just upgraded slackware from kernel 2.4.22 to 2.6.6
Just upgraded Slackware 9.1 from 2.4.22 to 2.6.6 it boots up great. Networking is fine, etc.....
Just one problem, no sound. i ran lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82815 815 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA/CA/DB PCI Bridge (rev 11)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 11)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 11)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 11)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 11)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 11)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 420] (rev a3)
02:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
02:0d.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)
It even found my C-media soundcard above. I compiled alsa support into the 2.6 kernel. I ran alsaconf and I received the no isa or pci cards found. Here are my lsmod results:
snd_cmipci 32244 0
snd_opl3_lib 9248 1 snd_cmipci
snd_hwdep 7456 1 snd_opl3_lib
amazingly theres hardly anything in there?? What should I do. I'm very happy to have slackware with the 2.6.6 kernel but without sound i'm doomed. Please help me.
This has been told sooooo many times. Anyways, if you have compiled ALSA support into the kernel, try to compile it as a module rather 'into' the kernel. This should mostly fix the problem.
Thank you for your reply. Does this mean i have to run make menuconfig again? Is there anything I need to do b4 running make menuconfig? :-)
Yep, you must redo the kernel from the start...
As for myself I have had ZERO luck with 2.6 level kernels. I just cannot seem to get them to work at all.
I can do 2.4.# and 2.5.# with my eyes closed..... So that ain't the issue...
try this link to upgrade to 2.6
I finally have 2.6.6 kernel working great on slackware 9.1. Follow this article step by step:
Look for the tutorial in a txt file
If youre using slackware 9.1 you only need to upgrade module-init-tools to current version 3.0.
I download the module-init-tools source untarred it and ran these commands to set it up:
Good luck! If I can do it you can :-)
Your link is no longer valid; here's the google cache for http://www.geocities.com/jtarin47/linux/kernel_2.6_tutorial.html
try it now
try it now i changed the link. Look for the tutorial in a text file
This is the first I had seen about upgrades of anything on slack to use the 2.6.# kernels.
I had assumed since the docs stated that 9.1 was "kernel 2.6 ready" that it was updated for the kernel.
Better fine print is needed...
I would assume now that this has come to light that this may be why we see so many post in the forum about kernel 2.6.# compile and running issues.
Also noted during an investigation of this I saw that even slack current was only using kernel version 2.4.26. That would indicate to me slack is "not" 2.6.# stable nor ready. Which could explain the problems encountered using 2.6.# and the number of off slack upgrades needed.
I have seen within the forum a mention of a 2.6.# kernel by Pat out there somewhere though I have not seen the src myself...
As I have stated elsewhere in the forum "I would use kernels above 2.4.26 with slack with caution" If you desire a totally stable system and/or running a secure server you should NOT use slack-current nor kernels outside the slack levels (2.4.26).
The newer version of module-init-tools must only be required by 2.6.6, (and maybe later).
I've been running 2.6.5 for a while now and all I had to modify was my fstab, (no longer needed umask), and I'm still running version 0.9.14 of module-init-tools.
im running Slack - Current with Kernel 2.6.6-mm5 with no problems
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