New hardware must first be installed or connected as directed by the vendor. Turn on external devices, such as the printer or the modem, and start the appropriate YaST module. Most devices are automatically detected by YaST and the technical data is displayed. If the automatic detection fails, YaST offers a list of devices (model, vendor, etc.) from which to select the suitable device. Consult the documentation enclosed with your hardware for more information.
If your model is not included in the device list, try a model with a similar designation. However, in some cases the model must match exactly, because similar designations do not always indicate compatibility.
Configure Bluetooth devices with Section 184.108.40.206, “Configuring Bluetooth with YaST” (↑Reference).+ . Click to begin configuration. Bluetooth configuration is covered in detail in
Configure graphics cards and monitors with Section 2.13, “SaX2”.+ . It uses the the SaX2 interface, described in
Normally, the hard disk controller of your system is configured during the installation. If you add controllers, integrate these into the system with+ . You can also modify the existing configuration, but this is generally not necessary.
The dialog presents a list of detected hard disk controllers and enables assignment of the suitable kernel module with specific parameters. Useto check if the current settings work before they are saved permanently in the system.
|Configuration of the Hard Disk Controller|
This is an expert tool. Your system may no longer boot if you make incorrect settings. If you make changes, use the test option.
Display detected hardware and technical data using+ . Click any node of the tree for more information about a device. This module is especially useful, for example, when submitting a support request for which you need information about your hardware.
Save the hardware information displayed to a file by clicking. Select the desired directory and filename then click to create the file.
Activate and deactivate the DMA mode for your IDE hard disks and your IDE CD and DVD drives in the installed system with+ . This module does not have any effect on SCSI devices. DMA modes can substantially increase the performance and data transfer speed in your system.
During installation, the current SUSE Linux kernel automatically activates DMA for hard disks but not for CD drives, because default DMA activation for all drives often causes problems with CD drives. Use the DMA module to activate DMA for your drives. If the drive supports the DMA mode without any problems, the data transfer rate of your drive can be increased by activating DMA.
DMA (direct memory access) means that your data can be transferred directly to the RAM, bypassing the processor control.
Configure a joystick connected to the sound card with+ . Select your joystick type in the list provided. If your joystick is not listed, select . After selecting your joystick, make sure that it is connected then click to test the functionality. Click and YaST installs the required files. After the window appears, test the joystick by moving it in all directions and pressing all buttons. Each movement should be displayed in the window. If you are satisfied with the settings, click to return to the module and to complete configuration.
If you have a USB device, this configuration is not necessary. Plug in the joystick and start using it.
To configure the keyboard for the console, run YaST in text mode then use+ . After clicking the module, the current layout is displayed. To choose another keyboard layout, select the desired layout from the list provided. Test the layout in by pressing keys on the keyboard.
Fine-tune the settings by clicking Scroll Lock, Num Lock, and Caps Lock settings. Click to complete the fine-tuning. Finally, after all selections have been made, click for your changes to take effect.. You can adjust the key repeat rate and delay and configure the start-up state by choosing the desired settings in . For , enter a space-separated list of devices to which to apply the
To set up the keyboard for the graphical environment, run the graphical YaST then select Section 2.13.3, “Keyboard Properties”.. Find information about the graphical configuration in
When configuring the mouse for the graphical environment, click Section 2.13.2, “Mouse Properties” for details.to access the SaX2 mouse configuration. Refer to
To configure your mouse for the text environment, use YaST in text mode. After entering text mode and selecting+ , use the keyboard arrow keys to choose your mouse from the provided list. Then click to save the settings and exit the module.
Connect and turn on your scanner then select+ to configure it. Most supported scanners are detected automatically. Select the scanner to configure and click . If your scanner is not listed, click to open the manual configuration dialog. Select the appropriate vendor and model from the list and click to proceed with the installation. To modify a configured scanner, select it then click .
After the scanner has been determined by either automatic detection or user selection, installation is carried out. Clickto complete the installation. If the installation is successful, a corresponding message appears. To test your scanner after installation, insert a document into your scanner and click + .
Only supported scanners can be detected automatically. Scanners connected to another network host cannot be detected. The manual configuration distinguishes three types of scanners: USB scanners, SCSI scanners, and network scanners.
After the scanner is selected, YaST attempts to load the USB modules. If your scanner is very new, the modules may not be loaded automatically. In this case, continue automatically to a dialog in which to load the USB module manually. Refer to the YaST help text for more information.
SCSI devices are normally detected. Specify the device,
/dev/sg0. If problems arise, refer
to the YaST help text. Remember always to shut down the
system before connecting or disconnecting a SCSI scanner.
Enter the IP address or the hostname. To configure a network scanner, refer to the database article Scanning in Linux (http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:SDB).
If your scanner is not detected, the device is probably not supported. However, sometimes even supported scanners are not detected. If this is the case, proceed with the manual scanner selection. If you can identify your scanner in the list of vendors and models, select it. If not, select http://cdb.suse.de/ and http://www.sane-project.org/.. Information about scanners that work with Linux is provided at
|Assigning a Scanner Manually|
Assign the scanner manually only if you are absolutely sure. An incorrect selection could damage your hardware.
Your scanner may not have been detected for one of the following reasons:
The scanner is not supported. Check http://cdb.suse.de/ for a list of Linux-compatible devices.
The SCSI controller was not installed correctly.
There were termination problems with your SCSI port.
The SCSI cable is too long.
The scanner has a SCSI light controller that is not supported by Linux.
The scanner is defective.
SCSI scanners should not be connected or disconnected while the system is running. Shut the system down first.
Configure TV and radio cards with+ . If your card was automatically detected, it is displayed in the list. In this case, select the card and click . If your card was not detected, click . If you have already configured TV or radio cards, select a card to modify then click .
During the automatic hardware detection, YaST attempts to assign the correct tuner to your card. If you are not sure, simply keep the settingand check whether it works. If you cannot set all channels, click and select the correct tuner type from the list.
If you are familiar with the technical details, you can use the expert dialog to make settings for a TV or radio card. Select a kernel module and its parameters in this dialog. Also check all parameters of your TV card driver. To do this, select the respective parameters and enter the new value in the parameter line. Confirm the new values withor restore the default values with .
Configure audio settings if your TV or radio card is connected to the installed sound card. Make the connection with a cable from output of the TV or radio card to the external audio input of the sound card. If you have not yet configured your sound card, select Section 2.4.13, “Sound”.to configure it as described in
If your TV or radio card has speaker jacks, you can also connect the speakers directly without using the sound card. There are also TV cards without any sound function, which do not require an audio configuration, such as those for CCD cameras.
When editing a configuration, you can also configure the TV stations by clicking. Set the proper and for your area and click . A list of stations appears. After scanning has been completed, click to return to the configuration dialog.
Clickto open a dialog in which to customize the sound module options manually. With , configure additional sound cards. If YaST detects another sound card, select it then use .
The volume and configuration of all sound cards installed are
saved when you click
/etc/asound.conf and the
ALSA configuration data
is appended at the end of the files
If YaST is unable to detect your sound card automatically, proceed as follows:
/usr/share/doc/packages/alsa/cards.txt and at
making your selection, click .
In, choose the configuration level in the first setup screen. With , you are not required to go through any of the further configuration steps and no sound test is performed. The sound card is configured automatically. With , you can adjust the output volume and play a test sound. allows you to customize the sound card options manually.
In this dialog, there is also a shortcut to joystick configuration. Click it and select the joystick type in the following dialog. Clickto continue.
In, test your sound configuration and make adjustments to the volume. You should start at about ten percent to avoid damage to your speakers or hearing. A test sound should be audible when you click . If you cannot hear anything, increase the volume. Press to complete the sound configuration. The volume setting is then saved.
If you use a
AWE sound card, copy
SF2 sound fonts to your hard disk from the original Soundblaster
driver CD-ROM with . The sound
fonts are saved in the directory
For playback of MIDI files, check. This way, the modules for sequencer support are loaded along with the sound modules.