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Old 10-04-2006, 06:45 PM   #1
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Best how to article


Ok, I installed Slackware 11.0 on a larger HD, I've got the network configured, and I have "X" configured well enough that I can get by for now.
What I need to relearn is how to set up my drives, which is an SATA, DVD RW, and a CD RW, plus the ATA HD that linux is installed on.
The other thing is how to configure the sound, I tried alsaconf but it didn't work, which is weird.
And how to compile binaries and source and such, which I have never done before.

After that's all done I would like to relearn how to set up Lilo to duel boot, which I couldn't get to work before, but I hoping it will work out now.

Thanks for the help

PS The Slackbook and bible haven't help me much, but it could be me.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 12:22 AM   #2
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Hi Linux_n00b_57,

That's a big list! Why not take things one step at a time? You've certainly come to the right place (LQ) to find answers.

Let's start with sound. alsactl not alsaconf is used to configure your sound. See man alsactl and I think it's mentioned in Pat's email to root as well.

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Old 10-05-2006, 02:00 AM   #3
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What I need to relearn is how to set up my drives, which is an SATA, DVD RW, and a CD RW, plus the ATA HD that linux is installed on.
i hope we have sata support built in kernel so dont worry do an "#fdisk -l" identify the disks "edit the fstab as u wish" no problem!!:^)
i think to configure cd drives "dmesg" will help u to identify the device(like dmesg |more and scroll or dmesg |grep CD OR dmesg |grep DVD) AND EDIT THE "fstab"

did u get any error while runnin alsaconf, use "alsamixer" to setup the volume

play with lilo let me know, your main aim, is it a window$$ or another linux ??
 
Old 10-05-2006, 07:33 AM   #4
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rkrishna is right, of course. Start with alsamixer to set the sound level and then alsactl to save it.

If alsamixer doesn't see your sound card consult the man page it will tell you how to make alsamixer "see" a different card.

dennisk
 
Old 10-05-2006, 07:39 AM   #5
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shilo's guide really helped me alot for what u asked. and his shilo is a geek site lol that is a funny name for a site

alien bob's wiki has rss too

slack bible a little dated

lq wiki

gentoo wiki believe it or not.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 07:56 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Linux_n00b_57
Ok, I installed Slackware 11.0 on a larger HD, I've got the network configured, and I have "X" configured well enough that I can get by for now.
What I need to relearn is how to set up my drives, which is an SATA, DVD RW, and a CD RW, plus the ATA HD that linux is installed on.
The other thing is how to configure the sound, I tried alsaconf but it didn't work, which is weird.
And how to compile binaries and source and such, which I have never done before.

After that's all done I would like to relearn how to set up Lilo to duel boot, which I couldn't get to work before, but I hoping it will work out now.

Thanks for the help

PS The Slackbook and bible haven't help me much, but it could be me.
Hi,

A long to-do list! Take a look at my sig for some good online reference. As you say that 'the Slackbook and bible haven't help me much, but it could be me.', indeed you answer the question yourself. Not to be smart but both are excellent reference. If you want cookbook reads then purchase a linux cookbook.

The information is there with the Slackbook, you will have too just use the information properly. The Slackbook was update this year. Some of the other information on a lot of the references is dated but still applicable.

Another suggestion would be to do a LQ search as many of the questions you present have already been covered here. Sure there will be quirks or problems that pop-up in Slack_11 but they will be addressed properly when presented here.

You should read How to Ask Questions to get proper response to your needs.
 
Old 10-05-2006, 09:56 PM   #7
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Ah, yeah, about that kernel comment...I ah...well was worried about the files on my SATA drive while installing so I didn't actually use that, I used bare.i instead of sata.i
 
  


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