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Old 05-29-2005, 09:25 AM   #1
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updating to 2.6


OK I have installed Slackware 10.1 with the 2.4 kernel and i now want to upgrade in order to gain support for my wireless card. Can someone provide me with a walkthrough or a link to a guide that will tell me how to upgrade?thanks
 
Old 05-29-2005, 09:31 AM   #2
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Look at the thread "This is how I do it all" by shilo.
Another thing to do is do a google search for "compile 2.6 kernel slackware" (Or something like that).
And if you download and untar the version you want to compile, there is a file called 'README' that gives you the basics.
There are a lot of them out there, you just need to look for them.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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or you can follow instruction in the Slackware CD2

/testing/packages/linux-2.6.10/README.initrd
 
Old 05-29-2005, 09:40 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ!

Download the latest source from http://kernel.org to somewhere under your
/home directory. Unpack the source and read ./linux-2.6.11.11/README and
build it the way Linus says to do so. There is a good guide located here > http://www.linuxtux.org/~juhl/2.6-kernel-build.txt

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 05-29-2005 at 10:14 AM.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 10:06 AM   #5
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I've a modified version of DaOne's kernel guide, which worked for me and 6 others that confirmed to me.

http://xushi.co.uk/guides/kernel.php

Its more or less the same, but with more explanations and step by step guides, to make you understand each step.. See if you like it.
 
Old 05-29-2005, 04:48 PM   #6
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I support nazmin's approach. If you don't need a special configuration for your kernel the easiest way to go is to install the binaries from /testing along with the accompanying packages for ALSA.

However, I am not sure, if the default kernel supports WLAN. Check this first. If you don't need to compile your own kernel, it's normally not worth the effort.

gargamel
 
Old 05-29-2005, 06:20 PM   #7
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Why can't you use your wireless card under 2.4.29?
 
  


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