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Hi guys It seems that most of my hardware are not working with slackware. Few stuffs which i noticed 1.Cant get any sound out. I've configured aslaconf and alsamixer. Tried ...
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    Configuring hardware


    Hi guys

    It seems that most of my hardware are not working with slackware.
    Few stuffs which i noticed

    1.Cant get any sound out. I've configured aslaconf and alsamixer. Tried it with an audio cd but cant be heard

    2. Internet. I'm using a wired router, did the netconfig, put it to DHCP. But no connection.

    3. Wireless, cant detect any available connection around as well

    My lspci, took the screenshot using a livecd, since its the same results when i run the lspci on slackware
    Really need some help in this


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    Slackware is a very manual distro, configuration is left up to you to do. The devices you have are all pretty much standard and would not prove as troublesome in one of the more 'mainstream' distros. It certainly is possible to get these working in Slackware but if you just want to get up and running you might consider trying openSUSE, Ubuntu or Fedora.

    I believe in Slackware you will have to build your Atheros driver from scratch - check out

    madwifi.org - Trac

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    1.) I'll research the sound problem....but it may just be a ownership issue..or you may have to recompile your kernel...not sure which yet.

    2.) type ipconfig in console and post it on here

    3.) This should help you with your wireless problem:

    Wireless

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    For the problem 2, it has been solved.

    Was done with ifconfig eth9 up
    followed by dhcpcd eth9.

    Still trying with the madwifi and figuring out bout the sound

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    Hi,

    >Tried it with an audio cd but cant be heard
    You should really provide details of the make/model of soundcard that you have installed. I don't seem to see it in your lspci listing (even though I have a problem of my eyes skipping all over the place when trying to read lspci output. If that's the case, I apologize ).

    >Wireless, cant detect any available connection around as well
    Setting up madwifi is really simple. From what I can see from lspci, your card is detected. You should be able to use it with something like this at the prompt (assuming you're connecting to an open network):
    Code:
    modprobe ath_pci
    ifconfig ath0 up
    iwconfig ath0 essid "your ssid"
    dhcpcd ath0

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    I've followed thru out the compiling and installation of the madwifi driver until the step where i issue the command of

    Code:
     modprobe ath_pci
    Then it returned FATAL: Module ath_pci not found

    This is my latest lspci after updating the pci.ids file
    Code:
    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Memory Controller (rev a2)
    00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 ISA Bridge (rev a2)
    00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP67 SMBus (rev a2)
    00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0541 (rev a2)
    00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0543 (rev a2)
    00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
    00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
    00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev a2)
    00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev a2)
    00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 IDE Controller (rev a1)
    00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP67 High Definition Audio (rev a1)
    00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0561 (rev a2)
    00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP67 AHCI Controller (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP67 Ethernet (rev a2)
    00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
    00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP67 PCI Express Bridge (rev a2)
    00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 7000M (rev a2) (rev a2)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Conf                                       iguration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    01:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
    01:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
    01:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
    01:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
    01:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
    07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapte                                       r (rev 01)

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    Bigtomrodney told you correctly about Madwifi. It's included in Ubuntu but in Slackware you have to build the module. John A is right about it being simple to build. Get it here. After it's downloaded, cd to the directory where it was downloaded to. As su:
    Code:
     gunzip madwifi-0.9.4.tar.gz
    Code:
     tar xvf madwifi-0.9.4.tar
    Code:
    cd  madwifi-0.9.4
    There is a file in madwifi-0.9.4 called "INSTALL." Open it with your favourite editor and read it. Lots of good info in there. To build the module, do from inside madwifi-0.9.4:
    Code:
    make
    Code:
    make install
    If everything builds okay:
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe ath_pci
    If you recieve no errors, then do:
    Code:
    /sbin/iwlist ath0 scanning
    If you see access points, it's working. Proceed to configure with:
    Code:
    /sbin/iwconfig
    and
    Code:
    /sbin/ifconfig
    The configuration files to set up your network for connectivity at boot are /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf. Hope this helps...
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    Still stucked at
    Code:
    /sbin/modprobe ath_pci
    With FATAL: Module ath_pci not found

    I did everything step by step

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    I'll research it but for now, might need to run:
    Code:
    /sbin/depmod -a
    Before doing modprobe... There were no errors when compiling the driver?
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    I ran /sbin/depmod -a
    But still no difference

    Nope, no error or whatsoever

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