Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop - Slackware

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  1. Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    Hello everyone. I'm having a few issues with installing this system
    that I hope some might help resolve.

    1. I have an Nvidia GeForce 8400M graphics driver. I downloaded and
    ran the driver setup program off the nvidia website and I'm pleased to
    say it's working fine. The problem I'm having is that when I "end
    session" from KDE, it doesn't fall back into the command prompt;
    instead it hangs in X. As a result I can't halt or reboot. Does
    anybody know why this is happening?

    2. Sound is working when I plug in the speakers, but the built in
    speakers don't work. (Also, when I press the volume button nothing
    happens.) With Ubuntu, the solution was simply to add the line
    "options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=1 model=3stack" to /etc/modprobe.d/
    alsa-base, but this file doesn't exist in Slackware. I figure the
    solution is similar, but I don't know what file to edit.

    3. Fonts from non-KDE programs such as Open Office or Firefox or Gaim
    are pretty huge and ugly-looking. Does anybody know how to adjust
    these fonts?

    If it's relevant, here's the output of lspci:

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory
    Controller Hub (rev 0c)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI
    Express Root Port (rev 0c)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB
    UHCI Contoller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB
    UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2
    EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio
    Controller (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
    Port 1 (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
    Port 2 (rev 02)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
    Port 4 (rev 02)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express
    Port 6 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB
    UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB
    UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB
    UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02) indefinetly
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2
    EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface
    Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E)
    IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-
    E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller
    (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device
    0427 (rev a1)
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    (rev 05)
    03:01.1 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/
    MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
    03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd Unknown device 0843 (rev 12)
    03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host
    Adapter (rev 12)
    03:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller
    (rev 12)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5906M
    Fast Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Network Connection (rev 02)

    I haven't had a chance to take a shot at the Wifi card, but Ill report
    any problems if there are any.


  2. Re: Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    On Sun, 16 Dec 2007 13:23:49 -0800 (PST)
    "chrispatton@gmail.com" wrote:


    > 2. Sound is working when I plug in the speakers, but the built in
    > speakers don't work. (Also, when I press the volume button nothing
    > happens.) With Ubuntu, the solution was simply to add the line
    > "options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=1 model=3stack" to /etc/modprobe.d/
    > alsa-base, but this file doesn't exist in Slackware. I figure the
    > solution is similar, but I don't know what file to edit.


    Alsa mutes most things by default. Your internal speaker should have a little toggle switch. Mine does using the hda-intel driver.

    Open up alsamixer and look for a tab that reads iSpeaker, or any tab when showing the playback sliders that reads 'mm' on the bottom. Navigate to the tab and hit the m key or maybe space bar and see if it maybe will change to '00'.

    --
    dmiller

  3. Re: Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    > Alsa mutes most things by default. Your internal speaker should have a little toggle switch. Mine does using the hda-intel driver.
    >
    > Open up alsamixer and look for a tab that reads iSpeaker, or any tab when showing the playback sliders that reads 'mm' on the bottom. Navigate to the tab and hit the m key or maybe space bar and see if it maybe will change to '00'.
    >
    > --
    > dmiller


    when I open alsamixer in the prompt, or AMix from the menu, it doesn't
    show that tab

  4. Re: Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:49:11 -0800 (PST)
    "chrispatton@gmail.com" wrote:

    > when I open alsamixer in the prompt, or AMix from the menu, it doesn't
    > show that tab


    I forgot to mention that I installed the latest alsa-driver package before I got the card working properly. Download a nightly build from:

    ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/alsa/snapshot/driver

    ....and configure the package with

    ../configure --with-cards-hda-intel

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    dmiller

  5. Re: Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    On Tue, 18 Dec 2007 04:42:07 -0500, dmiller wrote:


    > I forgot to mention that I installed the latest alsa-driver package before I got the card working properly. Download a nightly build from:


    Fix the line length/wrap in your "newsreader", n00b.


    --
    "Ubuntu" -- an African word, meaning "Slackware is too hard for me".


  6. Re: Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    On Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:54:53 -0600
    Dan C wrote:

    > Fix the line length/wrap in your "newsreader", n00b.


    Relax.

    --
    Dave Miller

  7. Re: Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    On Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:54:53 -0600
    Dan C wrote:

    > Fix the line length/wrap in your "newsreader", n00b.


    What would you like me to set it to?

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    dmiller

  8. Re: Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    On Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:54:53 -0600
    Dan C wrote:

    > Fix the line length/wrap in your "newsreader", n00b.


    OK, I get it. I read some other posts from you.
    I'm not playing.

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    dmiller

  9. Re: Slack12 with Dell Vostro 1400 laptop

    dmiller wrote:

    >> Fix the line length/wrap in your "newsreader" ...

    > What would you like me to set it to?


    Convention is 72 characters, to allow space on a standard-width terminal
    (80 characters) even with lines prefixed with "quoting" indicators.

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    Sylvain Robitaille syl@alcor.concordia.ca

    Systems and Network analyst Concordia University
    Instructional & Information Technology Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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