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Old 02-03-2012, 06:02 AM   #1
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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.
 
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #2
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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!
 
Old 02-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 05:14 PM   #4
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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?
 
Old 02-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 06:06 PM   #6
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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.
Attached Files
File Type: txt bc_wl_abiupdate.patch.txt (109 Bytes, 102 views)
 
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:23 PM   #7
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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
 
Old 02-03-2012, 06:57 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lukkon View Post
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.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #9
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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).
 
Old 02-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #10
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-upgraded slack64-multilib on an "obsolete" Compaq V5000 laptop

flawless

thanks Pat, Robbie and Eric...this is fun
 
Old 02-03-2012, 07:49 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 02-03-2012, 08:05 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bruinshockey View Post
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.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 08:22 PM   #13
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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

Last edited by the_penguinator; 02-03-2012 at 08:24 PM.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 11:06 PM   #14
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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.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 05:07 AM   #15
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@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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