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Old 12-08-2009, 06:56 AM   #91
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Easier kernel configuration with 2.6.32


Hi,

'Release notes for Linux-2.6.32 @ kernelnewbies.org' plus the Slackware_LQ post: Easier kernel configuration with 2.6.32 .

I started playing with the 2.6.32 kernel a short while back to hopefully get the driver for my Dell laptop's video working. Still working on that and it is another post.

The use of the new kernel mods to allow the use of 'make localmodconfig' will aid those that want a easier method of kernel builds for their Slackware install.

There are too many improvements to list here so I suggest that you look at 'Linux 2 6 32';

Quote:
Linux 2.6.32 has been released on December 3rd 2009.

Summary: This version adds virtualization memory de-duplicacion, a rewrite of the writeback code which provides noticeable performance speedups, many important Btrfs improvements and speedups, ATI R600/R700 3D and KMS support and other graphic improvements, a CFQ low latency mode, tracing improvements including a "perf timechart" tool that tries to be a better bootchart, soft limits in the memory controller, support for the S+Core architecture, support for Intel Moorestown and its new firmware interface, run time power management support, and many other improvements and new drivers.
 
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:40 AM   #92
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Hi,

Happy New Year!

'Slackware (official) packages search site' has a FireFox Pluggin to aid you in finding that special package. Looks good & works.

 
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Old 01-08-2010, 07:37 AM   #93
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Hi,

'Post 13.0 switch from hd* --> sd* in -current with 2.6.32+' is a FYI that everyone that is running '-current' should read . Plus from '-current changelog';

Quote:
from '-current changelog';

Mon Jan 4 21:43:02 UTC 2010
New kernels... and this deserves a mention/warning: the last bits of the
"old" IDE/ATA system have been removed now. Everything should be using
the libata based drivers now, so if you have any drives that are currently
running as /dev/hda, /dev/hdb, etc., when you reboot with these kernels all
drives will be renamed as /dev/sda, /dev/sdb, etc. If you had any /dev/sd*
already, they might get renamed. Adjustments may be required in
/etc/lilo.conf, /etc/fstab, the initrd, and elsewhere. Good luck!
Be sure to read the HOWTO 'libata_switchover' by rworkman if you plan on using the updated kernel from '-current'.

 
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:21 PM   #94
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Hi,

I've been working on my laptop to get things ready for the new Slackware 13.x release. 'Slackware x86_64 '-current' FireFox & Thunderbird issues with linking' post can be helpful to some who have the same issue.

Looking forward to the new Slackware Stable release. 'Slackware -current' is really fine & fast. It won't be to long now.



EDIT: Side Note; Akonadi can be a real pain. Look at 'Akonadi is "getting into my nerve".... ' to get some quick relief.

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Old 02-03-2010, 02:35 PM   #95
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Hi,

Heads UP; wicd-1.7.0;

Quote:
excerpt from wicd-1.7.0;

Major Changes:
- Connection information is available by right clicking the tray icon
- Can set the hostname per network for all DHCP clients
- urwid 0.9.9 is now supported
- Added wicd-cli, a command line interface for use in scripts
- Global scripts are now passed parameters specifying the network

Minor Changes:
- Support for only displaying notifications using -o to wicd-client
- Reconnecting now works when measuring signal strength in dBm
- ESSIDs made of numbers now work properly
- All valid wpa_supplicant drivers are now displayed
- Wired network is now displayed while scanning wireless networks
- Added wicd-gtk, a command to always and only run the GTK UI
- Marked ioctl backend not supported
- Use dhcpcd-bin on Debian instead of dhcpcd script
From 'Slackware64 -current /extra/wicd-1.7.0' and 'slackware -current/extra/wicd-1.7.0'. For those of you that are still experiencing some issues with wicd.

 
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:44 PM   #96
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Hi,

I suggest that a Slackware user should subscribe to the Slackware Linux Security list by contacting majordomo@slackware.com;

Quote:
excerpt from Slackware Linux Project Mailing Lists

We have several mailing lists, check the instructions for how to subscribe.

To subscribe to a mailing list, email:

majordomo@slackware.com.

with the phrase "subscribe [name of list]" in the body of the email. The list choices are described below (use one the names below for the name of the list).

slackware-announce <- name of list

The slackware-announce mailing list is for announcements of new versions, major updates and other general information. It is a low traffic, moderated list.

slackware-security <- name of list

The slackware-security mailing list is for announcements relating to security issues. Any exploits or other vulnerabilities pertaining to Slackware will get posted to this list.
 
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:32 AM   #97
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Thank, onebuck!
 
Old 02-10-2010, 07:56 AM   #98
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Hi,

Alien Bob has provided;

Quote:
This is KDE 4.4.0 for Slackware.

You will need to run a *development* snapshot of Slackware (meaning,
slackware-current of around 01-feb-2010 or newer). These packages do
*not* work on Slackware 13.0.
KDE 4.4 has different requirements from KDE 4.3 or 4.2. You will have to upgrade
several non-KDE Slackware packages as well as add some new packages.

Slackware 32-bit:
* All of the dependencies that you need are in the "x86/deps" directory.
* All KDE packages can be found in "x86/kde".

Slackware 64-bit:
* All of the dependencies that you need are in the "x86_64/deps" directory.
* All KDE packages can be found in "x86_64/kde".

Slackware 32-bit as well as 64-bit:
* KDE localizations (language packs) are available in "x86_64/kdei". You only
need one package (for your own language)

Below are the three steps you take to upgrade to KDE 4.4.0. It will bring
you KDE4 even if you did not have it installed before.

I assume your current directory is where you found this README.
From within this directory, you run the following commands as root.

On Slackware 32-bit:
# removepkg kdelibs-experimental
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/deps/*.t?z
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/kde/*.t?z

On Slackware 64-bit:
# removepkg kdelibs-experimental
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/deps/*.t?z
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/kde/*.t?z

NOTE:
=====

If you never installed one of the Betas or Release Candidates of KDE 4.4 , then
you can safely remove one package: virtuosoconverter is only needed if you
were using nepomuk desktop search before the final release of KDE 4.4.0

# removepkg virtuosoconverter

If you ran Betas or RC's of KDE 4.4 prior to upgrading to 4.4, then you will
notice that your nepomuk database will be converted from virtuoso v5 to v6,
the very first time you login to your 4.4 desktop.
This process will temporarily double the size of your nepomuk database (by
default, this size is 50 MB).
You can also decide to skip this conversion by deleting the database before
starting KDE (and then you can remove the virtuosoconverter package):

$ rm -r ~/.kde/share/apps/nepomuk/repository/*


===============================================================================
Eric Hameleers - alien at slackware dot com - 09-feb-2010
'KDE 4.4.0 packages and full instructions' for '-current'.

You might want to trail 'KDE 4.4.0 on Alien Bob's site' thread.

I smell a RC!

 
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:50 PM   #99
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Great sticky!

Yesterday i downloaded Slackware and i thought tomorrow i go install it.Made a usb boot image and today after work i first installed Ubuntu along with Xp over Mandriva on my internal hard drive.I did that because i had a nice Ubuntu install on an externel hard drive wich i could not acces anymore after the Mandriva install.Now everything was ok to get start with Slackware.

Then i tried to start the installation with no succes.Changed the bootsettings to usb and i got a disk error.It works when i unplug my external drive but that was the place i wanted Slackwares install.Tried several usb port combinations but with no succes.

Then after reading this sticky i got a new idea :-)
I leave my computer for what it is now.Its running very well with the Ubuntu on my external drive and im not in a hurry to install Slackware.My new goal is to use Slackware as my major distribution and get in on my internal drive installed.

To be honest i am at a point now i can setup Ubuntu and configure it the way i want it to be in just a few hours.On this i think its better to start with the beginning and go on from there.Not skip the boring parts anymore but just go for every part i have to learn.Thats why this sticky is so perfect with all the links.

Linux will be a part of me i hope :-)

No questions (i need to ask) so far.

muggie.
 
Old 02-14-2010, 08:31 AM   #100
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Glad this thread was of help.

Just a few links to aid you;

SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!

Be sure to drop by 'Slackware-Links' to get a lot more informational links.
 
Old 02-14-2010, 08:41 AM   #101
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Hi,

Alien Bob has done it again! Alien Bob's Blog entry.

'KDE 4.4.0 packages' for Slackware 13. Plus take a look at 'KDE 4.4.0 on Alien Bob's site' for additional information.

Everyone is having a tissy with Slackware.com being down. In case you need Alien Bob's Slackbuilds.

 
Old 02-15-2010, 07:38 AM   #102
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How do you get to be an certified slacktech is there any official affiliate or training program.
i live in sweden and am going to the computer fair in kista this week are any of you guys gonna be there.
 
Old 02-15-2010, 07:54 AM   #103
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Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by slackwaredanny View Post
How do you get to be an certified slacktech is there any official affiliate or training program.
i live in sweden and am going to the computer fair in kista this week are any of you guys gonna be there.
I'm not aware of a certification program for 'Slackware'. Loads of documentation that could be used to help oneself in learning GNU/Linux therefore Slackware.

Look at 'Slackware-Links' for additional links.

Just a few general links to aid you on the road to understanding;

SlackwareŽ Essentials
SlackwareŽ Basics
Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking
Virtualiation- Top 10


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 02-17-2010, 12:18 PM   #104
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Thanks!
 
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Hi,

After a month of no activity with the '-current changelog' some major rebuilding has occurred.

If you want to utilize x86_32 or x86_64 '-current' prepare yourself by looking at;

'CURRENT.WARNING'
'CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT'
'UPGRADE.TXT'
'README.initrd'
'Slackware-HOWTO'


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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