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Old 08-16-2007, 12:13 PM   #1
flip_flop
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slackware 12 installed multiple problems mostly with user


I have installed slackware on a dual boot sd2 and sd3 are windows sd5 is linux it is a full install and ive found most of the drivers for hardware.

problem 1 - tried to change permissions for sd3 from ro to full i was logged on as root and it would not let me what am i doing wrong sd3 is a ntfs file system i can read the data on it but it wont let me write or execute this is probable a user error

problem 2 - read all readme`s on terminals but for some reason the command cd will not change directory what am i doing wrong
dir
Desktop/
cd ~desktop
cd ~Desktop
cd /desktop
cd /Desktop
cd desktop/
cd Desktop/
all reply with no such file or directory i know this is user error but i cant see what i`m doing wrong

problem 3 - have installed drivers and alsa and configured to work have got microphone and speakers to make noises but when i play music(mp3) in all applications provided they all appear to work but i get no sound but i can get beeps from terminal and the microphone when on gives feedback from the speakers have tried every setting for amixer and aslacfg

unfortunatly i dont have internet on linux working yet and cant save anything to windows directories so all details are from memory thanks for any help.
 
Old 08-16-2007, 01:48 PM   #2
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Hi!

1. NTFS is typically a read-only setup. There are projects and kernel options to allow it read-write but they are specific, some require exactly the same file size be kept (you can change a "u" to a "t" but cannot remove the "u" without adding a byte), others have other requirements, but generally speaking, most Linux users setup a Fat32 filesystem to do cross-OS file transfers/editing. It allows read and write access to the files on that filesystem from both operating systems.

2. Your last one: cd Desktop/ should work, assuming Desktop is a directory you can enter. Try this as a good check:
Code:
mkdir testdir
cd testdir
This will create a directory with the correct permissions (hopefully) and allow you to enter that directory. If you can enter it, then you have determined it is possible. Next step is to find out why you can't enter "Desktop". ls -l will display the permissions of the files and directories in the current directory. You need the execution bit (xwrxwrxwr, x is the execution bit) for your current user or group (the first and second xwr xwr instances) to have access to any given directory. If you have access, then your command may be wrong, look again and make sure the directory is Desktop and Dsktop or something else.

3. Sounds like a hardware setup issue, but I'm sure you've tested it from windows. All I can say is check alsamixer again, make sure it's not muted and that you have both PCM and Master volumes turned up.

Good luck!

-Chad
 
Old 08-16-2007, 02:04 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flip_flop View Post
I have installed slackware on a dual boot sd2 and sd3 are windows sd5 is linux it is a full install and ive found most of the drivers for hardware.

problem 2 - read all readme`s on terminals but for some reason the command cd will not change directory what am i doing wrong
dir
Desktop/
cd ~desktop
cd ~Desktop
cd /desktop
cd /Desktop
cd desktop/
cd Desktop/
all reply with no such file or directory i know this is user error but i cant see what i`m doing wrong
It's cd ~/Desktop :} .... the one combination you didn't try.

Quote:
Originally Posted by flip_flop View Post
problem 3 - have installed drivers and alsa and configured to work have got microphone and speakers to make noises but when i play music(mp3) in all applications provided they all appear to work but i get no sound but i can get beeps from terminal and the microphone when on gives feedback from the speakers have tried every setting for amixer and aslacfg

unfortunatly i dont have internet on linux working yet and cant save anything to windows directories so all details are from memory thanks for any help.
When you say "every setting" for alsamixer ... did you make
sure you un-muted them? It would also be important to know
which WM you use, and what sound system it is trying to use.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-16-2007, 04:13 PM   #4
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If you had an internet connection you could download and install fuse and ntfs-3g from:
http://slackbuilds.org/
enabling you to read and write to your ntfs partition. What's stopping you getting connected? Perhaps we can help with that.
 
Old 08-17-2007, 08:43 AM   #5
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Thankyou all for your replys will try both methods of cd in terminal shortly

The alsamixer settings are all unmuted with one exception the microphone i have a laptop with a microphone that is too near the speakers when i unmute it and turn it up slightly and can talk into the microphone and hear my voice coming throung the speakers. This leads me to beleive ive done everything i should have done with alsa - are there any settings anywhere or files that i may have missed which would connect audio software to sound channels.

As for the ntfs looking at bootscreen i saw that it mounts as read only if i wanted to try mounting it with read write permissions where and how would i do this. It might be worth a try i will bare in mind the ntfs software as a possible as well. Not to keen on changing harddrive settings i have oem vista and its an acer laptop i have hidden partitions and security data to stop people accessing computer even if it is nicked had major problems when trying to uninstall ubuntu still waiting for fallout on that one not sure if system restore on vista works but that is a problem for another day.

My internet connection is work in progress ive not read all the readme`s
yet ive got drivers but tmobile is my internet provider and it was a month before i got a connection with vista when i first got the card and it was the card provider that sorted that one i can still blue screen if i try booting with the card in though . Will try first when i fail i`ll get in touch.

Just one thing though i have a touch pad in front of keyboard which when i type moves my mouse pointer randomly then clicks - its getting annoying - any suggestions
 
  


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