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After building the kernel 2.4.20 I have no audio and I cant go on the internet....

AUDIO Problem:

When I start Linux its on runlevel i think 4 or 3 Iam not sure but I hear the bc beep If I press backspace in the command line if nothing is there. I havent tried playing audio in commandline so Iam not sure if that would work.

When I startx I get "Sound server information message message Error while initialinizing the sound driver device /dev/dsp cant be opened (no such device) The sound server will continue using the null output device"

I checked /dev and there was a file called dsp so I changed the persmissions on it so everyone can use it but that didnt work either.

I went here http://www.ali.com.tw/eng/support/faq_linux_os_faqs.htm the audio I have is AC97 M1647 and the website dosent have any Linux drivers for it but it said what to enable on the kerenl configuration and I did but still dosent work. The website also said to go here ALi Audio Linux Driver
HOW-TO: http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/
but I didnt find the Linux driver maybe its there I just cant find it.


INTERNET Problem:

I have verizon ADSL before building the kernel I used to acess the internet by using http://roaringpenguin.com/ I had no problems.

After building the kernel I get this error when typing in adsl-start (which is the command that connects me to the internet) "..........TIMED OUT /usr/sbin/adsl/ start:line 194 411 terminated $connect "$@">dev/null 2>&1

Maybe I didnt include something in the kernel configuration I have a westell modem provided by Verizon and a Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC its location is PCI slot 5


and thats it ohh and by the way the reason I built the kerenl was to learn about the Linux operating system not that I was unhappy with my last configuration. And now Iam stuck and need help thanks.



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Was you last kernel one that came with your distribution? Is this the first kernel that you compiled? Which distribution are you using?
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Iam using Slackware 9 and the kernel it came with was version 2.4.20 but there wasnt a /usr/src/linux directory I had to download a kernel from kernel.org I extracted it in /usr/src then I made a linux directory in /usr/src which I linked to kernel-2.4.20.

Yes this is my first time building a kernel. Iam actually reading a book about Linux its called running Linux by O'Reily. Its a great book but Iam stuck on this part like I its not that I was unhappy with the original kernel source its just that I did this for the learning experiance which is why I didnt download the newest stable kernel which I belivev is 2.4.22. I latered wanted to download the kernel patches so I can learn how to do all these wonderful things in Linux.
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I don't know what the Slackware kernel looks like, but it's possible that it's patched a bit, and you don't have these patches for your new kernel. This at least would be the case with Red Hat or SuSE kernels. I would suggest that you try to get the Slackware kernel (don't delete the kernel source tree you currently have, you will compile your own kernel - eventually).

Then take the .config file from the Slackware's kernel directory and copy it to your own kernel tree and do a "make oldconfig". This will import the config file. Then do the make the kernel again. If it now works, you were just missing some configuration options. Give yourself a good pad on the shoulder. You just compiled your first working Linux kernel (actually you already did this, this one however will be a good replacement for the one Slackware came with).

If this does not give you a working kernel, you should compare the two kernel trees and look for differences. The "diff" command (when used in recursive mode) will do this for you.
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