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Old 11-22-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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No network or sound on slack 11


first off, i'm a long time debian user, first time slackware user, however i'm lost here. I installed slackware 11 with 2.6.17.13 kernel. And that all went ok. But I can't get my network card to work nor my sound card. I've searched far and wide and cant come up with any that works. Heres some info i wrote down from that machine

lspci:

00:0e.0 Ethernet controller; VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6120/Vt6121/VT6122 Gigabit Ehternet Adapter (rev 11)

00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)

lsmod:
Module Size Used by

any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 02:34 PM   #2
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You may want to try posting lsmod again LOL

As for the sound, did you run alsaconf?
 
Old 11-22-2006, 02:38 PM   #3
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thats all "lsmod" gives me, and yeah i did run alsaconf, and I get
"No supported PnP or PCI card found - would you like to probe leagacy ISA sound cards/chips?" and if i say yes it doesn't find anything.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:01 PM   #4
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aaaah, you failed to install the kernel modules.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:46 PM   #5
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aaaah, you failed to install the kernel modules.
Not quite... Pat REALLY needs to fix that in future releases. I opted to install the kernel modules... and ended up with the 2.4 stuff. I chose the 2.6 testing kernel, though.

tronica - Go find the kernel modules package for your kernel on the Slackware cds/dvd, and installpkg that. The command should be something like installpkg /mnt/cdrom/extra/linux-2.6.17.3/kernel-modules-2.6.17.13-i486-1.tgz.

While you're at it, you might want to remove the 2.4 modules... you can do that most easily through pkgtool.

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Old 11-22-2006, 03:49 PM   #6
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thanks for the info i will try it out when i get home.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:56 PM   #7
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Not quite... Pat REALLY needs to fix that in future releases. I opted to install the kernel modules... and ended up with the 2.4 stuff. I chose the 2.6 testing kernel, though.
Well, if you got the 2.4 modules, then yes you failed to install the (correct) modules. The installer specifically tells you that you need to install the modules yourself if you choose the 2.6 kernel, but a lot of people miss that little tidbit. It's an easy mistake.

I agree that it would be nice if Pat had the installer install the correct modules automatically during installation, but it is what it is for now. Eventually the 2.6 series will replace the 2.4 as the default kernel in Slack.

I always just install the 2.4 kernel and then do the 2.6 manually once the system is installed since I always recompile it anyway.

Once the OP follows your instructions and installs the modules he should be well on his way to having a working system.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 03:59 PM   #8
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Guess I should have been more specific... it installed the 2.4 kernel modules, even though I specifically told it not to. I knew I was going to have to install the 2.6 modules... but whatever. Welcome to the world, and all that.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:06 PM   #9
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ok, well during the install it asks you which kernel, but i'm not sure which one to choose. which one is the 2.4 kernel.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:08 PM   #10
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ok, well during the install it asks you which kernel, but i'm not sure which one to choose. which one is the 2.4 kernel.
bare.i or bareacpi are both 2.4 kernels. Pretty much anything but something saying 2.6.

Just go with the bare.i kernel and then install the 2.6 series kernel you want (with modules LOL) afterwards.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:10 PM   #11
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Guess I should have been more specific... it installed the 2.4 kernel modules, even though I specifically told it not to. I knew I was going to have to install the 2.6 modules... but whatever. Welcome to the world, and all that.
LOL that makes more sense to me, maybe I misread you.

I think the installer is going to install the 2.4 modules regardless because that's what the installation disk boots from. Annoying but easily resolved post install.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:10 PM   #12
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I tried that one once and then when it was time to reboot from the installer, it show lilo and then i would press enter and then it would just sit at a black screen.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:13 PM   #13
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I tried that one once and then when it was time to reboot from the installer, it show lilo and then i would press enter and then it would just sit at a black screen.
Ok, at this point you have a system installed, yes?

Just mount your install CD, cd to the directory on the CD that contains the modules package for the 2.6 kernel you installed and run (as root) installpkg <name of kernal modules package>
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:15 PM   #14
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i'm not sure if thats the problem, its like it wouldn't boot from that kernel. I'm going to try a new install and see what happens.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 04:19 PM   #15
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i'm not sure if thats the problem, its like it wouldn't boot from that kernel. I'm going to try a new install and see what happens.
No, you don't need to do that, but it's an option if you want to do all that.

If you've already installed the system with the 2.6 kernel, just make it work by installing the correct modules. It obviously boots because you were able to run lspci and lsmod. You just don't have any modules to load. Install the modules and it should work fine.
 
  


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