Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 19th Oct 2003 06:43 UTC
Slackware, Slax This article covers the type of path you would take to get Slackware 9.1 running and customized for a special kernel build. It gives you an idea of things you will need to address, but is by no means an authorative tome on tweaking your Slackware installation. Read our review of the new Slackware here.
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Well written.
by The Schroeder on Sun 19th Oct 2003 07:42 UTC

This article is well written. I'll try to configure irda this afternoon.
Slackware is really great, but there is really a great bug with kernel 2.4.22 with acpi and rp-pppoe. It crashes my system. So had to install kernel 2.4.21.

Gtk-Perl
by The Schroeder on Sun 19th Oct 2003 07:43 UTC

Has anyone managed to install Gtk-Perl to slackware 9.1 ?

Re: Well written
by Denis Law on Sun 19th Oct 2003 08:04 UTC

What bugs are there in 2.4.22 regarding acpi? Since I am using 2.4.22 and with acpi, but no problems yet. Just curious so that if I encounter something wried later on, I can blame on the bugs.

Nice article
by acobar on Sun 19th Oct 2003 09:38 UTC

Anyway, I'm still running Slack 9.0 (when the gcc 3.2.3, kernel 2.4.22 and samba 3.0.0 came out I recompiled them - I use Slack as a NT Style PDC - and samba 3.0.0 is really great in doing that!).

I think I will wait until gcc 3.3.x and kernel 2.6.x became stable to roll out the whole system upgrade process. ;-)

R: Well written.
by The Schroeder on Sun 19th Oct 2003 10:02 UTC

> What bugs are there in 2.4.22 regarding acpi?

I really don't know, if it is a bug. But my system crashes, if I am runnning the 2.4.22 kernel with acpi and start a connection with rp-pppoe. Some kind of strange.

What bugs are there in 2.4.22 regarding acpi? Since I am using 2.4.22 and with acpi, but no problems yet. Just curious so that if I encounter something wried later on, I can blame on the bugs.

From the change logs I have seen so far, the changes relating to ACPI normally relate to *REALLY* rare behaviour some see. Normally this relates so people using cheap motherboards with poor quality ACPI implementations. From the sounds of it, you have a quality BIOS, meaning, you'll probably see none of the strange happenings others have seen.

what crashes
by Cheapskate on Mon 20th Oct 2003 01:09 UTC

so far the only thing i seen crash in Slack-9.1 is Mozilla ( both the stock 1.4 & 1.5 from linuxpackages.net), and quite frequently at that too, i even run mozilla via a terminal to see if any errors would be displayed and nothing, zip, zilch, it just up & dies like it had a heart attack...

Python
by The Chief on Mon 20th Oct 2003 02:12 UTC

Anyone get Python to work under Gnome 2.4 and Slack 9.1?
There are some really neat programs show in the OSNEWS review of 9.1, a.k.a. The third picture down w/ the clocks and the weather app. I tried for like 6 hours and had all sorts of problems. I did add the ./configure --prefix=/usr

Nevermind!
by The Chief on Mon 20th Oct 2003 02:27 UTC

There is a good thread over on linuxquestions.org for this problem..

Eugenia - This may fix your sound Problems!
by scofflaw on Mon 20th Oct 2003 04:06 UTC

Eugenia,

You may want to heed this article. It may fix your sound problems on your Slackware install.

The problem I had was not a kernel issue, it was an audio driver issue and the way the driver was written (didn't support software mixering).

Plus, I wrote a zillion times, I don't have that issue anymore, cause I stack another sound card in that box!

chmod root:audio? wtf
by jmk on Mon 20th Oct 2003 12:28 UTC

in article he is telling you to chmod root:audio /dev/dsp* etc
chmod: invalid mode string: `root:audio'

use chown root:audio /dev/dsp* and so on ;)

Eugenia - Sound Trouble!
by scofflaw on Mon 20th Oct 2003 15:48 UTC

Eugenia,

Have you tried recompiling your sound drivers? That may fix the problem. Maybe when the next version of Slackware comes out it will have support for the older legacy sound cards.