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Old 05-07-2004, 10:31 AM   #1
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Acer Aspire 1350 laptop, need help with slack

hi people, (me noob)

i tryed Rat Hat recently on my laptop which worked fine but i was not impressed by it. I want to give slack a try and somehow i am really looking forward to it.

any idea which will be the best kernel to use for an acer aspire 1350 laptop, or are there any custom kernals you can suggest?

thanks in advance


Last edited by marlor; 05-07-2004 at 10:33 AM.
Old 05-07-2004, 03:56 PM   #2
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For all intesive purposes there's no reason for an "average" user to EVER compile a kernel. Use the bare.i or the one w./ acpi off the install cd and you'll be fine. Slackware just works.
Old 05-07-2004, 04:09 PM   #3
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This laptop is mentioned in the HCL.

Any kernel can be customised however you want. You should get the latest 2.4.* or latest 2.6* kernel, and configure them to your requirements.

Sometimes there are laptop specific things not in the default kernel in your distribution, such as PCMCIA support, APM, ACPI, etc. Plus you might want to patch the kernel with supermount, bootsplash, some driver for non-standard hardware, etc. Although you probably don't need to compile your own kernel, it is not really that difficult if you have some patience and are prepared to do some reading/learning.

Important: Don't delete your old one, in case you forget to enable something important which stops your system booting.

If you keep your old kernel, you can always go back to how it was before you messed it up . I always forget something!

Make sure your read a Kernel HOWTO before you start.


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