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I can use almost nothing with Slackware 10.1. So another problem is soundcard. Kmix says "No Mixer found" at the startup.How can i configure this. thanks a lot....
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    Realtek AC'97 Soundcard problem?


    I can use almost nothing with Slackware 10.1. So another problem is soundcard. Kmix says "No Mixer found" at the startup.How can i configure this.

    thanks a lot.

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    Try configuring your card with:

    Code:
    alsaconf
    After that you can configure your sound with:

    Code:
     alsamixer
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    Im also having a lot of trouble with things working in slackware, it seems like mostly everything needs to be done manually. But I do like it better because it dosent have all the software at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley/g
    it seems like mostly everything needs to be done manually. But I do like it better because it dosent have all the software at the same time.
    this is going off topic a little, but i'll explain anyway. the design philosophy of slackware is to keep everything as simple as possible, simple refering to the viewpoint of the system design rather than ease of use. the theory goes that gui tools for system configuration are more complex and therefore more prone to bugs than simple command line tools

    the overall result of this is that slackware is very fast, stable, and secure, at the cost of user friendlyness, but the experience gained from this more than makes up for it. slackware is more for the linux purist who truely wants the full linux experience rather than have a nice looking gui do all the work for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krendoshazin
    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley/g
    it seems like mostly everything needs to be done manually. But I do like it better because it dosent have all the software at the same time.
    this is going off topic a little, but i'll explain anyway. the design philosophy of slackware is to keep everything as simple as possible, simple refering to the viewpoint of the system design rather than ease of use. the theory goes that gui tools for system configuration are more complex and therefore more prone to bugs than simple command line tools

    the overall result of this is that slackware is very fast, stable, and secure, at the cost of user friendlyness, but the experience gained from this more than makes up for it. slackware is more for the linux purist who truely wants the full linux experience rather than have a nice looking gui do all the work for them.
    I agree with you. Slackware is specific thanks to ability to learn while solving a problem. Not like some other distros where you just click and do the job.
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    Well sorry about going off on a tangent but yeah thats why I picked it, and still would pick it after trying out other distros. I figure, im getting away from windows, so why not really get away from as much gui garbage as i can.. well of course keep some, because it is pretty.

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    Hello all,

    I have the same problem...I did what you said but it didnt solve my problem.
    When i wanted to execute alsamixer, it is giving an error (alsamixer: function snd_ctl_open failed for default: No such device)...

    Additionally i still have the problem at the beginning of the slackware (while loading modules)
    and starting of KDE :
    ---------------
    Sound server information message:
    Error while initializing the sound driver :
    device /dev/dsp can't be opened (No such device)

    The sound server will continue using null output device.
    ---------------

    Thanks...

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    Sounds like you have no sound card driver.
    post your lsmod
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    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    ppp_deflate 3032 0 (autoclean)
    zlib_deflate 18744 0 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate]
    bsd_comp 4216 0 (autoclean)
    ppp_async 6528 1 (autoclean)
    ppp_generic 19364 3 (autoclean) [ppp_deflate bsd_comp ppp_async]
    slhc 4592 1 (autoclean) [ppp_generic]
    snd-mixer-oss 12216 0 (autoclean) (unused)
    snd-page-alloc 4712 0 (autoclean) [snd-mixer-oss]
    snd 29412 0 (autoclean) [snd-mixer-oss]
    soundcore 3396 0 (autoclean) [snd]
    uhci 24284 0 (unused)
    ehci-hcd 17516 0 (unused)
    usbcore 58860 1 [uhci ehci-hcd]
    hw_random 2712 0 (unused)
    i810_rng 2528 0 (unused)
    ohci1394 23888 0 (unused)
    ieee1394 41636 0 [ohci1394]
    pcmcia_core 39172 0
    ntfs 51232 3 (autoclean)
    ide-scsi 9392 0
    agpgart 45092 0 (unused)


    I installed my sound driver last night...
    Thanks for quick response

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    not seeing a sound card here is what mine looks like:
    Module Size Used by Not tainted
    snd-pcm-oss 36704 0 (unused)
    snd-mixer-oss 12152 0 [snd-pcm-oss]
    snd-intel8x0 18080 3
    snd-ac97-codec 52472 0 [snd-intel8x0]
    snd-pcm 54504 2 [snd-pcm-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec]
    snd-timer 13412 0 [snd-pcm]
    snd 31268 1 [snd-pcm-oss snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-timer]
    soundcore 3396 4 [snd]
    snd-page-alloc 4712 0 [snd-mixer-oss snd-intel8x0 snd-pcm snd-timer snd]
    ds 6548 2
    yenta_socket 10436 2
    pcmcia_core 39172 0 [ds yenta_socket]
    ntfs 51232 1 (autoclean)
    ide-scsi 9392 0
    eepro100 18836 1
    mii 2272 0 [eepro100]
    agpgart 45092 0 (unused)
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