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Old 03-25-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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Slackware 9.1


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I just installed Slackware 9.1 but there's been a problem. I can't install LILO. It says that LILO returned an error and cannot install to you disk. It says the same thing for a floppy. I tried changing the BOOT flag from my Windows XP partition to my Linux partition but that didn't work either. Can anybody help me.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:58 PM   #2
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Post your /etc/lilo.conf
 
Old 03-25-2004, 11:58 PM   #3
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Have you checked if your BIOS has an antivirus feature enabled? Sometimes it blocks writing to boot-records.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:39 AM   #4
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in our Slackware forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:48 AM   #5
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Thanx tricykid for your intervention. I managed to get my Lilo to work. Anyway, now the problem is that I can't use my mouse in KDE 3.2.1. I can see the pointer when I login but as soon as I try to move the mouse, the pointer goes berserk and KDE "forgets" my mouse driver. Plus, I have a Creative Vibra 128 sound card and linux doesn't detect it. I tried alsaconf but it doesn't detect it either. I have kernel 2.6.4 and KDE 3.2.1. I have the same problems in kernel 2.4.22.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:49 AM   #6
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Oh and I can't use the man command either. The man pages just show up blank.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 11:47 AM   #7
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Glad your boot manager worked.

Try to install the newest version of the alsa sound system Maybe it will work then.
You are using the wrong mouse protocol. In the /etc/X11/XF86Config-file find the mouse section. It looks like this:

Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/usbmouse"
Try to change the protocol entry to IMPS/2.

About the man-pages, the pages are not installed. Google after man-pages slackware, and download and install a suitable pkg-file (or use sources).
 
Old 03-27-2004, 02:39 PM   #8
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Thnx Meldar, but I managed to make my mouse driver work by running xf86config. As for the man pages, I made a stupid mistake. That is I hadn't installed fonts but now they work. I also have a US Robotics 56k WinModem. Accordingly I was following the WinModem how-to and enabled PCI support in my kernel. After that, as you can see, the kernel detects both my modem and my soundcard:
Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 2).
IRQ 9.
Master Capable. Latency=32. Min Gnt=12.Max Lat=128.
I/O at 0xdf00 [0xdf3f].
Bus 2, device 13, function 0:
Communication controller: 5610 56K FaxModem WinModem (rev 0).
IRQ 3.
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf47ffc00 [0xf47ffc3f].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf47e0000 [0xf47effff].
Prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xf47f0000 [0xf47f7fff].
But I still can't use either one. When I run alsaconf, it says module snd not found. I don't know what the problem is with WinModem. I Googled for the ALSA driver and found that many people have had problems with this particular sound card. Please guide me further as I don't know what to try next.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 03:35 PM   #9
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Type locate snd.o to see if the snd-module is on your system. If it is found load it by typing modprobe snd and run alsaconf again. If it is not found you have to install alsa-drivers-1.0.3 again.

Exactly, what is the problem with the modem? Do you get any error-messages?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 09:04 PM   #10
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there is a tutorial for Vibra 128 but only for redhat
http://www.charvolant.org/~doug/linux/


According to the ALSA Project site

Soundblaster PCI 128 ES1371 Details

ES1371 stands for Ensoniq 1371, which means that you need to compile alsa with Ensoniq 1371 support then, it will detect your Vibra 128 as Ensoniq 1371
Here is a howto for your card
http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-doc...module=ens1371

another site which could be useful to you:
http://www.debianhelp.org/modules.ph...rticle&sid=344
 
Old 03-27-2004, 10:23 PM   #11
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Thx irfanhab for the useful input. First meldar, please tell me where I can see if KDE detects my modem or not. It doesn't exactly give any error message. It just says the modem is busy. Tell me how to check whether KDE detects it and then I'll tell you what exactly happens.
 
Old 03-28-2004, 04:54 AM   #12
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kinfocenter should give you information on weather the modem is detected or not. Try also to post the output of lspci and lsmod. I have no experiences with modems at linux, so I don't know how much I can help you here.

The problem using KDE or another graphical interface to set up things, is that you don't get much information about what is wrong, only something like "ERROR".

/meldar
 
Old 03-29-2004, 07:06 PM   #13
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Well, lspci shows the same thing that I posted earlier. I tried querying ports with kppp, and it says modem ready, then sends some signals to the modem, I believe AT1 or something, but the results are empty. I think the modem doesn't respond. I still can't configure my soundcard either. I downloaded alsa 1.0.3, but I had problem configuring the utilities. I got a message that said sufficiently new version of libasound.h not found. I then tried installing the alsa library version 0.9.6 that comes with Slackware, and I managed to configure alsa utilities, but then I got an error during the make process. If I integrate support support directly into the kernel, I don't have any utilities to change the sound volume and kmix show up empty. What should I do?

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Old 03-29-2004, 11:22 PM   #14
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According to this site http://lugwash.org/linux-users/200207/0018.html you haven't installed alsa-drivers before you tried to compile alsa-lib. Also, for the 2.6-kernel you must use a version of alsa bigger than 1.0, or it may not work.
 
Old 04-01-2004, 05:07 AM   #15
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Thx meldar, but that's not the case. I did complie alsa drivers before alsa libs. Nevertheless it doesn't work. Also, I'm using alsa version 1.0.3, so that's not the problem. Anyway I'll try compiling the drivers again. I'll let you know the results later.
 
  


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