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If you're just looking for Slackware proficiency and you are coming from gentoo, you shouldn't find it terribly hard. Slackware is built on the philosophy: "keep it simple, stupid." So ...
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    If you're just looking for Slackware proficiency and you are coming from gentoo, you shouldn't find it terribly hard. Slackware is built on the philosophy: "keep it simple, stupid." So much of your tools are command-line scripts instead of the elaborate graphical ones you will see in other distros.

    Runlevels are more BSD-style (as opposed to System V or Gentoo style) so you'll have to look at /etc/rc.d/ and poke around in there.

    As for kernel configuration, that's pretty much the same regardless of your distro

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    I'm a little confused here, when I did my installation I opted for the "test26" kernel image on disc 1, and when I login the system name says:

    Welcome to Linux 2.6.13 (tty1)
    Login:

    However, when I tried to configure my kernel, I went through the motions:

    # cd /usr/src/linux
    # make menuconfig

    This brings me to kernel-2.4.31, kernel-2.6 is nowhere to be found, what gives???

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    Quote Originally Posted by southpaw
    I'm a little confused here, when I did my installation I opted for the "test26" kernel image on disc 1, and when I login the system name says:

    Welcome to Linux 2.6.13 (tty1)
    Login:

    However, when I tried to configure my kernel, I went through the motions:

    # cd /usr/src/linux
    # make menuconfig

    This brings me to kernel-2.4.31, kernel-2.6 is nowhere to be found, what gives???

    What does uname -r say?
    Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.
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    you have the wrong kernel source package installed

    removepkg /var/log/packages/kernel*src*

    and installpkg the src package on the second cd

    but really, you dont need to compile your own kernel, use the package

    and if you do compile your own kernel get one from kernel.org

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    Hay adrenaline,
    when I type in "uname -r", it says:

    2.6.13

    ????

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    Kern is correct, you've just got the wrong kernel source installed. Use the package on the CD, or get it from kernel.org

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    test26.s kernel

    U have succeeded in installing 2.6.13 kernel but rest of install installed kernel 2.4.3x 's modules,source etc--unless u did expert install. One way to fix this is as root insert cd2 then 1)mount /mnt/cdrom 2)cd /mnt/cdrom 3) ls 4) cd 2.6.13 5) upgradepkg *.tgz 6) cd / 7) umount /mnt/cdrom .
    This upgrade will give correct modules and other files for ur kernel.
    Further tweaking will be needed. Have fun slacking.

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