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Old 01-09-2004, 01:57 PM   #1
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Post New version of slack?


Greeting fellow slackers.

I was just wandering about if anybody know when the next release of Slackware is scheduled?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:14 PM   #2
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Ho-humm ... what's the haste about,
young hobbit? :D



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Old 01-09-2004, 02:17 PM   #3
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heck, a new version ?

Slackware 9.1 has far more up to date software than a lot of distributions out there !

Heck, just whap in the latest 2.6 kernel, upgrade a few apps and your as up to date as you'll want to be

9.1 was only released 3 months ago
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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Hehe haste? Who me?
Just that i would like to get my hardware decent supported by the kernel and base system.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:20 PM   #5
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What hardware do you have that's not supported ?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:26 PM   #6
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Originally posted by dazzlehank
Hehe haste? Who me?
Just that i would like to get my hardware decent supported by the kernel and base system.
As you already point out, hardware is a kernel-thing.
Just upgrade you kernel. :) I'm still on Slack 8.1, for
goodness sake, and not planning to move ahead any
time soon (individual security-fixes, OK, but not the
system as such :}) ...


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 01-09-2004, 02:49 PM   #7
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Just run Slackware 9.1 like I do, install Swaret, upgrade all your apps. Throw the new 2.6 kernel on, upgrade some more apps, and alsa stuff. BAMMM....you're all set

www.swaret.org

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Old 01-09-2004, 03:13 PM   #8
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Thanks alot!

I'm compiling the 2.4.24 kernel and alsa modules now.
Hoping that my Sound Blaster will come to life without static noise, and my new sata drive will apear :-)



In the meanwhile iøm loking at that swaret site. Thanks again!
 
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Also check out Dropline http://www.dropline.net/gnome/download.php for up-to-the-minute updates to your desktop packages. -- J.W.
 
Old 01-10-2004, 01:51 PM   #10
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Gnome ... shivers :}

/me runs & hides


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Old 01-11-2004, 01:27 AM   #11
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Gnome ... shivers :}

* Tinkster runs & hides


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LOL............Me, too
 
Old 01-11-2004, 05:31 AM   #12
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By the way, how does one adjust the hdparm parameters, so that it starts at every boot?
 
Old 01-11-2004, 10:29 AM   #13
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By the way, how does one adjust the hdparm parameters, so that it starts at every boot?
put the parameters in /etc/rc.d/rc.local
 
Old 01-11-2004, 11:03 AM   #14
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dazzlehank,

Just a FYI, when asking these types of questions about version releasing, no one is really going to know for sure as opensource type projects go thru a lot of testing, etc. Patrick at the last second could hold off when creating a newer release due to bugs, security, etc. So in the end, no one knows til its actually released. Even Patrick himself who creates Slackware says he doesn't know for sure on each release. He'd rather spend the time creating a solid bug free distro instead of trying to make some deadline he created in his head and told the mass public.

Regards.
 
  


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