I'm running Slackware 11 on my computer (see specs at signature!). I need to upgrade my kernel so it supports my lan adapter (Marvell Yukon), my AGP bus (Via), my AGP card (ATI Radeon), ... I've downloaded the iso dvd for slack 11 and somehow whenever I try to install using huge26.s or test26.s it installs the 2.4.33 kernel instead of the 2.6.17 or 2.6.18 respectively.
As for the kernel, the contents of /extra/linux-2.6.17 are
I did a
root@ferrari:/mnt/cdrom/extra/linux-188.8.131.52# installpkg *.tgz
This should upgrade my kernel without much hassle, right? These are the requided packages to upgrade the kernel or I'll need something else?
As stated above want to make my video card work properly with its 3D acceleration, OpenGL support, etc. OK! I know ATI's driver for linux are crap, but I'm not ready to give up just yet and buy a nVidia board. I can't afford it, also. I installed the proprietary driver (8.30.3), but I still get:
display: :0.0 screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.4.1)
Can anyone help me fine tuning (aka kernel recompiling) after upgrading my kernel?
Thanks in advance!