the umask 000 option so all the drives were writeable and readable to everyone. Insecure, but since it is a private network it was not a big deal. However, there is no similar option with ext3. I changed the permissions of my drives using "chown -R sid"

    All computers accessing the samba shares have the user name sid and the same password, however I cannot write to any of the shares. Is there something I am missing?