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Old 05-18-2007, 04:55 PM   #1
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Upgrade 10.2 or Install 11 Fresh?


Haven't configured V10.2 since I installed it and since I will have to go through all the kernel building and configuring maybe easier to install slackware11 and have latest 2.6 kernel source on disk.
Only question is latest Xfree86, not included in Slackware11 downloads
 
Old 05-18-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
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In my own personal experience, upgrades are a bit buggy. I would recommend a fresh install using the huge26.s kernel in Slack 11. Also, Slack 11 does not use Xfree86. It uses Xorg.

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Old 05-18-2007, 05:12 PM   #3
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xfree86 was replaced by x.org.

be sure to read CHANGES_AND_HINTS and UPGRADE !
basically it boils down to upgrading glibc, slackpkg , >slackpkg upgrade-all ; slackpkg install-new ; slackpkg upgrade-all
 
Old 05-18-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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I've always found a fresh install to be the way to go.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 08:54 PM   #5
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Agreed - fresh install is less trouble than trying to upgrade, at least in my experience.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 09:13 PM   #6
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I'll also put in my vote for a clean install of 11.0. I'm running 11, the 2.6.18 kernel, the JFS, and I am very happy. Everything works flawlessly.
 
Old 05-18-2007, 11:42 PM   #7
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Download from Torrent Ques.

Downloaded the Torrent Downloader and wound up with three installers, BitTorrent, BitTorrent DNA? And something else that in properties was described as win95 and NT...I deleted that, if I need it i can downloaded again. So I hav a shortcut on desktop and
BitTorrent-5.0.7.dna.0.exe which i think is the installer and can i delete it?
2nd Question as I downloaded 3 Install ISOs do I need all the other 3 source ISOs for 2.6 kernel? Torrent download page has no info regarding content other than install and source? Thanks
 
Old 05-18-2007, 11:47 PM   #8
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2nd Question as I downloaded 3 Install ISOs do I need all the other 3 source ISOs for 2.6 kernel? Torrent download page has no info regarding content other than install and source? Thanks
It depends on which 2.6x kernel you wish to use. If you want to use the huge kernel (2.6.17.13) then all you need is the first two install CDs. If you want to use 2.6.18 kernel then you'll need the first, second, and fourth CD for your kernel modules.

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Old 05-19-2007, 02:20 AM   #9
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+1 for clean install
 
Old 05-19-2007, 02:44 AM   #10
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Do KVM switches work w/slackware11?

Will download disk4 now... thanks again BTW
1)Is Slackware11functional w/ USB cordless keyboard & Mouse? 2) Will a USB Micro KVM Switch w/cables work with Slackware 11?
3) Anyone still using XFree86 in Slackware? Wonder why it was discontinued? What is the desktop of choice for Slackware11? lol Any recommendations?
 
Old 05-19-2007, 11:14 AM   #11
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Will download disk4 now... thanks again BTW
1)Is Slackware11functional w/ USB cordless keyboard & Mouse? 2) Will a USB Micro KVM Switch w/cables work with Slackware 11?
3) Anyone still using XFree86 in Slackware? Wonder why it was discontinued? What is the desktop of choice for Slackware11? lol Any recommendations?
Xorg is now used in Slackware; I'm happy with it.
You can use whatever desktop you like in Slackware. KDE requires more system resources to run, but it has many good features. I am currently using XFce4 on Slackware 11. XFce is a light and fast desktop which has good functionality. Try out several desktops and see what you like:-)
 
Old 05-19-2007, 12:49 PM   #12
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Fresh install is faster, safer and probably more stable unless you know exactly what is on your computer, etc.

On the other hand, upgrading is a great thing to try, not difficult, and will teach you about your system and Slackware. I haven't had many problems myself when upgrading. (Just the fact that you can actually do an upgrading following some simple instructions is in itself pretty impressive.)

Brian
 
Old 05-19-2007, 03:24 PM   #13
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I Have XFCE on 10.2

I like XFCE. Already downloaded Slackware11 and source for 2.6.18 better I start all over and make notes to keep somewhere I can find. ***Also does Slackware11 support Micro KVM Switch & Cables for USB cordless keyboard and mouse? Really like cordless desktop.
 
Old 05-19-2007, 04:58 PM   #14
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Sorry - misread the first post and don't know how to retract my reply.

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Old 05-19-2007, 05:14 PM   #15
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OK... What about the cordless kbd+mouse and usb KVM?

Anyone using usb Micro KVM with cordless Kbd&Mouse?
FYI Update using kvm switch between dual boot box running slackware12 and winXP using logitech cordless Kbd&mouse for mac and it works fine.

Last edited by NightSky; 09-03-2007 at 01:52 AM. Reason: Update info for usrs browsing
 
  


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