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Old 12-16-2008, 04:58 PM   #76
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It triggered my troll detector.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 05:23 PM   #77
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the strange thing i had noticed that a lot of problems had appeared when slackware 12.2 had released
i don't know why ??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!
isn't it tested perfectly ???
Once a Slackware install is working "perfectly", usually nothing breaks unless the admin wants to do strange things.

One of these "strange things" is upgrade to a new version (really, the motto is "if it ain't broken, dont fix it")

So when the announcement says "expect nothing but the best Slackware" admins can't help themselves and upgrade.

Because a new release requires some new tricks, more people are coming to LQ to ask about the changes.

Please note the number of references to documentation (CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT???) that came with 12.2. It happens that people overlook the section that contains the answer to their question.

It also happens that some package gives problems on a specific hardware combination. This isn't a problem with slackware, but with the upstream software.

Slackware always is tested with the aim to simplicity and stability Perfectness is unreachable, although it gets close

The only real problems are the ones that have no solution or workaround, but these are IMO rare here.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 05:25 PM   #78
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Slackware 12.2 rocks and rock solid. Thank you slackbuild for the nvidia build scripts. seems the 2.6.27.7 kernel has issues with the nvidia. any way after messing with the build scripts for a while I saw slackbuilds had all ready figured out the patch and it rocks in 3d.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 05:32 PM   #79
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I wish Slackware would set up a pay pal account. Santa could send more out.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 09:28 PM   #80
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Ok, I have Slackware 12.2 installed on my main desktop. I setup the nVidia 177.82 drivers, installed my HP PSC 1410, installed wine, and got my World of Warcraft game setup perfectly.

Last edited by antman; 12-17-2008 at 09:25 AM.
 
Old 12-16-2008, 10:37 PM   #81
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....the nVidia 177.82 drivers (straight from AMD's site)....
NVIDIA drivers from the AMD site?
 
Old 12-16-2008, 11:37 PM   #82
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torrent : slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso
created on : 09-12-2008, 18:46:10
size : 3.86 GB
completed : 3445
seeds : 333
peers : 180

files :
slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso
slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso.asc slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso.md5

i had downloaded and now seeding :
torrent downloading was faster than the normal downld..

regards
 
Old 12-16-2008, 11:41 PM   #83
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slask 12.2 torrent status

torrent : slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso
created on : 09-12-2008, 18:46:10
size : 3.86 GB
completed : 3445
seeds : 333
peers : 180

files :
slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso
slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso.asc slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso.md5
md5sumcheck
bash-3.1$ md5sum -c slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso.md5
slackware-12.2-install-dvd.iso: OK

i had downloaded and now seeding :
torrent downloading was faster than the normal downld..

regards

Last edited by rkrishna; 12-16-2008 at 11:44 PM.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 09:24 AM   #84
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NVIDIA drivers from the AMD site?
Ooppsss.... I meant from nVidia's site. I got this machine confused with my laptop which uses an ATI card.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 11:10 AM   #85
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i noticed that kde 4 is not in sw 12.2 why?
 
Old 12-17-2008, 11:15 AM   #86
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i noticed that kde 4 is not in sw 12.2 why?
Read all the notes for the release: http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/slackware-12.2/
 
Old 12-17-2008, 02:16 PM   #87
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kde 4 is not stable yet it will be. The thing is with slackware it is a work horse that can work with anything you want to do with it. I have been using the kde 4 for trouble shooting on the other distros. far from stable. I like it but not for my work.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 04:06 PM   #88
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OK, on one machine I'm going to install SW 12.2 (because of repartitionig -JFS...) but on another machine, also running SW 12.1, it just runs great and without any problems. Why should I upgrade to 12.2?
Give me some good arguments.
 
Old 12-17-2008, 04:48 PM   #89
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because they say it is more stable and have new packages
 
Old 12-17-2008, 04:59 PM   #90
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That's not good enough.
 
  


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