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scottfree 09-13-2011 02:26 PM

Prepping for first install Slackware 13.37 : A few prieiminary questions
 
Hello all! This is my first post here at this forum. I have been reading up on Slackware and interested on installing it on my desktop. I have watched some tutorials and been reading the SlackBook. I have never done an install like this but i feel this learning this distro will teach me the most about linux. I want to use this thread to document my progress and post questions during this install. My first question is there anything special i will have to do with my hardware?
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset Host Bridge (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845 845 [Brookdale] Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 12)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 12)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev 12)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 12)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller (rev 12)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 12)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 12)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (rev 01)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] (Secondary) (rev 01)
02:01.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07)
02:01.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 07)
02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX (rev 10)

TobiSGD 09-13-2011 03:16 PM

I don't know about your network device, never heard anything from Accton, but everything else should run out of the box.

scottfree 09-13-2011 03:26 PM

Cool , I will look for some info on the Raccton network device. I want to make sure i have the right knowledge of my hardware before I get started .

TobiSGD 09-13-2011 03:53 PM

If that network device works in your current distro it most likely also will work in Slackware.

scottfree 09-13-2011 04:06 PM

Yes I havn't had any problems with my internet when installing other distros. What i have not been able to learn is getting my sound going, although I have managed to get it going using the F.I.I.K method i do not think that method will work with slackware. It looks like i have I have 2 multimedia audio controllers, Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 12) and Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 07).
what will i need to know when I am trying to get the sound going in slackware?

TobiSGD 09-13-2011 04:31 PM

That looks like you have the onboard sound and a additional Soundblaster card in your system. If you use only one of them I would prefer the Soundblaster and just diable the onboard soundcard in the systems BIOS.

scottfree 09-13-2011 04:37 PM

Thanks thats what the i think i did before to get the sound working was enable on of them , I will try that

scottfree 09-14-2011 01:35 PM

ok so i spent all day reading the intall instructions and gave the install a go last night and ran into some unknown variables. I've got it all installed somewhat and I rebooted and I am the welcome to Linux 2.6.37.6~smp (tty1)
scott login:

I was able to create a password i must have missed the part where i create the user (lol). Any help is much appreciated.
Just to let you all know i have 2 computers so i am in no rush i just want to learn how to install and run slackware properly.

NoStressHQ 09-14-2011 01:48 PM

Isn't scott the 'hostname' ?? Login ASKS FOR a name, it doesn't display any... :)

TobiSGD 09-14-2011 03:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scottfree (Post 4471643)
ok so i spent all day reading the intall instructions and gave the install a go last night and ran into some unknown variables. I've got it all installed somewhat and I rebooted and I am the welcome to Linux 2.6.37.6~smp (tty1)
scott login:

I was able to create a password i must have missed the part where i create the user (lol). Any help is much appreciated.
Just to let you all know i have 2 computers so i am in no rush i just want to learn how to install and run slackware properly.

No, you don't miss that part, it simply isn't there. It is up to you to create the user after installation.

scottfree 09-14-2011 03:48 PM

ok so i spent all day reading the intall instructions and gave the install a go last night and ran into some unknown variables. I've got it all installed somewhat and I rebooted and I am the welcome to Linux 2.6.37.6~smp (tty1)
scott login:

I was able to create a password i must have missed the part where i create the user (lol). Any help is much appreciated.
Just to let you all know i have 2 computers so i am in no rush i just want to learn how to install and run slackware properly.

repo 09-14-2011 03:50 PM

Only root account is created during setup.
You need to create the user after reboot
Code:

#adduser user
Kind regards

scottfree 09-14-2011 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4471741)
No, you don't miss that part, it simply isn't there. It is up to you to create the user after installation.

OK i thought that might be the case , so now I can't get past the "scott login:" prompt . It keeps on saying login incorrect.

repo 09-14-2011 03:52 PM

You need to login as
Code:

root
and the password you provided during install.

Kind regards

scottfree 09-14-2011 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by repo (Post 4471782)
Only root account is created during setup.
You need to create the user after reboot
Code:

#adduser user
Kind regards

Thank you that what i was looking for, now I need to get past login to create the user or do I do that in GRUB


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