Quote Originally Posted by frank56 View Post
I configured sound per beginners guide and passed sound test. After kde install I had no sound and no internet connection. I tried googling. same as my title, and could not come up with anything. i have arch linux 2.6.33-ARCH. I did a pacman -Syy and then again pacman -S kde. I still have same problem. Frank. This is my first few days on Arch Linux.

Internet connection started working after I added DAEMONS=(syslog-ng network netfs crond hal kdm to /etc/rc.config, and commented out inittab entries.

I am not sure if my DAEMON entries are correct in /etc/rc.conf file. Here is what I have now.

DAEMON=(syslog-ng network netfs crond)
#DAEMON=(syslog-ng network crond alsa)
#DAEMON=/etc/rc.d/hal start
DAEMON=(syslog-ng dbus hal neworkmanager alsa crond kdm)
DAEMON=(syslog-ng network netfs crond hal kdm)
I made so many installation errors on first install, I did a second install with much fewer errors. I have sound now, the mouse is stable. I have other problems to resolve or fine tune, but sure got an improvement. For a careless installer, I guess more practice installing was a good idea. It gave me a chance to catch steps i had missed or not understood before.