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Old 09-27-2003, 07:05 AM   #16
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Originally posted by jspaceman
Which ISO files do I need to download? All of them, or just the first one? I am currently running Slackware 9.0 and I want to upgrade and keep all my current settings.

Old 09-27-2003, 08:37 AM   #17
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Wow, I used to keep a good eye on the changelogs... how did I miss this?!?! Anyway, I'm getting good speeds off of, 160k/s, full DSL.


Old 09-27-2003, 09:18 AM   #18
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On bittorrent I peaked at about 300 kiB/s, which is normally where I peak on direct dowloads. I highly recommend it.
Old 09-27-2003, 09:33 AM   #19
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No no no Don't go to I tried to download with bittorrent: 2kb/s :? Now I'm trying to download from and it's 30kb/s, please don't take away my bandwidth
Old 09-27-2003, 10:08 AM   #20
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for Slack 9 users like me, you can download " slackpkg and swaret" from the extra directory to update your system
Old 09-27-2003, 10:28 AM   #21
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Talking Yeah!

A Slackware release is like getting a long awaited present.
I can't wait till the download finishes.

Disk 1: Bitorrent @ 5-10Kbit/s
Disk 2: @ 50-80Kbit/s


Ps I would keep that a secret Finegan
Old 09-27-2003, 10:39 AM   #22
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i think i will wait to download the next version of slack, when it comes with 2.6.xx as Kernel Default

Meanwhile i will stick to swaret for minors updates
Old 09-27-2003, 10:43 AM   #23
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bittorrent was giving me 5kb/s even though I was maxing my upload, nm, will have to search for a half decent mirror
Old 09-27-2003, 11:52 AM   #24
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Talking Which ISOs?

I´m currently using BitTorrent to download the first´s maxing out my DSL download rate
To get great BT dl rates you just have to wait a few minutes.I would suggest hitting those torrents now since slashdot linked to them,now you have more seeds available,which means greater speeds.

I´m seeing 4 ISOs available for dl....I know I have to get the first ISO for a base install.
But I don´t know whether to dl the second ISO since I don´t want to install KDE or GNOME. I´m actually looking to try out windowmaker or blackbox. I would also like to try out Dropline GNOME.
Can I just download the first ISO,install and then use swaret to get windowmaker,blackbox or dropline installed apart? What am I missing if I don´t download the second ISO?

Old 09-27-2003, 12:46 PM   #25
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I had problems last night with Bittorrent because my upload was so slammed I couldn't download properly. Upload was about 20 Kbytes/s (my limit) and download was about 2 Kbytes/s.

To resolve this, you have to limit the upload bandwidth used. It'll make all your downloads for Bittorrent go faster. Just drop in --max_upload_rate X after the btdownloadxxxxxxx command where X is the max rate in KB/s you want to give up and xxxxxx is your favored btdownload flavor, usually gui or headless.

With my DSL so slow on the upload and hundreds of people trying to download the file from me (I'm not kidding), I couldn't handle the load so my download speed suffered. Evidently, Bittorrent is tuned for a synchronous connection, so you have to tell it otherwise. If you want to help others download it, remove the --max_upload_rate so other people can take full advantage of your upload capacity after you have the file.

So...change your upload rate and use Bittorrent and get the file faster than the FTP servers.

Old 09-27-2003, 02:39 PM   #26
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I have 550KB/s on, nice
Old 09-27-2003, 03:10 PM   #27
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Well?? Surely all your downloads are complete... How is it?? Let's hear some reviews! I ordered it and am waiting for snail mail to bring me my cd's. I didn't feel like competing for bandwidth at release, and figured I'd $upport my distro of choice.
Old 09-27-2003, 06:56 PM   #28
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my initial usage

Well, after a scrupulous wait, GAHH!!! I was rewarded. Installation is same as 9, give or take a "few" teenie config options after installation. After all that good stuff, I was greated with the good ol command line. I then configed xfree and went to load gdm, my favorite loader. I first tried out KDE and to my dismay, the text on the first time config screen were like old school atari, I mean, iick! They were large, chunky and blocky. I almost puked!! well, that said and done, I continued into it and it was all good, at least so far of what I've used in KDE its all the say.

Moving right along, I moved into Gnome, which is close to becoming my preference, but I'm not done playing. I haven't used gnome much to this point, so nothing jumped out and smacked me. Looks good, fonts nice, moving right along......

Onto my favorite wm, the BOX's dun dun dun!
What can I say, accept that they're not changed much, at least to my eye.

Oh well, looks good sofar, gonna play around a bit more, hell f#$% it! An all nighter is in call for!!

Just me 2 cents!


PS:: It picked up all my hardware, including onboard sound and nic! I have an asus A7N8X Deluxe ver.2

Last edited by dukie; 09-27-2003 at 06:58 PM.
Old 09-27-2003, 07:25 PM   #29
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I did't wipe and do a full install, but I did pull swaret off the first install CD and then upgrade each package that way. So far, there's very little noticable difference between 9.0 and 9.1 as far as I can tell. It's running smoothly, and the upgrade didn't break anything at all, so it's at least as good as 9.0.

That's all I've got for now.

Oh yeah, one note--Dropline Gnome doesn't support 9.1 yet, so you won't be able to update Gnome that way until they figure out how to support 9.1.

Old 09-27-2003, 08:08 PM   #30
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Talking Up and running with 9.1

Thanks for the link to, that got me the two cds in just over an hour as I was averaging 275Kb/s! It installed without a hitch and I'm groovin' it. It was nice to see ALSA autodetect my soundcard and Xine show up in the menu. I stuck a DVD in and it played straight away. Good job by all the Slackware maintainers - I think that we are going to see an increase in the Slackware clan with this release.


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