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Old 05-29-2005, 10:25 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, 10:31 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, 10:39 AM   #3
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or you can follow instruction in the Slackware CD2

Old 05-29-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ!

Download the latest source from to somewhere under your
/home directory. Unpack the source and read ./linux- and
build it the way Linus says to do so. There is a good guide located here >

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 05-29-2005 at 11:14 AM.
Old 05-29-2005, 11:06 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.

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, 05:48 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.

Old 05-29-2005, 07:20 PM   #7
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Why can't you use your wireless card under 2.4.29?


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