Dell 510m laptop&Slackware 9.1 problems
Hey and thanks alot for looking at my thread. Hope you can be of some help here.
My situation is this, I went ahead and purchased a dell 510m laptop for coding/school related issues. Now I was issued winxp home but I would rather not run windows on my laptop since I have no gaming needs and then linux would be (IMHO) the best choice for coding and such.
Anyway I had troubles with booting, it froze (cardmgr something)
so I reinstalled and turned OFF that pcmia thing at boot. I went with the bareacpi.i kernel and it "works" now...
I managed to get X working. Now I can't get my network's card or my sound to work. I tried lsmod and found alot of modules prefixed snd (alsa modules right ? )
I've been told my networks card should work with the e100 driver. I tried modprobing and i got an error saying there were no e100 compatible device on my laptop...
Sound should work with the i810_audio driver, same error.
Now. how can I start pcmia to test ? Is it likely to freeze again ? I'd rather manually start it to prevent turning linux into an unuseable thing.
I saw the pcmia_core showing up under lsmod though...
How do I get my network and sound working ? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated here folks.