LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2010, 08:28 PM   #76
marnold
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 with AlienBob's KDE5
Posts: 277

Rep: Reputation: 39
Slackware64 13.1 First Impressions


Well, I decided to make the big leap from Slackware64 13.0 to 13.1, so I backed up my files and installed away. I usually dust my root partition and start from scratch. Now granted this is the second 64 bit version I've installed and heavens only know how many times I've installed Slackware, but everything worked really slick. Alien Bob's builds (vlc and vdpau) and multilib instructions and well as a couple of builds from Robby Workman (OpenOffice and apcupsd) made things even easier. I'm not sure why, but now a couple of DVDs that wouldn't play for me before now play nicely. X11 doesn't seem to have the corrupted title bar problem anymore.

The only problem I had is that Amarok would puke on startup. I decided to nuke my .kde directory and start over. The crashing went away. That seems to be worth the effort since the new Amarok is finally almost as good as Amarok 1.4 was.

Next week, my old Athlon box gets the Slackware 13.1 (32bit) treatment. Kudos to everyone who made this release a reality!

Last edited by marnold; 05-29-2010 at 09:06 AM.
 
Click here to see the post LQ members have rated as the most helpful post in this thread.
Old 05-28-2010, 08:37 PM   #77
sycamorex
LQ Veteran
 
Registered: Nov 2005
Location: London
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 5,836
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1233Reputation: 1233Reputation: 1233Reputation: 1233Reputation: 1233Reputation: 1233Reputation: 1233Reputation: 1233Reputation: 1233
There's already a thread like that:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ssions-810094/

no need for another one.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 08:54 PM   #78
GazL
LQ Guru
 
Registered: May 2008
Distribution: CRUX
Posts: 5,548
Blog Entries: 14

Rep: Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394Reputation: 3394
Quote:
Originally Posted by marnold View Post
Well, I decided to make the big leap to Slackware64 13.0 from 13.1,
Oh, you're going the other way to everyone else then!
 
Old 05-28-2010, 09:12 PM   #79
marnold
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 with AlienBob's KDE5
Posts: 277

Rep: Reputation: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by sycamorex View Post
There's already a thread like that:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ssions-810094/

no need for another one.
Hmmm. Can't believe I missed that one, although it had gotten rather noisy. Mods feel free to nuke this thread since I can't seem to do it myself.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 09:21 PM   #80
amishtechie
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2004
Distribution: Pop OS
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 17
All I can say is

Wow. This is perfect...

After I installed the latest release it made me think about the first time I installed Slackware which was when I began using Linux. My brother was visiting and was sitting beside me while I installed the latest release of Slackware which was 9.1. After I rebooted I had no clue what to do. He said " Oh shit! This is Unix! I use this at work. Let me see..." I logged in and he played for a bit. While I was concerned about the lack of a windowing environment he said not to worry. It was just a setting that I had to configure. The next day I had figured it out and have been using it ever since.
 
Old 05-28-2010, 10:49 PM   #81
afreitascs
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 443

Rep: Reputation: 30
I was using Slack13.0, so I decided to use the current. My first impressions,really was, then, with the Slack13.1b which, we saw very few days after it transformed the
stable Slack13.1 ... Very good! everything works fine ...
In Slack13.1b was having trouble with my printer, but soon corrected.

Only one small issue ... The next will be the Slack13.2 or Slack14.0?? That is the question!
just kidding ...

Thanks to all developers! :-)
 
Old 05-29-2010, 03:59 AM   #82
samac
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Westray, Orkney
Distribution: Linux Mint 17.1
Posts: 1,424

Rep: Reputation: 138Reputation: 138
gezley

[OFF TOPIC]

Quote:
Do you know what the status of the foobillard project is?
Sorry not a clue but it works OK for me as it is, maybe an improvement would be setting it in a bar room/snooker hall, but it plays just fine. I'm not a coder so I guess it will have to stay as it is.

[/OFF TOPIC]

samac
 
Old 05-29-2010, 04:52 AM   #83
EricTRA
LQ Guru
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Distribution: Fedora 20 with Awesome WM
Posts: 6,805
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296
Nice, nice baby!

Hi,

Just did a clean install of Slackware64 13.1 on my laptop that was running Slackware 13 previously. No problems at installation and really looks and feels nice! Thanks to all the Slackware developers and contributors, great job!

Doing configuration and installation of third party software like Chrome now.

Next step = Go Multilib!!

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-29-2010, 07:50 AM   #84
gauchao
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: Veneto
Distribution: SLACKWARE 14.2 64bit and 64-current
Posts: 251

Rep: Reputation: 54
Impressive. Simply the best Linux distro.
 
Old 05-29-2010, 08:20 AM   #85
onebuck
Moderator
 
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Summer Midwest USA, Central Illinois, Winter Central Florida
Distribution: SlackwareŽ
Posts: 13,610
Blog Entries: 34

Rep: Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793Reputation: 2793
Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by hughetorrance View Post
Thanks Onebuck ... I use CD/DVD RW ... I have now a good installation but the mouse and keyboard don,t work...I have a number of ideas and I hope I can do this myself... LOL
ps I was just being a bit Slack as far as MD5sum goes and in fact I have MD5summer and K3b checks it automaticaly... !
I always do my integrity checks separate from applications. That way I know things are good to go. I don't depend on K3B.

 
Old 05-29-2010, 09:07 AM   #86
marnold
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2005
Distribution: Slackware64 14.2 with AlienBob's KDE5
Posts: 277

Rep: Reputation: 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by GazL View Post
Oh, you're going the other way to everyone else then!
Obviously, I'm an idiot Fixed.
 
Old 05-29-2010, 09:57 AM   #87
EricTRA
LQ Guru
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Distribution: Fedora 20 with Awesome WM
Posts: 6,805
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296Reputation: 1296
Hi,

Thanks to Alien Bob's wiki I'm now full Slackware64 13.1 multilib!!

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 05-29-2010, 10:35 AM   #88
fancylad
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2008
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 175

Rep: Reputation: 19
great realease. my only qualm is that lilo still is the boot loader. when will slackware get with the times and add grub? it is going to have to happen eventually with GPT replacing the MBR partitioning scheme. i mean there is something called elilo which i believe is capable of reading GPT partition tables but come on. it's time to move on. grub2 will be the new standard pretty soon. i know that it is complex but that seems to be the future of the linux bootloader.
 
Old 05-29-2010, 11:10 AM   #89
allend
LQ 5k Club
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Melbourne
Distribution: Slackware-current
Posts: 5,448

Rep: Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034Reputation: 2034
@fancylad - Slackware has GRUB available in /extra for those who prefer it. LILO is the default boot loader supplied by the install and serves the purpose for many, I would even dare say most, users.
Slackware does not adopt "the new standard pretty soon", but rather the standard that is tried and proven.
 
Old 05-29-2010, 11:17 AM   #90
netcrawl
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: British Columbia
Distribution: Slackware64-current
Posts: 152

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
jes' fine, thanks.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slackware - First impressions Gerard Lally Slackware 7 09-23-2009 03:52 AM
[SOLVED] My first Slackware 13 RC1 impressions - Need some Help Iwantslack Slackware 9 08-29-2009 12:08 PM
first impressions of slackware-10 sucky ! please help ! qwijibow Slackware 16 06-29-2004 01:13 AM
Early impressions of Slackware 8.1? masinick Slackware 16 07-16-2002 09:56 AM
Slackware: First impressions. magis Linux - General 4 02-20-2002 08:28 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration