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Old 01-21-2012, 01:33 AM   #91
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While the kernel in slackware 13.37 does support the processors and video at a basic level of functionality.
Honestly Old Fogie, it is difficult to understand what you are trying to say when you speak in incomplete sentences. The reconstructed Proto Indo-European language is the putative parent of many language families that enjoy widespread use today, including English. But despite the fact that there are more than 3 billion native speakers, in none of those languages could such a fragment be construed as a sentence.
 
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People who start a sentence with a conjunction shouldn't criticise the grammar of others.
 
Old 01-21-2012, 05:03 AM   #93
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But they do. And it's annoying.
 
Old 01-21-2012, 05:54 AM   #94
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I am using 3.0.x for quite a long. 3.0.17 seems to finally become stable enough for everyday use and is a long-term supported branch.

Recently had need to use a bluetooth mouse. I use Alien's latest KDE. But for some reason it simply doesn't work. Tried to fix it, but found that it requires udev update. udev require upgrading to kmod (instead of module-tools) and util-linux update.
kmod replaces all the module tools like modprobe, lsmod and etc with one tool - kmod. simple symlinking modprobe, lsmod and etc to kmod seems to work. kmod-4 in general looks good.
Tried to build that myself, but new udev requires /dev to be mounted as devtmpfs and /run as tmpfs. Looks like I managed that far, but while loading radeon module it couldn't find firmware, while it is still there. So I stuck at firmware loading. Probably need some more time.


PS it seems too much for myself, just to enable bluetooth mose )).
 
Old 01-21-2012, 05:57 AM   #95
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and. 5. "That it is a solecism to begin a sentence with and is a faintly lingering superstition. The OED gives examples ranging from the 10th to the 19th c.; the Bible is full of them."

but. 6. "for the superstition about beginning a sentence with but or and see AND 5."

-- Fowler
 
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:06 AM   #96
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And "Bob" saith: Let those who criticise another's grammar be cast into everlasting Slacklessness.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:14 AM   #97
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And "Bob" saith: Let those who criticise another's grammar be cast into everlasting Slacklessness.
Well in that case, thank Bob (pbuh) that gcc confines itself to merely criticising syntax.

(Yes, that was indeed a split infinitive.)
 
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and. 5. "That it is a solecism to begin a sentence with and is a faintly lingering superstition. The OED gives examples ranging from the 10th to the 19th c.; the Bible is full of them."

but. 6. "for the superstition about beginning a sentence with but or and see AND 5."

-- Fowler
That just shows that getting it wrong isn't anything new.


Joking aside, I don't care how people write... Within reason.
 
Old 01-21-2012, 07:09 AM   #99
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Tried to build that myself, but new udev requires /dev to be mounted as devtmpfs and /run as tmpfs.
Actually, devtmpfs should already be being used for /dev on 13.37. It just doesn't show on the output of df/mount because it doesn't get added to /etc/mtab. I sent a note with a couple of patches to Pat back in December 2010 for this, but he decided that it was better to leave the mount hidden from the user. I didn't really agree with his point, but it's his distro.

On the off-chance anyone is interested:
Code:
--- orig/etc/rc.d/rc.S	2010-12-28 14:56:44.527422281 +0000
+++ local/etc/rc.d/rc.S	2010-12-28 15:16:21.060424998 +0000
@@ -245,14 +245,19 @@
 # but does prevent a small bug with /etc/mtab.
 /bin/grep ' / ' /proc/mounts | grep -v "^rootfs" > /etc/mtab
 
-# Fix /etc/mtab to list sys and proc if they were not yet entered in
-# /etc/mtab because / was still mounted read-only:
+# Fix /etc/mtab to list sys, proc, and devtmpfs if they were not yet
+# entered in /etc/mtab because / was still mounted read-only:
 if [ -d /proc/sys ]; then
   /sbin/mount -f proc /proc -t proc
 fi
 if [ -d /sys/bus ]; then
   /sbin/mount -f sysfs /sys -t sysfs
 fi
+if [ -f /proc/mounts ]; then
+  if grep -wq "^devtmpfs" /proc/mounts ; then
+    /sbin/mount -f devtmpfs /dev -t devtmpfs
+  fi
+fi
 
 # Configure ISA Plug-and-Play devices:
 if [ -r /etc/isapnp.conf ]; then


--- orig/etc/rc.d/rc.6	2010-12-28 15:42:38.994995899 +0000
+++ local/etc/rc.d/rc.6	2010-12-28 15:48:50.909000077 +0000
@@ -187,7 +187,7 @@
 /bin/sync
 
 echo "Unmounting local file systems."
-/bin/umount -v -a -t no,proc,sysfs
+/bin/umount -v -a -t no,proc,sysfs,devtmpfs
 
 echo "Remounting root filesystem read-only."
 /bin/mount -v -n -o remount,ro /
 
Old 01-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #100
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Of course you can use the Slackware string in your windo$e Firefox to show the Slackware icon as you can see in this post I am on my XP and its showing Slackware. !
 
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Of course you can use the Slackware string in your windo$e Firefox to show the Slackware icon as you can see in this post I am on my XP and its showing Slackware. !
No, I can't, because I got rid of my XP Pro yesterday. So I'm completely Windowless now...whoooooooopeeeeeeeee!!!!
 
Old 01-21-2012, 09:50 AM   #102
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and. 5. "That it is a solecism to begin a sentence with and is a faintly lingering superstition. The OED gives examples ranging from the 10th to the 19th c.; the Bible is full of them."

but. 6. "for the superstition about beginning a sentence with but or and see AND 5."

-- Fowler
Woke up this morning and read the late posts:
guess what?
21st century brought us "R2D2"s that wll vague flame-wars for us!
buyers get Yours one now! flame warfare completely effortless!

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Joking aside, I don't care how people write... Within reason.
I would never Joke about how people care writing...
 
Old 01-21-2012, 09:54 AM   #103
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:38 AM   #104
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I feel a strong smell of Linux-PAM, from Patrick's kitchen ...

Unfortunately, Linux-PAM boil hard, so we have to wait.
I smell the same thing too, since the latest version of util-linux drops non-PAM support ^^

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Serious:

My guess is, that Pat and the crew are watching and waiting for some current developments to settle. One question could be, if the next release will still have to include HAL, or if it is possible to get it out without it.
I've gotten rid of HAL since Slackware 13.2 and been happily using udisks and upower ever since. So it's definitely
possible.

My take on the future of Slackware :

Thanks to the efforts of RedHat and Lennart, the Linux userland is becoming more and more coherent and integrated day by day. The basic components are therefore becoming more and more dependent on each other and that means that it's going to get increasingly difficult not to standardize if you want to stay up to date. So I expect that either the next version of Slackware or the one after that (they might resist for a while) will see a lot of changes. Or that they will just quit altogether because they won't be able to continue with their conservative policies.
 
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My take on the future of Slackware :

Thanks to the efforts of RedHat and Lennart, the Linux userland is becoming more and more coherent and integrated day by day. The basic components are therefore becoming more and more dependent on each other and that means that it's going to get increasingly difficult not to standardize if you want to stay up to date. So I expect that either the next version of Slackware or the one after that (they might resist for a while) will see a lot of changes. Or that they will just quit altogether because they won't be able to continue with their conservative policies.
Absolute nonsense.

Just because the devs of a few utilities decide to drop support doesn't mean the end of Slackware. That is extreme extrapolation and very unlikely. Someone can fork the old code anytime.

I do not care at all for a "standardized" Linux, because that will be the end of it. Linux is about choice and about freedom, and I don't agree with RedHat or other companies coming with with some standard that they think everyone should use. I am free to use whatever I want, and if someone drops support for something, I'll just use something else.

PAM complicates things a lot, so I'm not sure how this is being dealt with, but I am sure that Pat V. and the team will make the right choice.

For sure it will NOT be the end of Slackware. Where do you get this stuff ?
 
  


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