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I'm a linux newb, and figured it would be best to try one of the quote "harder" distro's, instead of using Mandrake that will hold my hand through the whole thing. Well I just finished installing Slackware, and man was that easy, but I can't run X. I ran xf86config, and configured everything. When i try "startx" at the command line, my screen goes black and then back to the command line giving me an error. This part of the error is what I think is behind it all:
"(WW) Radeon: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:2:0:1) found
(EE) No devices detected"
I have a Radeon 9600, and it's an AGP card. I'm guessing that X is trying to look in my PCI slots for the card. So what do I need to do/configure so that X knows my card is in an AGP slot?
I got X working, I used VESA drivers instead of the Radeon ones, and I have KDE up and running. Only problem is still the internet, and sound. Could the internet problem be because of having 2 NIC's? One onboard, and one PCI one.
Sound problem: When I start up KDE, I get this
"Error while initialize sound driver:
device /dev/dsp can't be opened (no such device)"
The sound problem probably means the system can't find your sound card. Try selecting diffrent hardware options in KDE. control Center->Sound & Multimedia->Sound System Under the Hardware Tab. Maybe your trying to use ALSA, when your kernel only supports OSS. or similar. If this doesn't work, Maybe you need to install drivers for your sound card.