Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 17:22 UTC, submitted by leonardoav
Slackware, Slax Pat Volkerding has released Slackware 13.1. "We have chosen to use the 2.6.33.4 kernel after testing the 2.6.33.x kernel branch extensively. Slackware 13.1 contains version 4.4.3 of the KDE Software Compilation. Several Xfce components have been updated as well. Xfce continues to be a great lightweight desktop that doesn't get in your way. If you haven't looked at this great desktop environment lately, you might want to give it another try. If you prefer GNOME, there are teams online producing GNOME for Slackware."
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RE[2]: Comment by dayalsoap
by dayalsoap on Tue 25th May 2010 19:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by dayalsoap"
dayalsoap
Member since:
2010-05-19

Listen troll, I spend my time doing research, not moseying around trying to show off because I can configure an OS more rapidly than the next person.

Why is it that the most pedantic people come from 3rd tier universities?

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RE[3]: Comment by dayalsoap
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 25th May 2010 20:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by dayalsoap"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

IMO, the post-install process used to be the most difficult part of installing Slackware due to the manual X11 configuration. Now, you just have to log in as root upon first boot, create a new user, log out and then back in as the new user, and type startx. X.org now automatically detects hardware and attempts to set it up properly (it usually works for me). No fancy xorg.conf file needed. Very nice. And if you want to change the default desktop, enter the command "xwmconfig" for a list of available environments. The installation itself is very clear and easy to understand.

Edited 2010-05-25 20:11 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by dayalsoap
by dayalsoap on Tue 25th May 2010 20:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by dayalsoap"
dayalsoap Member since:
2010-05-19

Thank oyu for your reply.

I'm guessing the method you described will not install the appropriate NVidia drivers? I've tried to install Nvidia drivers before, without a package manager, and it was a pain... maybe that's because I goofed something up with xorg.conf...

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