Slackware on Dell Vostro 1000: Processor issue
I have a question for you.
I have been using slackware for the past 4-5 years. I have recently bought a dell vostro 1000 laptop, and I want to install Slackware on it.
The problem is that Slackware 12 doesn't recognize the dual core AMD Turion processor the laptop includes, and when I try the SMP kernel (generic or hugesmp) it just crashed at boot time.
Then I tried the non-smp kernel and got Slackware working, except for one detail: instead of having a dual-core processor, Slackware was recognizing a single-core, 2GHz "athlon64" processor.
So I installed OpenSuSE 10.3, but I really don't like it... I have a feeling of "don't mess with the system" I never had with Slackware, and I hate the need of installing like 10 packages whenever I want to install just one, or all the time YaST spends updating repositories.
So, to the point: I want to know if any of you has any experience with this laptop and the newly released Slack 12.1
I'm downloading the DVD and I want to try it. I know certain stuff will not work (like, I won't be having a graphic tool to manage the wireless connections out-of-the-box) but at least I'll have (again) a rock-solid system :-)