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Old 06-27-2004, 06:40 PM   #1
cddesjar
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Problems post-installation of Slackware 9.1 on a Dell Inspiron 1100


Greetings Linuxquestions Gurus!
I have a couple of questions, hopefully easy. I recently, yesterday, installed Slackware 9.1 on my Dell Inspiron 1100. Overall the installation went great especially since I am definitely still a newbie.
I had a couple problems however. My first problem involves my kernel. When I load Slackware 9.1 I get a string of errors regarding my kernel. I am not really sure what they are and if someone wants/thinks it will help I can try to figure out what the errors are (apparently the boot info is stored somewhere? vmlinuz?).
Also which kernel should I use? When I installed Slackware I choose to skip the question regarding which kernel to install (which is probably why I am having this problem). I downloaded the 2 ISO CDs off the internet so if someone has a suggestion/help...thanks! I know there are several kernels on the discs. Also should I maybe think about configuring my kernel? How easy is it for a newbie?
My second question involves my ethernet card which is a Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. Apparently Slackware didn't recognize this...does anyone know if it supports this controller? How do I get it to work if it does support it? Will I need to download a driver? Does the fact that it doesn't recognize my ethernet card have anything to do with my kernel not working properly?
My third question involves shutting down my computer. I have no idea how to shut down my computer...I know this sounds pretty stupid. I logout of KDE and then I am back to my terminal prompt. If I type shutdown it logs me out entirely. Then if I turn off the computer it tells me that I didn't unmount /dev/hdc2 (my Linux partition) properly next time I turn it on. Any suggestions?
My final question which is definitely the easist is...does Slackware 9.1 boot into a nice GUI log-in like Redhat or will I always have to start at a terminal window, sign in, and then type startx to get into KDE?
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you guys!
Chris
 
Old 06-27-2004, 08:01 PM   #2
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1. as root, type pkgtool choose scripts to run again to install kernel
2. again as root type halt wait for power down message turn off computer
3. edit /etc/inittab change default runlevel from 3 to 4

Hope this helps


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