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Old 03-06-2004, 09:39 AM   #1
Dark Carnival
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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[57] 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.

Old 03-06-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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ugh stupid me. I played around with alsamixer and stuff a bit. Then sound worked...

as for ethernet I simply saw that a module bore a similar name..
ee100pro.. so I:
rmmod ee100pro
modprobe ee100pro

and ifconfig revealed it had gotten the message !

dearly sorry to bother..
Old 03-09-2004, 01:40 PM   #3
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I need your help

could you please help me out here. I have not even managed to install the linux properly
Are there any tricks? which distribution did you install? ...

please e-mail me at

Old 03-10-2004, 01:23 AM   #4
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could you please help me out here. I have not even managed to install the linux properly
Are there any tricks? which distribution did you install? ...
Install an easy distro like mandrake or suse. They come with good directions and very graphical and easy to use installation interface.


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