I make this post to share my experience with installing Slackware64 14.1 on my system. Speaking of which these are the specs:
i5-3570K @ 3.4GHz
ASRock z77 Extreme 4
AMD Radeon HD7870
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (on board video)
SSD Crucial Neutron 480Gig
HD Western Digital 1Tera.
I have being trying to install Slackware64 14.1 for a couple of days now. I finally got it done today but only after I switched my SSD and DVD drive from SATA3 to SATA2. Anyone, knows why SATA3 is not properly supported?
Here's all the details and steps I performed to make my fresh install:
Booting from the slack64 DVD resulting in getting stuck at "Triggering udev events: /sbin/udevadm ...". I did try with an Archlinux install disk I had lying around and also I did not go far.
The issues with Archlinux were initially due to my Radeon graphic adapter where I was getting "drm:radeon_uvd_send_upll_ctrlreq..." messages and also hanging. I decided to take the Radeon out. At this point Slackware still got stuck in the same place, while Arclinux progressed further but now displayed issues with my SATA controllers.
This made me switch my drives to SATA2 from SATA3. Slackware now booted properly and I was able to install slack on my HD.
I did not bother adding support for my Radeon yet since I have the luxury of the onboard video which seems to be working perfectly so far. Have you guys experienced issues with Radeons 7870 drivers?
The final issue was with my mouse
. I have a Logitech G9x which can have up to 3 profiles. I was trying to press the middle-button to paste from my terminal and all I kept getting was "s" single characters. I was perplexed for a few minutes--I thought I misconfigured gpm but all was fine. Then I switched to the first profile (red) and all started working again fine.