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Old 11-10-2013, 05:21 AM   #91
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Just spotted that the Slackware website Changelogs for the stable release are still pointing the "x86_64" and "arm" versions at 14.0.

NB This is only the web page version not the ftp link.
 
Old 11-10-2013, 11:05 AM   #92
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Nvidia added libEGL in the new version of the driver, but only on 32bit. On 64bit you get a warning: something about it being unable to determine the architecture for conflict testing (I would have expected the 'lib64' to be a fairly blatant clue, but whatever...). The driver actually installs, but removes libEGL.la, while leaving mesa's libEGL.so still in-place. What I'm not sure about is whether the appropriate action is to put the .la file back, or to also remove the libEGL.so that belongs to mesa and was left behind. Thankfully, I don't think there's much that actually uses it as yet, so it's not an urgent issue. I expect NVIDIA will get their act together and fix it sooner or later (probably later ).
Yeah, I got that warning too with 331.20. But since the driver installed successfully, and I hadn't a clue what effect it would have, I decided to ignore it 'til something nasty happened. Nothing has...yet. Touch wood with fingers crossed.
 
Old 11-10-2013, 11:32 AM   #93
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Yeah, I got that warning too with 331.20. But since the driver installed successfully, and I hadn't a clue what effect it would have, I decided to ignore it 'til something nasty happened. Nothing has...yet. Touch wood with fingers crossed.
How long does it take for your shutdown from X? My machine used to take about 10 seconds to get to tty1, now it takes about 2 seconds. I'm running multi-lib, that might make a difference.

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Old 11-10-2013, 12:20 PM   #94
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No noticeable difference from what it was with 14.0. I had multilib with 14.0, but haven't made my mind up yet: pure 64-bit or multilib, with 14.1.
P.S.
My graphics card is a GTS 450.

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Old 11-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #95
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Yeah, I got that warning too with 331.20. But since the driver installed successfully, and I hadn't a clue what effect it would have, I decided to ignore it 'til something nasty happened. Nothing has...yet. Touch wood with fingers crossed.
I'd suggest to avoid 331.20 anyway because it masks out SIGINT by default for X applications (the previous 319.60 sets the default signal mask to block both SIGHUP and SIGINT).

The last working versions of the NVidia driver are 319.49 of the long life and 325.15 of the short life branch.

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Old 11-10-2013, 09:59 PM   #96
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Cool, and thanks for the release alert!

I've always liked Slackware and might install it again after reading the following line found in the announcement:

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The x86_64 version of Slackware also adds support for installing and booting on systems running UEFI firmware.
 
Old 11-11-2013, 03:50 AM   #97
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I'd suggest to avoid 331.20 anyway because it masks out SIGINT by default for X applications (the previous 319.60 sets the default signal mask to block both SIGHUP and SIGINT).

The last working versions of the NVidia driver are 319.49 of the long life and 325.15 of the short life branch.
Thanks, guanx. I'll get rid of 331.20 and install 319.49. I suppose I should reinstall mesa using slackpkg to restore that deleted file?
EDIT
Didn't need to reinstall mesa to get libEGL.la back. Installing 319.49 removed 331.20 and restored libEGL.la.

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Old 11-11-2013, 04:48 AM   #98
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Just spotted that the Slackware website Changelogs for the stable release are still pointing the "x86_64" and "arm" versions at 14.0.

NB This is only the web page version not the ftp link.
Thanks - I've told Pat.
 
Old 11-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #99
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Big thanks to Pat and the crew. I installed 14.1 on my Lenovo R61 Thinkpad laptop the day it was released and everything just works. Beautiful perfection! The quickest and easiest install of Slackware I have done yet. Slackware Rocks!
 
Old 11-11-2013, 09:23 AM   #100
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I'd suggest to avoid 331.20 anyway because it masks out SIGINT by default for X applications (the previous 319.60 sets the default signal mask to block both SIGHUP and SIGINT).

The last working versions of the NVidia driver are 319.49 of the long life and 325.15 of the short life branch.
On my box pkill -HUP glxgears, pkill -SIGINT glxgears both seem to work as expected with 331.20, as do the traditional X11 apps I tried it on such as xclock. Also, ctrl-c in xterm seems to do exactly what it is expected to.

What is it you are seeing?
 
Old 11-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #101
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On my box pkill -HUP glxgears, pkill -SIGINT glxgears both seem to work as expected with 331.20, as do the traditional X11 apps I tried it on such as xclock. Also, ctrl-c in xterm seems to do exactly what it is expected to.

What is it you are seeing?
I see "screen" not detaching (SIGHUP blocked) and ^C doesn't work in shell (SIGINT blocked) sometimes. This is ~90% reproducible with 319.60 and 40% reproducible with 331.20 on my computer. Your machine may well be lucky to not trigger this bug. Check that the following program returns true --
Code:
#include <signal.h>

int main()
{
    return siggetmask();
}
 
Old 11-11-2013, 11:09 AM   #102
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It always returns 0. Tried it both in my normal session, started by xdm, and with a simple xinit /usr/bin/xterm from runlevel 3.
I don't install kde so I can't test that or kdm.
 
Old 11-11-2013, 09:58 PM   #103
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So far so good. My T510 Thinkpad is running Slackware 14.1 like a champ. None of the problems it exhibited under 14.0 are showing up. It's nice to finally upgrade from 13.1!
 
Old 11-12-2013, 05:17 AM   #104
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thanks for slackware 14.1, upgraded yesterday (It took half a day - didnt expect that lol), all works well, no problem so far (but a tiny thing about my 8168 nic.. but i have the orginal 8168 driver so if i need it i can fix it, no worrys there ).
 
Old 11-12-2013, 05:25 AM   #105
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upgraded yesterday (It took half a day - didnt expect that lol)
What took all the time?
 
  


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