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Old 03-07-2018, 05:24 PM   #31
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Hi,

That's not a problem. Do that all the time with Fedora. :-)



Sounds like fun. I have not attempted such a thing before. (only once with a pkg, never with the kernel) Is there a good primer for bassmadrigal's suggestion? I'm not worried about breaking things. That's what these distros on this machine are for. I take it I'd have to reinstall 14.2_stable as a first step.
I was worried that by using the unstable/development Slackware -current your new Slackware experience might end up in frustration and that shouldn't be the case, since Slackware is a stable and wonderful distro.
If you are just learning Slackware & playing around with it, then your actual -current installation should be fine, and you have access to all the new packages/developments, but if you look for stability then installing Slackware 14.2 (stable) and the actual kernel from Slackware -current to suit your new HW, might be the way to go.
You'll need to backup your actual configuration/notes (at least the network part you struggled with), install Slackware 14.2 clean and follow bassmadrigal's advice to install the kernel from Slackware -current.
You can pick the kernel packages (you don't really need the sources) from here:
https://mirror.de.leaseweb.net/slack...slackware64/a/
And if supposedly you're using lilo to boot (I'm still a lilo user), then get some introduction about it here:
https://docs.slackware.com/slackbook:booting#lilo
And from here an example about the entries in /etc/lilo.conf booting different kernels:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...3/#post2207242
I'd suggest using this multiple kernels scenario first, just to make sure you still have the alternative to boot the default kernel in case you messed something up with the new -current kernel installation.
Don't forget to run lilo every time after modifying /etc/lilo.conf and bassmadrigal's advice about update-pciids after your first boot with the new kernel (it'll need a reboot after that).
 
Old 03-09-2018, 09:14 PM   #32
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If you are just learning Slackware & playing around with it, then your actual -current installation should be fine, and you have access to all the new packages/developments, but if you look for stability then installing Slackware 14.2 (stable) and the actual kernel from Slackware -current to suit your new HW, might be the way to go.
You'll need to backup your actual configuration/notes (at least the network part you struggled with), install Slackware 14.2 clean and follow bassmadrigal's advice to install the kernel from Slackware -current.
Thx to you and bassmadrigal for your time in helping me with this.

I installed Slackware stable onto another partition and designated Slackware current's home partition as it's /home location. I downloaded the pkgs while running Slack current and then rebooted into Stable and installed said pkgs. After reboot, the WiFi and Ethernet devices were recognized. Running update-pciids updated the hw devices so that running lspci gave the following:

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bash-4.3# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 08)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Skylake GT2 [HD Graphics 520] (rev 07)
00:04.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor Thermal Subsystem (rev 08)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (rev 21)
00:14.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Thermal subsystem (rev 21)
00:15.0 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #0 (rev 21)
00:15.1 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #1 (rev 21)
00:15.2 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP Serial IO I2C Controller #2 (rev 21)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP CSME HECI #1 (rev 21)
00:16.3 Serial controller: Intel Corporation Device 9d3d (rev 21)
00:17.0 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] (rev 21)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #1 (rev f1)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev f1)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev f1)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 21)
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP PMC (rev 21)
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21)
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP SMBus (rev 21)
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (4) I219-LM (rev 21)
01:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS525A PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 8265 / 8275 (rev 78)
bash-4.3#
I ran wpa_supplicant to configure wifi and gained access. Posting this from the Slackware Stable install using the current Kernel.

Thx again. fun stuff.
 
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