Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-28-2003, 05:02 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Wisconsin
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 188

Rep: Reputation: 30
Slackware Tips

Let's make a list of stuff to change/do/download that improved Slackware(Speed, Security, Customizability, whatever)

Q. How do I get sound working?
A. First, su to root. Then, open up /etc/rc.d/rc.modules in your favorite text editor. Scroll down until they talk about sound cards. Uncomment the line that says modprobe <YourSoundCardName>. After you reboot, it will set it up. If you don't want to reboot right now, type modprobe <YourCardName>. If you didn't edit rc.modules, you will have to type this command every time you boot. You might also want to chmod 700 /dev/dsp and chgrp users /dev/dsp
Old 02-28-2003, 05:29 PM   #2
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Brasil
Distribution: Debian Etch
Posts: 147

Rep: Reputation: 15
For security, install nessus ( ) and run it to check for unsecure ports on your system ( not only for slack, clearly).
Old 02-28-2003, 06:21 PM   #3
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Florida, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 169

Rep: Reputation: 30
I think it should be mentioned that not all modules that exist in the current Slackware install for various hardware devices are commented in the rc.modules file.

I had to do a little research about my hardware (always a good learning experience... that's why I love Slack) to find out what chipset my sound card uses. I had to add a reference to /sbin/modprobe cs46xx for my Hercules Game Theater XP.

So, i don't think it's necessarily as simple as scrolling down the rc.modules file and located the brand name of a particular sound card or modem or whatever....

...unless you have something that was hugely popular five years ago like Sound Blaster Somethingrather and is well-supported under Linux.

Is there a database of rc.modules or XF86Config files out there anywhere? I can see how something with 10,000+ lines of commented text with references to ever hardware supported by the current Slackware distro. could possibly help newcomers....

But then again... it could be argued that configuring a system with Slack isnt supposed to be easy


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware 10.2 Tips Unduhtakuh Slackware 4 09-25-2005 03:22 PM
Slackware 10 + Nforce2 Onboard LAN Tips orgee Slackware 6 01-12-2005 12:50 AM
Any tips? little_ball Linux - Networking 3 01-05-2004 11:42 AM
Slackware tips and tricks monkeymartin Slackware 3 11-12-2003 04:17 AM
Some Slackware tips tangle Slackware 3 08-02-2003 12:17 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration