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Old 01-26-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Slackware on Acer Aspire 53**

Slackware on Acer Aspire 5310 (probably work also for the whole Aspire 53* serie, if not please contact me).
For the installation just follow the notes when you boot the cd or with the book.
Note: When I tried to parion the disk I get "Read only file system" or something related. Just take the cd out for a moment
and try it again. It worked with me.

The card in the laptop is a AR5007EG (wich support aircrack injection). Madwifi designd a patch for the driver (you was
always forced to use ndiswrapper) so you can easily install the driver.

$ wget
$ tar -xvf madwifi*.tar.gz
$ cd madwifi*
now you can compile it just by typing make and install it by make install, so
$ make
# make install
Now you need to modprobe the modules:
# modprobe ath_pci
(for german frequencies, # modprobe ath_pci countrycode=276)

Done! You also don't need to turn on your wireless card anymore. It will be done automaticly.
Now try to scan for networks
#iwlist ath0 scan, check the mode is Managed and check also iwconfig. Else you can google for answers.

aircrack-ng note: if you wanna put monitor mode on you need to:
#airmon-ng stop ath0 and #airmon-ng start wifi0

To let sound working you will need to compile the latest alsa driver, lib and utils.
So download it:
for the driver :
for the lib:
for the utils:

download everything and unpack it.
$ tar -xvf alsa-driver*
$ tar -xvf alsa-lib*
$ tar -xvf alsa-utils*

now go to the driver.
$ cd alsa-driver*
and configure it with the following option then compile it:
$ ./configure --with-cards=hda-intel
$ make
# make install

or lazy people: run as root -->./configure --with-cards=hda-intel && make && make install

alsa lib.
$ cd alsa-lib*
$ ./configure
$ make
# make install

or lazy people: run as root -->./configure && make && make install

$ cd alsa-utils$
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install

or lazy people: run as root -->./configure && make && make install

Now run alsaconf and let it search for devices, select the hda-intel device, let alsaconf set it up.
alsaconf wil create a file that you now need to adjust:
# vi /etc/modprobe.d/sound (or nano if you prefer something easy to edit)
remove both of the lines and put:
options snd-hda-intel model=acer
in the file (! only that rule !)

# alsactl store
# alsactl restore
# modprobe hda-intel

You should have sound now!


Q: I follow every step for sound, but still have nothing.
A: 1. Try to reboot, most of the time this will solve it.
2. Try to configure out what you did wrong, rerun alsaconf, check /etc/modprobe.d/sound, etc..

Well that was only one problem so far I get from someone.
Feedback, questions, etc..

And be a slack!
Old 01-28-2008, 02:46 AM   #2
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I have install Slack 12 on Acer Aspire 4710z, all work well, noe need to download Alsa driver.

Just type: alsaconf

And choose your sound card.
This is the way i configure sound if no sound after installion
Old 01-28-2008, 06:11 AM   #3
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Depends on the laptop.

Because of the complete and utter mess that is HDA, Alsa needs to somehow find out how every single audio codec chip can be wired up (the HDA specification basically provides a bus, and then allows the vendor to wire up the codec chip any way they like... take a wild guess who helped Intel produce that?)

Suffice to say that yes, on some HDA hardware, Alsa may work out of the box. For others, support may have only just been added very recently, or still needs to be added.

So 'works for me' when dealing with Intel HDA is really not very useful, unless you have exactly the same hardware (and in this case, you don't, you have a different Acer laptop model).


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