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Old 12-01-2019, 09:25 PM   #16
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I have to admit it feels like a milestone, although I realize it's largely symbolic.
Yes. It feels like a milestone or a box that we can check-off. We now have a 5.x kernel in -current. Curious to see when KDE5 or XFCE 4.14 arrives. (Christmas wish-list, haha).
 
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:56 PM   #17
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Very cool!!!

I would not hold back and definitely ask for Plasma, XFCE4.14 and also QT5
 
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Old 12-02-2019, 02:02 AM   #18
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I'm not fabulously weathly like hitest to have so much bare metal lying around.
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Heh-heh. It would be nice if I was wealthy. I'm a retired teacher living comfortably. All of my 6 desktops/laptops that are running Slackware64-current are second hand units mostly picked up on ebay.
You don't need to be "fabulously wealthy" to have a lot of "bare metal" lying around. It just requires judicious shopping on eBay over a period of time to acquire it. I have a modest income as a convenience store employee, and I have, among other computers, 9 1st gen Mac Pros running Slackware as a cluster, and 6 ordinary PCs running various distros (Fedora,Ubuntu,Debian, openSUSE). All of it running without issue; all were purchased on eBay over a period of about a year. I only run the cluster when there's a new kernel release (I don't use the stock Slackware packages), and the PCs I boot up when I need to refresh my knowledge of how various other popular distros work. All in all, a fascinating and intriguing adventure.
 
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:52 AM   #19
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I would like to know if nvidia-legacy390 from SBo works with the 5.x kernel.
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t.../post/5399849/
https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/390.132/
You need to modify the version of the SBo script from .129 to .132 then it should work.

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Old 12-02-2019, 08:04 AM   #20
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Got kernel panic, system freezes and could not do anything, several times.

Switched back to 5.3.x. If it happens again, it sure is some hardware problem, if not, kernel 5.4 contains some critical bug, or incompatible with my hardwares. My computer is a bit old, see specs.

My specs:
Slackware current 64 bit
CPU: i7 4960x
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Formula
GPU: GTX 1080
RAM: 32GB

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Old 12-02-2019, 08:09 AM   #21
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It seems I am not alone (although not exactly the same error behind Kernel Panic): https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...60#post6063860

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Old 12-02-2019, 07:41 PM   #22
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I'm not fabulously weathly like hitest to have so much bare metal lying around.

Couple currents in vbox, one with kde5, booted and are up and running.



did you have to use UUIDs?
Nope, just swap /dev/nvme0n1 to /dev/nvme1n1 and vice versa.
 
Old 12-02-2019, 08:08 PM   #23
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Nope, just swap /dev/nvme0n1 to /dev/nvme1n1 and vice versa.
You should use UUID or PARTUUID if you don't want it to happen again
 
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:12 PM   #24
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You should use UUID or PARTUUID if you don't want it to happen again
see? told you
 
Old 12-03-2019, 05:37 AM   #25
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So, I decided to take the plunge.

Only issue was when I rebooted. I have two NVME SSD's, one is for /storage and the other is for /home. For some odd reason, they switched. I had to edit my fstab so they would mount properly. Rebooted and all is well. Also, no problem running the Nvidia driver.
Some shameless self-promo - I refer you to my blog post here:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ackware-37799/

Particularly the section "Why persistent naming is necessary in Slackware – the slightly non-technical version".

[Not had any issues with 5.4.1 so far].

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Old 12-03-2019, 07:03 AM   #26
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Some shameless self-promo - I refer you to my blog post here:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ackware-37799/

Particularly the section "Why persistent naming is necessary in Slackware the slightly non-technical version".
Good writing. I'd just recommend using PARTUUIDs instead of UUIDs as they don't change even if you change the file system inside the partition.
 
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:11 AM   #27
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Good writing. I'd just recommend using PARTUUIDs instead of UUIDs as they don't change even if you change the file system inside the partition.
I wasn't aware of this, thanks Didier. This may be something I'll consider doing for 15.0.
 
Old 12-05-2019, 10:12 AM   #28
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Cool

Code:
bash-5.0$ uname -r
5.4.2
Very cool indeed.
 
Old 12-05-2019, 11:34 AM   #29
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sorry

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Old 12-05-2019, 01:51 PM   #30
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I'd just recommend using PARTUUIDs instead of UUIDs as they don't change even if you change the file system inside the partition.
This is a great tip!

Just yesterday I was installing Slackware64 14.2 on a rebuilt system with 5 storage drives and used this tip! I partitioned the drives with a GUID Partition Table (GPT, gdisk).

Summary: In /etc/crypttab replace drive name of swap partition with PARTUUID.

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I setup a fully encrypted system (except /boot) and didn't modify any /etc/rc.d/rc.? files but let them do their normal startup and shutdown procedures which involve reformatting the encrypted swap partition with each boot.

As pointed out in the README_CRYPT.TXT file on the installation DVD, having a startup/shutdown procedure which reformats a given device name can be dangerous, and disasterous if the device names change which can occur for a couple of reasons. The system could end up formatting another drive which was given the name of the swap partition device during hardware discovery on boot. Bad news.

I did a few things to try to prevent the formatting of the wrong device on this system during boot.

1. I put the swap partition on the same device as the bootloader (non-RAID, single swap partition). If the device with the swap partition fails then hopefully the system will NOT boot thus preventing the re-formatting problem.

2. I gave the swap partion a partition number that no other storage drive has. For example the swap partition could be /dev/sda7 and no other drive has a partition 7. I haven't tested this failsafe procedure but will when a spare computer becomes available in a few weeks.

3. I used Mr. Spaier's suggestion by using the characteristic that the UUID changes on this swap partition with each boot but the PARTUUID remains constant.

A standard Slackware entry for swap in /etc/crypttab would look something like this.
Code:
cryptswap   /dev/sda7     none     swap
I replaced /dev/sda7 with the PARTUUID.
Code:
cryptswap   /dev/disk/by-partuuid/7654...-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-...c34f     none     swap
The /etc/fstab entry for swap remains the same as suggested in the README_CRYPT.TXT. "cryptswap" still maps it to the correct device.

Note that the README_CRYPT.TXT files suggests using LVM to avoid the wrong device re-format issue, but I chose not to use LVM on this computer setup.
 
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