Slackwarearm-14.0 ChangeLog (2011-12-18)

Sun Dec 18 11:17:36 UTC 2011


From this update onwards, all Slackware ARM packages will be compiled for
armv5te. This means that old ARM devices with an ARMv4T CPU can no longer use
this tree - they will need to use Slackware ARM 13.37.
I've taken this step because the vast majority of the Slackware ARM user base
uses hardware that has an ARMv5te CPU. Slackware ARM only officially supports
Kernels for systems that have ARMv5te CPUs, therefore it makes sense to change
the userland to match the supported systems.

I've rebuilt most of the primary packages as armv5te, and the rest will follow
as the packages get upgraded.
  • a/kernel_tegra-3.1.5-arm-1.tgz
    Added support for a new ARM system called the 'Trimslice'.
    “[The] Trim-Slice is based on NVIDIA Tegra 2 - a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1 GHz
    with ultra-low-power GeForce GPU with 1 GB DDR2 RAM soldered on-board.”
    See http://www.trimslice.com for more details.
    This Kernel does not contain video support because the kernel.org mainline tree
    does not yet contain the support, but this will be added once it's available.
    I've created a document that contains a few useful nuggets of information about
    booting the Slackware installer on the Trimslice:
    ftp://ftp.armedslack.org/armedslack/armedslack-devtools/tegra/booting.txt

    I think that my Trimslice has a problem with it either with the SSD or the USB bus,
    so I may need to RMA it. However, the kernel boots and I can install upon an external
    USB drive for the time being.
    Once I have a stable system, I'll prepare some installation notes in the same format
    as the 'INSTALL_KIRKWOOD' document.

    I'm interested to hear whether anybody else who wants to use Slackware on the Trimslice
    finds that this Kernel works for them! I expect there to be a handful of releases
    of the Kernel for this system.
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  • Last modified: 6 years ago
  • by Giuseppe Di Terlizzi