Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Sep 2003 01:45 UTC
Slackware, Slax For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big "But". Read on for our very positive experience with Slackware 9.1-pre. Update: In less than 24 hours since the RC-1, Slackware 9.1 RC-2 is out.
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RE: Sound Issues
by Myst on Wed 24th Sep 2003 02:57 UTC

> It didn't. As I said in the article, I DID try all combinations.

I believe you did, but you've run in to a driver problem not a Slackware problem which isn't clear in the review.

I don't recall if you checked your /etc/modules.conf to make sure that OSS compatibility was enabled.. but as a user you shouldn't have to do that. That's a Slackware problem, but it is also another factor in the soundcard's correct use.

Finally, did you know that GNOME 2.4 includes ALSA Mixer Control in the Multimedia menu? Try that to see if you have advanced mixer information as the default volume control applet doesn't do all that nifty stuff.

I liked your review, very accurate and honest. I've been using Slackware since 94-95 and things are getting much better.