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Re: [vox-tech] Slack on a laptop
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Re: [vox-tech] Slack on a laptop

Well you definitely need to find out that the module dependency 
problems are.  Try running depmod with the -e option (man depmod).  
Sounds like a kernel installation issue.

-- Rod

On Thursday 11 April 2002 03:36 am, Chris McKenzie wrote:
> Ok, I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with about 800mb hard drive and 8mb
> of ram.  It useds to have netbsd on it but for various reasons I decided
> to put linux on it.  After much effort and frusteration I did a debian
> 2.2.6 (I believe; just got it off the ftp the other day) on the laptop by
> way of floppy disk.  It worked ok and then I ftp'd over slackware-4.0 to
> do an install of that.  Why 4.0 slackware and why not debian?  dselect ran
> pitifully slow on this machine and I didn't want to bother learning how to
> use it(it took minutes to start up, hours to actually do anything).
> Furthermore, the modern linux seemed to be a hog compared to what it was a
> few years ago for such a system as this laptop (although it does support
> more hardware and is better designed,
> I did not need the advanced features for this install).  I have been using
> BSD for a long time and so am familiar with more traditional methods of
> installing software and managing a system.  That is why I chose slackware.
> I have used a lot of the distros and I have liked it the most.  I put 4.0
> on because I have heard it was a good version and I didn't want to put on
> a modern version because I feared it would make the system run slow.
> 	Ok, enough justification.  Here are my problems.  The laptop has a
> PCCARD network card which should be recognized because it is an Etherlink
> clone (which one, I forget, but an extreamly old version of debian (like
> from 1997 or so) recognized it on another laptop).  However, an ifconfig
> -a gives me:
> 	No usable adress families found.
> I was looking at the source and got deep into it and saw that I had a lot
> to learn if I was going to fix it that way.  I was wondering if anyone
> would know how I could get it working.
> I also get a slew of insmod errors with dumps of the help menu and a bunch
> of /lib/modules/*'s being unresolved during bootup that mysteriously
> dissappear from dmesg (maybe there is a better place for it, I'm not
> familiar with this) Being that I don't know what is needed, I have tar'd
> the /var/log directory on the machine and g'zipped it.  Also knowing how
> corrupt files can be the source of lots of frusteration, I also did a
> find / -exec md5sum {} \; > allfiles and that is in the tar.gz also.
> And because there seems to be no way in pine to include a file I feel that
> I am forced to put it on an ftp.  The IP is pretty stable and the file
> will probably be accessible for at least 72 hours or so.  If you can't get
> it, just e-mail me or AIM me at m8525888.  Anyway:
> ftp://anonymous:nopass@
> It won't be live for about 10 minutes -- still doing the md5sum.  It'll be
> there though.  Thanks a lot.
> Sincerely,
> 	Christopher J. McKenzie
> 	cjm@ucdavis.edu
> 	mckenzie@cs.ucdavis.edu
> 	(530) 297-6110
> 	609 Anderson 161
> 	Davis, CA

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