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i configured x w/out a hitch. configured nic with netconfig at install. again all was well. the only thing left to configure was my system sound. so i googled around for a couple of days and thought i had the answer. let me give some history, before i installed slack i did a bit of research and it seemed having all the hardware specs on hand would be the way to save myself alot of frustration, so, i installed win2kpro first just to get a good look at all the specs. windows reported integrated crystal wdm audio. in my searches here and on google it seems that it is supported under the csxxxx.o (cirrus logic) line of drivers. so i have my solution. i tried each of the csxxx drivers by editing rc.modules, and, then editing modules.conf as suggested in numorous posts here. here's the thing throwing me. none of the configurations worked, however everytime i tried, i loose the nic. i've tried around 5 different csxxx drivers, a couple of times each, and, each time sound still does not work, and neither does netconfig. so i unedit(if that's even a word) rc.modules & modules.conf. reboot, wala the nic is back up and working fine. note: even after each try at loading the sound drivers and realizing the nic was down, i then tried to run netconfig with no success. sorry for the long post, but, i pride myself in searching and finding solutions and i'm just tired and stumped. any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated by 1 real linux nub.
sorry, the nic is also onboard completely supported w/ the eepro100 driver.
module size used by not tainted
soundcore 3332 0 (autoclean)
uhci 24560 0 (unused)
usbcore 58144 1 [uhci]
pcmciacore 38112 0
ide-scsi 8048 0
eepro100 19316 1
mii 2240 0 [eepro100]
this is the lsmod command with the nic working and nothing edited in rc.modules or modules.conf.
00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 05)
Subsystem: IBM: Unknown device 00d7
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
Memory at f3dff000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
I/O ports at 7c60 [size=32]
Memory at f3f00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
00:14.0 SCSI storage controller: Adaptec AHA-2940U/UW/D / AIC-7881U (rev 01)
Subsystem: Adaptec AHA-2940UW SCSI Host Adapter
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
I/O ports at 7800 [disabled] [size=256]
Memory at f3eff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
01:01.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. Trio 64 3D (rev 01) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
Subsystem: IBM Integrated Trio3D
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 9
Memory at f4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
Expansion ROM at 000c0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 1
If the box happens to have a sound-card
it's certainly not a PCI one :) ... I just looked
at the website that you poseted, and can't
see any mention of sound features (which
isn't surprising in a server, really ;}) ...
However, we should give
a try to determine whether there's any ISA
PnP soundcards in the machine.
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
thx for your help. please forgive my ignorance on the above post. i was so busy trying to post the output that i didn't stop to read it. i have now and am on my way(found a couple of isapnp how-to's). any thoughts on the nic problem(it's working fine right now)? thx again.