TP-LINK TL-WN722N driver

I bought a TP-LINK TL-WN722N usb wireless adapter. Turns out it is not supported out-of-the-box on Slackware 14.2. The adapter box said that it is supported in Linux, so naively I put the CD provided and looked for the driver. In the Linux folder, there was a README file advising me to go download the drivers from http://www.tp-link.com/. I will not discuss the requirement to go online in order to obtain the drivers for a network adapter…
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Video driver in the initrd.gz

I have an ATI Radeon HD 6450 card. Sometimes upon boot, just when the console should switch to the screen native resolution, it apparently fails to do so. The screen goes black and the computer restarts. Read the rest of this entry »


Convert the kernel source to no-smp

Back in the days of Slackware 12.2 I used the generic nosmp kernel with my old laptop. I used the patch fromĀ /extra/linux-2.6.27.7-nosmp-sdk/ to switch the kernel source from SMP to non-SMP. All went well until the kernel was upgraded with the rest to 2.6.27.31 and the patch stopped working. Read the rest of this entry »