slackware 12.1 kernel install question

Alex Snow alex_snow at
Mon Aug 18 09:24:46 EDT 2008

In slack 12.1 like in 12.0 the speakup.s kernel is automagically 
installed if you booted with that kernel on the install disk.  There 
are some issues when using the install cd since you have to install 
packages from the second CD and then grab the kernels from the first 
CD (in 12.0 at least, it wouldn't prompt you to reinsert the first 
disk, then explode because it couldn't find the kernels 
directory--this may be fixed in 12.1).  Other then that, as long as 
you specify your synth parameters when the installer is configuring 
Lilo everything should come up talking.
Slackware 12.1 also doesn't require initrds, the speakup.s kernel has 
everything you need compiled in.  I usually replace this with a 
patched version of one of the smp-enabled kernels rather quickly after 
install, again you don't need an initrd if you use the hugesmp kernel, 
or do what I do and take the standard smp kernel and add needed 
filesystem drivers into the kernel.
Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 11:45:40PM -0700, Steve Holmes wrote:
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> I haven't tried Slack 12.1 yet but If you got your synth and stuff
> working for the initial installation, you should be able to add those
> same parameters to the lilo.conf file for the kernel you install from
> the kernel choices.  I haven't messed with it yet because I'm chicken
> about the initrd stuff but should get down with my laptop and give it
> a go soon.
> On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 08:16:51PM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> > What command or commands need to be done with /kernels/speakup.s/bzImage  
> > in order to get slackware 12.1 talking once installation is finished and  
> > ready for first boot?  I'm hearing things that are going too fast to  
> > understand them when the speakup.s kernel fails to install.
> >
> >
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