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Old 07-11-2009, 05:37 AM   #1
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PartedMagic-4.3, the "almost" perfect desktop....Or how to add stereo to Pmagic?


Ahh, PartedMagic 4.3 is a great tool for linux and windows users, and it also is a nice desktop, and can even have flash10!

Big problem?
No sound!

Anyway to add sound to Pmagic?
I can add slack pkgs, but how to hook it up?

I tried adding alsaoss, e-sound daemon etc
all else fails I will try to remaster

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:05 AM   #2
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Is the soundcard recognised?
Is sound compiled in the kernel, used in PartedMagic-4.3 ?
 
Old 07-11-2009, 07:18 AM   #3
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Hey Repo,
I chatted with Pat Verner, dude at Pmagic.
He says Pmagic has no sound at all...

I thought it should, as they have a flash module for it, just no
sound?!

It says in pmagic docs that it's based on slack 12.2 and you can
add slack pkgs to the pmodules folder and it will "install"
them during boot.
So, I downloaded slack pkgs; alsaoss, esound daemon and libao
and it did in fact install them at boot!

However, still couldn't get it working

I believe, as you say, I need to have it in the kernel?
If so, I would have to recompile it?
thanks repo
 
Old 07-11-2009, 04:59 PM   #4
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OK
I have been playing around a bit with pmagic-hdd-4.3 which is basically the other versions
extracted filesystem.

I put it on my 4gb ext3 usb and succesfully booted and installed slackpkg, sbopkg, and flash-plugin slackbuild!
yeah

so, now I got pmagic with full flash but no Sound!

Tried then to add gcc, but so far No Luck!
It says it installed it but then If I try to install a slackbuild, etc needing GCC
it complains that it's not found?

I need only to install full sound support stereo,
is GCC needed for that?

What exactly do I need to install from slack 12.2 fro sound?
thanks
 
Old 07-11-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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I think you'll need the kernel modules for sound, and glibc for compiling.
P.S.
Possibly a lot more libraries and other bits and pieces.

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Old 07-11-2009, 05:29 PM   #6
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Eerrg...really?

How/where do I start?
I would have to install them in order, so which one first?

You see, my real idea here is to make slackware-livecd/usb cause pmagic is slack based
and therefore if I remove most of the pmagic stuff/tools and add slack pkg's
it'll be great!

this post here about slack on usb is why I'm trying to use pmagic
( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=736656 )

Pmagic gets around the "find the usb device/hd device" with a small initrd, etc

so, in short, pmagic has the means to run as slack live with mods
any help appreciated.
 
Old 07-11-2009, 05:41 PM   #7
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Eerrg...really?

How/where do I start?
I would have to install them in order, so which one first?
I've no idea. I've never done anything like you're doing, you've had more experience of this sort of thing than me. It's like a selective install, having to know what needs what, etc.
 
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I will have to assimilate pmagic then

My idea is to add/remove everything I want, and then re-create pmagic-hdd into pmagic-usb by re-creating the pmagic.squashfs that is the file system.

You see, I believe pmagic is the key to making slackware livecd/usb because it uses a squashfs
which it loads to ram, and a initrd to autofind usb/hd device.

I have the pmagic-hdd installed to my usb now, which is pmagic-usb with the sqaushfs extracted
as with a reg full install.

This is gonna be a challenge

Pmagic is great candidate to make slack live cause it's already got x (lxde) and many other items, just needs sound!
thanks
 
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For reference here's pmagic-hdd on my 4gb ext3 usb
screenshot

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Old 07-12-2009, 02:25 AM   #10
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AFAIK you need to recompile the kernel with sound support.
 
Old 07-13-2009, 09:23 AM   #11
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Thanks Repo,
however, i don't know where to start...?

Is it easier/better to recompile pmagic's kernel or compile a new kernel?

This is not my forte, so any good ref's not on google would help too.

I have never attempted to compile/re-compile a kernel
so it's like starting over.
thanks
 
Old 07-13-2009, 10:06 AM   #12
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Thanks Repo,
however, i don't know where to start...?

Is it easier/better to recompile pmagic's kernel or compile a new kernel?

This is not my forte, so any good ref's not on google would help too.

I have never attempted to compile/re-compile a kernel
so it's like starting over.
thanks
If PartedMagic is Slackware based, then you can probably just compile a new kernel on a Slackware box and create installable packages.
I do this for my laptop, since it is very old: compile the kernel to my laptop's specs on my desktop, then create a kernel package with the makepkg command.

Check the /boot directory of PartedMagic for the kernel config file. Copy it over to the kernel source directory and change it's name to .config
Then just run make xconfig and activate sound support and any other goodies.

HTH
 
Old 07-13-2009, 10:08 AM   #13
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Can it be that easy dude?
Hope so

I will try it, thanks for the help!

PMagic is actually part slack12.2, part debian.
so, we'll see....
 
  


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