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Old 09-30-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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Will Slackware 14 support AMD's Trinity APU?


The soon-to-be-released Trinity APU is supported in the linux 2.4 kernel. Slackware 14 is using the 3.2.29 kernel. I'm looking to upgrade my system. Will the Trinity work with Slack 14?

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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Trinity will work with Slack 14 after a bit of work.

It's true that Slackware includes a 3.2 kernel and Trinity APU support needs a 3.4 kernel. However, Slackware 14 provides configuration files for kernel versions 3.4.11, 3.5.4, and 3.6-rc4 in /testing to make it very easy to build a newer kernel and upgrade to it.

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Old 09-30-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thank you.

What's involved in compiling/configuring a new kernel? (I am not a whiz at this stuff)
 
Old 09-30-2012, 12:25 PM   #4
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Here's the definitive guide for Slackware
http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kernelbuilding
 
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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Thanks for this.
 
  


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