I have recently been introduced to the wonders of linux through a Knoppix Live CD. I've done a bit of research and installed Slackware 10.2 onto a 5G root partition with a 1G swap and 13G usr. The puter is an old-ish Acer Travelmate laptop (2.66GHz Celeron with 704Mb RAM) who's 40G HDD was initially partitioned in halves and runs XP Home (pretty sad I know). I have a couple of issues that I need a little help with.
Firstly, the sound isn't working ... any advice as to where to start looking would be awesome, admittedly I haven't been able to do much research on this myself because I am in the midst of exams for uni.
Secondly, I have a 250G Maxtor external HDD connected through the USB. Slackware detects the drive and mounts it, and I can view and use the files on it. But, I cannot seem to be able to copy files onto it? I have tried to change the permissions but it won't let me, strange I know. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Finally, I set the hostname to what I thought was the network host, here at uni it is "curtin", I have tried using the hostname command to reset the name but that only remains until a reboot when it changes back to curtin. Small problem I know but I would prefer to rename it permanently. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance,