Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Nov. 06 2003,14:21
I'm in a similar position to you, liking DSL, but had no sound or printing.
I think my laptop didnt pick up the soundchip, is because I had installed DSL on the laptop HDD which was in my main PC (no cd-rom on laptop).
If you have a hunt round 'The Linux Documentation Project' www.tldp.org or any good linux guide, you can find details to finding the kernel module for your sound chipset. Then you can 'insert' the module and the sound should work (remembering to add all the option commands).
eg mine is: modrpobe opl3sa2 io=0x370 irq=5 etc................
As for printing, I dont know either, I need to add a printer so I can get my parallel port zip drive to work. Again look for the printing guid on tldp.
Hope this helps! ;)
P.S.: And if you havent guessed I'm a noob to this aswell, although DSL is being a good learning experience.
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