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Old 11-03-2003, 05:30 PM   #31
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Old 11-03-2003, 05:35 PM   #32
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Thanks. I'll go have a look now.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 05:36 PM   #33
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i was kinda thinking about dual booting with gentoo cause i really like gentoo's logo thing a lot (the slack logo is cool too ) but 16 hours compiling...? mmm... not even for a student with no job..
i tried rh 7.2->slack9.0->md9.1->slack9.1 and i know i'm gonna stick with slack. besides, it has the coolest name among all the distros

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Old 11-03-2003, 06:26 PM   #34
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Installing linux for server is different than for workstation. If u look into the hardware spec of such server mobos, they tempt to have less features & they are even expensiver..

I'm thinking even to pull out the cmpci sound card (it worked well) from the board. only I got annoyed of the such reports on the /var/log/syslog

Nov 5 20:42:14 ns1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module char-major-10-134
Nov 5 20:59:40 ns1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-slot-1
Nov 5 20:59:40 ns1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-service-1-0
Nov 5 20:59:40 ns1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-slot-1
Nov 5 20:59:40 ns1 modprobe: modprobe: Can't locate module sound-service-1-0
...

The rule of thumb for playing with Linux is:
Don't use the latest hardware if don't want to spend some months checking for whether new driver for ur hardware available. I bought an abit kt7-raid mobo+athlon 900MH in 2001 which is quite high-end at that time, and I spent months to try to bring things work like they should be. While seeing the others on the net steping further with their linux configurations/services, I was still struggling with hardware issues (if u consider that for challange then please ..)

Finally it is figured out that it was the bad designed via chipset problem. Early of this year the mobo burnt, I sold the mobo+cpu+casing for only less than 10$ (the processor price).

And I surprised by this asus tx97e+amd 350MH, which I bought some time later after the abit kt7-raid from installment actually for networking experiment purpose, but never get used during the struggling time with that abit mobo..

Now am able to serve pages to internet with own domain name from home, even with virtual host (that means it is capable for mini webhosting actually). I even received email addressed to my domain name without any extra config of the delivered sendmail on slack9.1+, not yet tried sending ..

For me struggling with hardware issues is kinda time wasting n I ll never buy latest hardware again if ..

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Old 11-04-2003, 02:46 PM   #35
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ive been a slack user since 8.0, used suse up until then, the last suse i used was 8.1 and that was a leap from 7.2 and i found it amazingly bloated and slow... then i tried slack which installed in less time but took a little bit longer to get everything working particularly sound.. 9.1 is fab in my oppinion but ive heard good stuff about arch linux too which i am tempted to give a go cause its compiled on a 686 platform compared to 486 for slack.. it heard it makes it much faster.. and since im on a 686 platform sounds like a plan, although im going to give arch a little while to mature its only a 0.5 release at the minute and i heard it has a couple problems... time will tell
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:55 PM   #36
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Gentoo is nice.

Slackware is awesome.

You'll be back
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:08 PM   #37
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and here again one who changed from slack to gentoo but slack is and stays in my heart and if i soon get my second pc ill install slack on it then im a slackgen :=) so far love slack and love gentoo
 
Old 11-04-2003, 08:21 PM   #38
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Iv'e left slack several times (wow!! RH9 ,Suse 8.1 Mandrake, Knoppix, BSD, Lycoris,
etc ad nauseum)
But after about a week or so, I notice things like:
RH sure is acting a lot like M$ (registration #'s etc)
The others are easy to install, self configure etc but are painfully
S-----L----O-----W
Running 9.1 now and loving it.
BTW I am on a low budget and use old machines .
Have found Slack the easiest to use under these conditions
 
Old 11-04-2003, 11:52 PM   #39
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hi,
i used to be a RedHat Linux user but now i would like to switch
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/11/03/1749259
looking for good website for Slackware Linux
any advise?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:03 AM   #40
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http://www.slackware.com/
 
Old 11-05-2003, 12:06 AM   #41
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For what? www.slackware.com is the place to go for docs and files - the Slack forum here is actually the sort of official Slack forum for help after that - or their 'favorite' forum, anyway. *g*

Then there's

http://slackbook.yoshiwara.org.uk/
http://www.userlocal.org/
http://members.cox.net/laitcg/new/intro.html

and so on.
 
Old 11-05-2003, 04:55 AM   #42
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www.slackware.com for docs and files
www.linuxpackages.net for software
www.linuxquestions.org for questions
 
Old 11-05-2003, 07:53 AM   #43
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Sorry Chinaman, just caught up on that thread now..
Quote:
Where in the world can you go to find a simple "How To Install the ALSA driver for the Intel i810 onboard chip"?
Full details on the alsa site:
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...odule=intel8x0

It is not that the documentation is weak for linux but rather that there is no central point. And also no standard.. But you always get there eventually normally.
Furthermore, asking question in relevant forums can normally help you sorting out any problem I found in the linux community...

I hope this link will help..
L
 
Old 11-05-2003, 08:35 AM   #44
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Quote:
Originally posted by laurentbon
Sorry Chinaman, just caught up on that thread now..
Full details on the alsa site:
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...odule=intel8x0

First, let me apologize for "hijacking" this thread. If this needs to move somewhere else, let me do so.

It is not that the documentation is weak for linux but rather that there is no central point. And also no standard.. But you always get there eventually normally.
Furthermore, asking question in relevant forums can normally help you sorting out any problem I found in the linux community...

I hope this link will help..
L
Thanks. I already got that and printed it, but was having trouble understanding just what it is that I'm to download. If I understand the ALSA website, these are the files which are availabe ->

alsa-driver-0.9.8.tar.bz2
alsa-lib-0.9.8.tar.bz2
alsa-utils-0.9.8.tar.bz2
alsa-tools-0.9.8.tar.bz2
alsa-oss-0.9.8.tar.bz2

But when I read the document, it says:

Make a directory to store the alsa source code in. Excuse me, but what exactly is "the alsa source code?" Does that mean those five files listed above?

When I downloaded via synaptic (or apt-get or however), I got all this stuff:
Code:
-rw-r--r--    1 mingdao  mingdao      2068 Nov  4 23:24 README.Debian.gz
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao     49838 Oct 30 20:58 alsa-base_0.9.6-5_all.deb
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao    114835 Oct 30 20:59 alsa-driver_0.9.6-5.diff.gz
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao   2003057 Oct 30 20:59 alsa-driver_0.9.6.orig.tar.gz
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao     52424 Oct 30 21:00 alsa-headers_0.9.6-5_all.deb
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao   1056674 Oct 30 20:57 alsa-modules-2.4.22-1-686_0.9.6+1_i386.deb
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao   1641338 Oct 30 21:00 alsa-source_0.9.6-5_all.deb
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao     89450 Oct 30 21:03 alsa-utils_0.9.6-1_i386.deb
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao     39058 Oct 30 21:00 alsaconf_0.9.6-5_all.deb
-rw-------    1 mingdao  mingdao     26674 Oct 30 21:05 alsamixergui_0.9.0rc2-1-4_i386.deb
I don't even know how I got some of these files, but I think they need to be removed, and I just need to use those 5 tar.bz2 files listed above. Is this correct, and if so, how do I get rid of them?
 
Old 11-05-2003, 09:33 AM   #45
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I am afraid i don't know anything about Debian and its package system, I am a slacker :-) I can however tell you how I did it.
I only donwloaded:
alsa-driver-0.9.8.tar.bz2
alsa-lib-0.9.8.tar.bz2
alsa-utils-0.9.8.tar.bz2

from the alsa website, untar them and copied the 3 resulting folders in /usr/src.
I then followed the documentation from the link I sent you which is basically about compiling each program in the following order (quite important): driver first then lib and utils. Each of them compile with usual ./configure && make && make install from their directoty (you have to be root to make install) apart from the driver which requires extra parameter to configure (see doc).

Once you have done all that, run alsaconf which will take care of the final settings. Unmute the volume using alasamixer and you should be done.

I am sure you can also install those 3 packages using debian apt-get though I suggest you download them from alsa to be sure to get the last version 0.9.8.

To remove the debian packages you intalled, I am sure there must be a command, not sure which one at all though...

Hope it helps!
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