I have a ThinkPad T420, which comes with an Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless adapter. The card is recognised out of the box, and it connects to my home WiFi. There are two kernel modules loaded:
iwlwifi. Typically, after a minute or two the internet connection becomes so slow that it is virtually lost. I am running Slackware64 14.2 with kernel 4.4.217. It seems I finally found a solution in the Ubuntu forums.
Recently, I’ve noticed that somehow browsing becomes more and more sluggish under Linux. I am using Chromium, from AlienBob. At the same time, using Chrome in Windows scrolls web-pages, such as Imgur or Reddit, much better. I finally googled a bit and it seems I found the solution.
I’ve been using the Webcore fonts available at SBo, since many years and always followed the post-install instructions in the README. However, I decided to post them here, for my own convenience.
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Let me start by saying that this post has nothing to do with Slackware or Linux. I am a Fallout 3 / New Vegas fan and recently I had to set up Tale of Two Wastelands. Unfortunately, I was not able to find written instructions, just a video. For me, that’s very inconvenient, therefore I decided to write down a few notes.
I never really cared about VESA framebuffer. Since Slackware 13.0, the system would automatically switch to the native screen resolution when booting. That is, if I used the open source video drivers. When using the proprietary drivers of NVIDIA for example, the system will boot into the default low resolution console. I do not particularly like that, so I decided to investigate the options.