Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 09:59 UTC, submitted by Witek Wasilewski
Slackware, Slax Among OSNews readers, Slackware is a surprisingly popular choice when it comes to Linux distributions. A new release came out today, Slackware 13, which comes packed with improvements, and even a whole new port.
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Got it installed on my laptop
by siimo on Mon 31st Aug 2009 21:39 UTC
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I had avoided using linux on my laptop in the past due to issues I had with wireless, hibernation and an annoying headphone port not muting speakers issue.

But I decided to give this a try not expecting much (since I had failed with well supported distros like Ubuntu in the past) but I was pleasently surprized how well it worked with my laptop. Brightness controls, Wireless on/off etc worked out of the box. Still had that headphone/speaker issue but googled and found a workaround for it. Had to put model=something when loading the snd-hda-intel module.

I am very happy with the setup now with Xfce 4.6.1 and its mobility applets that control cpu frequency and hibernation/suspend and just work. Wireless works perfectly with wicd as I connected to my WPA2/PSK network straight away.

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