Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 09:39 UTC
Slackware, Slax Patrick Volkerding, Slackware's maintainer, announced that Slackware 10.2 is going into beta: "I think it's time to consider this to be mostly frozen and concentrate on beta testing in preparation for the Slackware 10.2 release, so there won't be too many more upgrades and additions."
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Slackware 10.2 and Kernel 2.6
by rapont on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 10:20 UTC
rapont
Member since:
2005-07-06

Slackware 10.2 will ship with 2.4 as default. I asked Pat this a couple of days ago when I was asking him about the -current kernel and ACPI. His reply was, in part:

"It will install with 2.4.31, but there will also be 2.6.12.3 (or better)
in the /testing directory."

Yes, it's a shame, as 2.6 would really be useful for my laptop, but I respect his decision.

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Emil Member since:
2005-06-29

You know, Slackware is all about you. Slackware stock kernel never lasted 5 minutes after I had my Slackware installation done. Grab the source, apply your fav. patchset, compile, add & run.

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rapont Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah thats true - but I have to say, despite being a slacker, i've never compiled my own kernel. Slackware as it is already requires some TLC to get it to meet my requirements following install.

To be honest, I don't have the time to learn how to compile the kernel properly. I did try once, but there are so many different howto's on the topic it's unbelievable. If I did have the time, I would like to do it though - especially for my laptop.

But Slackware is a great distro - very powerful, fast and secure, and I can't wait for 10.2 ;)

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RE: Slackware 10.2 and Kernel 2.6
by on Wed 3rd Aug 2005 12:23 in reply to "Slackware 10.2 and Kernel 2.6"
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but,what the difference, just install with the default 2.4.31 kernel then upgrade to the 2.6 and you have a full working 2.6 kernel with acpi support (just modprobe the acpi module)

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