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Slackware won't use my soundcard. I have an AC'97 soundcard but it won't start, I've tried alsaconfig but i don't know if i did something wrong. also, my usb mouse won't work either. anyone have any ideas of why they won't work. I also am having problems connecting to a VPN network, if anyone has pointers on this it'd be much appreciated. I have to connect to a switch in my barracks, then it's routed to the main server. I was told by a windows IT guy that i should be fine connecting to the barracks server, it's the main one i have to connect to using hardware specific software. I'm pplanning on checking the make and model tomorrow also. thanks all.
been really busy lately, haven't been able to get on here and reply, i hope someone at least sees this. although i've almost given up on slackware. might just go back to suse, or pclinuxos. hope this works, because i would like to see what's so great about slackware, but i just can't use a distro that won't use my mouse or sndcard. does anyone know of a way that i can find out what driver my mouse uses?
00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5831 (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5838
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4347 (rev 01)
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4348 (rev 01)
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4345 (rev 01)
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc ATI SMBus (rev 18)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4349
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434c
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 4342
00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
00:14.6 Modem: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 434d (rev 01)
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 5835
02:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
02:04.0 CardBus bridge: ENE Technology Inc: Unknown device 1411
02:04.1 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: Unknown device 0530
02:04.2 Class 0805: ENE Technology Inc: Unknown device 0550
02:04.3 FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: Unknown device 0520
seems like everything is unknown, is this bad, i've used unknown devices before , but if i have to get online and download drivers for everything, it's pointless, i can't get slack to connect to the internet either. but i'm trying to connect to a Microsoft VPN. Talked to a windows server guru guy and he said that as long as i can find out what the actual server connecting to the net is, i should be able to connect using hardware specific software, any ways, i hope i don't need to download lots of stuff, cause i'd be moving back and forth between windows and linux. Bleh.
Check this post for information on using your ac97 card. I am also having the same problem. I haven't had a chance to try what is mentioned in the post I linked, so I will report back when I get a chance.
ah, well, that explains it. i've had trouble with fedora 3 also. lasted a total of 3 min and i reinstalled mandrake. can i get a little help with blacklisting the driver , i've heard that works, and also, what do i have to do to configure the kernel in slack? is it the same as any other distro? It's been a while anyways, i've got slackbook, it really isn't much use for troubleshooting, although there's a lot of good info. And, hey, not a problem, it's what i do. You'll be glad to know we "removed" one unsavory individual(bomber) the other day, but, they're like flies, you smash one, and all the others feed off of that. Ah, i miss the good old days. lolhttp://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/newreply.php?s=&action=newreply&threadid=361111# http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...readid=361111#