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Build 140411 of SlackEX 14.1 with kernel 3.14

Posted 04-11-2014 at 02:39 PM by exton

Why replace version 140326 with version 140411?
To my horror I discovered that some programs (including K3b and MPlayer) could not be started due to various unfulfilled program dependencies. The problems are now fixed in version 140411. Additionally could version 4.8.6 of Gimp not open jpg files. To deal with the problem, I had to install version 4.8.10 (latest stable version) of Gimp from source.

As I still had to fix various software problems I took the opportunity to replace the kernel to the latest stable one – 3.14 (3.14-x8_64-exton). Kernel 3.14 is the latest stable kernel available from Released (20140331).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.14 kernel

New features in version 140411 of SlackEX
SlackEX build 140411 comes as a ZIP-file for direct installation to an USB stick. I have replaced kernel 3.13.7-x86_64-exton with kernel 3.14-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. KDE is downgraded to version 4.10.5 from version 4.11.1. All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware version by now. I may mention in particular GParted 0.17.0 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), VirtualBox 4.3.10 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), AbiWord 2.8.6 (not in Slackware’s repositories), Gimp 2.8.10 (installed from source), GSlapt 0.5.3h, Firefox 24.4, Thunderbird 24.4, Samba 3.6.8 and GCC 4.8.2. SlackEX was my first Slackware live system for 64 bit computers. Furthermore I have installed Grub2, which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive install. Study the full package LIST.

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