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Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Gentoo
« on: February 08, 2021, 09:07:04 am »
Good job getting it working.

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Slackware64-Current
« on: January 05, 2021, 08:48:16 am »
Running a slackpkg install-new should also list things that aren't installed.

As a heads up if you use sbopkg or download slackbuilds, you might want to add a ppc64le section to the $ARCH portion of the .SlackBuild file.
Without adding it the scripts tend to try installing libraries in the /usr/lib and /lib folders instead of /lib64 and /usr/lib64

Usually just adding something like the below right before the else section works to make it work like Slackware64.

elif [ "$ARCH" = "ppc64le" ]; then

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Slackware64-Current
« on: January 05, 2021, 08:13:13 am »
It looks like when I updated the mirror structure a couple months ago to add the extras mirror I forgot to update my makeiso script for the new folder name.
So it was building the .iso file off an old copy of the current folder that was missing the libXaw and libXmu packages.
Its been corrected and should properly match the riscyslack64-current folder.

Thank you again for letting me know.

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Slackware64-Current
« on: January 05, 2021, 07:55:41 am »
I'm not sure why they are missing, the .iso is generated each morning automatically form the contents of the mirror.

I'll see if I can find out why they weren't there.
Thanks for letting me know.

Operating Systems and Porting / Re: Slackware64-Current
« on: November 19, 2020, 10:54:17 am »
I also installed Slackware successfully on my Blackbird.

I know its a bit rough and not in sync with upstream yet. But I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

I'd be curious to know if my Slackware port works on theTalos II.
All I have to test with is my Blackbird, so I'm not sure how it'd run on other systems.


There's an iso that should work on the mirror.
It still needs mkgrub ran manually after install to add boot entries.

Has Kernel 5.7.6 in the extras folder on iso.

GPU Compute / Accelerators / Re: Which GPU would *you* choose?
« on: August 11, 2020, 01:37:36 pm »
I personally would go with AMD.
I'm currently running a Radeon RX580 in my Blackbird with the open source drivers.
It has been working beautifully without any hassle or extra config.

The drivers being open source a big bonus for me.

I've been soured on too many issues dealing with Nvidia's proprietary drivers and licensing that I have replaced all my Nvidia cards with AMD in all my systems.

I don't have any specific recommendations.
I know the RX580 works great, outside of OpenCL support still lacking.
Something from that line would probably work well though, like the RX540 for a lower end card.

Blackbird / Re: Audio Driver
« on: July 26, 2020, 02:21:11 pm »
Thanks for the response Borley.

Turns out the issue was with my Alsa-lib package.

After rebuilding the sound started working.

Applications and Porting / Re: Riscy Slack Extras
« on: July 24, 2020, 09:07:20 pm »
I added a couple more packages to the extra mirror.

Prusa Slicer

Think I might try building some packages for some games next.
Its kind of fun figuring out how to make things work.

Applications and Porting / Riscy Slack Extras
« on: July 24, 2020, 12:25:11 pm »
I added an Extra folder under the Riscy Slack mirror,

I've been working on building packages for some extra applications I use on Slackware.
Some are built from SlackBuilds as they were dependencies I needed.
The Extra mirror works with Slackpkg+

Currently I added:

Home Bank
Nextcloud Desktop sync client

I'm also working on trying to get Prusa Slic3r built.

Blackbird / Audio Driver
« on: July 22, 2020, 09:06:03 am »
Anyone know what driver is used for the Blackbird?

Blackbird / Re: RAM slot B1 not showing
« on: July 16, 2020, 10:57:26 pm »

After running that command in the BMC it is picking up both RAM modules in the OS.

Is there a log in there somewhere that says why it was guarded out?

Blackbird / Re: RAM slot B1 not showing
« on: July 16, 2020, 12:54:51 pm »
Yes, I've looked at the wiki page.

The memory works, both modules work, but only in the A1 slot.
It shows something is in the B1 slot, but it doesn't use it.

Blackbird / Re: RAM slot B1 not showing
« on: July 16, 2020, 08:06:17 am »
The RAM I bought is Micron 2x32GB DDR4-2400 ECC Registered.

The system picks it up and works with either module, as long as its in A1.
Just doesn't pick up the module in B1.

So that's disappointing.

Blackbird / RAM slot B1 not showing
« on: July 15, 2020, 10:36:42 pm »
The system says something is there, but it doesn't show the size.
I didn't notice any errors on boot.

I swapped the modules around to see if it worked with the one that wasn't detecting and it works fine in the A1 slot.

I've read some systems use half the RAM for ECC, so you can only use half of what is installed.
Does the Blackbird do something like that?

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