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Old 01-29-2006, 04:04 PM   #1
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I upgraded with slackpkg but it seemed to have downgraded me!

guys, i decided to upgrade my whole system and when i rebooted, it was using the 2.4.* kernel (i was on 2.6.13 prevously) and my xwindows didn't come up (i think i need to make a new xorg.conf). what happened? how do i avoid this next time, and how do i get back on 2.6? it's like it un-did all the configuring i did before!
Old 01-29-2006, 04:18 PM   #2
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The default kernel is 2.4.whatever on slack 10.2 and -current. I don't use the automated upgrade doodads, but what happened was that it took the kernel package from a/ (which is 2.4.31 in 10.2), I'm guessing.

You'll have to upgrade the kernel by hand it seems.
Old 01-29-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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The 2.6 kernel is in /testing, and slackpkg will not look in there for any packages (you have to do some hacking of the scripts if you want it to automagically update /testing packages).



to /etc/slackpkg/blacklist (or uncomment them if they are already there).
Old 01-29-2006, 04:42 PM   #4
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OOPS! What does /etc/slackpkg show? What exclusions did you put in /etc/slackpkg/blacklist? See for blacklist suggestions for /etc/slackpkg/blacklist. Good luck.
Old 01-29-2006, 04:45 PM   #5
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check out /etc/slackpkg/blacklist
uncomment the kernel files and add anything else below that you may have installed from source manually that you don't want slack to upgrade
Old 01-29-2006, 05:49 PM   #6
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the blacklist is your friend...make sure you read the changelogs and add those things you've already upgraded to the blacklist so they won't be touched. mine has kernel and alsa, and also has a few other things too that i don't want/need on my system.
Old 01-29-2006, 06:48 PM   #7
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i decided to reinstall since it was a fairly fresh install anyways, thanks for the information for future reference though!


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