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Old 12-09-2003, 02:07 PM   #1
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help needed from Slackware users


hi slackies

i recently installed slackware 9.1 [trashed redhat fedora for good]

it is AWESOME !!!!!!!!

browsers have come preinstalled with java, shockwave plugins

gxine mozilla netscape plugins lets me view windows media, quicktime contents

dvd, mp3 players works too with alsa

Dropline gnome is very pleasing to eye ... refreshing

since slackware is somewhat different then redhat/mandrake/suse stuff

1) i need to know how to make the secondary cd drive [which is a cd-rewritable drive] to mount. i did some research and some where i found that i need to add a line in /etc/fstab with stuff like

noauto,user,ro 0 0

i did all that

but it is not recognizing my secondary cd-rw drive

2) with root i am able to access my fat32 paritition to play my collection of mp3 and video songs

but with a normal user i can see fat32

/fat

but it i can not access anything in there ...

through nautilus tree view of filesystem hierarchy i can see /fat but it shows empty

nautilus it self shows the contents .. but i can not access the folders

through xmms " play directory " and i can see fat partition but no ' + ' sign to expand and see the folders containing the mp3 and videos.


as a normal i can not run mozilla browser

though netscape is working /user/local/netscape

/usr/bin/mozilla is not working under normal user

fat32 and mozilla is accessible through root but not normal user

and secondary optical drive ... my cd-rw is not even showing

~~~~~~~~

please help this new slacky in get up and running
 
Old 12-09-2003, 02:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to the beautiful world of slack :)

As for the CD-RW .... show's your
dmesg
please ....

Also
lsmod

Accessing FAT will need
noauto,user,users,umask=000,
probably gid=100



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Old 12-09-2003, 03:58 PM   #3
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fat partition in /etc/fstab looks like this :-

/dev/hdb5 /fat vfat defaults 1 0


how can i make it the way u have specified?

lsmod command displays the following :-


root@hasan:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-pcm-oss 37252 0
snd-mixer-oss 11992 1 [snd-pcm-oss]
eepro100 19380 1
mii 2304 0 [eepro100]
parport_pc 14724 0
parport 23264 0 [parport_pc]
uhci 24496 0 (unused)
usbcore 58400 1 [uhci]
snd-via82xx 11712 1
snd-pcm 55904 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx]
snd-timer 13252 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 37240 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-page-alloc 6004 0 [snd-via82xx snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3136 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi 12512 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3920 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 27460 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3332 3 [snd]
ide-scsi 9424 0
agpgart 39576 0 (unused)
 
Old 12-09-2003, 04:06 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by hasan
/dev/hdb5 /fat vfat defaults 1 0
Replace the defaults with noauto,user,users,umask=000

As for the mozilla:

as root, do which mozilla
check whether the same thing
gives the same result as user.
If it does, but mozilla doesn't
come up you've probably got
a permission problem.



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Old 12-09-2003, 04:30 PM   #5
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i did as u asked

the only thing it did was ... it made icons on the desktop for both root and user for fat partition

in normal user ... when i double click on the fat parition icon ... i see the folder names

when i click on any one of the folders ... it says " no application associated "

why is it happening
 
Old 12-09-2003, 04:42 PM   #6
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no idea,I don't use KDE, really.
try from the command-line



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Old 12-09-2003, 08:38 PM   #7
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ok its working now

i rebooted the machine

mounted the fat partition now its working.

thanks a bunch

can u also help with the cd-rewriter thing?
 
Old 12-09-2003, 08:53 PM   #8
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please post your /etc/fstab, also are you paying anything in lilo to the kernel for scsi emulation
 
Old 12-10-2003, 04:08 PM   #9
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how do i put this line in lilo.conf as this user has specified

" Have you tried loading the ide-scsi module ?

insmod ide-scsi

If it works you may have to put this line in menu.lst (grub) or in lilo.conf (lilo)
so it gets loaded at boot time.

Here's the line for grub, to be added at the end of the kernel line in menu.lst,
in lilo, I don't recall.

hdX=ide-scsi (X for your drive) "

i used insmod ide-scsi ... its loaded

so i have to add the line specified above into lilo.conf ...

how can i do that?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 06:38 PM   #10
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append="hdX=ide-scsi

use your favorite text editor with root permissions and then run #lilo as root

\edit\ -sorry you probably need a bit more...

#<text editor of choice> /etc/lilo.conf

at the top of your lilo file put append="hdX=ide-scsi" (X being your actually drive)

save your changes

#lilo

it will most likely give you some feedback, ie: Added Slackware *

reboot

Last edited by mi6; 12-10-2003 at 06:42 PM.
 
  


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