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Old 08-17-2004, 06:27 AM   #1
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Two LQ's from Noob

New to Slackware and having prblems with modem and sound card. I am running a dual boot system with WinXP.

Firstist problem:
PCTel HSP56K modem
Configuring modem for internet access,it says the modem is busy or not responding. Have tried many times to set it up,but still git same problem.

Seconds problem:
SoundBlaster Audigy Gamer sound card doesn't work at all. How do I go about gittin' this problem solved??

Again I am very new at this,so be nice. I try hard. Laugh at me,cuss me or what ever.......but don't kick my dog!

Thanx for yer help


If this o/s was any better,M$ couldn't stand it. I shouldda switched long before now...
Old 08-17-2004, 07:11 AM   #2
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Why are you using Slackware if you're new? This distro gives you *no* handholding and you're expected to be able to solve issues like this - even enjoy it!

But, I'm afraid you need more information on the sound card issue. "Doesn't work" is a bit vague - if you're using ALSA did you remember to unmute it?
Old 08-17-2004, 07:18 AM   #3
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That was helpful........
Old 08-17-2004, 07:48 AM   #4
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is it a win modem?
if it is it is going to be a REALLY big pain to get working

your sound card tho..... try typing alsaconf in a command line and follow the instructions
then make sure its not muted alot of times it is by default

you can either type alsamixer to make sure its on muted or using your KDE OR GNOME volume controll

if you do it the alsamixer way
make sure after you have it set to type

alsactl store

as for your modem i don't have a modem nor have i ever used on

so i am really sorry

just it

hope this helps

you might want to try a distrobution like mandrake

that was my first distro then about a couple months later i went to slackware and got good with that

now i am learning gentoo (just started about a month ago) the installation proceadure is some fuggin work

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Old 08-18-2004, 06:26 AM   #5
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Thanx Citrus..

That was a help. I think I've done it all but the volume control(doh!!!).
May I should back up and start over with alsaconf.

Later Bro....


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