i'm a little confused.. slackware is not a 'newbie' friendly disto.
maybe you should get some of the basics down with a less demanding os like suse or mandy.
i know someone will say that these questions are not 'slack' specific, but installing and getting even the basic things like sound and video in distros like slackware require alot time, knowledge and patients..
so YES these questions are 'slackware' specific since the poster will need to become familiar with the different way that slack deals with this 'basic' issues.
this is NOT meant to be a mean or 'flame' post..
it is JUST my opinion as to where the poster or this thread belongs (or at least stickied
if he/she wants to stick with slack.