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ok i'm a newb to the linux world. i'm fairly new to the boards i've mainly lurked around and read about linux. well recently decided to try to install linux. after messing with gentoo whew and had a ton of trouble with my lan drivers. i decided to backdown and try slackware. worked great i got up and running in an hour.
i used partition magic to keep windows and have linux as a dual boot option. then installed slackware and went through the install. which was very easy considering i've been told slackware is more for advanced users. i found it very user friendly and overall easy to do. i'm still setting things up in here. just got my video drivers on here and a few other things. but i was lucky and had little difficulty getting my drivers to work with the slackware 9.1 i have.
i'm using kde, my desktop gui. anyone thinking of trying linux go for it. once you get it done it's well worth it. i'm very pleased with it.
the only problem i'm having at present is no sound but hopefully going to change that tonight when i have more time to mess with it.
but hey this is a great site i've read up and learned tons on here so far.
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
Hi hellbound201, welcome to lq. I'm glad you're having such success. If you've done a full install, configuring your sound may be as simple as running
from a terminal as root. Once that's done, you'll need to run
there you can unmute by pressing the m key on your keyboard. You can raise your volumes with the arrow keys. After that you'll want to issue
this should save your settings accross a reboot.
It depends on the packages you installed and your hardware. If any of these fail, just post back. We'll see if we can get you going, but, from the sound of things you're doing a great job of that yourself.