I don't know if all these solutions will solve all situations, but this can be a good starting point for Old Thinkpad/Crunchbang install specific problems.
I have an IBM 600e that I have a love/sad relationship with. I love it because of the way it was
built. It has a rugged case and it's keyboard is fantastic. The sadness stems from it's heart - an old
slow P2 that ran decently with Ubuntu installed. But, now that it's running on #! Crunchbang it is still
slow opening or closing a program, but once running the program things move along fine.
Anyway, if you decide to install #! Crunchbang 9.04.01 desktop, with your PCI slot empty, you will face a few obstacles:
1. No special (windows) key exists.
2. No sound.
3. No internet.
None of these solutions are original, but I thought it might make life easier putting them together
in a single how to rather than hunting all around for them.
1, Make a special key. Taken from; http://www.iceflatline.com/2009/08/set- … ang-linux/
a. Make a hidden file called .Xmodmap in your ~/home directory
b. Enter these lines:
remove mod1 = Super_R
remove mod1 = Alt_R
keycode 108 = Super_R
add mod4 = Super_R
Your right hand Alt key will now act as a special key.
2. Make sound. I forget which site this came from, but this coding is all over the place under Linux, Ubuntu and maybe even Crunchbang.
I did have to change some file names here from the original posts.
a. Blacklist the incorrect sound card in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf Add these lines just as you see them with the xx's
b. Add the following lines into /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
alias char-major-116 snd
alias char-major-14 soundcore
alias snd-card-0 snd-cs4236
options snd-cs4236 isapnp=0 cport=0x538 port=0x530 sb_port=0x220 fm_port=0x388 irq=5 dma1=1 dma2=0
alias sound-slot-0 snd-card-0
alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-0-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-12 snd-pcm-oss
alias /dev/mixer snd-mixer-oss
alias /dev/dsp snd-pcm-oss
alias /dev/midi snd-seq-oss
options snd cards_limit=1
NOTE: When copying and pasting the above, make sure that the line starting with 'options...' is one line ending with '...dma2=0'.
c. Add this to the file /etc/modules
Reboot or shutdown because you want to make sure quickboot in DOS is disabled. So while you're restarting hit F1 until you enter
DOS, disable quickboot and hit restart.
d. At this point (from past experience) sound should have been working, but no it wouldn't until I ran across this post:
http://ubuntu-ky.ubuntuforums.org/showt … ?t=1370672 which said to this:
In terminal enter
cat /etc/group | more
if your user name is not after audio, or maybe sound, it won't work.
sudo adduser <your user name> audio
and all should be well.
3. Connect to internet.
I had trouble with this one. I knew from the past I had to install the hardware driver b43fwcutter to get my linksys/broadcom card to work,
but I couldn't get the land line to work. I was lucky though. I have a usb wireless device called alfa network that I plugged in and it
connected up to my home wireless. I downloaded b43-fwcutter, activated it in hardware drivers and all was fine. One thing not to do is do not
have any cards in your PCI slot when installing #! Crunchbang. One other thing to mention is the b43fwcutter may not work for your card. You
may need the broadcom STA wireless driver. If that is the case then go here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiD … er/bcm43xx to
start figuring out exactly what you have.
Last edited by spottoid (2011-07-12 01:46:09)
Sorry. Posted in wrong thread. a long day and too much beer!
Last edited by luvva_cuppa (2010-10-02 00:56:25)
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