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Old 07-24-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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Some slackware questions....


Ok here are a few questions I have about slackware. First off I already installed it and it works great so much easier and faster then gentoo ever was. Now I am having some questions.
1) Should I upgrade to kernel 2.6?
2) How should I set up my alternate usr account which I guess would become my main one
3) Which should I do first?
4) How do I set it up so KDM autoloads?
5) My soundcard is not working I could get it to work in alll the other distros (its a hercules game theater but it is usually listed as a Cirrus and KDE lists it under the midi devices so I know it sees it....)
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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1) yes - and lots of good threads here will help you with that:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=73436

2) use "adduser"

3) add a user - shouldn't use root all the time

4) set runlevel to 4 in /etc/inittab, and edit /etc/rc.d/rc.4 if necessary (ie, if you have gdm installed, comment it out in rc.4)

5) are you running alsa? if so did you run alsaconf?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:27 PM   #3
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Thanks now I guess my next question is do I need the patch for 2.6.7 or did they update it already and shouldn't worry about it?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:34 PM   #4
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also where should I download the source to anyways?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:37 PM   #5
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The source for what?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:39 PM   #6
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PV has some issues with the 2.6 kernel, I think concerning file systems.
Of course alot of people use it, so do as you wish.
If you are going to use it, pay attention when you config as I believe the
default Slack 2.6 kernel disables support for ext3.

It looks like your using KDE. Use the Kuser tool to setup your regular user.
(don't forget the password)
It's also handy to add your new user to the "disk" and "floppy" group.
You can then edit your /etc/fstab as follows:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0

Change to:

/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,user,ro 0 0

And:

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0

to:

/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user 0 0

Then from a terminal issue:

chmod 660 /dev/cdrom

then:

chmod 660 /mnt/cdrom

then:

chmod 660 /dev/fd0

And:

chmod 660 /mnt/floppy

This will give your regular user access to these devices.

For the login manager you need to switch to I think runlevel 4.
But do a search here to make sure and to get instructions.

From a term, issue:

lspci

And post the line refering to your sound card.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 02:48 PM   #7
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the kernel source is at www.kernel.org
 
Old 07-24-2004, 03:19 PM   #8
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I got the soundcard working and I am currently going through the process for the kernel upgrade (weeeeeeeeeee fun) I am using a game theater XP thanks for your help guys....after I do the kernel upgrade I guess I will do the usr thing.
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:12 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by auditek747
It's also handy to add your new user to the "disk" ... group.
Are you sure it's a good idea to add users to the disk group? That allows the user to write directly to the disk devices in /dev, either accidentally or maliciously.

Lyle
 
Old 07-24-2004, 08:41 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by lyle_s
Are you sure it's a good idea to add users to the disk group? That allows the user to write directly to the disk devices in /dev, either accidentally or maliciously.

Lyle
You are correct, my way is sloppy.
I guess it would be best to add /dev/cdrom and yourself to the
cdrom group instead. (or make your own group)
 
Old 07-24-2004, 08:42 PM   #11
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Ok now I am havign an issues keeping my mouse wheel and buttons active on my MX500. Everytime I log out and log back on I need to do the whole modmap thing to make anythign work. Any work aounds
 
  


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