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Old 09-30-2006, 10:25 AM   #1
igadoter
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Hello! I'm Linux newbe


Hello again!

I've installed Linux on my old PC:
Pentium MMX, 128 MB RAM, VoodooRush 4 MB, HDD 1,2 GB & HDD 3,2
GB,Win98) the Linux Slack 8.1 . First of all to meet with
Linux.

Now the system works well. I split the second HDD (D:) into
three partitions : win FAT32, ext2 and swap part.
I can boot Linux or Win98 via
StartMenu Win98 -> autoxec.bat -> loadlin.exe.

I do not use LILO. I tried to install LILO on the second hard disc (my BIOS can do that (i suppose)) but it fails.

I have no configured sound card and many problems with
XFree86 Windows server.

I have a lot of doc's. And no time to read.

so stay warmly !
Peter

PS English is not my native. Sorry for all misprintings :^)
 
Old 09-30-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ
 
Old 10-01-2006, 12:55 PM   #3
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what distribution of linux have you installed?
 
Old 10-03-2006, 11:06 AM   #4
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Hi,

On my old comp I've installed Slack 8.1.
This I've made in three steps:

1. I've installed Zipslack under Windows on second HDD (D:)
2. resized the Windows partition on D:
3. with help of Zipslack fdisk I've created ext2 (/dev/hdc2) and swap part.
4. moved Zipslack to /dev/hdc2 as a real Linux system

All of that was painfull :cry:
 
Old 10-04-2006, 12:03 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by igadoter
I have no configured sound card and many problems with
XFree86 Windows server.
OK,for the audio problems try the following:
you have to open xterm or another terminal (as root) and type alsaconfig, that will take you trough a little 'wizard' inside the terminal,follow the steps. now try to open an audio file, if you see the audio player like its working properly but you hear no sound, press alt+f2 and run aumix to regulate the volume.


for the x server, end your session on your window manager (if any), that will take you to the CLUE (command line user environment)there type xorgconfig it is a painful process because you have to specify several things related to your mouse,keyboard,monitor,video card,etc, and i have spent hours until i made it work, but it worked. another thing ,maybe if your video card is old can also use
xorgsetup, thats a command to change color modes of your card to 8,16 and 24 bits. once you're done type startx, another problem i had was that x was starting but my screen was all black, then i simultaneously pressed control,alt, and plus or minus key to increase or decrease the video resolution.

Quote:
Originally Posted by igadoter

I do not use LILO. I tried to install LILO on the second hard disc (my BIOS can do that (i suppose)) but it fails.
try installing a kernell image from the installation cd to a floppy disk, and when you boot the computer tell the bios to boot from the floppy, that'll do the trick. i have slackware 10.1 and during the installation process it recognized my fat and ntfs partitions so i have them oalways mounted on root folder.

i hope some of that worked out, i have never tried slackware 8.1 so i can't help with the rest,i am a linux newbie as well

Last edited by manza; 10-04-2006 at 01:04 PM.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 12:26 PM   #6
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Welcome - I wished I started using Slack.
 
Old 10-04-2006, 01:32 PM   #7
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hey my bad,for that version of slack the right command is xf86config instead of xorgconfig
 
Old 10-06-2006, 09:53 AM   #8
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X Server configuration

Quote:
Originally Posted by manza
hey my bad,for that version of slack the right command is xf86config instead of xorgconfig
Start with basic configuration, run xf86config set auto mouse , standard keyboard, us keyb. layout, vga card, and 640x480 resolution,

read very carefully /etc/X11/XF86Config file ( first make copy) . This the configuratin file for XServer generated by xf86config.

$ man XF86Config

there is also a log file somwhere in /var ...

I've got some problems with my mouse. After running the XFree my mouse didn't work. I've spend a lot of time to fix the problem. In /dev dir there is
/dev/mouse but this is a link and it was linked to /dev/psaux which is PS/2 mouse but I've got serial one (my is /dev/ttyS00). Setting /dev/mouse -> /dev/ttyS00 i get mouse working.
Try also "Slackware" book,

don't give up!
 
  


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