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Well the dust is on the ground now! Or is that pants on the ground? General Larry Lee has to be a newbie wanna be Slacker!
I've noticed a lot of problems with users defaulting to the 'huge' installer kernel. A big problem is that most users do default to the 'huge' kernel when PV & Team suggestion is to use the 'generic' kernel for daily use with a initrd. Which if the user reads the suggested file '/boot/README.initrd' to know how to implement thus having a bootable system. I could continue with examples but it would be better for everyone that is interested to peruse the Slackware Forum.
Lot of these issues can be prevented if the new user or users would just read the docs 'CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT' and other associative text files available with content that will provide necessary information or leads to solution(s).
: If you have already done the install and wish to switch to the 'generic' kernel then the script '/usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh' would be a way of generating the initrd information. I still recommend that you should read the file '/boot/README.initrd' to get some useful information. Of course if your curious then look at the '/usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh' script. Alien_Bob comments his work very well.
Or use '/usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh --longhelp' to get some useful information. [/edit]
Last edited by onebuck; 06-15-2010 at 03:27 PM.
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excerpt from '-current';
Sat Jun 19 00:59:41 UTC 2010
Added btrfs-convert. Thanks to mancha.
Fri Jun 18 18:12:04 UTC 2010
Patched alsaconf to generate /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf.
Thanks to Alan Hicks.
Patched xinitrc.kde to launch with ck-launch-session only if the
DESKTOP_SESSION variable is empty. This fixes a bug where a ck-aware
login manager such as KDM may have already launched a ConsoleKit
session, causing the xinitrc to launch another one and marking the
first one inactive. This can lead to auth failures.
Thanks to Robby Workman.
Patched xinitrc.xfce to launch with ck-launch-session only if the
DESKTOP_SESSION variable is empty. Thanks to Robby Workman.
I did notice a contribution to '-current' by Alan Hicks. Wonder what the status of the new Slackbook is? Still checking on that.
It's Friday, hot outside and the beer is getting cold for tonight. No major issues with Stable. The Slackware forum is slow so things must be good to go for the Slack community.
Onward Slackware Soldiers...
If you really want to understand Slackware then I suggest that you investigate by looking at 'Anatomy of the Linux kernel'. Excellent 'History and architectural decomposition' from IBM that will provide some insight and understanding for the Linux kernel. This site and composition has some excellent resources along with useful links to enhance your Slackware experience;
I have stated this many times but think it's to the users advantage to be on the mailing list(s) for Slackware. That way you can make the decision whether or not to make changes to the system to insure things are secure.
I got a congrats from LQ and a bazillion other sites too.
But this year was especially significant I spent most of the day informing people that on this particular birthday of mine, The Roman Empire fell exactly one thousand, six hundred years ago.
Wow. Let's hear it for Alaric and his merry band of Goths!
Happy belated birthday!
I know what my parents were doing so many years ago one winter night.
On my birthday, pretty normal day here on the farm. Cool day to move hay yesterday. Then share cake & ice cream with the family later in the evening. Of course, my beer while mowing the front pasture parameter. Waved to the locals as they passed . Nice cold beer goes down so easily. I've got to get that cooler mounted on the tractor so I don't have to get off to get one.