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maphi262 01-07-2004 09:27 PM

Slackware 8.1 desktop is not working
 
I successfully installed Slackware 8.1 in to my computer.

The real problem started while I try to start Startx.
While comming up the KDE stated giving following error messages.

'Sound server informational message
error while initializing the sound driver device/dev/dsp cannot be opened (No such device)
The sound serve will continue using the null out put device'
Top to everything my mouse is not at all moving.The mouse was work with linux.
I run the config several times no help.
I am very new to linux and shell comands
I am very frustrated.Please help

system AMD K-6 III 400 384 MB memory, 6GB hard drive a fax modem, network card,sound card and an ATI video card. MB is ASUS P5 A-B

Maphi262

Tinkster 01-07-2004 09:59 PM

Hi, and welcome to LQ.

What kind of mouse have you got, how is it connected?

What type is your soundcard?

And what exactly does
Quote:

The mouse was work with linux.
mean?


If you're not sure about the sound card,
try to run

lspci

... if it's an ISA one try pnpdump



Cheers,
Tink

maphi262 01-07-2004 10:36 PM

I have a generic 3 button mouse .
I mean the mouse worked in linux.
I have Philips sound card.PCI The sound is VLSI Tech Q Sound Thunder bird PCI audio

gnashley 01-08-2004 02:17 AM

Have you run xf86config to configure X? This is the best utility for that, although since x is working you might try running xf86cfg to just change the settings for your mouse. If the mouse is connected with a PS/2 connection you'll need to choose /dev/psaux for the location. For sound, you'll have to chmod 777 /dev/dsp and chmod 777 /dev/mixer even if the card is recognized. If your souncard shows up with lspci then try lsmod to see if the module is being loaded. If not you'll need to look at the file /etc/rc.d/rc.modules and see if there is a line there for your sound card and uncomment it. If it's not there you may need to create a line there in order for the module to be loaded.
Your mouse was working in WHICH Linux?

Tinkster 01-08-2004 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by maphi262
I have a generic 3 button mouse .
USB, serial, PS/2?

Quote:

I mean the mouse worked in linux.
Which distro/version number?
Slackware is Linux, too, you know :P

Quote:

I have Philips sound card.PCI The sound is VLSI Tech Q Sound Thunder bird PCI audio
Give's the output of
lspci -v
, please


Cheers,
Tink

maphi262 01-09-2004 11:29 PM

I choose /dev/psaux for the location and mouse is working great
Tons of thanks
but still I am struggling with sound
lsmod is as follows
module size used by
sound core 3236 0 auto clean
PCMCIA core 40896 0
ide SCSI 7456 0
Tulip 37184 0

When i did /etc/rc.d/rc.modules the message is
Module dependencies up to date no new kernel module found
could you please help

Tinkster 01-09-2004 11:50 PM

That means that there's no module for the
physical device loaded...

Please post the output of lspci


Cheers,
Tink

maphi262 01-10-2004 08:17 AM

In my lspci
00:00.0 host bridge ALi M1541
00:01.0 PCI bridge ALi M1541 PCI to AGP
00:02.0 USB controller
00:03.0 Bridge ALi M701
00:07.0 ISA bridge
00:09.0 Communication port
00:0b.0 multimediaaudiocontroller VLSItechnologyQSoundThunderBird PCI audio
00:0b.1 gameport
00:0b.2 serial controller PCI audio support register
feel like I have a big proble in hand
hope this info will help to fig out the problem
Thanks
maphi 262

looks like no driver for this sound card

gnashley 01-10-2004 02:51 PM

Open /etc/rc.d/rc.modules in a text editor and see if there is a line there for your sound module. If you find one then uncomment it to load your sound cards' module on startup

maphi262 01-10-2004 04:45 PM

When i did /etc/rc.d/rc.modules i get
'module depndencies up to date no new kernel module found'
no idea what to do. Thinking of getting any other cards
Thanks
maphi262


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