Skip to main content

Kernel 2.6.25.9 released

Just like i said earlier, kernel 2.6.25.x has the fastest track on all 2.6.x kernel series and it's going fast. Only few days and here comes another -Stable kernel release. It's 2.6.25.9. This quick release can be seen from two point of view.

From security point of view, this is a good thing. Critical bugs are fixed at fast rate, so people who had problems at their system can patch it as soon as possible. In the other hand, from development point of view, some people might think that there's something wrong with the development process. Too many bugs were found after it has been released.

I know that there are no software that 100% bug free. Every software has bugs. It's just a matter of time when will the bugs are detected. The -Stable team realized this and this is the reason why they created 2.6.x.y version. Waiting for the next 2.6.x release is surely not a good idea, because the development process would take 2-3 months. By that time, exploits would have spread out and administrator would have to manually patch their kernel to fix the problem.

Popular posts from this blog

Running Rsync Via Proxy

One way to get the latest Slackware updates is by running rsync to syncronize your local repository and the main repository that hold the Slackware packages. Eric Hameleers has provided a great script called rsync_current.sh and how i modified this tool has been discussed on my previous post. In general, it works, except for one problem, when your computer is connecting to the Internet through a proxy.

My workstation at my office is connected to the Internet through a proxy, so i can't use normal rsync to work normally. I browsed the web and i found this site which tells us about how we should modify our squid configuration to allow rsync connection from any computer from our local networks. I asked my sysadmin to try this script. He agreed and he updated the squid configuration on the proxy.

Next, i need to update my environment variable RSYNC_PROXY to the host of the proxy and also the port. Let's say you are running a proxy on 192.168.1.1 and port 8080, then you need to run …

NVidia Legacy Unix Driver Update

NVidia has released an updated legacy drivers to support X.Org 1.19 with ABI 23. It has been mentioned in the UNIX drivers, but you can directly find the drivers from the links below:
NVidia 304.134 (x86x86_64)NVidia 340.101 (x86, x86_64) I have tested the 304.134 driver and it's working great here. I can finally remove x from my /etc/slackpkg/blacklist file since it's a showstopper for me.
Aside from legacy driver, NVidia has also released their latest driver 375.26 (x86, x86_64), which brings support for newer cards and also many new features (including X.Org 1.19 with ABI 23 support). 

Security Update: firefox, irssi, pidgin

Three security updates were released for today:
firefox: Upgraded to 45.4.0esr for 14.1 and 14.2 and 49.0 for currentirssi: Upgraded to 0.8.20pidgin: Upgraded to 2.10.11, 2.10.12, and 2.11.0 for all stable Slackware releases depending on their support Some minor update in current:
mkinitrd: Add dmsetup supportemacs: Upgraded to 25.1qt: Fix multilib issue network-scripts: Fix minor issue