Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 not responding

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: iwlmvm and 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.

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VESA framebuffer

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.
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Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 driver

I bought a refurbished Dell Latitude E6400. After changing the hard disk to a new SSD, I installed (of course) Slackware64 14.2 on it. Everything went fine, but the WiFi was not supported out-of-the-box. However, there was a very easy solution.
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XFS: corruption of in-memory

Well… one of my partitions, on a SSD, suddenly died. I’ve been building packages in a virtual machine (VB 5.2.28 r130011) of Slackware 14.2 x86_64. All was going fine until my desktop, the host machine, completely froze. Could not go to another runlevel or anything. In the end, I pushed the reset button, and upon boot my /home partition (sda3) did not mount.
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Syntax highlighting

I’ve been writing a text document, where I want to paste an excerpt of a shell script. I want to put it in a frame as a separate “figure”, referred to in the text as “Box ##”. To make it clearer to the reader, I want to have the appropriate syntax highlighting. How to do it?
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