Yet another 32bit kernel for Slackware – version 3.7.2 (latest stable kernel)

SleckEXToday I have compiled a very useful (as I think) kernel for Slackware 10.0 – 14.0. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel 3.2.29 huge. “My” kernel 3.7.2-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 3.7.2 (released 130111) is the latest stable kernel available from Kernel.org.

If you want to install my kernel in your Slackware system, do this:

1. Download  linux-kernel-3.7.2-i486-exton.txz
2. Install it with the command installpkg linux-kernel-3.7.2-i486-exton.txz
(The kernel is packed just like Slackware’s original kernels so that everything ends up in the right place)
3. If necessary, change your Grub configuration
4. If you have an Nvidia graphics card in your computer, you may need to look over your files in /etc/modprobe.d before restarting the computer. That is remove the “blacklisting” of Nouveau’s kernel module in the appropriate files blacklist.conf and nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf. With “my” kernel functions the Nouveau “free” driver works just fine.

I plan to use this kernel in new versions of Exton-Slack, SlackEX and Exton|Defender based on Slackware 14.0.

Restart your computer and enjoy!

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