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Old 05-03-2002, 01:50 AM   #16
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I'm not sure if this will work with you but when my kernel boots it says what my soundcard is. It's a sounblaster 16 isa pnp card. If you type dmesg | more and read through it carefully you might see something that will indicate what card it is. If you know what your motherboard is you could look up the documentation. Also if you have windows on your machine (don't be offended that I mentioned that as a possibility it will probably say what card it is. As a last resort i'm sure it's possible to get sndconfig working on slackware somehow.

As for the kernel, I've never used the kernel patches before so I'm not the person to talk to. As I understand it that is a little bit more compilcated since you have to patch the kernel source into the old source. I don't know which version you need to have of the old source though, it might have to be a specific one. Like I said though, I'm not familiar with that process so maybe someone else can help.
 
Old 05-03-2002, 02:24 AM   #17
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XF86Config

Make sure you have all your video card info (and as much hardware info as you can find). If you don't know your video info try running SuperProbe or X -showconfig as root to get it.

Run XF86Config by typing it at the prompt to configure X.

Also try running setup again, and skip everything until it asks you which window manager you want to use and choose kde or gnome or whatever.

I'm a newbie as well, but this is what worked for me when installing slack8.


good luck
 
Old 05-03-2002, 09:52 AM   #18
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Re: XF86Config

Quote:
Originally posted by milos
Run XF86Config by typing it at the prompt to configure X.
for anyone who doesn't know, Linux is case sensitive and it should be xf86config.... just so no one is confused.
 
Old 05-03-2002, 11:20 PM   #19
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well, ive managed to get kernel 2.4.18 up and running,
the sound works just fine, but i guess i forgot a few things during make xconfig....

using kernel 2.4.18, i cannot mount win98(fat32) partition,
the kernel cannot access fat32 type partition, well what do u guys think??, do I have to compile a new kernel???
 
Old 05-04-2002, 05:27 AM   #20
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probably. One thing to check is if you compiled it is as a module. Once again look in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and look at the appropriate modules (I think there is a vfat and something else related to fat). Try to insert those modules (i.e. modprobe vfat). If that works then uncomment that line. If not you probably just missed the option in the kernel compile for adding support for vfat.
 
Old 05-05-2002, 02:34 PM   #21
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Hi guys:
I dont have any questions, i just want to say that last night I tried Slackware for the first time, and like some of the users here, I had problems starting up the X windows. To make the story short, before asking any questions I look for documentation and stuff and after a while I found these posts here, and thanks to you guys I was able to configure my Xwindows. This is just my way of celebrating my victory, since that nobody else cares about what i do with computers at home, so I wanted to share the experience with all of you.

Thanks again.
 
Old 05-06-2002, 04:32 AM   #22
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congratulations figadiablo, u made a good move yeah...
 
  


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