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carlo
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« on: April 01, 2017, 09:07:24 AM »

Hello

I want to install dsl on an notebook HP G7000.
When I boot the cd I see that the sound card is not detected but, when I do
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lspci
later on, I can see that the card is ‘intel corporation 82801H’. When I put on the alsa boot option and load alsa4dsl and try
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depmod -a
etc... than
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lspci
returns almost everything with ‘unknown device’. (I think it does’nt recognize it anymore) and when I load the driver ‘snd-intel8x0‘ it returns ‘no such device’


Then,
With Puppy I have wiped out windows vista and created new partitions. These partitions niether those from Windows (before) are detected with dsl.

Will this change when I make an image of a partition with dsl installed on it and, copy it in a partition?
Or before formatting the hard disk (it has only one) in ext 2 will it help if I make the device msdos (or one of those possibilities) with Puppy 528. Maybe the original msdos (which held ms vista) is to modern.

Or is there something else I can do to make it clean install?
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2017, 11:46:53 PM »

I'm not sure why the PCI device list is getting confused, but have you tried running the ALSA configuration script at "/opt/alsa/alsasetup"?

As for the problem with reading partitions, the specs pages I've found online don't say what type of Hard Disk the G7000 has. If the Hard Disk is SATA, you'll have to use the "sata" boot option with DSL. Failing that, I would recommend rewriting the partition table as "msdos", then creating your partitons again. I usually do this with the program "parted" using the command "mklabel msdos", but any partitioning program should do.
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carlo
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2017, 12:55:54 PM »

Hello again

I already have the drive visible after disabeling Sata in the Bios. Thanks for the Sata hint.

Still no sound!
Alsasetup sais “no pnp or PCI card found and, the legacy drivers don’t work neither.
When I start Puppy,... there is sound so, normally it is working. I can see that Puppy’s driver is snd-ens1371, and snd-ac97-codec. When I try to load them with “insmod snd....." I get lines like “unresolved symbol gameport_reg......” for the first one. The second one loads normal but, still no sound.
At dsl bootup (I have it installed now) I get a line “modprobe can’t locate module-block-2“.
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 10:45:21 PM »

I don't think I've had to set up ALSA manually before, but these instructions (http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Module-ens1371#Setting_up_modprobe_and_kmod_support) describe manually configuring the drivers. It seems that simply using insmod isn't enough. /etc/modules.conf will probably already contain some lines generated by the ALSA autoconfigure program which you should replace.

If that boot error is "block-major-2", that always appears when you don't have a floppy drive in your system.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2017, 01:13:34 PM »

I was wrong it's "snd-hda-intel" that i should load (the previous I found among others, after doing lsmod ,lspci gives this one) and, I can see now that the kernel driver "HDA Intel" should also be loaded first in order to recognise the card. So doing "update modules" or adding the modules in the file as mentioned in the link page wont help (card still not detected).
As far as I can see for this kernel driver I need at least kernel 2.6.22. Anyway I'll try it later , maybe it will work. But I have bad expirience with upgrading a kernel.

To have my Wifi up and running I have a simular problem. I allready tryed to load it (kernel driver) but, after loading "gcc with libs" and doing the "make" command it says "cc: command not found". So this means that "make" is there but, someting else is wrong. Maybe I have to retry.
So I continu searching with the time I have.

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2017, 10:27:35 PM »

That error means that the "cc" command, which should call the compiler, isn't being recognised. Did you run ./configure first? That might change the command used to "gcc" which is more usual. If it still insists on using the "cc" command, you could make a symlink called "cc" in /usr/bin, linking to gcc.
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