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Old 07-01-2013, 11:28 AM   #31
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Hi Lirey,
I successfully built v3.8.1 from source today and it works but alas and alack,
it has not altered my main problem one whit!

I have placed a png here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175468008/ showing the sorry state of graphics: it is a shot of firefox being launched, then freezing, under Xfce.
(if I try KDE, the system crashes)

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Try the 3.9 kernel series. I think more improvements went into Ivy Bridge in that kernel version. Pat provides a config file to start with located here for 32-bit and if you are using 64-bit, then use this one.

Hope this helps!
 
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #32
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Try the 3.9 kernel series. I think more improvements went into Ivy Bridge in that kernel version. Pat provides a config file to start with located here for 32-bit and if you are using 64-bit, then use this one.

Hope this helps!
Thanks Storm; i'll give it a go!
Much appreciated.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:05 PM   #33
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Hi textillis.

Are you trying Slackware 14 or Slackware-current? Many months ago there were a number of threads on this and other forums about issues with the Ivy Bridge processors with integrated graphics not being supported by older kernels. The kernel and drivers in Slackware 14 are pretty old, but the kernel in slackware-current is up to date and works great with the latest processors. I'm running current on an i5-3570, using the integrated graphics, and I've had no problems. If you don't want to make the switch to the current branch, consider updating the kernel in Slackware 14 to one of the 3.8 or 3.9 kernels.

- Lirey
Hi Lirey, since reading this I have tried both: first I got the 3.8.1 kernel successfully on my machine: no change to problem.
So then I jumped right in and got the -current system upgrade successfully done: no change to problem!!!

I wonder if I should now go back and try a more recent kernerl: 3.9?
 
Old 07-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #34
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if your -current system upgrade was successfull you should be already running kernel version 3.9.7.

To check, please post output of:
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uname -a

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Old 07-03-2013, 12:53 AM   #35
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if your -current system upgrade was successfull you should be already running kernel version 3.9.7.

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uname -a
oh dear! that means I uncommented a mirror that was advertising -current, but an _old_ current, right?
 
Old 07-03-2013, 01:31 AM   #36
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oh dear! that means I uncommented a mirror that was advertising -current, but an _old_ current, right?
Probably, but you should just be able to find an up to date -current mirror and fix that. I'd suggest just using ftp.osuosl.org (aka ftp.slackware.com). Plenty of bandwidth there.
 
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Old 07-03-2013, 03:48 AM   #37
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Probably, but you should just be able to find an up to date -current mirror and fix that. I'd suggest just using ftp.osuosl.org (aka ftp.slackware.com). Plenty of bandwidth there.
Thanks kindly!
I did just that!
Unfortunately, temporary setback in that 2/3 of the way through (just when <slackpkg install-new> was about to finish), my internet server dropped me and made gui situation even worse (i have opened another thread on this)

Really appreciate your time.
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