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Distribution: Windows 8.1. Attempting to get Slack 14.1 working.
Slackware on a netbook?
Hey all, I am a long time Slackware user, who for the last year or so has been using Ubuntu because I have pretty much been forced to. I have been itching to get myself back into the Slack OS, as I much prefer it over Ubuntu. However, the only computer I have right now is a Lenovo S10 netbook. I was curious if anyone else is running Slackware on these types of computers? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Looks like that Lenovo S10 has almost identical specs to the Asus EEEpc 1000H which I am using right now to type this reply. And it is running slackware-current with no issues at all (all hardware supported out of the box).
I just got a new eeepc 1000he that I am going to put slackware -current on. My only concern is that, unlike other 1000he's, this one has a Ralink RT2860 card. I *think* these drivers were mainlined with the 2.6.29 kernel, which -current uses, but I am not entirely positive. Otherwise, I'll have to navigate the horrendous Ralink website and download/compile the drivers manually.
The Slackware 2.6.29.x kernel of slackware-current has support for the rt2860. It was actually the reason why there were two builds of the 188.8.131.52 kernel, because I found out that the rt2860 did not get built the first time :-)
I use this module on my Eeepc 1000H.
Does anyone have any experience with Slack on "the original netbook"**, an eeepc 701? I've been playing around with various distros on it - the stock Xandros, Puppy, and currently eeeubuntu nbr - but I'd really like to stop with the distro roulette.
[** yes, I know, the original netbook was the Libretto. I'm referring to the modern incarnation.]
Does anyone have any experience with Slack on "the original netbook"**, an eeepc 701?
Slackware 12.2 and a custom 2.6.29 kernel works fine on my 701. The install is straightforward using the usbboot.img with the Slackware disk sets on another USB drive. I used some of the ACPI scripts from slackeee.strangled.net. The webcam was the biggest hassle but I only got it working as an exercise -- I wouldn't bother with it in future.