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Many thanks! Can't wait to get started, but today my parents in law are coming over, so I don't think I'll be allowed to do anything that involves sitting in front of a keyboard and being unaddressable :-)
In that movie about social networks they called that state of mind "being in the tunnel". I think that describes it well...
Is there any special reason why? I think on aptosid e.g. my keyboard backlight starting working without further drivers as of 3.8 ish... So I thought I'd just take the newest one.
Anyway I am now thinking I should maybe start off with 3.2 generic and then move on version by version with make oldconfig... until it breaks. That way I would have fewer new options that I could set wrong...
Make sure you build an initrd with your main file system driver (whichever fs /boot is using) or build it into the kernel. That should take care of the panics.
Hi Cynwulf, thanks for the hint, but I had that already covered. I actually managed to rebuild the 3.2 kernel with the config file provided from the install by including ext4 support as opposed to having it as a module (as originally configured).
No the panics I am getting now are different, but don't worry, I don't feel like posting them just yet... At the moment I am just enjoying to get started with this stuff, and there is no urgency at all.
The Slackware install is just to play with at the moment, I kept my main system intact.
When I feel I have done my "homework" and run out of ideas (and that point is going to come for sure) I will come back to ask for help at LQ :-)
I can see that my post was written in a misleading way. So on my main work machine I am currently running Aptosid, which is based on Sid. But then maybe that doesn't count, I have to admit that I am pretty impressed about how stable it is. Now is that because sid is not so unstable after all, or is it just the aptosid guys doing a great job...?
Either way on a machine that is visible to the www and at the same time has the backup of all my private data (the server I was talking about) I prefer to run stable :-)
And then also I have to say: As much as I enjoy deepdiving into the inner workings of Linux every now and then, I still also want to be able to depend on my install. E.g. I was running Arch for a while, and really liked it because it encouraged me to learn more Linux, but at some point I switched because I don't want my distro to decide for me when I have to spend time on my config files.
Unstable is only really unstable for the people who like to do blind dist-upgrades. I too find that everything is working great. So in that time I play with something different in a VM, such as Gentoo. My second attempt at Gentoo, and things are going good. So then I was thinking why not recompile parts of my Debian install with different cflags to make it faster/smoother? Actually made more a difference than I thought.