Step-by-step – Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Slackware Installation

January 13, 2021 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Slackware Installing Kernel Driver Backports Wi-fi Guide

Hi! The Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Kernel Backports Wireless Driver in Slackware GNU/Linux Desktop.

And Backports Kernel for Slackware Linux Project enables old Kernels to run the latest Drivers.

Especially relevant: the specific Backports Version includes the Drivers corresponding to that Kernel.

So you should try to Fix your System with a Backports Release that is not under your current Linux Kernel one.

The recent Versions of Backports support mainline Kernels back to version 3.0. The older backports-3.14 supports all Kernel versions back to Version 2.6.26.

Finally, to run a new Driver a Linux Firmware update may be required.

Step-by-step – Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Slackware Installation
  1. 1. Launching Shell Emulator

    Open a Terminal window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Backports Kernel Driver WiFi Slackware Linux Installation - Open Terminal Shell Emulator

    How-to Quick-Start with Command Line on Slackware GNU/Linux

    Command Line Slackware Linux QuickStart Guide
  2. 2. Looking up Kernel Version

    Now eventually to Check Kernel Version
    On Command Line play:

    uname -r
    Take note.

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