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Old 11-04-2018, 02:39 PM   #16
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How stable is -current?
I also need this computer for my work.
*shivers*
Very stable here, no issues.
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:41 PM   #17
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-current is not really my cup of tea...
I never thought I'd ever say this, but I'm thinking about putting another distro on it until Slackware reaches a new stable version.

Any suggestions?
I would suggest at least try updating the kernel. That will get you a more modern kernel that will properly support your hardware. Then if you still run into issues with your video, try compiling the latest version of xf86-video-intel (hopefully it doesn't require newer versions of other packages).

You could also give Slackware Live a shot. It is a live version of -current that you can run off your USB drive to see how well it works.
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:06 PM   #18
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We need more information about your card and associated drivers. Please provide the output of:
Code:
lspci -knn|grep -A3 VGA
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:50 PM   #19
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We need more information about your card and associated drivers. Please provide the output of:
Code:
lspci -knn|grep -A3 VGA
You'll have to wait a while, compiling a kernel right now (4.19.1).
 
Old 11-04-2018, 06:01 PM   #20
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You'll have to wait a while, compiling a kernel right now (4.19.1).
You'd have saved yourself some time just upgrading to the one now in current. It should work in 14.2
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:22 PM   #21
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Took me less than an hour. What a difference with the old days...
Code:
lspci -knn|grep -A3 VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8026:3e92]
             Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8694] 
00:14.0 USB Controller [0c031]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a36d] (rev 10)
             Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8694]
Gonna reboot now, fingers crossed.
 
Old 11-04-2018, 06:24 PM   #22
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It boots the old kernel, can't choose???
I worked from this:
https://blog.paranoidpenguin.net/201...ackware-linux/

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Old 11-04-2018, 06:26 PM   #23
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Is that all? We are missing some lines, I think. Here:
Code:
 root[/home/didier]# lspci -knn|grep -A3 VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Lenovo 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [17aa:21d1]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915
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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108GLM [Quadro 1000M] [10de:0dfa] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Lenovo GF108GLM [Quadro 1000M] [17aa:21d1]
    Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau
root[/home/didier]#
This should display four lines for each device and I see only two.
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:30 PM   #24
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No,that's it.
 
Old 11-04-2018, 06:31 PM   #25
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It boots the old kernel, can't choose???
I worked from this:
https://blog.paranoidpenguin.net/201...ackware-linux/
If you used elilo, you should run eliloconfig, but I'd rather use grub as it make easier to keep one entry for each kernel.

As root, type:
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
grub-install /dev/sda
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:36 PM   #26
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No,that's it.
Then your card would not be not supported at all but by a very generic driver, which look weird.

Are you using a kernel and modules as shipped by Slackware?

Then try this as root:
cd /etc/X11
cp xorg.conf-vesa xorg.conf

You will have a very limited display, but at least X should start.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 11-04-2018 at 06:41 PM. Reason: Typo fix
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:37 PM   #27
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It boots the old kernel, can't choose???
I worked from this:
https://blog.paranoidpenguin.net/201...ackware-linux/
i did:
Code:
cp /boot/vmlinuz-generic-4.4.14 /boot/efi/EFI/Slackware/
But when you install Slack, it's by default the huge kernel, right?
So, it should be:
Code:
cp /boot/vmlinuz-huge-4.4.14 /boot/efi/EFI/Slackware/
Right?
 
Old 11-04-2018, 06:39 PM   #28
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Then your card would not be not supported at all but by a very generic driver, which look weird.

Are you using a kernel and modules as shipped by Slackware?

Then try this as root:
cp /etc/X11
cp xorg.conf-vesa xorg.conf

You will have a very limited display, but at least X should start.
Code:
cp /etc/X11
Copy to where?
 
Old 11-04-2018, 06:39 PM   #29
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i did:
Code:
cp /boot/vmlinuz-generic-4.4.14 /boot/efi/EFI/Slackware/
But when you install Slack, it's by default the huge kernel, right?
So, it should be:
Code:
cp /boot/vmlinuz-huge-4.4.14 /boot/efi/EFI/Slackware/
Right?

The kernel name should match the name used in elilo.conf.
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:40 PM   #30
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Code:
cp /etc/X11
Copy to where?
Sorry, it was a typo, read:
cd /etc/X11
 
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