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Offline Super_X

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Slackware 12.1
« on: December 03, 2008, 02:11:14 AM »
Hello, I was wondering if any one has used slack 12.1 yet. I just downloaded the DVD .iso the other day and have been fiddling around on it for a while. It seems a lot like 10. I'm sure there's a difference, I didn't care to look for it.

What do you guys think about it?

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Re: Slackware 12.1
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 02:52:20 AM »
Yes, it's great.  Everything just works.  :)
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Re: Slackware 12.1
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 03:28:32 AM »
Yes, it's great.  Everything just works.  :)

Now that you said that, I feel like a retard. I can't figure how to get my wireless card to work. I'll give specs tomorrow morning if I cant get it.

Part of my problem is that I've been out of linux / slack for a few years. :(

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Re: Slackware 12.1
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 02:36:55 PM »
Generally speaking, I think wireless cards either just work in Linux, or they don't work at all. I think the days where it was difficult to set them up are gone -- though I must admit that I've got limited experience with Slackware, so I could be wrong.

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Re: Slackware 12.1
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 10:42:51 PM »
Yes, it's great. Everything just works. :)

Now that you said that, I feel like a retard. I can't figure how to get my wireless card to work. I'll give specs tomorrow morning if I cant get it.

Part of my problem is that I've been out of linux / slack for a few years. :(


The wireless card you have will determine how painstaking the process will be primarily because of driver support. You might get lucky if the desktop environment that you're running has a graphical frontend to the wireless-tools package; it makes for the configuration process of the wireless card straightforward.

I ended up writing a script that connects to the different access points I had since I didn't have an interface to use. I must say that the speeds I get with my wireless card when running Slackware -- and linux overall -- isn't at all comparable to the speeds I get when running Vista; Vista's is still much quicker. That may just be due to my wireless card though.
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