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Old 06-17-2009, 01:19 PM   #31
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I am waiting for sw13 because 12.2 doesn't work fine on my new laptop (it has new drivers)
so i use ubuntu till 13 is released
That's a rather rare problem - just out of curiousity - which drivers precisely would you be referring to? If you miss Slackware, it's most likely fixable by upgradeing to a later kernel...

-y1
 
Old 06-17-2009, 01:22 PM   #32
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That's a rather rare problem - just out of curiousity - which drivers precisely would you be referring to? If you miss Slackware, it's most likely fixable by upgradeing to a later kernel...

-y1
see this : http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-on-hp-710621/
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:50 PM   #33
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That's a rather rare problem - just out of curiousity - which drivers precisely would you be referring to? If you miss Slackware, it's most likely fixable by upgradeing to a later kernel...

-y1
I've had that issue too. I bought a centrino2 laptop right when they were first released and the kernel in slack 12.1 didn't like it. Basically, the drivers for the chipset ICH10 I believe, required the 2.6.27 kernel.

Like you say it's pretty rare, and only tends to show up on very new hardware towards the end of life of a slackware release when its kernel is a little old. But it does happen.

Of course, the problem you can have is that if the kernel on the cd doesn't boot, you can't install a newer kernel (unless you have a spare machine and go to the trouble of building a customised install cd on it).
 
Old 06-17-2009, 02:58 PM   #34
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using a kernel of version 2.6.30.2 would be awesome. Like planets aligning or something.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:59 PM   #35
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using a kernel of version 2.6.30.2 would be awesome. Like planets aligning or something.
Yeah, and be released on July 10th as a birthday present to me. :P
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:23 PM   #36
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Well, it won't be very long . . . after the last set of updates, I get this on my slackware64-current system . . .

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adam@hydra5:~$ cat /etc/slackware-version
Slackware 13.0.0.0.0
adam@hydra5:~$
In my experience, one this happens with -current you're looking at a week TOPS before the release is announced. A couple of times it has been two days.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:25 PM   #37
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using a kernel of version 2.6.30.2 would be awesome. Like planets aligning or something.
c'mon - surely us slackers aren't into astrology? The Rev Bob said "Planetary alignments are not significant, unless one of the following angles are involved: 5.2 degrees, 20.2 degrees, 83.7 degrees, 180 degrees and 0 degrees".
 
Old 06-17-2009, 06:10 PM   #38
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Even though the slackware-version was updated, Pat has yet to announce a release candidate. I would be perfectly fine with waiting a while for the inclusion of KDE 4.3 and kernel 2.6.30. It would give -current users a lot of time to beat/test on the new version of Xorg, among other things.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 09:55 PM   #39
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Personally I'm still hoping for:
- KDE 4.3
- Kernel 2.6.30
- Firefox 3.5
 
Old 06-18-2009, 12:18 AM   #40
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c'mon - surely us slackers aren't into astrology? The Rev Bob said "Planetary alignments are not significant, unless one of the following angles are involved: 5.2 degrees, 20.2 degrees, 83.7 degrees, 180 degrees and 0 degrees".
Meh? my comment was about the numbers in the version adding up to 13 being in line with slackware's version of 13... regardless, things that are 'aligned' are often 0 degrees away and you could say that two different numbers that are the same would have 0 degrees of difference. According to your statement, we only need one number; zero.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 01:27 AM   #41
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Like you say it's pretty rare, and only tends to show up on very new hardware towards the end of life of a slackware release when its kernel is a little old. But it does happen.
regarding the hardware support... i'm under impression that you can compile a newer kernel (that has the support for your new piece of hardware) and you'd get the support... is that right?
 
Old 06-18-2009, 03:36 AM   #42
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regarding the hardware support... i'm under impression that you can compile a newer kernel (that has the support for your new piece of hardware) and you'd get the support... is that right?
Absolutely, I do it all the time, but that's assuming your system runs well enough on the original kernel to boot and allow you to build a new one, which was the problem I had with 12.1 on that laptop... it didn't.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 05:21 AM   #43
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Well, the kernel has been changed... Not to 2.6.30 though

And we'll need at least one more aaa_base upgrade before Slackware 13 comes out. (*)

But with todays changes, I am growing in my belief that some more upgrades will follow before the release of 13.0 So I continue betting on the 2.6.30 kernel

I am not in a hurry. With the enormous changes we have seen (KDE / X) only a couple of days ago, I think it should just settle down a bit more before an official release.



(*) to change Pat's "Welcome" message to read Slackware 13 instead of Slackware 12.2
 
Old 06-18-2009, 07:27 AM   #44
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I am not in a hurry. With the enormous changes we have seen (KDE / X) only a couple of days ago, I think it should just settle down a bit more before an official release.
Yes, I agree~ And we have "brand new" KDE4 instead of old KDE3.5 now. Maybe some people(although not me need some time time to get well with it.
 
Old 06-18-2009, 08:45 AM   #45
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I downloaded 2.6.30 this morning and built a custom kernel for Slackware64-current. Also installed from /extra the kde-compat so that I can use xconfig. I think its faster than menuconfig. I'm ready and getting very used to KDE4 - I kinda like the eye-candy. I just wish k3b was up to snuff for a custom build.
 
  


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