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Old 08-16-2012, 06:45 AM   #301
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Hi,

From Slackware64 -current changelog;
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Thu Aug 16 04:01:31 UTC 2012
Getting close! Hopefully we've cleared out most of the remaining issues
and are nearly ready here. We'll call this release candidate 2.
Unless there's a very good rationale, versions are frozen.
Any reports of remaining bugs will be gladly taken, though.
Please notice the 'versions are frozen' above.

So 'Slackware64 14 Rc2' is upon us and let the testing continue for what looks like a shorter Rc cycle.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #302
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Hi,
From Slackware64 -current changelog;
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Fri Aug 24 20:08:37 UTC 2012
This is Slackware 14.0 release candidate 3, and is hopefully the last stop
on our long road to a stable Slackware release soon. After hearing that
the 3.4.x kernel series will have long term support, I tested 3.4.9 hoping
that it would prove stable enough to use that as the release kernel, but
there are problems with an oops in kernel/time/clocksource.c every few boots.
Given that the 3.2.x series has been very stable, it seems prudent to stick
with that for release, and 3.2.28 is going to be the release kernel. So,
one more round of testing. Let me know if there are any problems. Thanks!
It won't be long now!

Friendly reminder for users, once we do have a stable release then 'Slackware.com' can get hit hard. So try to use a mirror(most will update within a day or two) or torrents would be a better way since most Slackers do seed for quite a while.

You can select a version at LQ Slackware mirrors for ftp or torrent download is a good place to get the desired version. Please use the torrent if possible to help keep the loads down and be sure to seed if you can.

Plus you can;
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Order the latest version of Slackware Linux on CD-ROM (6 CDs in all), or the whole distribution on a single DVD from The Slackware Store. Or, you can get your Slackware ISOs through BitTorrent using our torrents page.
Or again, you can download the complete Slackware distribution from one of our mirrors. If you'd like to provide a mirror, please see the mirroring guidelines.
Please note that the CD set is to be dropped for this release, at least that was the last announcement from PV for the CDs'.
 
Old 08-25-2012, 06:48 AM   #303
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I usually sit patiently(?) waiting for my DVD to arrive.
 
Old 08-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #304
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Hi all,

Installed Slackware 14 RC 3 Saturday on a Lenovo G440 laptop, no problems on the installation, everything works except maybe wireless. Actually, I've never had a problem installing Slackware, but have seldom stayed with it long as I had troubles installing additional software. However, Sunday afternoon I managed to successfully installed a mindless game that I'm fond of from slackbuilds! Just carefully followed the directions. Hooray! Bye, bye *buntu.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #305
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ & Slackware!
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Hi all,

Installed Slackware 14 RC 3 Saturday on a Lenovo G440 laptop, no problems on the installation, everything works except maybe wireless. Actually, I've never had a problem installing Slackware, but have seldom stayed with it long as I had troubles installing additional software. However, Sunday afternoon I managed to successfully installed a mindless game that I'm fond of from slackbuilds! Just carefully followed the directions. Hooray! Bye, bye *buntu.
You can look at Configuring your network in Slackware which is Alien_Bob's excellent article on the way network cards are configured in Slackware. Loads of internal reference links for Ethernet & Wireless.

Plus you can use 'wicd' from '/extra' to enhance your network experiences.
 
Old 08-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #306
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Hi all,

Installed Slackware 14 RC 3 Saturday on a Lenovo G440 laptop, no problems on the installation, everything works except maybe wireless. Actually, I've never had a problem installing Slackware, but have seldom stayed with it long as I had troubles installing additional software. However, Sunday afternoon I managed to successfully installed a mindless game that I'm fond of from slackbuilds! Just carefully followed the directions. Hooray! Bye, bye *buntu.
I think your Lenovo may have a Broadcom wireless card. Try installing: b43-firmware and b43-fwcutter from slackbuilds.org, reboot and see if your card lights up!
 
Old 08-31-2012, 04:09 PM   #307
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Hi,

From Slackware64 -current changelog;
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Thu Aug 30 23:35:53 UTC 2012
Well, we fixed a lot of bugs and took some upgrades that we pretty much
needed to take since they were important bug and/or security fixes, so
it looks like we'll need to have a 14.0 release candidate 4 and another
(last?) round of testing. Hopefully the fourth time is the charm!
Seems we will be testing a while longer.
 
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:44 AM   #308
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Any chances we get the 3.4.x kernel "on board" in time?
 
Old 09-04-2012, 05:25 AM   #309
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Any chances we get the 3.4.x kernel "on board" in time?
Here is a reply from "The Man":

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It looks like it's going to be 3.2.28.

When I heard that 3.4 was also getting long-term support, I wanted to move to that one (even late in the game), but unfortunately ran into problems with it. The biggie that knocked it out of the running was that every few boots it would use the hpet clocksource instead of the tsc clocksource and would promptly oops. Strangely, booting with clocksource=hpet works just fine -- it's only when for whatever reason the kernel falls back to hpet (due to some kind of tsc failure, maybe?) that things go haywire. Anyway, I took it as a bad omen. Overall, 3.2.x has been good.

I'll be putting the 3.4.9 configs into the kernel source directory in case anyone wants to use them.

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:42 AM   #310
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Yes, but since we ran "into rc4" i hoped the 3.4.10 (or better) "makes it" just in time the "cave is closed"?
the "stable" (I thought they breed kernels, not horses?) is 3.5.3 anyhow at kernel org?
I just figured the release would benefit from bumping the kernel as high as justified (I surely would like the stable better than a "just higher number" one)?

So, could we hope the latest 3.4.x(=n+9) (or even 3.5.x ?) is tested just "in the eye of dawn" before the release goes solid?
 
Old 09-04-2012, 04:11 PM   #311
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Think PV has decide to be stable;
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It looks like it's going to be 3.2.28.
At least he has provide the configs for 3.4.9 in the kernel source directory. I have been on 3.2.7 for 13.37 for a while. Been busy lately and no time to play.
 
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:39 AM   #312
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Agreed, however,
He did play with the 3.4.9 at all
and
may I hope he decides to play again (if time permits) since there might be changes not to mention patches to the tsc/hpet issue?
May I just hope?

I'm all okay with Pat's choice be it one or another, it's just I had once a server I had to run on a kernel more recent than the stock one:
it was a major pain to keep updated since my custom kernel didn't use in tree drivers, so the system had to hang on it and I eventually stopped to update it (=more easy).
So on times a minor bump on kernel release (and Pat's knows it - hence he played at all with the 3.4.9, most probably) can make lot of things "just works" and "out of the box", provided the kernel is stable (which 3.4.9 seems not to be?)
So "here's the deal"
Can we have the "stable"(here I mean "stable" at kernel.org of course) one at release time on extra if it fails "to make it" to the "out of the box" level?
pretty please?

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Old 09-05-2012, 09:44 AM   #313
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Hi,

He did provide the config for 3.4.9 so I can see you working from that. Sure, going out that far would require more work for whom ever decides to use it.

Hard to please everyone!
 
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:50 AM   #314
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Hi,

He did provide the config for 3.4.9 so I can see you working from that. Sure, going out that far would require more work for whom ever decides to use it.

Hard to please everyone!
anyone tried the 3.4.11 - fount it any better than the 3.4.9? any news via IRC supporting any hope? no?
 
Old 09-19-2012, 02:38 PM   #315
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anyone tried the 3.4.11 - fount it any better than the 3.4.9? any news via IRC supporting any hope? no?
As a reminder, usually the same config file can be used for further releases in the same kernel branch, as the more recent ones usually do not include new config options, only bug fixing. In any case just run "make oldconfig" with the relevant config file at the root of the new kernel tree, before customizing it if need be.
 
  


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