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Old 12-26-2017, 03:46 PM   #16
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I know we all want "new and Shiny", but can we postpone this frenzy till at least until Pat V. puts the phrase Beta or RC in the ChangeLog ... thx
Indeed. If Pat follows past practices there will be a few beta or release candidates prior to the release of 15.0.
I can wait.
 
Old 12-26-2017, 10:47 PM   #17
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Excuse my English, but "pretty soon" is not kinda "immediately after" ?
Similar to the way "lightning" is kinda like "lightning bug".
 
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:02 PM   #18
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Similar to the way "lightning" is kinda like "lightning bug".
Yeah, man!

But, but... but a lightning can shoot into starships from orbit, like the lightning bugs can?

Wait! You do not talk about the Starship Troopers? True. It is all about the context.
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:15 PM   #19
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In my experience, those who ask whether the next version of Slackware is imminent cast a jinx upon it and drive it back into obscurity.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
 
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:26 PM   #20
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Willy, notice that no one blame you!

Contrary, we are really grateful about this (involuntary?) leaked information.

Thank you, again!
I don't expect to change your mind, but if willysr leaked any information, it was information that even the Slackware team doesn't know.
I saw his post when he made it, and it read to me along the lines of "that line of php will be EOL soon, probably not long after Slackware 15.0 releases."
 
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Old 12-27-2017, 01:46 AM   #21
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Yeah, man!

But, but... but a lightning can shoot into starships from orbit, like the lightning bugs can?

Wait! You do not talk about the Starship Troopers? True. It is all about the context.
FFS, that excremental movie?

I had a friend who wanted to read the book prior to watching the movie. I told him not to do so, since there was absolutely no way that Hollywood would produce a movie that reflected the book in a positive light. If he enjoyed the book, there would be no way that he would enjoy the movie. He could watch the movie, enjoy it (maybe) as a thing of its own, and then read the book afterwards and (hopefully) enjoy it as a different thing of its own.

We are listing near politics with this. I'd prefer not to elaborate more; if you enjoyed the movie, good for you.
 
Old 12-27-2017, 08:17 AM   #22
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In my experience, those who ask whether the next version of Slackware is imminent cast a jinx upon it and drive it back into obscurity.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
Nooooooooo!!
 
Old 12-28-2017, 12:24 AM   #23
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I have been using Slackware ever since 1993. Recently I bought a Lenovo Y520 and would like to configure it for dual-boot WIN10 + Slackware (latest). I have been postponing that in the hope that Slackware 15 will be available soon. Now making do with Slackware 14.2 via VirtualBox, but unable to use the facilities of the laptop (GPU) for which I really bought it.
Should wait for Slackware 15 or load Slackware current and proceed?
Any advise/ suggestions will be appreciated.
 
Old 12-28-2017, 01:11 AM   #24
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@HimanshuBDave

I don't know but I use rEFInd to dual boot Windows 10 and Slackware:
https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl...d_on_slackware
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...?search=refind

Just make sure you have a Windows 10 disc in case there is any issues:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...d/windows10ISO

Use the disc's command prompt with these instructions if Windows 10 boot becomes messed up: https://hetmanrecovery.com/recovery_...oot-loader.htm


Which GPU does the laptop have?
 
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Old 12-28-2017, 06:23 PM   #25
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Himamshu:

This seems off-topic to me but it is a good question.

I use Windows 10 and Slackware64-current in a dual-boot setup managed via GRUB. My memories about how to do it are kind of sketchy now, because I prepared that setup back on August 2015. Now I just update both operating systems, usually without any trouble (however, see this).

I would recommend that you set up your dual-boot scheme now, using -current. Current will slowly upgrade until you reach Slackware 15.0. At that point, you could simply point out your repository to Slackware 15.0 stable instead of -current. In that way, you would end up in a dual-boot system, Windows 10 and Slackware 15.0.

If you haven't yet, I'd suggest you to give README_UEFI.TXT a read before proceeding. It's a goldmine of information on what you are trying to achieve.

Should you have further questions, I'd suggest you to create a new topic on the subject. I'll try to answer to my best. I wish you success in your task.

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Old 12-30-2017, 01:16 AM   #26
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@HimanshuBDave

I don't know but I use rEFInd to dual boot Windows 10 and Slackware:
https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl...d_on_slackware
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...?search=refind

Just make sure you have a Windows 10 disc in case there is any issues:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...d/windows10ISO

Use the disc's command prompt with these instructions if Windows 10 boot becomes messed up: https://hetmanrecovery.com/recovery_...oot-loader.htm


Which GPU does the laptop have?
Thanks for the suggestions.

Brief Specs of my Laptop:
Processor 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processor
Display 15.6in FHD (1920 x 1080) anti-glare display with IPS technology
Graphics NVIDIA GTX-1050Ti
Memory 16GB DDR4 memory
Storage 256GB PCIe SSD and 2TB HDD storage
 
Old 12-30-2017, 01:20 AM   #27
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Himamshu:

This seems off-topic to me but it is a good question.

I use Windows 10 and Slackware64-current in a dual-boot setup managed via GRUB. My memories about how to do it are kind of sketchy now, because I prepared that setup back on August 2015. Now I just update both operating systems, usually without any trouble (however, see this).

I would recommend that you set up your dual-boot scheme now, using -current. Current will slowly upgrade until you reach Slackware 15.0. At that point, you could simply point out your repository to Slackware 15.0 stable instead of -current. In that way, you would end up in a dual-boot system, Windows 10 and Slackware 15.0.

If you haven't yet, I'd suggest you to give README_UEFI.TXT a read before proceeding. It's a goldmine of information on what you are trying to achieve.

Should you have further questions, I'd suggest you to create a new topic on the subject. I'll try to answer to my best. I wish you success in your task.
Thanks a lot. I feel your suggestions will allow me a smooth transition to Slackware 15 when it is available.
I am encouraged by your good wishes.
 
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Old 12-30-2017, 01:39 AM   #28
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NVIDIA is a good choice! Your graphics card should be good to go just get the long lived installer and install it. The NVIDIA installer runs great on Current and I haven't seen any complaints about installing it on 14.2: http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

There is a SlackBuild for it too: https://slackbuilds.org/repository/1...nvidia-driver/

SSD I'm not sure about since I've never dealt with it.
 
Old 02-08-2019, 10:38 AM   #29
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I know this is an old post, but it is a little bit like a good wine and gets more relevant as time goes on :P

I think it starts to be a problem how long ago last release was. I recently installed it on my 2017 laptop and it was an odyssey!

Slackware ships by default with the ancient Linux 4.4. Some important hardware was not recognized at all! I remember with horror how it wouldn't recognize at all my wireless card at a moment I didn't had access to a Ethernet cable. I managed to download a newer kernel released and move it with a USB.... just to it not being compiled because GCC was too old and didn't had any reptoline/spectre mitigation patch. Eventually I managed to get that damn cable, update the default 14.2 install which had a newer patched GCC and then, I was able to have a 4.20 kernel that would recognize my touchpad, wireless, audio and all the fancy bits. At least they should let you have a newer kernel...

I tried before the -current builds from alien pastures, but if I am not wrong it doesn't ship LILO, and actually this is the only bootloader that would detect my hard drive because an OpenBSD cock-up that labelled all my hard drive as UFS, even when is not and grub and syslinux failing to detect it. I could just reformat it, but having a partition with Gentoo and not feeling like spending next two days recompiling everything short of makes me feel lazy :P
 
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:43 AM   #30
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The -current iso-s from AlienBob do contain lilo.
 
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