Question time... I've searched the forum and read the manual long enough to soothe my conscience that I can post my question in a new thread.
I would like to deactivate a script that is causing my system to hang on booting. (The script in question is the sound module /etc/rc.d/rc5.d/S10alsasound
that loads the intel i8x0 and then gets stuck in a loop while "Restoring the previous sound setting". I've read that this module should work for my SiS648 with AC'97, so perhaps it's an older module from SuSE8.0, but that's beside the point.) The file permissions for root are as follows:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12Oct 22 23:42 S10alsasound ../alsasound
I was getting stuck trying to figure out what the l
in the first position means. I am familiar with file permissions and knew about the d there, but this is new. If I understand the manual right, the value l in the type position means that the file is linked. I even learned that there are symbolic links and hard links, a bit about the difference, and that you should be able to rm a linked file. However, if I try to rm this file it denies permission.
Would anyone kindly point out to me how to remove this script so that I can get SuSE booted? (The documentation on how to load a new sound driver overwhelms me, so I just want to live without sound for this distribution until I get that far.)