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after getting slack installed,i had no sound so i did alsacof.
it identified my card and did some stuff,but i still have no sound
what am i doing wrong?i also enabled alsa in the sound settings.
the card is an intel 82801h hd audio controller.
am i missing a step?
OK, on my Slackware 12.1 box root is a member of the audio group.
So I think sound should work fine for the root user.
(I distinctly remember that this was not always the case,
I've set up boxes where root only belonged to one group by default
- not the case for Slackware 12.1)
You have two posts with odd symptoms could they be related?
Did you do a full install? If you did, you may wish to re-install the system, as something may have had a problem when installing. An easy way is to mount the install DVD navigate to /slackware and run the command, as root,
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new */*.tgz
You also mentioned a bios error, could you have a hardware problem, what is the error
It may be something simple with the audio, for example my sound card doesn't work unless I un-mute a certain channel in alsamixer.
In the other post are you trying to install the packages as root?
i am trying to install pakages as root.heres the lilo error;
Configuration NOT ok. LILO said:
LILO version 22.8 (test mode), Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2006 John Coffman
Released 19-Feb-2007 and compiled at 02:39:03 on Apr 1 2008.
Warning: LINEAR is deprecated in favor of LBA32: LINEAR specifies 24-bit
disk addresses below the 1024 cylinder limit; LBA32 specifies 32-bit disk
addresses not subject to cylinder limits on systems with EDD-BIOS extensions;
use LINEAR only if you are aware of its limitations.
Reading boot sector from /dev/sda
Warning: device 0x0805 exceeds 1024 cylinder limit.
Use of the 'lba32' option may help on newer (EDD-BIOS) systems.
Warning: LINEAR may generate cylinder# above 1023 at boot-time.
Fatal: Sector address 118004324 too large for LINEAR (try LBA32 instead).
is this something that has to do with the kernel?
ok i did what was posted by samac,and i recieved this message;
Sound server informational message:
Error while initializing the sound driver:
device: default can't be opened for playback (No such device)
The sound server will continue, using the null output device.
is this fixable?