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Old 09-03-2003, 11:38 AM   #1
LinODE
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Question Devfs - SlackWare - Alsa - Newbie


Hi everybody,

First of all, let me say you my config:

P166 MMX
RAM:64 Mb
HD: 1,2 Gb
32X CDROM
PS/2 Mouse
102 Int Keyboard
S3 Virge DX 4Mb
DXR3 Mpeg (Decoding MPEG card)
3C509
AZT2320

SlackWare 9.0 GNOME

And a newbie driving all....

Iīm trying to install ALSA for my AZT2320 sound card.
And as you known I need Kernel sources.
The problem is that with Slack installed (whithout sources) I only have 130 Mb of free space in HD.
I wonder: May I take the sources from CD for module compiling? and for Kernel compiling?

(Yes I known the sources can fit in 130 Mb but...for the future...)

Another doubt: Is devfs installed by default in Slack 9.0?
How can I known if devfs is working?
If not, have I to do ./snddevices?

For the S3 Virge DX 3D 4 Mb 86C375...which server should I use? Actually X is working but with the vesa server...and perhaps I could have some improvement with your ideas...although you donīt believe it works fine...I have already probe all the possible options in XF86Config...

Thanks in advance..


 
Old 09-03-2003, 12:24 PM   #2
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Hello,
Patrick just added official support for alsa in -current (aka to-be slack-9.1). Consider updating to -current for easy alsa integration without kernel recompilation.
Slack doesn't have devfs enabled by default. So do :
Code:
$ groupadd audio
$ ./snddevices
and add your non-root user to audio group.
For devfs, re-compile your kernel with devfs (& mount devfs at boot), installpkg devfsd & reboot...
 
  


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