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Old 11-10-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
monday90
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Moving to Slackware


I have been a Suse user for some time now. However I am now seriously considering moving to Slackware. I have no problem compiling from source or (sigh) tracking dependancies. As most of my hardware is Amd_64 would there be any advandage moving to Slamd64 or is this much like Suse in that it really makes no difference? Also how do ATI's graphics card drivers run? or don't they?
 
Old 11-10-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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Yes, ATI does run. (Check my DRI link in my sig)

How well they run depends...
  • On your ATI chip/card
  • On the version of Xorg (Slackware 10.2 uses 6.8, 11 uses 6.9)
  • On the kernel version you are using
  • On the driver version from ATI
  • What kind of chicken you sacrifice. (KFC seems to be OK)
Alright, the chicken is optional. Pizza works just as well, as long as it has anchovies (Penguins, you know...)

As far as dependencies go, you'll find that, as far as compiling, you'll probably have no problems. As for a program needing something else to run, check the documentation. There is very little handholding in Slackware.

Above all: Read the documentation.

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Old 11-10-2006, 08:20 PM   #3
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Cheers KFC does it for me. Might give the anchovies a miss though. Always had some kind of drama with my graphics card so I'm expecting the the same with whatever I choose. I will take your advice on the documentation my attitude has always been to go blindly till you get a problem then try and work it out. Given the nature of Slackware I figure I would do well not to follow that mentality.
 
Old 11-10-2006, 08:22 PM   #4
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Very good.

Plus, read/search this forum. A plethora of information/fixes is in here.

And Welcome, Slacker!

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Old 11-10-2006, 08:42 PM   #5
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Many thanks. After a trawl I'm figuring Slackware 11 is probably going to do me better than Slamd64. At least for the time being.
 
  


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