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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-23-2003, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Slackware Newbie setup... fdisk

I've decided to give slackware a try.. trying to gain a little more linux knowledge than what mandrake or redhat can offer.

ok, Im confused on how to setup my partition table. I have one 20 gig drive.

i used cfdisk, and made a primary and two logical the config is as follows

/dev/hda1 - Boot - 8gig (give or take a few mb)
/dev/hda5 - (I want this to be swap) - 1gig
/dev/hda6 - (I want this to be /home) - 11gig

when running setup.. i set the swap.. and i set the "/" and i set the /home accordingly.

however.. setup starts and then promptly runs out of disk space? what am i doing wrong?? im doing a full install.. but it only says takes a little over 2 gig???

thanks:trey
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i figured it out.. i did not mark the swap partition in fdisk... and setup set the "/" partition to the 1 gig partition.. im on my way now!

edited the goodup that didnt make anysense

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: Going to slackware is a HUGE step up, good luck man, pm me if you need help

Rather, post it in this thread, it would be cool to have a huge thread of linux install issues that people can read through
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sweet... i got it setup and my radeon drivers installed.. going to work on sound next...

I think alsa just needs to be started. What file specifies which services get started on boot?

and for those that decide to try slackware... to get your wheel working on your mouse... add this to your /etc/X11/XF86Config file.

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Section "InputDevice"

...
Driver "mouse"
...

EndSection

under the "Driver" bit add or change the following:


Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
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if you decide you want more of a challenge give gentoo linux a try. Their install is a little more detailed.

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if you decide you want more of a challenge give gentoo linux a try. Their install is a little more detailed.
imma going to give slackware a run through.. then I think gentoo will be next on my list with a fully customized install. (stage 1 install i think??)
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if you decide you want more of a challenge give gentoo linux a try. Their install is a little more detailed.
Gentoo was a lot easier to install imho than slackware... The fucking slackware installer is so unintuitive, I've gotten pissed of at it on more than one occasion
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Gentoo was a lot easier to install imho than slackware... The fucking slackware installer is so unintuitive, I've gotten pissed of at it on more than one occasion
i acutally thought it was more straightfoward than Mandrake.. excpt for the manual partitioning.

And installing everything is only like 2.4 Gig.. i think mandrake or redhat is over 5 gig of crap for a full install.

but.. the installer is kind of DOS6.22ish.
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I have been very happy with Slackware, I started with Red Hat, and played a little bit with Mandrake as well, but I like Slackware the most, because it is a fairly small install (for everything) and you can setup most machines in 20 - 30 mins. Now if I could just figure out a way to get Enlightenment to remember the applications I had running when I log out like KDE does, I'd be a happy camper. I hate having to re-open all the programs I had running before I logged out.

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The problems I've had with the installer were ones were I didnt do a full install, and did a manual selection install. Most of the time it works like a charm, but if you mess up, you normally have to reboot and start the installation process all over.

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I cant get the sound to work... Im unsure if alsa is started or running.. any way to find out.

This is an AC97 onboard sound card.. VT8233 i beleive..

[email protected]:~$ lsmod | grep snd*
snd-pcm-oss 37252 0
snd-mixer-oss 11992 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
snd-via82xx 11712 0
snd-pcm 55904 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-via82xx]
snd-timer 13252 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-ac97-codec 37240 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-page-alloc 6004 0 [snd-via82xx snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3136 0 [snd-via82xx]
snd-rawmidi 12512 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3920 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 27460 0 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-via82xx snd-pcm snd-timer snd-ac97-codec snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
soundcore 3332 4 [snd]
[email protected]:~$

this card worked fine on all the other linux installations, detected it during setup... I've tried the driver that via has for the card.. but its in src.rpm format.. and im not sure how to make that work.. rpm2tgz & installpkg does not work (load the driver like the rpm does??)

any ideas what to try next?
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Why do you have all those sound modules installed? Remove them all but the ones you need

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Why do you have all those sound modules installed? Remove them all but the ones you need

snd-via82xx
soundcore
they are all loaded by default??? is there a way to remove them from startup...

however most of them give me this error when removing

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[email protected]:/home/trey# rmmod snd-pcm
snd-pcm: Device or resource busy
any ideas.. i tried fuser -k /dev/dsp & /dev/mixer
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ok.. got the sound working.. ran alsaconfig and it set it all up..

however there is background static.. almost as if I was using an old ISA sound card...

any other ideas?
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ok.. got the sound working.. ran alsaconfig and it set it all up..

however there is background static.. almost as if I was using an old ISA sound card...

any other ideas?
got rid of the static.. downloaded swaret, updated the alsa files...

which killed all the sound modules i was using.. loaded that alternate drive via82cxxx_audio... everyhting works perfectly now.

here is the updated audio modules:

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[email protected]:/mnt/win/Linux/LinuxGames# lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: P
smbfs 36048 1 (autoclean)
via82cxxx_audio 19704 1
ac97_codec 12296 0 [via82cxxx_audio]
ac97 3008 0 (unused)
soundcore 3332 2 (autoclean) [via82cxxx_audio]
uhci 24496 0 (unused)
ehci-hcd 16872 0 (unused)
usbcore 58400 1 [uhci ehci-hcd]
via-rhine 13552 1
mii 2304 0 [via-rhine]
crc32 2880 0 [via-rhine]
fglrx 172552 126
ide-scsi 9424 0
agpgart 39576 16
nice and cleand now
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