Several problems with Slackware 10.1
Well, I tried out Slackware 10.1 this weekend and here are the troubles I'm having:
1. SATA harddrive. I figured this one out on my own but I thought I'd offer a word of advice to those who are frustrated. Slackware does not auto-detect SATA drives at boot. If you plan on installing it on a SATA drive, you must type sata.i in the boot prompt.
2. Sound. I have a standard C-Media 8738 PCI sound card that I've never had *not* work before. Slackware simply doesn't think it exists. I ran alsaconf and it told me there were no PCI or PnP cards present. I tried modprobe cmipci and the module didn't exist. Is there a way to fix this short of compiling my own module?
3. Dual-Booting with SuSE. Perhaps this is just a peculiarity of SuSE and lack of GRUB knowledge, but when I configured my bootloader to boot to the Slackware partition, it decided to still use my SuSE 2.6.x kernel rather than the Slackware kernel on the slackware partition. I'll post my grub.lst next time I'm near it.
Usually at this point I chalk it up as "SuSE wins again" and just move on, but I *want* to like Slackware 10.1. I liked Slackware 9.1. This one I want to work at. At least Slackware works better than FC3.