Posts tagged ‘13’

[howto] Compile 2.6.31 Kernel in Slackware 13.0

This is the way I did it, and hopefully should work for you as well.

Open terminal and login as root [or if you’d prefer, use sudo in every step.]

# cd /usr/src

# wget ‘’

# tar xvfj linux-2.6.31.tar.bz2

After it’s extracted remove the previous symlink.

# rm -rf linux

# ln -s /usr/src/linux-2.6.31 /usr/src/linux

Now your linux directory points to your newly extracted kernel tree source. If you want you can configure using your personal config, or I have uploaded my config which I will use in this guide. So you may skip next step of wgetting it. 😉

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[news] Slackware 13 is out!

Well I’m a big a fan of Slackware, I used it for a while a few years back, and gave up not because of “lack of package management” as people complain, I’m fine with that, but it was more because of “lack of newer softwares”. Now that doesn’t matter to me since I have learnt a lot over the past few years and stability matters the most! Well we all know how Mr. Volkerding likes his releases to be stable and perfect. If you are  one who likes stability over everything else then slackware is definitely for you! Over months and months of thorough testing slackware packages stay in “current” repo until they are approved finally to be included in the next release! Well here it is, slackware 13 is released! Read the official release note here.



Xfce 4.6.1

KDE 4.2.4

GCC 4.3.3

New package formt: .txz



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