I dont seem to recall the sound being muted on any of the machines I installed SUSE on.
>> Upon boot up the OS does not see the sound card and there is no sound from anywhere. After some fiddling it will register SIS 7012 as my card and this allows me to play music cd's. Using either xine or amarok result in no sound at all. Xine will play the dvd but without sound while amarok crashes immediately I try to play an mp3 file. I have activated though modprobe both drivers i810_audio and snd_8x0.
The audio in DVD video discs and mp3 files are both MP3 compressed. So it could be due to a lack of the necessary codec. I don't think this is likely as presumably you have installed enough to get the video component of DVDs to work. However just to be certain, have you tried play any uncompressed audio files? Also to rule out permision issue (incase you set it up manually, incorrectly) have you tried it as both root and a user.
>> Although my printer( HPDeskjet 930c) is configured it will not work with I reconfigure it again in YAST.
I am not quite sure of the full meaning of that sentence. I can't think of any suggestions to get your printer working, except maybe to reconfigure it to uses a different PPD.
>>I have another drive with MepisPro installed and when using 9.2 I could access this via the Suse boot screen. Dispite checking that the boot script is exactly a copy of the Mepis boot script it willnot load it. "File not Found".
My preferred method for multi-booting Linux is to have the bootloader for each installed in the boot sector of the root (or boot) partion. That way you can install a bootloader in the MBR and chainload whichever bootloader you prefer. It is very simple to add a chainload command to grub rather than mess about trying to compose the right grub command to boot the system. Any if you post your 'boot script' perhaps we could see what is going wrong.
>> Konqueror (File Manager) cannot now display *.ps (Postscript) files. These are generally pages I have copied from the internet. The printer will not print postscript files directly so I save them, view them in Konqueror and can them print them if I want to.
I had the same problem. For some reason the netsape plugin for Postscript doesn't work, either way it is probably a better idea to use kghostview as it was written specifically for KDE. To do this open Konqueror, then:
- click on "Settings -> Configure Konqueror"
- on the left pane of the window which opens up, click 'File Associations'
- in the right pane, expand applications, scroll down and select postscript (NB, they aren't listed alphabetically)
- next, click on the Embedding tab
- in the Service Preference Order, select KGhostView and keep clicking move up until it is at the top
- finally click OK and restart Konqueror