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Old 10-16-2006, 05:30 PM   #1
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slackware 11 install problems or not?

this is my first post so here it goes:

ok i got slack 11 installed but when i boot i don't have a network connection, and the ps2 mouse doesn't work in xwindows... from what my friend told me he said that slack 11 should auto detect everything... so i'm not sure if i installed inproperly or what.. please let me now what you think, or if you could just point me to a document that could help that would rock... i was getting pretty good a slack about 6 months back, but then i moved, so i've forgotten eveything.. sucks.. thanks for everything in advance
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It sounds like you installed a 2.6 kernel without the 2.6 modules.
Old 10-17-2006, 02:22 PM   #3
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so how do i install the modules? i'm thinking of just reinstalling with the 2.4 kernel anyways.. would that possibly fix my problem? i also have a doul processor pentium.... if that helps
Old 10-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #4
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What kernel have you installed? Type "uname -r" to see the version.
Boot up, mount the install CD (it should be number two I guess, I assume you mount it at /mnt/cdrom) and install from /mnt/cdrom/extra/linux- (if you get from uname command) or from /mnt/cdrom/testing/packages/linux-2.6.18. You will need the packages called *modules* and optionally *source* from one of these folders. Don't install the *headers* package if you don't know why you need it!!
After this change to /etc/rc.d folder. Make sure that rc.modules is linked to rc.modules- (or ...2.6.18..). That's it. Hope I forgot nothing

Edit: Just realized what you wrote about dual processor -- I know there's a kernel with smp enabled. Sorry I don't know about that. If you installed that you would have to take the packages from /mnt/cdrom/extra/linux-smp- But only if you installed that kernel. I don't know what happens if you mix packages :-/

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