Slackware 10.2 on Inspiron 6000, can't get sata, wireless, etc working, IRQ issues
Allright so I've got myself a brand new Inspiron 6000 from dell....and installed slackware 10.2.. using the default 2.4.31 kernel. However, apparently this laptop has a SATA controller... which isn't being detected/used right... getting very slow hd access....
also the wireless card needs the ipw2200 in order to work, and that only works on a 2.6 kernel.
So i set to installing the slackware's 2.6 kernel... but it boots up with all sorts of irq errors, then crashing right after it enables 00:03:01:00[a] which corresponds to the cardbus bridge in lspci..... which i apologize i can't share due to lack of wireless connection, i'm using friend's computer for this, but i'll see what i can do regarding gettings lspci -vv, and the errors from trying to boot 2.6.
I then installed the 2.6 source and tried compiling my own kernel... which went well, except i'm getting exactly the same problems. I also tried something i read abt enabling ATA and PATA in libata.h... but those didn't do anything either.
The kernel source i tried was 2.6.13.....
well if any more information is needed let me kno i'll do my best to provide it, and thanx in advance for any insight.
Also i tried booting the 2.6 kernel with acpi=off, pci=routeirq, pci=biosirq, pci=pirqmask, etc... none of which worked. I'm rather confused and would greatly appreciate some help.... i just want my laptop to run slack, instead of the MCE it came with. Thanx again