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Old 10-22-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Swap not Activating and Sound

Hello All

Maybe someone here can explain why my swap space is not activating, mind you it took me a couple weeks to notice.. anyway, i installed slack 9.1 a couple weeks ago and i made a 500mb swap space partition, its on /dev/hda3 and i just took it for granted that it was being used.. i began to run out of space on one of my partitions so i checked why using gnomes system monitor.. (im a gnome lover ) and i noticed that there was no swap space.. i had never even noticed it before... so i issued the command swapon /dev/hda3 and low and behold it appears.. now i checked the fstab file and it aint listed in there that is the only place i can think it should be.. anyway fstab below.. what do i do to get it activating at boot time? i know it might be useless everynow and then but well i want it on since ive partitioned for it..

Sound :- ive got an intel centrino laptop (sony z1sp to be precise) and i was looking on the web for install quirkies etc and i stumbled on 2 webpages with the info on howto install on it so naturally i followed it.. sound does work when im using things like xmms or xine.. but i cant get esd to run when gnome starts and it returns with audio_alsa: no cards found! listed below is my modules.conf file. well i want to get esd to work so i can have gnome making sounds and get gaim to make sounds so i know when ive got a message cause i dunno about u lot but a little asterix next to their name is not something that catches my eye..

Any help on either would be great

fstab :-

/dev/hda1 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda4 /home reiserfs defaults 1 2
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/hd ntfs uid=1000 0 0
/dev/sdb1 /mnt/camera vfat uid=1000 0 0

modules.conf :-

alias sound-slot-0 i810_audio
post-install sound-slot-0 /bin/aumix-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -L >/dev/null 2>&1 || :
pre-remove sound-slot-0 /bin/aumis-minimal -f /etc/.aumixrc -S >/dev/null 2>&1 || :


Old 10-22-2003, 05:26 PM   #2
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Add a line to your fstab:
/dev/hda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
this way, your swap should be activated during boot.
You can activate swap after boot by issuing the command swapon when swap is defined in your fstab.
Old 10-22-2003, 05:29 PM   #3
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thanks... i thought something woz missing...


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