System packages

To boot the Raspberry Pi you must install the kernel_raspi package, the kernel-modules-raspi package and the raspi-boot package. Optionally, you can install the raspi-hacks package to apply some Pi-specific error fixes and performance improvements. If you followed the installation procedure, these packages are already installed.

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Kernel2012-08-01 kernel_raspi-3.1.9_20120801-arm-1_dbs.tgz
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Modules2012-08-01 kernel-modules-raspi-3.1.9_20120801-arm-1_dbs.tgz
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Boot fw2012-08-01 raspi-boot-20120801-fw-1_dbs.tgz
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Hacks2012-07-12 raspi-hacks-2.0-arm-1_dbs.tgz
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Devices2012-07-12 raspi-devs-1.0-noarch-1_dbs.tgz
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Kernel, Modules, and Boot firmware

The kernel_raspi, kernel-modules-raspi and raspi-boot packages are built from the Raspberry Pi Foundation's official GitHub repositories. See also the SlackBuilds and Kernel config.

After upgrading the kernel_raspi and raspi-boot packages, there may be a file /boot/ and/or /boot/ You should compare these files with your existing config.txt and cmdline.txt files and merge any changes as appropriate. Note that the Pi doesn't use u-boot or lilo or grub, so you don't need to do anything else.


The raspi-hacks package applies error fixes and performance improvements to the Slackware ARM installation on your Raspberry Pi. It will make the following changes:


The raspi-devs package contains additional device nodes for the Raspberry Pi. Don't install or upgrade this package if udev is running.


If you want to build these packages yourself, the SlackBuilds can be downloaded as a .tar.gz from GitHub.