I'd like to thank you for all your work on these 3.3.6 kernels, as well as for the clear instructions, which allowed me to get my Broadcom 4313 wireless chipset working on an HP Mini 210 (http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3838
). If you don't mind, I have a couple of n00bish questions I'd like to ask ...
I wasn't able to follow / complete the step below:
Shador wrote:Other hints
A short note regarding loopback: That functionality has been moved to a module (instead of builtin) with slackware current. For me that module wasn't autoloaded so resulted in mount failures at first. I recommend you add such a line to your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules in any case:
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It's not compulsory of course. So if you have very specific needs you don't need to load it. But otherwise I would. Just makes your life easier.
Apart from that you might want to update your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules symlink to point at the new rc.modules-3.3.6-recent file. But that's absolutely not necessary, unless you feel you need it.
Could you please explain exactly
where to add that line (i.e., in which section of the file)? (I opened up the file; it's very long and complex, with multiple sections. I didn't want to risk damaging something by adding a line in the wrong place, so I skipped this step of the procedure). Since you recommend doing it, I would like to add it.
A second question:
Now that I have the new 3.3.6 kernel installed, would you recommend removing / deactivating your personal repo from my sources list?
I assume that it would also be a good idea to restore the default settings in Gslapt regarding the exclusion of the kernel from upgrades? (i.e., Gslapt > Edit menu > Preferences menu > the "Excludes" tab)
It originally contained the line / entry
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I discovered that I had to remove this in order to install the new 3.3.6 kernel. Otherwise, those kernel-related entries appeared in Gslapt with a padlock icon beside them and it prevented them from being installed.
Thanks for your help.