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Old 05-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #16
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Distribution: Fedora 18, Slackware64 13.37, Windows 7/8
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Originally Posted by Tracy Tiger View Post
I should mention that my three new Asus boards are not yet in production. I'm still fiddling with the recipe to run the equipment in a production environment. So I did not just upgrade. I've reloaded the OS from scratch many times and had no previous settings to preserve. So please don't take my previous post to mean you can just upgrade to current without impacting things.

I had much more severe issues than you. The i915 driver would not actually run without acpi and the system wouldn't boot without acpi turned off. I gradually worked my way up to moving the system to -current and replacing the kernel before I saw results.

Martinus2u suggestion is not a bad one. I considered it a few weeks ago and in my exploration I made a weak attempt at updating files from the site but I was confused how the pieces fit together and lacked the knowledge to make it work properly.

TobiSGD gave me the same advice Mr. Volkerding just gave you. It sounds like the lowest risk first step before you try riskier alternatives.

How many times do we read on this forum that a member spent a lot of time trying to solve a problem and was only able to finally solve the problem when they reloaded the software. Just a thought unpleasant as it may be.
I've got a 3 day weekend (because I'm a veteran) and I'm feeling particularly brave. I think I'll clonezilla the disk tonight and then I'll upgrade to -current just to see. If it doesn't work or I make a critical failure of myself then I'll just restore the clone and try some of the suggestions above.

I'm gonna leave the thread open until I can verify that -current doesn't suffer from the FF lockups the way 13.37 stable does on this machine.
Old 05-28-2012, 08:57 PM   #17
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Unfortunately upgrading to -current went very, very badly and caused a whole host of new problems. Ultimately, I decided to not re-load my slackware CloneZilla image and instead I installed OpenSuse 12.1. Again, I'm immensely grateful for all the help I got here on the slack boards but at the end of the day I just don't think slackware is worth the trouble (at least not on an brand new everyday use laptop).

If nothing else, Slackware re-introduced me to KDE (which I haven't used since 1999) which further led me to opensuse.


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