Compilation of 3.5.4 Linux Kernel on Slackware64 14.0
I bought a new notebook (Ivy Bridge Micro-Architecture) and installed Slackware64 14.0 running on long term supported 3.2.29 Linux kernel. After installation, everything was good. A new notebook, a new release and a new kernel... While studying on Slackware in the next hours, OS suddenly freezed. Then, I experienced again the same thing a few more times. After googling the problem, I saw that many people had experienced the same problem on Ivy Bridge Platform using 3.2.x Linux kernel. Upgrading 3.2.x kernel to 3.5.x completely solved the freeze problem for me.
Below, I explained that how 3.5.4 linux kernel simply compiled and installed along side the 3.2.29 Linux kernel on Slackware64 14.0 using "config-huge-3.5.4.x64" kernel configuration file in "/testing/source" directory of the official Slackware tree (or Slackware installation DVD). You can also use one of the other kernel configuration files depending on your choice and os architecture.
For switching to the new kernel 3.5.4, open a terminal emulator and run the following commands correspondingly.