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Slackware 12.2

Posted 03-30-2009 at 05:33 AM by shannonbay

I installed Slackware 12.2 today, after getting a copy from a mate at uni. The new version has resolved the problems I had with my network card disappearing.

I took the opportunity to redo my partitions:

sda1 Boot Primary Linux ReiserFS 5996.23
sda3 Primary Linux 10001.95
sda5 Logical Linux ReiserFS 5000.98
sda6 Logical Linux ReiserFS 18745.42
sda7 Logical Linux swap 254.99

Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root 5855432 4122004 1733428 71% /
/dev/sda5 4883556 112208 4771348 3% /home
/dev/sda6 18305420 501164 17804256 3% /usr/local
tmpfs 510056 0 510056 0% /dev/shm

Am I to take it that tmpfs is the swap partition?

As you can see, I also left a 10GB partition to install Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop later on (didn't check how much space it needs, so I guessed.) I'm also making a hopeful guess that it will be easy to mount my current /home and /usr/local partitions in Ubuntu.

I am not sure but I think my resolution (1080x768) could be a bit higher. I know my monitor can take a higher resolution (1280x1024) http://www0.dealtime.com/xPF-Hewlett-Packard-L1902

I think this site has the answer:
http://hardware4linux.info/component/21690/

So I need to download this module from ATI: fglrx_pci
then presumably I would need to edit xorg.conf to use the module.

A simple test would be to boot Ubuntu and see what resolution it can come up with on my system, then see what settings it is using. Will try that later, but I should be getting on with my assignments.

Found this excellent document on loadable kernel modules:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Module-HOWTO/x64.html

Other things I am pondering:
  • Code:
    root@atomant:/home/shannon# modprobe acpi FATAL: Error inserting acpi_cpufreq (/lib/modules/2.6.27.7-smp/kernel/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq/acpi-cpufreq.ko): No such device
  • How to rewrite partition table/resize after installation
    Quote:
    This can be done using cfdisk(8) for partitions, by deleting the partition and recreating it with a larger size (assuming there is free space after the partition in question).Make sure you re-create it with the same starting disk cylinder
    as before! Otherwise, the resize operation will certainly not work, and you may
    lose your entire filesystem.
    just incase I want to ditch the partition I left for Ubuntu (or maybe switch to Ubuntu forever.)
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