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Old 04-25-2006, 04:06 AM   #1
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used test26.s in slackware 10.2 install


I was trying to setup slackware 10.2 on a newer toshiba qosmio

I used the test26.s kernel, test I think being the key word, and now the setup is over I do not have sound, internet, or mouse.

This box has a modemn, ethernet and wireless adapters. I tried to use modprobe and netconf, nothing. ifconfig did not even show a nic. I think I remember something about the modules being somewhere else when I selected the 2.6 kernel.

How can I at least get the dhcp working so I do not have to boot back to windows to get the internet.

Would it be quicker to fix this by reinstalling and using the 2.4 kernel? as it does not take that long to install.

I was actually quite surprised at how well everthing else looks, like fstab and such.

I only used the 2.6 as I would upgrade as soon as it was installed, just thought I could save some hassle.
Old 04-25-2006, 05:30 AM   #2
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Go to the install CD set and install 2.6 modules, too. It is a well-known issue, as can be seen in the Slackware forum. THe easiest way to install, IMO, is installing with 2.4 kernel, go to the Slackware Package Browser and get the latest kernel from current - and install it and the relevant headers, modules, source and the like. Point LiLo to it, and you are good to go.

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Old 04-25-2006, 08:43 AM   #3
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Thanks Osource
Old 04-27-2006, 02:41 PM   #4
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Using the 2.4 kernel was much less successful, I did could not even get sound to work. Alsaconf tried probing for legacy cards which I believe are isa cards. Also tried dling my unified linux driver and nothing, it compiled from the module which I didn't have in 2.6 install.

I think a 2.6 install would be better if I could load the proper modules and possibly compile the nvidia myself.

Anyone lend a hand?



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