Wednesday, December 26, 2007


yes, this post is frm my Slack 12! :D
Basically just now got two essentials working, in case you are wondering, da essentials are - Sound and Networking :)
And both required just one command to be run! :)
Well thanks to Suman, who told me to run 'alsaconf'! wonder why Slack doesn't do it by default, the way Suse does! anyways i didn't spend lot of time getting it to work, so its ok :)
'n as far as networking, well the problem was, i had skipped the networking setup during installation....yes, yes i know dumb of me, but yea after 3 installations 'n configurations, trying to resolve the lilo boot loader issue, i was bugged!
Anyways the problem, was me being brought up on suse yast, where its all just go click,click 'n you are done, i had no clue where to start in slack. Almost did Alt+F2 and Yast, before i realized 'm not on suse :) But thankfully came across 'netconfig' in some slack basics pdf, which did the trick! 'n here i am typing this post! :)
So there you go, now you know two very useful commands ! 'n btw yes 'm on KDE, will probably blog about my experiences with it soon...
until then

update -
Just now got scroll wheel working(yes, it doesn't work by default on slack), after li'l bit of googlin'. Steps to follow which i got from here -

For a 5 button mouse (2 buttons with a scroll wheel):

Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

if your mouse protocol is set to
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
You may have to change it to:
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"

In either case, once the changes are made, restart X to use your scroll wheel.

second update -
Somehow shutdown, never did a complete shutdown! So it was back to some more googlin' which landed me at the solution - adding 'acpi=force' at boot time. But then i had to hunt around for some time, trying to figure out how one makes lilo remember this option. Grub was so easy!!! it just let you add and save from boot screen itself! Anyways this is how one does it for lilo -
  • vi /etc/lilo.conf
  • go to linux section and type append = "acpi=force"
  • save the file
  • run 'lilo' as root


Vishnu said...

hmm.. You have the knack of trying this whole lot of things.. That surprises me a lot.. :) about ur interest to it..
But, why the hell you want to try all these things? :)

shrek said...

err what was the second update again? and you couldve spared yourself all that trouble by sending me an offliner :p