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Old 10-29-2004, 05:32 PM   #1
hellbound201
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success story here with slackware!


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.
Mark
 
Old 10-29-2004, 05:53 PM   #2
Peacedog
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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

alsaconf

from a terminal as root. Once that's done, you'll need to run

alsamixer

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

alsactl store

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.
good luck.

Last edited by Peacedog; 10-29-2004 at 06:06 PM.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 09:27 PM   #3
hellbound201
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hey thanks for the help peacedog. that got it working and so far no problems that i can tell.

going to try and learn a few things about it now. i've got to get my printer back an hp photosmart and see if i have to do anything to get it to work.

thanks again.
Mark
 
Old 10-30-2004, 10:12 AM   #4
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For printing, have a spin at www.linuxprinting.org. You may also want to have a look at cups.

http://www.cups.org/

good luck.
 
Old 10-30-2004, 11:18 AM   #5
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Moved to Success Stories.
 
Old 11-11-2004, 03:58 PM   #6
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I like Slackware 9.1 too! I'm going to upgrade my ZipSlack installation by adding the extra packages.

I'm still using WindowMaker as my GUI. Later I'll install KDE and Gnome. Thanks for sharing your story.
 
  


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