The stable drivers are more thoroughly tested however the development drivers typically have more hardware support. You should download the development drivers instead of the stable ones if that is the way you would like to go.You only need to download the alsa-driver package, the other packages (alsa-lib, alsa-utils etc.) are not necessary. Load up a terminal window if you are in the graphic interface. Type in the following to install gcc and the kernel headers: The CVS drivers are right up to date with the latest developments.But the the auto patch update hosed my system so now I have to either figure out how to fix it or reinstall.I'll probably reinstall because I want to move to 64-bit anyway.)The auto-update feature hosed my system.Press `U Support for some applications ended Canonical Ltd.no longer provides support for the following software packages. If you have not enabled community maintained software (universe), these packages will be suggested for removal at the end of the upgrade.
So I have given up on running slackware on my labtop, beacuse I lack the knowledge on many of the settings and configs in linux. But I know that I have to install 7.10 beacuse of mye graphic card, ATI Radeon Xpress 1100.UPDATE: This tutorial has been updated to half as many steps.Please use the updated tutorial available: Installing VMware Server on Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon” : Updated.So I wiped the disk and installed from the quickstart CD. I would not in my right mind upgrade my Windows system - every upgrade I eve did was a clean install.Not sure why I though that it would be a good idea with Ubuntu (other than a very friendly dialog appearing asking if I wanted to upgrade...) Ubuntu has a decidedly mixed record on automatic updates, especially on laptops I never could get my main laptop to upgrade from 7.4 to 7.10 and have it actually work.