Slack 13.37 and 14.0

Gregory Nowak greg at
Wed May 15 20:40:52 EDT 2013

Will wheezy work under 2.6.32? My understanding is that the release
notes for wheezy tell you to upgrade the kernel first because some of
the new packages won't run properly, if at all, on the squeeze kernel.


On Wed, May 15, 2013 at 07:36:48AM -0700, Tony Baechler wrote:
> No, you're still not understanding.  Debian Wheezy has the 3.2 kernel, so
> no serial support.  That's why I suggested installing Squeeze and
> upgrading to Wheezy.  That way you can run the 2.6.32 kernel with newer
> packages and still have serial support.  No, you won't get most boot
> messages with software speech because it takes a while for sound drivers
> to load.  I have both kernels installed here so I can get hardware speech
> if my system becomes unbootable.  I had no problem finding a motherboard
> with a serial port last August.  You have to look for server motherboards,
> but they're not that hard to find.

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