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Old 12-10-2003, 11:08 PM   #1
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Question Should I upgrade from 8.0 to 9.1 or patch? for better sound support ETC.

I've been using linux for about 5 years now and keep coming back to Slackware.
I get new distros and install them.
Never tried a patch or kernel upgrade.
I want to set up a multi-track recording system like the one I use in crash prone windoze. Ardour looks good but requires 2.4 kernel and ALSA.
Should I go to 9.1 or spiff up my existing 8.0 Slackware?
Any thoughts on this would be great.
Thanks, in advance, James
Old 12-11-2003, 12:19 AM   #2
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Definately upgrade. 9.1 is rock solid and supports ALSA and the 2.4 kernel. Also it's 2.6 kernel ready. Also, 8.0 uses an older package naming scheme so 8.0 won't really work with today's package. I suggest backing up your important stuff, going for a full install of 9.1, and working from there. Good luck!


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