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LinuxVirgin
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 7:44 pm    Post subject: 1438 Entries in the /dev directory Reply with quote

Installed Gentoo on my imac a couple of weeks ago, and have more or less got a fully working system the way I want it....

Just want to know if having this number of files/devices in the /dev directory is normal ?

Got stuff like hda1-20, hdb1-20, .... to hdh1-20 ?

radio0-63 WTF ?

tty0-63

is this realy all necessary....

BTW : More or less working means everything works apart from system sounds in Gnome.. Keyboard bell works, testing the ALSA sink in the multimedia selector works, playing .wav files in a console window works, and even full DVD audio and video playback works with Mplayer.., but all of the system sounds for events eg. login/logout/new email etc dont....!!!!!

Any ideas on either score would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i probably cant help u, but since u installed most of the stuff on the imac, i was wondering what kind of iMac you have (specs), and what graphic card u had and if you installaed 3d acceleration too..also if movies run good and smooth, and if u tried compressed movies too (Xvid).
Cuz i have a powerbook 867 with an nvidia, which means no 3d acc. And since i want to install gentoo on it, i need to know if it can run movies (also compressed) nice and smooth..
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just want to know if having this number of files/devices in the /dev directory is normal ?


Yes, its normal. I have 1466 items in /dev excluding subdirecotries, but the good thing is, the whole /dev
directory only takes up approx. 150K.

Can't help you with the sound in gnome though.
-tw

p.s. - for an explination:
http://www.linuxforum.com/linux-filesystem/dev.html
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2005 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tw001_tw, thanks for the info & link !

sktride : Its an imac G3 400 DV, stock out of the box as I bought it in 1999 http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac_se_dv_400.html

With 400MHz and 128MB RAM its pratically a stone tablet these days, but Gentoo runs nice & snappy (not much in it between this running GNOME and my 1.7Gig Intel running XP !).

The graphics card is an ATI Rage 128, and as for 3D acceleration... don't know.., but this is part of the trace from my Xorg.0.log file

Code:

(II) R128(0): Memory manager initialized to (0,0) (1024,2048)
(II) R128(0): Reserved area from (0,768) to (1024,770)
(II) R128(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1024 x 1278
(II) R128(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
   Screen to screen bit blits
   Solid filled rectangles
   8x8 mono pattern filled rectangles
   Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
   Solid Lines
   Dashed Lines
   Scanline Image Writes
   Offscreen Pixmaps
   Setting up tile and stipple cache:
      32 128x128 slots
      10 256x256 slots
(II) R128(0): Acceleration enabled
(==) R128(0): Backing store disabled
(==) R128(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) R128(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 3080)
(II) R128(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1024 x 1276
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) R128(0): DPMS enabled
(II) R128(0): Direct rendering disabled


...so possibly (anyone enlighten then both of us ?)

I haven't had any experience with Xvid, but I watch DVD's, mpeg's, DivX (this is MPEG-4 ala Xvid I believe), etc. with Mplayer (windowed or full-screen) without any problems... even the audio works...!

Still no joy with system sound playback in GNOME anyone......
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