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dazzlehank 01-09-2004 01:57 PM

New version of slack?
 
Greeting fellow slackers.

I was just wandering about if anybody know when the next release of Slackware is scheduled?

Tinkster 01-09-2004 02:14 PM

Ho-humm ... what's the haste about,
young hobbit? :D



Cheers,
Tink

bb_matt 01-09-2004 02:17 PM

heck, a new version ?

Slackware 9.1 has far more up to date software than a lot of distributions out there !

Heck, just whap in the latest 2.6 kernel, upgrade a few apps and your as up to date as you'll want to be :)

9.1 was only released 3 months ago :)

dazzlehank 01-09-2004 02:18 PM

Hehe haste? Who me?
Just that i would like to get my hardware decent supported by the kernel and base system.

bb_matt 01-09-2004 02:20 PM

What hardware do you have that's not supported ?

Tinkster 01-09-2004 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by dazzlehank
Hehe haste? Who me?
Just that i would like to get my hardware decent supported by the kernel and base system.

As you already point out, hardware is a kernel-thing.
Just upgrade you kernel. :) I'm still on Slack 8.1, for
goodness sake, and not planning to move ahead any
time soon (individual security-fixes, OK, but not the
system as such :}) ...


Cheers,
Tink

Whitehat 01-09-2004 02:49 PM

Just run Slackware 9.1 like I do, install Swaret, upgrade all your apps. Throw the new 2.6 kernel on, upgrade some more apps, and alsa stuff. BAMMM....you're all set ;)

www.swaret.org

Peace,
Whitehat :)

dazzlehank 01-09-2004 03:13 PM

Thanks alot!

I'm compiling the 2.4.24 kernel and alsa modules now.
Hoping that my Sound Blaster will come to life without static noise, and my new sata drive will apear :-)



In the meanwhile iøm loking at that swaret site. Thanks again!

J.W. 01-10-2004 01:46 AM

Also check out Dropline http://www.dropline.net/gnome/download.php for up-to-the-minute updates to your desktop packages. -- J.W.

Tinkster 01-10-2004 01:51 PM

Gnome ... shivers :}

/me runs & hides


Cheers,
Tink

thegeekster 01-11-2004 01:27 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Tinkster
Gnome ... shivers :}

* Tinkster runs & hides


Cheers,
Tink

LOL............Me, too ;)

dazzlehank 01-11-2004 05:31 AM

By the way, how does one adjust the hdparm parameters, so that it starts at every boot?

320mb 01-11-2004 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by dazzlehank
By the way, how does one adjust the hdparm parameters, so that it starts at every boot?
put the parameters in /etc/rc.d/rc.local

trickykid 01-11-2004 11:03 AM

dazzlehank,

Just a FYI, when asking these types of questions about version releasing, no one is really going to know for sure as opensource type projects go thru a lot of testing, etc. Patrick at the last second could hold off when creating a newer release due to bugs, security, etc. So in the end, no one knows til its actually released. Even Patrick himself who creates Slackware says he doesn't know for sure on each release. He'd rather spend the time creating a solid bug free distro instead of trying to make some deadline he created in his head and told the mass public.

Regards.


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