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Old 03-26-2005, 10:45 PM   #1
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more kernel problems...online works, though!!


ok-I was able to use the generic pre-compiled kernel 2.6.10 from the Slack 10.1 cd 2. Basically I followed the README-initrd file in the /boot directory of my installed Slack 10. This tells you to installpkg kernel-generic-2.6.10 and kernel-modules-2.6.10 (mkinitrd was already installed from Slack 10). I then used mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.10 -m reiserfs to make initrd.gz in my /boot directory.

All files were then in place for a boot, so I updated /etc/lilo.conf to include my new kernel 2.6.10 as a boot option. Wanting to have sound (I have an ESS card that uses ALSA), I used installpkg to install the pre-compiled alsa drivers for kernel 2.6.10 on the Slack 10.1 cd 2.

Then I re-booted.

Boot went fine...but I could not hear my PCMCIA card get initialized. IP got set up along with the mouse. I ran alsaconf and my soundcard was set up. I was able to hear it using mplayer.

Then I re-booted.

Still could not hear my PCMCIA card get initialized. Volume was ok in mplayer the second time I tried it.

X-session works fine, except that I cannot execute x-term or rxvt....gnome-terminal works ok. I also get an error on man pages (from console and gnome-terminal):

Error executing formatting or display command.
System command (cd /usr/man && (echo ".pl 1100i"; /bin/gunzip -c '/usr/man/man1/diff.1.gz'; echo ".\\\""; echo ".pl \n(nlu+10") | /usr/bin/gtbl | /usr/bin/nroff -S -mandoc | /usr/bin/less -is) exited with status 256.

Any ideas??
 
Old 03-26-2005, 11:33 PM   #2
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Look here for help http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....6.9+broke+man

More specifcally post#9 tells u of the fix
 
Old 03-27-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
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This is what I did:

Well, there is a problem viewing man-pages, seems to be in slackware.

But this could be corrected just by opening the file:
/etc/udev/rules.d/udev.rules

locating a line that looks like
KERNEL="tty[p-za-e][0-9a-f]*", NAME="tty/s%n", SYMLINK="%k"

and if found change "tty/s%n" to "pty/s%n".

This worked to enable my man pages and terminal windows, but also disabled my PCMCIA NIC card from being configured (all lights are on).

Any other way to fix this video problem and also my sound problem with alsa configured in kernel 2.6.10?
 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:50 AM   #4
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I'm sorry your last post isnt very clear.
I thought you said that the audio worked fine after the reboot & the man pages were fixed.

Please give a little more details ie which graphics card do you have & whats wrong with it. A little more detail about your pcmcia nic might help as well
 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:29 PM   #5
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My pc is a K6 350 MHz Compaq Presario laptop 1270 with a PCMCIA LinkSys NIC card (Model No. PCMPC100).

The DSL modem is a Westell Model 2200 on eth0.

The following is given from my 2.4.29 kernel with the PCMCIA card configured correctly (half the time it works if I turn my modem on when I hear the PCMCIA card get configured...the beep when ALSA is working).

*********************************************************************************
dmesg gives this about video:

agpgart: Detected Ali M1541 chipset

agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe0000000

*******************************************************

lspci gives this:

00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1541 (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation M1541 PCI to AGP Controller (rev 04)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV] (rev 0a)
00:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: ESS Technology ES1969 Solo-1 Audiodrive (rev 02)
00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1211
00:0f.0 Communication controller: Lucent Microelectronics 56k WinModem (rev 01)
00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev 20)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 PMU (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage LT Pro AGP-133 (rev dc)

*********************************************************

lsmod gives this:

snd-pcm-oss 37224 0
snd-mixer-oss 12248 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-es1938 11240 0
gameport 1404 0 [snd-es1938]
snd-pcm 55944 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-es1938]
snd-page-alloc 5912 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-opl3-lib 5700 0 [snd-es1938]
snd-hwdep 4260 0 [snd-opl3-lib]
snd-timer 13412 0 [snd-pcm snd-opl3-lib]
snd-mpu401-uart 3200 0 [snd-es1938]
snd-rawmidi 12260 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3680 0 [snd-opl3-lib snd-rawmidi]
snd 30340 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-es1938 snd-pcm snd-opl3-lib snd-hwdep snd-timer snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3396 6 [snd]
usb-ohci 19368 0 (unused)
usbcore 58828 1 [usb-ohci]
pcnet_cs 11260 1
8390 5776 0 [pcnet_cs]
crc32 2880 0 [8390]
ds 6548 1 [pcnet_cs]
yenta_socket 10436 1
pcmcia_core 39140 0 [pcnet_cs ds yenta_socket]
ide-scsi 9392 0
agpgart 45092 0 (unused)

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Old 03-28-2005, 11:54 PM   #6
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Here are a couple of pages for you.

Linksys Linux support
Pcmcia for linux which says that it supports your card.

In the future you might get best results by searching Google Linux. Hope this helps.

I think you might have to recompile the kernel as most probably the 2.6 kernel package doesnt contain the module for your NIC. You can try building a custom kernel using the basic config file & adding /enabling the module for your card. I'm saying this because as far as i could tell, things were fine in the stock kernel 2.4.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 04:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for the links-I'll read. Actually the 2.6.10 kernel picks up my NIC right away-the 2.4.29 kerenel doesn't. The problem with the 2.6.10 kernel is that my sound and video get messed up and they were ok in the 2.4.29 kernel with ALSA.

I would like to get my 2.4.29 kernel working all the time with my NIC-so I'll read about that. Maybe re-building my 2.4.29 kernel would help-I'll follow the LinkSys link....thank you!
 
  


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