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Old 09-07-2005, 12:18 PM   #1
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Slackware sound problems.


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.
 
Old 09-07-2005, 12:27 PM   #2
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Can you post you get when you run the commands lspci and lsmod. If you have snd-intel8x0m there, you will have to add that to your hotplug blacklist.

Here is a post that might help out.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ght=ac97+sound
 
Old 09-15-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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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?



Module Size Used by Not tainted
snd-mixer-oss 12152 0 (autoclean) (unused)
snd 31268 0 (autoclean) [snd-mixer-oss]
snd-page-alloc 4712 0 (autoclean) [snd-mixer-oss snd]
soundcore 3396 0 (autoclean) [snd]
keybdev 1892 0 (unused)
mousedev 4020 0 (unused)
hid 20804 0 (unused)
usbmouse 1880 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev hid usbmouse]
usb-ohci 19368 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 17516 0 (unused)
usbcore 58860 1 [hid usbmouse usb-ohci ehci-hcd]
ohci1394 23888 0 (unused)
ieee1394 41636 0 [ohci1394]
8139too 13928 0 (unused)
mii 2272 0 [8139too]
crc32 2880 0 [8139too]
ds 6548 2
yenta_socket 10436 1
pcmcia_core 39172 0 [ds yenta_socket]
ntfs 51232 1 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 9392 0
agpgart 45092 0 (unused)




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.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 08:47 AM   #4
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What is the make and model of the PC?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 12:40 PM   #5
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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.

Jon
 
Old 09-17-2005, 06:53 AM   #6
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toshiba satellite A-75
 
Old 09-17-2005, 09:23 AM   #7
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Go here and read the the part about the sound card.
http://jmccoy.sdf-us.org/slackware10/toshiba-a75.php

It says to use ALSA instead of OSS and you may have to add the drivers to your hotplug blacklist.

here is a link that listing ALSA drivers.
http://advancemame.sourceforge.net/doc-audiocd.html
 
Old 09-17-2005, 10:30 AM   #8
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Got it working

I just ran # alsaconf and it started working.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 11:24 AM   #9
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Setting up sound:

#alsaconf

#alsamixer

#alsactl store

alsaconf will hopefully find your sound card
 
Old 09-18-2005, 01:14 AM   #10
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i've already used the alsa commands (conf, start, and stored them.), to no avail. i must have to blacklist it. does anyone know why this is? out of curiosity?
 
Old 09-18-2005, 01:16 AM   #11
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There is a bug with some of the drivers, not sure what the bug is.

BTW, thanks for your service. Just noticed your location.
 
Old 09-19-2005, 12:24 AM   #12
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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#
 
Old 09-19-2005, 08:46 AM   #13
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Slackware keeps it's hotplug blacklist in the /etc/hotplug directory. Edit the blacklist file in there and place the name of the driver that you want hotplug to ignore.

Compiling the kernel, I made a quick how-to for doing that.
http://www.hclg.org:8080/tangle/linu...pile-a-kernel/

If you plan on doing it, be patient and take your time. It is easy to forget something and screwup your kernel.
 
  


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