Thanks, will go try now. Thanks Didier.
[EDIT]Nope, did not work, it booted to loading the devtemp fs and just stopped. I still think it is graphics holding it back, just not sure. My laptop with ATI installed and was up in less than 40 minutes, updates and all
[EDIT 2] Yes, it worked. Silly me. I entered vga=normal nomodeset and all booted. Blacklisted Nouveau using /extra and then installed nVidia and all is well again in my Slack-world. whew...
Thanks for the help again, Didier. I have added more notes to my journal of Slackware knowledge.