slackware 8.0 and ppp

Shaun Oliver shauno at
Fri Nov 30 08:02:40 EST 2001

randy, try
using alsa-driver-0.9.0beta7
that's the version I'm using now.
On Thu, 29 Nov 2001 rturner2 at

> hi adam,
> i got that working fine,
> i would like to ask you and the group
> i tried to compile the alsa drivers 0.5.2
> with slackware 8.0,
> i am getting an error with the sound.o module,
> i have installed soundcore,
> i compiled the kernal with sound
> but still get errors compiling the alsa-driver.
> thanks in advance
> randy
> On 2001-11-28 speakup at said:
>  sp>It depends.  If you use the Speakup boot disk that comes with
>  sp>Slackware 8.0, and install its kernel, PPP probably won't work out
>  sp>of the box.  This is because whoever compiled it compiled it for
>  sp>SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) when all the modules are for
>  sp>single-processor machines. This causes a lot of trouble.  There are
>  sp>a number of solutions.
>  sp>1: Build a new kernel.  The advantage here is you can clean out the
>  sp>default modules and install just the ones you need.  You can also
>  sp>get rid of other junk and possibly add support for that odd card or
>  sp>two. 2: replace the modules with those for 2.2.19 kernels with SMP
>  sp>support. They are provided on the Contrib CD.  You would copy the
>  sp>modules from the CD over the existing ones for 2.2.19.  The
>  sp>advantage of this method is you don't have to rebuild a kernel or
>  sp>replace it.
>  sp>3: get the modified Speakup boot disk from
>  sp>You would then copy its vmlinuz over your existing one and if you
>  sp>use Lilo, rerun it by simply typing "lilo."  The advantage of this
>  sp>is that you don't have to replace a whole bunch of files.  I
>  sp>suspect that they will have this little issue fixed in the next
>  sp>Slackware release.
>  sp>I chose initially to install the SMP modules, then I downloaded the
>  sp>latest kernel source once I was online and rebuilt.  I think
>  sp>rebuilding is a good thing in the long run as you can really cut
>  sp>your boot time since the kernel isn't looking for non-existent
>  sp>hardware plus, it makes your existing hardware work more reliably.
>  sp>Hope this information helps.
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