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spiroth10
Posted on: Nov 24 2006, 05:40 PM


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I got a new PC, and I installed Slackware 10.2 on a spare HD that I just installed.

while trying to get Xorg to work, I realised that agpgart was not functioning (probably because my card is PCIe and I dont even have an AGP slot) I then noticed that, under xorgcfg's graphics card list (I was using xorgcfg -textmode) that the 7 series was not even listed. If it is supported, what settings should I use for it? Do I need a new GPU driver for the PCIe interface (as opposed to agpgart)?

if so, what do I need to download to make it compatible? I just ordered mandriva 2007 and some FreeBSD 6.1 CDs, and it would be a shame if I couldnt use either for a desktop...

I do have an integrated gpu as well, an nvidia Geforce 6100 in the motherboard, would that be supported better? I can switch to using that when I boot up Linux, as I play all my games from Windows anyway, so the extra power is kind of unneccessary anyway.

thanks in advance
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Posted on: Jul 15 2006, 09:08 PM


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I'm either buying Gentoo from edmunds-enterprises: It is the LiveCD/Installer for i686 (my archetecture)

or

Slackware 10.2 from edmunds.

I know linux well enough now where I'm not afraid of something like Gentoo, and I feel I can use it to harness the power of my machine moreso than with slackware. and yes, I would download it to try, but Im on dial-up, which complicates matters a bit.

however, my main question is: what applications does gentoo come with out-of-the-box? Im getting a new distro so I dont have to tirelessly update packages any more (Im using 3-4 year old software here.), and if gentoo only comes with a shell and gcc, I'd really be wasting my time.

What I need in my system specifically is:

Software development (w/ X11, gcc, g++, et al, I already have the SDL source)
Desktop (KDE, GNOME, XFCE, Im pretty flexible here)
(possibly) web server (just for testing php/mysql scripts)
Networking (I guess just ifconfig will work...)
Install STRAIGHT from the CDs would be nice -- corrupted floppies give me no end of trouble with slackware

Im also intent on installing some proprietary modem drivers for my PCTel dial-up modem, but I also have the source for that...

Does Gentoo have what I need, or should I just upgrade slackware? I am a performance freak with my system, and If gentoo has what I need I'll gladly move from slackware.
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Posted on: Jun 29 2006, 09:17 AM


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Ive tried pmidi,playmidi, and a couple others, but none seem to work with my card. any idea what might?

edit:
I dont even have a /dev/sequencer...
I think something might be wrong with my sound setup, but Im not sure what...
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Posted on: Jun 28 2006, 03:28 PM


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I installed the latest SDL version from source, and everything built fine.
I then write a quick test app that just initiates SDL to see if all is running OK:
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#include "SDL/SDL.h"
#include <stdio.h>

int sdlinit(){
    printf("Initialzing SDL\n");
    SDL_Init ( SDL_INIT_VIDEO | SDL_INIT_TIMER );
    if((SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO|SDL_INIT_TIMER)==-1)) {
    printf("Could not initialize SDL: %s.\n", SDL_GetError());
    }
    return 0;
}

int main(){
    sdlinit();
    printf("Everything is A-OK. Test over\n");
    SDL_Quit;    
    return 0;
}


I create my Makefile:
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all: test

test: test.o
    gcc 'sdl-config --libs' test.o -o test

test.o: test.c
    gcc -c 'sdl-config --cflags' test.c


and in the end, I try to make it, and I get this:
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gcc -c 'sdl-config --cflags' test.c
gcc: sdl-config --cflags: No such file or directory
test.c: In function `sdlinit':
test.c:6: error: `SDL_INIT_VIDEO' undeclared (first use in this function)
test.c:6: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
test.c:6: error: for each function it appears in.)
test.c:6: error: `SDL_INIT_TIMER' undeclared (first use in this function)
make: *** [test.o] Error 1


if I run sdl-config from console, it works fine. all libraries are in my PATH, and I ran ldconfig. I have absolutely no idea as to why it is not recognized by the compiler. I am grateful for any help, as I'd really like to get started developing some games.
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Posted on: Jun 27 2006, 02:05 PM


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When I first looked at Xfce a couple years back (like version 3.8 or something) it seemed that it wasnt taken seriously as a desktop by many people. I tried it out, and it didnt look that great, and had far less features.

As time has grown on, however, it seems to have gained many features (with the coming of full desktop icon support next version, along with a better file manager!) and I (personally) think it has a sleek look to it. It's been my desktop of choice for awhile now, even though I now have a PC capable of running KDE with all the eye candy turned on. I like it's style, and feel most comfortable using it.

Do you guys/gals think it will gain popularity as it gains new features?
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Posted on: Jun 27 2006, 01:57 PM


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As stated in the description, The alsamixer's master does absolutely nothing, while the headphone and PCM seem to control all sounds coming from my speakers. There are only 3 audio jacks in this computer, line in/out, microphone, and speaker (or headphones will fit). Is there any specific reason for this?

It doesnt bother me that much, as Xfce's mixer has headphone maxed out, while controlling the PCM, which works ok...
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Posted on: Jun 25 2006, 09:32 PM


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QUOTE (beltucadros @ Jan 11 2005, 01:54 AM) *
windows also has the hardware support, but i think thats cause of the user base. the hardware companies know most people use windows so they dont worry about us in linux land, as much. ati has recently come around and started offerign support for its new cards. i personally am not a big game player, and the only real media i use is MP3's so as far as i am conserned linux kicks windows *ss


I totally agree. I only went back to windows in the past year or two because my ISP (AOL <-- teh suxx0rz) was not under my control (I'm 16 and live at home, my parents buy it).

I was able to *convince* them to get another ISP, and now Im back using linux -- for good this time. My PC is nowhere near being able to run any recent games (Compaq Presario 5410US), and it's the most powerful PC I've ever had, so gaming is totally out of the question for me. Everything I can do in windows, I can do in linux; and better.
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Posted on: Jun 25 2006, 09:19 PM


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Slackware. I've tried redhat in the past, and even though a lot of people don't believe me, it ran SLOW. I also didn't like the way it tried to do configurations for me (setting you to runlevel 4 before you even get to test X... bah)

Slackware ran like a dream for me. I started out by trying zipslack. I was interested in slackware because I had heard it was more complicated than other distros when I first started using linux a couple years back. I then found it was not complicated to use at all.

It's nice and stable, runs well on both the systems I've installed it on, and contrary to popular belief, I find it an excellent desktop OS if you don't mind doing all the configurations yourself.
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Posted on: Jun 25 2006, 09:11 PM


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the kernel WAS 2.4.39, but I gave up looking for a binary as I realised I have the source for 2.4.27 on a disk =P
I recompiled it early this morning and everything seems to work fine now... Although it would still be nice to have a bzimage I could fit on a floppy as a backup...
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Posted on: Jun 24 2006, 10:47 AM


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yeah... I should have noticed this earlier. I got my version from slackware current a bit before 10 was released.

anyway, I was trying to install things, and make install appeared to work with no, but nothing would install. I then, also tride to use modprobe, but it said there was no modules.dep.

I go to /lib/modules to find that my system is configured for kernel 2.4.27 -- obviously not what I have. I did a reinstall using a newer kernel, and my install is from binaries. see the problem?

where can I get either a bzimage or slackware bootdisk of kernel 2.4.27? There is no longer one available from slackware.com, the closest they have is 2.4.26 for slack 10.
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Posted on: Jun 17 2006, 01:30 PM


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Never mind, it was a hardware problem...

I changed the init string and everything works fine under Kppp.

pppd itself from bash won't work for some odd reason, but Kppp works fine for me.

you can delete/lock this post if you want....
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Posted on: Jun 17 2006, 11:53 AM


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I set up ppp on my slackware system the way I always do with pppsetup.

I execute ppp -on, and it dials. It then connects, saying PAP Authentication was successful.
However, when I go into a browser (lynx, mozilla, konqueror, etc.) it does not allow me to surf, and within a few minutes, I can pick up the phone, and realize it has disconnected me.

It cannot resolve remote hosts, even before it kicks me off.

I set it up with the same settings I used on my manual setup on windows.

any help would be nice, thx in advance.

I am currently using the isp localnet (www.localnet.com), as it is pretty much the only non-aol provider in my area. their tech support (obivously) will not help with anything other than windows or MAC.
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Posted on: Jun 12 2006, 04:35 PM


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Ok, I found out some more info late last night...
My exact card is an Accton Technology Corporation SMC2-1211TX.

Is the problem that I have no driver?
I can run ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.1 broadcast 192.168.0.3 netmask 255.255.255.0,
and it registers as broadcasting to that ip fine (it's the xbox's ip), however, when I attempt to login via gftp, it says that the network is unreachable...

is my problem that I have no driver for the card?

as for the modem issue, when I look in kdeinfo, it mentions something about a PCTel Micromodem. I find it strange that dmesg doesnt record this. Im not sure which modem it is though, it might be my dialup modem.

edit:
OK, Im fairly sure I know what the problem is...
it's using the 8139too driver, which isnt bad, but when I broadcast, I dont think think eth0 is pointed towards my modem. (probably what you said above). I get a ping back... frommy own PC, and the xbox doesnt even notice it, as no ping is set there.

ping returns the message that the network isnt accessible, and Im pretty sure thats because it isnt going through at all...
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Posted on: Jun 11 2006, 02:57 PM


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Ok, the modem is an internal DSL(not cable) modem. thats all I know, as it was added in there by my sister before she gave me the computer...

I tried to only use the necessary stuff from dmesg -- it was really long, but here's what I got out of that and lsmod...

dmesg

8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.26
PCI: Found IRQ 10 for device 02:0f.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 10 with 00:1f.2
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xd097a000, 00:30:f1:25:06:73, IRQ 10
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8139C'
eth0: link down

lsmod

snd-pcm-oss 37032 0 (unused)
snd-mixer-oss 12280 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
keybdev 1892 0 (unused)
mousedev 4020 0 (unused)
usbkbd 2936 0 (unused)
hid 20836 0 (unused)
input 3200 0 [keybdev mousedev usbkbd hid]
uhci 24284 0 (unused)
usbcore 58732 1 [usbkbd hid uhci]
snd-intel8x0 18764 3
snd-ac97-codec 49264 0 [snd-intel8x0]
gameport 1420 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-pcm 55080 2 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0]
snd-timer 13444 0 [snd-pcm]
snd-mpu401-uart 3200 0 [snd-intel8x0]
snd-rawmidi 12324 0 [snd-mpu401-uart]
snd-seq-device 3696 0 [snd-rawmidi]
snd 30980 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer snd-mpu401-uart snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device]
snd-page-alloc 4716 0 [snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd-rawmidi snd-seq-device snd]
soundcore 3396 4 [snd]
8139too 13928 0
mii 2272 0 [8139too]
crc32 2880 0 [8139too]
pcmcia_core 39172 0
ide-scsi 9104 0
agpgart 43684 4

I *think* only 8319too, mii, adn crc32 are the only things related to the ethernet driver, but Im not too sure -- my last setup did not even include a high-speed modem.
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Posted on: Jun 11 2006, 09:33 AM


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I know it's almost heresy to discuss anything remotely related to microsoft in a linux forum, but I
used to have a network with my xbox while I used windows. I got angry at windows XP, and installed
slackware.

thing is, even though my modem (PCTEL, Platinum I think... I'm hoping thats my ethernet, and not dialup)
is detected under linux, no matter what I do, I cannot connect via FTP.

I know the modem is detected, as the KDE system info applet displayed an ethernet driver and the PCTel modem, so one, if not both, of my modems are working 100%.

To cut to the chase, I need to know how to setup my modem and LAN. Bear in mind, I have absolutely no idea where the modem is linked to, so I cant just setupn the lan right away, I need to know how to configure my modem first.

if any other info is needed, just ask. thanks.
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Posted on: Dec 5 2004, 06:03 PM


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hmm... apparently I have an intel ICH sound driver...

anyone know where I can get a driver?
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Posted on: Dec 5 2004, 03:22 PM


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I tried alsaconfig, but it does not detect a sound card -- although I know there is a linux driver for my sound card, as it worked on redhat -- now I use slackware.

Im not sure exactly what kind of sound card I have, but I know it's the one that came with the hewlet packard HP Pavilion 6736, model # P2907-80201 (actually, 6736 might be the model number, but I dont think so...)

not sure where I can see it's specs tho...

I'm installing the OSS sound driver now to see if it can detect my sound card, though if you can help me in any way, please post your info.
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Posted on: Dec 4 2004, 09:21 PM


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Ive recently started using slackware -- and its fricking awesome!!!
it runs SOOO much faster on my PC then other distros... It can run so well, that Im going to try gnome and KDE on it soon, and I only have about 50-64 MB ram and a crappy 667mhz celeron processor.

what makes the speed increase so dramatic? is it because slackware tweaks the system for your hardware?
Its mind boggling to me...

icewm even started to run slowly after a few minutes when I used redhat -- now I can use it as long as I want with no decrese in performance...

it runs MUCH more quickly the windows ever did (when I used to use it...)
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Ive gotten extremely used to using my mouse scrollbar button, and when I installed slackware 10, the mouse itself works, but the scroll bar does not do anything...

it's a microsoft intellipoint mouse.
like I said before, the only thing that doesnt work is the scrollbar/middle button, so I have to click to scroll down large pages...

Also, everything worked fine under Redhat
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edit: never mind, I reinstalled glibc and it works fine now... sorry for posting!
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Posted on: Oct 10 2004, 06:49 PM


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Ok, Im using Gnome even though it doesnt run that great under 64megs (11 allocated to video) of ram... it runs at decent speed, believe it or not... not as fast as Id like, but just about as fast as Windows ME ran for me anyway tongue.gif ...

(please read the ENTIRE question, or you'll probably miss something important)
anyway, Gnome isnt working well on my computer, and I dont want to reinstall redhat right now...

I think it had something to do with me using rox and many other WMs, but It doesnt really matter...
I need it fixed no matter what anyway....

anyway, it won't display all the icons correctly, and if it doesnt it replaces the icon with anotehr that looks like a piece of paper.

It also says that either metacity (the gnome WM) is not installed or Gconf is not configured correctly when I try to change themes...

I KNOW this is not the problem, as I installed tehm off my redhat 9 cds, and last time I used gnome (a long time ago) it was fine...

I want it to work correctly again, so any help would be nice...

thanks!
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Posted on: Aug 19 2004, 06:46 PM


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Im trying to install icewmcontrolpanel, but it needs pygtk (NOT pygtk2) version 1.9.9 or higher to run. Ive searched everywhere for about four days now, and still cant find the source or an RPM package (for Redhat 9) anywhere. Ive searched:
google, yahoo, askjeeves, rpm.pbone.net, rpmfind.net, and rpmseek.com
NONE of those sites can provide me with with ANY information on getting pygtk. all I can find are OLD 0.6.? versions out there, in RPMs for pretty old systems (like redhat 6... god sakes, theyre up to 9 now lol)

so can ANYONE direct me to where I can find it, or is it totally dead and impossible to get these days? thanks.
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Posted on: Jul 29 2004, 11:44 PM


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I voted other because I use all of them and more, depending on what I feel like using/what the closest thing in my icewm menu is... tongue.gif I use gedit mostly for regular editing, emacs for programmign sometimes.. I also use xemacs for programming.. Ive used Kedit... heck, ive used all the editors on that list and more for just about everything at least once happy.gif cool.gif
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Posted on: Jul 29 2004, 11:40 PM


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well, my linux isnt working now, but I need help anyway. I can build the progs and everything, but one small thing: how do you call a function when a button is pressed???

its very different from any of the other RADs Ive used... I designed an interface, but I cant figure out how to do an if() statement (Im using c, not c++... not a c++ fan really) to call what happens when a button is pressed, making it virtually useless for me... sad.gif

in last (windows) rad (the only free one ive found), its something like if(hwndCtl_Nameoffunction){}
where name of function you put button1 or whatever else. Im pretty sure its similar, and once i get it, I can easily develop applications using it.
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which do you think is better? KDE/Gnome (either/both) or a minimal WM that has support for both and runs faster (if you have very low ram, like me) I use icewm and gnome for a desktop, but it runs like 50x faster. Id have to wait 5-10 mins to start up konqueror/nautilus, but now nautilus takes me a minute or two, and thats when it starts up gnome as a desktop, other then that, its usually as fast as windows explorer... better once it starts! konqueror's a bit slow still.

well, which is better? having a customized small, light wm manager, and using just KDE/gnome as a desktop (still get almost everything you d witht the desktop), or using one and only one?

I pick the light wm with support for both... I mean, why not have both AND speed? I just anted to know what everyone else thought... Id probably be using KDE if I didnt have 64 mb of RAM, but since I found icewm, im sold to that for life. with a bit of customization(if your good with the gimp) it can look exactly like your gnome/KDE theme
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