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Slackware 13.37 Release Candidate 2

We have progressed to the second release candidate for the upcoming release of Slackware stable (version 13.37 no less). There is probably not going to be a lot of other updates before final release; the TODO list should be quite short now. The only one to know for sure is Pat Volkerding… I am only […]

Upgrading the eeepc to 2.6.33

Last week I finally took the time to upgrade my Asus Eeepc 1000H to the latest Slackware-current. I had two issues after the upgrade, which were related to the new 2.6.33 kernel. My WPA-secured wireless connections would not last longer than a few seconds. After days of despair, I finally found out that the 2.6.33 […]

Compiling a new kernel module for VirtualBox

I had installed VirtualBox a while ago on my laptop running my Slackware64 test environment, so I could experiment with the program a bit. Then I forgot all about it. Today, I upgraded to the latest set of slackware64-current packages, including the new 2.6.32.7 kernel and when I rebooted to that new kernel, I saw […]

Robby’s libata switchover howto

The new kernels in Slackware (post 13.0) have one important change compared to previous kernels. This change will affect anyone with Slackware installed on an IDE disk (like /dev/hda) who wants to upgrade to the latest state of affairs. The new kernels exclusively use “libata”. The last bits of the old IDE/ATA subsystem have finally […]

Bleeding at the edges again?

… Ok, ok, it is not so bad actually! Au contraire! Slackware Linux development made a big leap today, when Pat Volkerding updated the distro’s “vital organs” of kernel, glibc and gcc. The “dull” phase of the slackware-current development cycle is over hopefully, and it’s back to the bleeding edge. To be fair, gcc 4.4.2 […]