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I wanted to change distro, so I got a slackware 8.0 cd, but I've got some problems (cliché: if I had no problems, I woulnd't be here).
I can't configure my sound card (ESS allegro) and I don't know how to load modules -beat me-. It'll be fine if some one could teach me.
And, I can't set up my ethernet card. I want that because I use a cable modem to connect to the internet (...), but my ISP uses DHCP to fetch the IP and the like. When using red hat 7.1 those processes were automatic and netconfig doesn't helps me.
usually with sound, you have to recompile your kernel to support sound after install.. www.linuxdoc.org can help if you don't know how to recompile a kernel, just read the kernel howto.. or search the posts here as there are a few i am sure that explain how to recompile in slackware.
usually you can load modules at boot time with the /etc/modules file, just uncomment the one you want to load..
what type of nic do you have ? also you might want to check and make sure its compatible also along with your sound card and what modules they use and what not ??
I forgot, I'm using a sis 900 pci ethernet card. Netconfig says I should use a module called com20020.o and I uncommented it before posting here. Nothing.
One last thing, back in the days when I was using redhat I could configure my nic when installing the entire system. Using DHCP. But after boot up the bash prompt looked like this: "<username>@<my isp assigned ip>". Can I change this? I pretend continue using slackware.
I don't know the module required by my sound card (ESS allegro).
I'm not sure which ESS version your card uses, but you want to edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.modules file. Scroll down to the ###Sound Support### section and uncomment the appropriate module. Try each one if you have to, but one of those will work.
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Also you might want to get ALSA (advanced linux sound architecture) to get your card working. Sadly i had to set up ALSA around 5 times, each time i got my sound to work, but i never figured out how to configure ALSA correctly so i reccomend you dont use it until you're sure you cant get your sound to work through other means.
I had to change permissions on /dev/mixer, /dev/dsp, /dev/cdrom to let normal users access the sound system. After initial install the only user that has access to these is root, so youll have to give permissions to normal users so they can use sound system.
Try giving same as root, I'm at work and i cant remember what they were. I think root was the only one set with permissions to those files, and i think they were r+w so if you do a chmod 666 /dev/cdrom, and do the same for /dev/mixer, and /dev/dsp, it should work. and a ls -al on the files should have something like this: rw-rw-rw-, for the cdrom you should be ok with just read.
Originally posted by kizaroth One last thing, back in the days when I was using redhat I could configure my nic when installing the entire system. Using DHCP. But after boot up the bash prompt looked like this: "<username>@<my isp assigned ip>". Can I change this? I pretend continue using slackware.
Its rather involved, but it involves editing you ~/.bashrc file. this file dictates the format of the prompt, the colours which are outputted etc.
What you need to do is setup your prompt to run /sbin/ifconfig, and grep and cut the ip out and then stick it in.
ill play around with it for a while and see if i can get it to work for you