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joker20 09-17-2004 05:04 PM

New mobo, cpu, ram
so i just upgraded my computer FINALLY!!! after 3 years of using the same cpu...i know, i should be shot for that, im getting rid of at 600mhz p3, but believe it or not, my box is more stable than anynoe i ahve seen w/ newer stuff, it runs so much better than most...i think its cuz i maintain it very well

anyways, onto my question: i just installed slackware 10 a few days ago and im getting ready to put in a gigabyte mobo w/ an athlonxp 2200, and pc2700 ddr ram

when i install this new hardware, what goes along the lines as slackware recognizing it?, am i gonna have to recompile the kernel, change some settings or (and i pray) will it be plug n play

187807 09-17-2004 05:08 PM

If you are using the default kernel which was installed when you installed Slackware then you should at least be able to start the machine up without issue (with the new components).

You may want to look into recompiling your kernel once you ensure that it is working okay. By doing this you can select particular chipset options, etc. which may make your machine operate more efficiently.

joker20 09-17-2004 05:10 PM

thats what i wanted to see, thanks for the help

carboncopy 09-17-2004 09:32 PM

That is the beauty of Linux (Slackware). You just need to plug in the harddisk and it works without a fuss. Unlike Windoze, it will be screaming, new hardware found. (even though you just switch the order of the PCI cards.

marsques 09-18-2004 06:41 AM

or you could boot with a live distro such as knoppix.... and take it from there...

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