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Perhaps this is a dumb question, but how would one create an application that has the same GUI as the Slackware installer? I am aware ncurses may be used, but I am unable to find any information on how the installer in Slackware was constructed.
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Use dialog but it ay be worthwhile to try to use xdialog as well. I think zenwalk had something similar a few years ago. I think there is also a kdialog variant too.
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Luca Lorello

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Hi guys, I have problems with openGL on an Asus ROG GL552V laptop (Slackware 64 14.2 fresh install). It seems that the problem is the nVidia Optimus technology...

Everything I did (as root) after a full installation:
- startx:
 the X server timed out after "Waiting for X server to start accepting connections" (I didn't save any log, sorry)
- reboot:
it crashed and I had to hard reboot
- blacklisted nouveau driver via the extra/xf86-video-nouveau-blacklist.tgz on the DVD
- installed nVidia drivers following http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:proprietary_graphics_drivers (I used the packages from SBo)

At this point both startx (since it's a fresh install, I don't have a xorg.conf) and reboot worked fine, but any application requiring OpenGL (including glxinfo) crashed with one or more Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".

I tried to reinstall the nVidia drivers using the official binary, but nothing changed, so, in order to prevent conflicts, I reverted to the previous step (to be sure I started from scratch with another fresh install of Slackware).

- nvidia-xconfig:
Fatal server error: no screen found
log: http://pastebin.com/ewuwYzq3
- deleted xorg.conf

- X -configure:
Output: http://pastebin.com/3K9XvjvE
xorg.conf.new: http://pastebin.com/1Rd5THPZ
Same error as before
- deleted xorg.conf again.


At this point I followed http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:nvidia_optimus
After that (I didn't install VirtualGL):
- optirun bash: no problem
- optirun glxinfo:
Various Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
-primusrun glxinfo:
Various Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". and a segfault

For both, there is this entry in the Xorg log of display :8: (EE) /dev/dri/card0: failed to set DRM interface version 1.4: Permission denied

bumblebee.conf: http://pastebin.com/cpGLkfNu
xorg.conf.nvidia (/etc/bumblebee folder): http://pastebin.com/e3TL4PEH
entire log (display :8): http://pastebin.com/Zqm4iNMC

uname:
Linux darkstar 4.4.14 #2 SMP Fri Jun 24 13:38:27 CDT 2016 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

lspci:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 191b (rev 06)
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)

dmesg (after launching optirun glxinfo):
http://pastebin.com/qeAaLqM3

Packages installed:
nvidia-bumblebee-367.35-x86_64-1_bbsb
nvidia-driver-361.45.11-x86_64-1_SBo
nvidia-kernel-361.45.11_4.4.14-x86_64-1_SBo
libvdpau-1.1.1-x86_64-1
libvdpau-va-gl-0.4.0x86_64-1_SBo
libjpeg-turbo-1.5.0-x86_64-1
primus-0.10.7-x86_64-1_bbsb
bumblebee-3.2.1-x86_64-1_bbsb
libbsd-0.8.3-x86_64-1_bbsb


What did I do wrong?
Thank you for the answers.
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Einen Monat nach Slackware 14.2 stehen nun allen Anwendern die MLED-Repositorien für die neue Version der Distribution zur Verfügung. MLED ergänzt Slackware um viele Komponenten, die im Einsatz in...
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MLED 14.2 has been released. Get it while it's hot. http://www.microlinux.eu/news.php
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I agree. In the meantime, DW is full with Ubuntu respins sporting a different wallpaper, shipping on separate ISOs.
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Viernes de escritorio 
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Not sure who this would impact, but if you're not using pulse and also use WINE, be sure to compile it with --without-pulse. Spent all afternoon trying to figure out why I couldn't listen to podcasts and play WINE-related games...
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Even with all the audio things I do, I don't use Bluetooth, thankfully. I haven't noticed much difference, WINE wonkiness aside.
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Scopriamo insieme le novità della nuova release di #Slackware
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It's good to have experience. Thanks to my experience with Gentoo a few years ago, I managed to install Slackware on a KVM VPS that had no way to mount a custom ISO.

The hoster had quite a few images of various distros, but no Slackware. So I booted from SysRescCD (sure, they had THAT), partitioned the disk, downloaded Slackware tree, unpacked USB installer from there, chroot'ed in it - and there I was! Later there were some problems with lilo and booting, but nothing too difficult. Time to configure my new server!

You can't keep me from Slackware even by not providing installation medium!
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Here's how I installed Slackware on a public server using a Live Rescue session. http://www.microlinux.fr/microlinux/Linux-HOWTOs/Dedibox-HOWTO.txt
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Dopo più di 2 anni e mezzo di intenso sviluppo esce la nuova release della distribuzione più longeva del panorama #Linux.

Un grazie a Patrick ed a tutta la comunità per il duro lavoro che ha portato al rilascio di Slackware 14.2
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ps oltre al grazie propongo anche l'acquisto dei prodotti marcati slackware presenti nello store
https://store.slackware.com/cgi-bin/store
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Ryan McQuen
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I'm guessing 14.2 will land in the next 3 days.
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Awesome guess!!! So pumped to rock Slackware 14.2!!!
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Looking forward to Slackware 14.2 :D
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Michael Sackett

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Anyone rocking ZFS on their systems? I've been hearing a lot of hoopla about it lately and am wondering how it stacks up against the other file systems.
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I usually download the source from zfsonlinux.org and do the usual configure && make && make install plus modprobe for zfs in the end. It works fine. But it needs to be recompiled if you install a new kernel.
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MLED steht für Microlinux Enterprise Desktop und stellt einen robusten Betriebssystemaufsatz abseits der Linux-Mainstream-Distributionen dar.
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+++ MLED needs your vote on Distrowatch +++

The MLED project has been around for a few years now, and it's slowly but steadily gaining momentum. Aside from questions and/or bug reports, I've been getting quite a lot of positive feedback. I guess it's time for MLED to reach a wider audience, and it looks like the best way to achieve that is for the distribution (or meta-distribution) to be added to the Distrowatch site.

MLED has been added to the Distrowatch waiting list in March 2015. It's been almost a year and a half now, and it's still on the waiting list. You can change with a simple vote. Search for "Microlinux Enterprise Desktop" and click on the "Recommend" button, so the distribution moves up on the waiting list. Maybe sooner or later MLED will be added to the official distribution list and - who knows - even get a review?

http://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=links#new

Cheers from the sunny South of France,

Niki
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Ryan McQuen
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Well looky here ...
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Pablo Mario

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The Slackware Linux, una de las distribuciones Linux más antiguas aparece de nuevo con estables e interesantas novedades.
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Slackware 14.2. Xfce4
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I like how clean it looks. XFCE is my desktop environment of choice.
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Adam Time

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Today we celebrate The Birth of Slackware Linux 14.2  just as I predicted it would be close to X-Day-19 praise Bob.  out of the ashes
of slack the birth of another ISO image. Slackware is Born again. The virgin is alive.
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was running 14.1 on my P1.
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Slackware 14.2 is released. Go shower Pat with money for DVDs and subscriptions!
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Just renewed my CD & DVD subscription, along with a collection of case plates and bumper stickers just in case. 
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Last Whisper

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GNOME Flashback - Slackware32-current
soon
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