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Old 04-23-2009, 09:43 AM   #1
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Question Newbie - Configuring Slackware 12.2 on DELL Mini 9

I'm just getting started in learning the ways of Linux/Slackware. Slackware is what we use at my company, so I'm trying to increase my proficiency so I purchased a DELL Mini 9 with Ubuntu. Since then I have successfully installed Slackware 12.2. As you probably guessed by now, I have a few questions about getting different devices to work and was hoping that someone might have been down this road already and could offer some direction.

How do I:
1. Enable and configure wireless – worked fine with Ubuntu
2. Enable and configure sound - worked fine with Ubuntu
3. Enable and configure Bluetooth - worked fine with Ubuntu

Mini 9 Configuration
• Original OS Ubuntu
• 64GB Solid State Drive
• Intel Atom Processor (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 Cache, 533MHz FSB)
• Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 950
• Intel 945PM / GS Express Chipset
• 802.11g wi-fi mini-card
• Bluetooth Internal (2.0) mini-card

Thanks in advance for your time and help


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Old 04-23-2009, 09:59 AM   #2
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From HOw-to's for other distros on the mini 9


The Broadcom BCM4312 in this laptop is not supported by the b43 kernel module yet. The only option is hand-installing the wl driver from Broadcom, or possibly using ndiswrapper.


The sound card is fully supported, with working mixers, volume hotkeys, etc, with one problem: No audible sound!

This can be fixed by putting the following in /etc/modporobe.d/sound, and then rmmod snd_hda_intel; modprobe snd_hda_intel:

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=dell

Dunno bout the bluetooth
Old 04-24-2009, 09:49 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help
Old 04-25-2009, 08:04 AM   #4
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I've got Slackware 12.2 running on my Mini 9, and farslayer's advice is dead on. As far as bluetooth goes, make sure that /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth is executable so it starts up at boot. I've also found kdebluetooth to be a very useful tool (and available from although it won't run on a system with KDE4 installed.


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