Slackware Aarch64: What now?

I’ve been quite busy since Slackware Aarch64 was released for public consumption. As some of you may know, the Raspberry Pi has been difficult to find the “sweet spot” with video and audio. I sorted that out in a previous…

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Slackware Aarch64: Disk Encryption

I prefer to encrypt the storage on all of my mobile devices. This post applies only to the Pinebook Pro running Slackware. An official document discussing disk encryption has been added to the Slackware documentation project. It is an easy…

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Slackware ARM 15.0 is Here!

Several years of development have lead to the 15.0 release of Slackware. It has been an exciting week for Slackers everywhere and it doesn’t end there. The ARM port is ready for use by the general public with many improvements…

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Slackware Aarch64 Install: Raspberry Pi 3

There has been work done to add support for the Raspberry Pi 3 to the Slackware Aarch64 port. Largely it was only a matter of running modprobe on the required kernel modules to light up my Raspberry Pi 3 B….

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Slackware Slackathon – Raspberry Pi4 & Pinebook Pro

Yesterday, I recorded an episode with Stuart Winter on the SlackChat podcast. We talked about recent progress of the Slackware Aarch64 port. Last week, I did the first install of Slackware on the Raspberry Pi 4, using the mainline Linux…

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Slackware Aarch64 on a Pinebook Pro

A few months back Pine64 shipped me a free Pinebook Pro laptop to help develop SlackwareAarch64-current. I have been hammering mine for the last few months. Overall the hardware itself is excellently designed. Sure, there are some quirks, but not…

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Slackware Powered Pi Cluster: Part 1

Some time ago I realized that I had too many wires on my desk and around my desk. I decided to combine my Raspberry Pi hardware and move the four systems into a single unit. The resulting layout is a…

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SlackChat S02E11: Kernel Module loader

Yesterday I was asked to record an episode of SlackChat with Stuart Winter. Stuart is the guy in charge of the Arm and Aarch64 ports of Slackware. SlackChat is a Slackware Linux podcast that talks about a range of related…

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Aarch64 Port to Slackware Linux

Stuart Winter of Slackware ARM has been an all around awesome guy by giving me access to his creation in order to test it on my own systems. Stuart chose the ROCKPro64 created by Pine64 as the first targeted hardware…

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