01.02.09

Episode 50 Upgrading Slackware

Posted in Slackware at 6:46 pm by ewlabonte

Well I got this one out in record time :). Upgrading slackware from one version to another has a reputation for being intimidating, but it isn’t. It’s not as easy as “apt-get dist-upgrade” but the instructions are relatively simple and straight forward. In this episode I upgrade a 12.1 slackware installation to 12.2 using Pat Volkerding’s “preferred” method. I hope you enjoy it.

The section where I reconfigure the configuration files in /etc was originally long and boring so I truncated it after a few examples and went right to the end.

 
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10.08.07

Episode 42 Slackware 12 part 3

Posted in Slackware at 10:11 pm by ewlabonte

This week I’ll be finishing up with Slackware 12. I’ll get wifi-radar to work for the regular user through a button in the kde panel. Then I’ll get cups to work with my printer server. I’ll also investigate slackpkg, the tool for updating slackware. And I’ll install wine and set up the windows version of AcrossLite to work with it.

 
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09.22.07

Episode 41 Slackware 12 part 2

Posted in Slackware at 8:26 am by ewlabonte

Today I’ll be doing the follow-up to my initial Slackware 12 installation. I’ll get Slackware working with my wireless card using wifi-radar, and I’ll explore the various ways of getting packages installed on Slackware. I’ll explore using precompiled packages from LinuxPackages.net and Slacky, I’ll use checkinstall together with compiling from source code in order to create Slackware packages and I’ll use the slackbuild scripts at slackbuild.org to create and install slack packages.

 
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09.15.07

Episode 40 Slackware 12 part 1

Posted in Slackware at 10:10 pm by ewlabonte

This episode I install Slackware 12 on an Acer laptop. I get the main system installed along with kde, and I install the synaptics touchpad driver. I’m anticipating investigating the different ways to install software on Slackware, especially the new Slackbuild website. Ben had to take this week off. He will follow up his Sabayon installation either next week of the week after.

 
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12.06.06

LIP 16: Slackware 11.0 Farewell

Posted in Slackware at 4:50 am by serge

We say goodbye to the oldest living Linux distribution: Slackware. Unfortunately, our parting is bittersweet as we see much to love in Slack, yet some persistent hangs in X keep us from getting to fully explore this distro. We spend most of our time trying workarounds for this X problem at a cost of not being able to get wireless or sleep nailed down. On the plus side, the installer is solid, Vim 7.0 (console and gui) is there out of the box and the package manager is very clean. So we give Slack 3 out of 5 on our rating system.

Next up: Fedora Core 6.0. Be sure to tune in next week.

 
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11.29.06

LIP 15: Slackware 11.0 Migration from a 2.4 to 2.6 kernel

Posted in Slackware at 5:37 am by serge

We start over with Slack since the last install was randomly freezing up in X. We try to go with a 2.6 kernel to see if this fixes things. Does it? Well now, you just have to listen in to find out.

Oh, and we also revise the tentative lineup for the next eight months and distros:

  1. Fedora Core
  2. SimplyMepis
  3. Gentoo
  4. Mint
  5. Debian
  6. pcbsd
  7. Freespire
  8. Quantian
 
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11.22.06

LIP 14: Slackware 11.0 postinstallation exploration

Posted in Slackware, X at 4:43 am by serge

We continue our exploration of Slackware by changing runlevels to boot into a graphical display manager. We also learn how to add a user from the command line. Additionally, we make some time for listener feedback this week.

 
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11.15.06

LIP 13: Slackware 11.0 Initial Install

Posted in Initial Install, Slackware at 6:20 am by serge

The start of our fourth month of weekly shows finds us visiting the oldest living Linux distribution: Slackware. This episode focuses on the intial install, which goes well. During the package install component we use some  time to  cover further issues with our Linux Toy: iAudio U3.

 
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