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brodo 02-03-2012 07:02 AM

Latest current - mini report
 
Just installed all the latest packages on my Lenovo X60s machine.

I did not see any problems, even compiling latest Wine using new environment went smooth.

STDOUBT 02-03-2012 11:34 AM

That's good to know! I got an X61s a few weeks ago, and now that my new HDD is here, she's waiting for that lovely Slackware install. I've heard Thinkpads are as close to an Intel reference board as one can buy, so I wouldn't have expected much trouble. Thanks for the report!

stormtracknole 02-03-2012 03:31 PM

The only issue that I had was with the 3.2.2 kernel. The broadcom-wl driver would not compile at all. So, I had to roll back to the 3.1.10 custom compiled kernel.

smoooth103 02-03-2012 06:14 PM

Anyone have any problems using the proprietary NVIDIA Drivers after -current upgrade to kernel 3.2.2?

I typically just run the ./NVIDIA-xx.sh to reinstall (recompile) the driver after a kernel upgrade and all is well. However this time NVIDIA is throwing me some error messages about the kernel version and perhaps the source location.

I'm guessing its either:

a. NVIDIA driver issues/lagging behind the new 3.2.2 kernel
or
b. there is some source location issue

Any ideas?

GazL 02-03-2012 06:55 PM

Don't think it will be 'a'. Running NVIDIA-290.10 with a 3.2.y kernel just fine on top of 13.37 here.

Could be something wrong with your source tree or the /lib/modules/3.2.2*/build and /lib/modules/3.2.2*/source symlinks.

bruinshockey 02-03-2012 07:06 PM

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Broadcom STA drivers for the 3.2.2 require a patch or a quick edit

in /src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c find the following

.ndo_set_multicast_list = wl_set_multicast_list,

and change it to

.ndo_set_rx_mode = wl_set_multicast_list,

i have also attached the patch for easy replacement

patch -p0 src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c < bc_wl_abiupdate.patch

just remove the .txt extension.

lukkon 02-03-2012 07:23 PM

I have two machines running slackware current:
1) I must use Nvidia drivers version 290.* (version 270.* have problems with 3.2.2 kernel)
2) I must upgrade multilib packages (Multilibpkg is good tool to do it)

and that's everything:)

smoooth103 02-03-2012 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lukkon (Post 4593238)
I have two machines running slackware current:
1) I must use Nvidia drivers version 290.* (version 270.* have problems with 3.2.2 kernel)
2) I must upgrade multilib packages (Multilibpkg is good tool to do it)

and that's everything:)

I had mistakenly downloaded a 260 version NVIDIA driver. The 290 works. Thanks.

davidsrsb 02-03-2012 08:01 PM

Same for me, you need 290, 270 failed for me and if you use 32 bit Slackware you need the updated gcc family for a lib file required by Firefox 10 (the 32 bit version of the one provided by multilib for Slack64).

the_penguinator 02-03-2012 08:33 PM

-upgraded slack64-multilib on an "obsolete" Compaq V5000 laptop

flawless

thanks Pat, Robbie and Eric...this is fun

TroN-0074 02-03-2012 08:49 PM

Is there a guide on how to upgrade the kernel? I am using SlackWare 13.37 with the stock kernel that my installation came with.
I will appreciate it

stormtracknole 02-03-2012 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruinshockey (Post 4593233)
Broadcom STA drivers for the 3.2.2 require a patch or a quick edit

in /src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c find the following

.ndo_set_multicast_list = wl_set_multicast_list,

and change it to

.ndo_set_rx_mode = wl_set_multicast_list,

i have also attached the patch for easy replacement

patch -p0 src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c < bc_wl_abiupdate.patch

just remove the .txt extension.

Awesome! Thanks for posting.

the_penguinator 02-03-2012 09:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TroN-0074 (Post 4593265)
Is there a guide on how to upgrade the kernel? I am using SlackWare 13.37 with the stock kernel that my installation came with.
I will appreciate it

yep...lots of guides out there...and here's a short one
slackpkg is your friend...man slackpkg
a few simple steps
1. uncomment a mirror for your upgrade source in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
2. do $slackpkg update #dl's file lists from the mirror
3. do #slackpkg install-new #installs the latest slack goodness
4. do #slackpkg upgrade-all #upgrades all files on your machine including kernel
5. you may be prompted to run /sbin/lilo #y is the correct answer
6. you may be prompted to K/O/R/P the new files #O for overwrite config files is the brave answer

I've been rolling forward with current for a few years now and unless you have some compelling reason _not_ to upgrade your entire system, then go for it. Current has been so damn stable for me, that I just roll with it when it happens...of course YMMV and if the machine won't reboot correctly or something doesn't work right, right away, don't panic...just come in here and read...I've only had two or three burps in the past few years that took an hour or two to sort out...good luck with it

TroN-0074 02-04-2012 12:06 AM

Thank you I followed the steps and I got upgrade to firefox 10, thunderbird 10 and some more upgrades but the kernel I am still with 2.6.37.6 that is what it came when I typed uname -r on terminal after all the upgrades.
I appreciate it.

lukkon 02-04-2012 06:07 AM

@TroN-0074 check your /etc/slackpkg/blacklist maybe kernel packages are blacklisted also check bootloader files (/boot/grub/menu.lst or /etc/lilo.conf)


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