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Old 06-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #16
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I can imagine getting wireless and certain graphics hardware might be difficult under Slackware (I've not used wireless and I use the nVIDIA driver form their site when I run Slackware) but other than that it's the same as any other distro to get things going. If you choose KDE or XFCE you shouldn't notice much, if any, difference between it any any other distro.
If you do a full install then a lot of packages are very simple to install too. I've not done my own dependency resolution though so I can't say whether that's difficult or not.
I tend to use Debian because I'm always installing different WMs, DEs and other software so it's easier to just install resolved packages from the repositories. But if I wanted a stable, clean, straightforward install and/or wasn't so lazy I'd be using Slackware.
Well, maybe it wouldn't hurt to give it one more go.
 
Old 06-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #17
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It takes about 20 minutes for a full install of slackware 14 on my core2 duo 2.66 dell, so I would suggest that you should be able to do it in 15 minutes or less on that machine. If you have problems with the video or wireless then go ahead and update/upgrade to current and you will probably have those solved. Always do a full install and then you can remove anything that you do not like.
 
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If you have problems with the video or wireless then go ahead and update/upgrade to current and you will probably have those solved.
Just to clarify why I mentioned wireless and graphics drivers. For the wireless I have on my netbook under Debian, for example, I have to add non-free repositories then simply "apt-get install firmware-ralink" whereas under Slackware it would take a little longer as seen here.
I would not avoid Slackware because of the few extra minutes it may take to install something which only needs doing once though -- I only mention the above so that AdiLQ123 is prepared for a little work and realises it's not as much as you'd think.

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Old 06-18-2013, 12:17 AM   #19
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If you will note when the "as seen here" article was written, this has been corrected in slackware 14, you no longer
have to do that. When you do the install just tell it to use networkmanager, all drivers will be installed and you will just
click networkmanager insert ssid and passcode and click connect.
 
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Good to see Slackware installs getting even smoother.
 
  


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