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Old 02-28-2003, 05:02 PM   #1
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Slackware Tips


Let's make a list of stuff to change/do/download that improved Slackware(Speed, Security, Customizability, whatever)

Q. How do I get sound working?
A. First, su to root. Then, open up /etc/rc.d/rc.modules in your favorite text editor. Scroll down until they talk about sound cards. Uncomment the line that says modprobe <YourSoundCardName>. After you reboot, it will set it up. If you don't want to reboot right now, type modprobe <YourCardName>. If you didn't edit rc.modules, you will have to type this command every time you boot. You might also want to chmod 700 /dev/dsp and chgrp users /dev/dsp
 
Old 02-28-2003, 05:29 PM   #2
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For security, install nessus ( www.nessus.org ) and run it to check for unsecure ports on your system ( not only for slack, clearly).
 
Old 02-28-2003, 06:21 PM   #3
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I think it should be mentioned that not all modules that exist in the current Slackware install for various hardware devices are commented in the rc.modules file.

I had to do a little research about my hardware (always a good learning experience... that's why I love Slack) to find out what chipset my sound card uses. I had to add a reference to /sbin/modprobe cs46xx for my Hercules Game Theater XP.

So, i don't think it's necessarily as simple as scrolling down the rc.modules file and located the brand name of a particular sound card or modem or whatever....

...unless you have something that was hugely popular five years ago like Sound Blaster Somethingrather and is well-supported under Linux.

Is there a database of rc.modules or XF86Config files out there anywhere? I can see how something with 10,000+ lines of commented text with references to ever hardware supported by the current Slackware distro. could possibly help newcomers....

But then again... it could be argued that configuring a system with Slack isnt supposed to be easy
 
  


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