Hi. I accidentally killed my Ubuntu install trying to create a partition for Slackware to go onto, and after much hope was lost
, I concluded the error was not recoverable.
Well after that, I decided to partition the whole thing for Slackware and install it, using Xfce. The install went with no error.
When I rebooted into Slackware, it told be the file system had been unmounted uncleanly, and did a disk check. After that it "changed file system type" and rebooted with no error.
When I booted into the GUI after logging in as root, I tried to connect to the internet, and couldn't.
I took a stroll through System Setting to configure my internet interfaces, it came up after quite a number of seconds and displayed a "Cannot parse XML ()" error, twice, and I clicked OK. Then it let me into my System Settings and I found that all the setup for networking in the Slackware installer had been reset.
Furthermore, I could not select an interface to configure; there wasn't any there.
Then, I opened a Terminal and ran the lspci command, and it did not show my wireless card, and displayed the incorrect model of my Ethernet adapter.
So now I have booted into Windows as a single, last resort to fixing it, and although unrelated to my question or post, I was distraught that the resizing of the partition that I had done had cause Windows to display its core fonts incorrectly.
Anyway, to get back on subject, the fact that displaying the incorrect model of my Ethernet, and not showing my wireless card at all, has worried me a bit. I'm confident I can find these drivers on the net and figure out how to install them, and then mount Windows to Slackware and go from there; because in the newest Ubuntu Karmic, all of my drivers worked well, out-of-the-box. But the big problems is in the kernels' failure to recognize the devices is scary. My question is what is wrong with the XML and unclean file system unmount errors, and if the aforementioned devices are not recognized, would a properly installed driver matter? There is no physical switch for the wireless adapter to turn it on, on the laptop, and the device is working correctly in Windows, thereby eliminating those possibilities. Also I did the recommended 4.8+ GB install of Slackware, I didn't mess with the packages hardly at all.
In conclusion, I have found Slackware is not very kind to the netbook market.
Please forgive me, I cannot use lspci on Linux and show you what I am talking about. I don't know where to find the system information for Windows, so I will work off my memory. I apologize.
My Acer Aspire One D250-1026:
Intel Atom N270 on the usual integrated ICH7 Intel motherboard and the typical GMA950 graphics card.
The devices that aren't working in Slackware are :
- Atheros ar5007eg wireless network adapter, and
- Atheros/Attansic ar8132 Ethernet card
320 GB 7200rpm HDD.
2 GB RAM.
To repeat my question for clarification, I had an XML parser error trying to configure System Settings -> Network Settings, I had an error on restart that changed the file system, saying that it was unmounted uncleanly, and lastly and most importantly those two internet devices not being recognized by the kernel correctly.
What to do?