I'm new to Linux and installed yesterday Slackware 10. I ran all through the installation succesful, untill I wanted to start up the GUI - after I typed 'startx' the thing started flippin' and my monitor turned black for about a minute. When I finally saw the black&white colors again (those of the command line), all i could read where errors:
ALSA mixer cannot be found
Running as realtime process now (priority 50)
ALSA lib pcm_hw.c:549(snd_pcm_hw_start) SNDRV_PCM_IOCTL_START failed: Broken pipe.
and the last 2 lines repeated about 5 times more on my screen. Then, i stayed stuck at the command line forever
I use a Pentium III 500 mhz, nVidia FX 5200 graphics card (already installed it using 'sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1.run') and an ESS 1969 PCI sound device.
I used bare.i to boot up during installation and also installed hotplug.
I'm totally new to Linux so this might be all quite stupid, however,
please help me! Thanx, Pazkaw