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Old 05-23-2003, 10:15 PM   #1
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Ack, Help!

Ok, I am encountering a number of problems with my linux installation. I hope someone is kind enough to help out.

Problem 1: XMMS works great for a little while, but if I leave it without playing anything, it randomly decides to stop working. I've tracked the problem to /dev/dsp. If I reboot, the same thing happens. Which leads to my next problem:

Problem 2: I can't shutdown. The computer hangs when I click "log out" in GNOME. I have to hit the power button, then go through the e2fsck deal on start up. Major pain.

Problem 3: My built in wireless card is not being detected. I've installed pcmcia and wireless-tools, but it doesn't detect the card. It is a built-in card and IBM knows of no drivers.

Can anyone help me out here? I am running Slackware 9.0 on an IBM T30 laptop.


Old 05-23-2003, 10:21 PM   #2
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maybe you have some GUI problems. cant tell form the info you gave. you need to get the device manufacturer for your wireless so that you can search for a suitable linux driver.

if you are staarting linux you would be better of starting with mandrake or redhat rather than going directly to slacking
Old 05-23-2003, 10:32 PM   #3
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I'm not new to linux but this is the first time I've installed in on something as proprietary as a laptop, and I've never bumped into these problems.

Like I said, I contacted IBM about my wireless card and they said that they have no direct information about drivers for it other than some people have experimented with limited success. I was hoping someone out there with a built-in wireless card might have some ideas.

Obviously my shutdown issue is GUI related. I was hoping there might be a simple fix, as I rather like GNOME, and some of my software runs better on it (or at least I know how to configure it from my other computers.)



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