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Ade Ismail Isnan

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hi all, just want to introduce you my slackware 'ultimate hacking' machine. A Slackware 13.37 with Linux kernel 3.13.37. If you know what I mean :D  #loljk
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It was a while ago..... Google for rEFIt. I put that on a DVD and booted. It did its thing with the boot sector. I carved up the HDD for a single OS: Boot, Home, Root, Swap.

I then managed to boot the machine from dvd, installed to said root partition. I THINK (don't quote me!) it chains the bootloaders so lilo is installed on from of boot partition not MBR (where rEFIt did its thing). http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1533

Boot combos for reference.
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it's the one we have in -current ;)
 
3.14 is going to be the next longterm stable kernel that I will maintain.
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The video performance is incredible on 3.14.x. I don't even need the proprietary AMD drivers anymore. ;^)
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Gerardo Zamudio

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A while ago (https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GerardoZamudio/posts/Hoph23bFRiA) I was wondering how Slackware was able to get on Akamai's CDN and this video seems to answer that :p Wonderful presentation by +Vincent Batts from 2011.

See if you can spot Pat before getting too far into the video!
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LinuxFest SouthEast gets all the Slackware love! I felt like the only Slackware user at LinuxFest NorthWest. :^(
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Jim Cole

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Playing around with a customized screenfetch.
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Noob question. Is Slackware a LTS or a 9 month release?
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We aren't talking about magic? Seriously.
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I'm a big time Arch and Puppy user and I'm thinking about moving distros and saw a review about Slackware and got really excited about it but how does it compare against Arch? Sorry if I came off as a fanboy.
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One way to think about what slackware is all about, is that slackware seeks to preserve as much of a UNIX-like experience as possible.  If you are familiar with UNIX overall (i.e. not just the Linux side of things), understanding the benefits of that UNIX-like experience can make slackware very appealing in that sense.
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Mike Sackett

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Anyone have luck getting the YouCompleteMe vim plugin compiled? It keeps failing, with a message saying that it ran out of virtual memory. I have tried everything to no avail. I am trying to compile it with c++ support, using the command './install.sh --clang-completer'
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I saw some issues on the Github page related to that. You might try creating a new issue though, to get more specific support.
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Mike Sackett

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Hey gang, 
I was looking into ways of optimizing my Slackware system to run on my SSD and came across the idea to move /tmp to a tmpfs in order to minimize writes to my SSD.  I thought this sounded like a great idea, as I usually end up having to clean out my /tmp on shutdown anyway.  

I didn't think about pkgtool and sbopkg, which store the files they need in the /tmp directory.  Any ideas on a workaround so that this method will work OK without breaking sbopkg and pkgtool? Possibly moving the necessary files out of /tmp at shutdown and then moving them back on startup?  Other thoughts? 
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excellent article  going to look for a old chrome book
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jean cap

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Hi  all  
I already posted  about   the website surfontech ( http://surfontech.com  )    . 
We have a new category  called  LAMP/LEMP server  . 
Ressources about installation of this server   are   indexed   in this category  .  
You will   be able to filter the results  ...
Then  , it's possible to get only the ressources for your specific Linux Distro ( LinuxMint   , Ubuntu   , Debian  , OpenSuse  ,Slackware )     , FreeBSD   . 
You have the  possibility  to choose   the database (   mysql  , mariaDB  ..  ) , the  programming language ( php  , python  )    and tools like ( phpMyadmin  , webmin  , Pgadmin  ) .

Don't forget to check categories like OS Comparisons   out  ..... It will enable you to compare LInux Distro easily    ....  
Of course  , we have a category dedicated to  Slackware         . 

Surfontech is  an international website translated  in four  languages   . 
You only have to click  on the flags to get access to ressources  in the  language  you have choosen  .
Surfontech is evolving permanently  .....Ressources are added on a daily basis .
Keep in touch with   our website by  following us  on the social networks    . 

website adress: http://surfontech.com
OS  part  of the website   : http://surfontech.com/tutorial/OS 
Google++ community   : https://plus.google.com/communities/112507223316625543284
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thanks   for your comment ....
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Nook GlowLight ereader

I couldn't stand reading ebooks on iphone/tablet/laptops anymore so sprung for this ereader (on sale).  I had just upgraded to calibre-1.39 using  Alien Bob's package (thanks buddy!). 

Calibre (and Slackwar/Xfce) recognizes the Nook flawlessly.   First up: Dave Miller's Homebrewing Guide!
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Ryan McQuen
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[SOLVED]

Does anyone understand kwriteconfig? Or can point me to something CLI-based that will configure KDE? I posted this to the KDE community and no one responded. :^(
 
Hi!

I am trying to write a shell script to configure KDE. I would like to change things like:

Application Appearance/Graphical Effects: Low Display Resolution and Low CPU

Startup options: Turn off confirm logout

Desktop Effects: Suspend desktop effects for fullscreen windows

My googling has led me to 'kwriteconfig'. But I have no idea how to use it! I can't seem to find what or where any of the entries would be.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

:-)
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About this community

Welcome to the Google+ Slackware Community! What is Slackware Linux? The Official Release of Slackware Linux by Patrick Volkerding is an advanced Linux operating system, designed with the twin goals of ease of use and stability as top priorities. Including the latest popular software while retaining a sense of tradition, providing simplicity and ease of use alongside flexibility and power, Slackware brings the best of all worlds to the table. The Slackware Philosophy: Since its first beta release in April of 1993, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there. Slackware complies with the published Linux standards, such as the Linux File System Standard. We have always considered simplicity and stability paramount, and as a result Slackware has become one of the most popular, stable, and friendly distributions available. We hope you enjoy using Slackware Linux as a member of this community!
 
I thought I'd give an update on my previous post regarding my machine. I have since set aside the Antec case, as it was too cramped and had an inadequate, proprietary power supply to boot. The picture below shows a Elite 120 with a Seasonic 620W modular PSU, and the RAM is upgraded to 12 GB instead of just 8.  This case allows more room for airflow. Also, the CPU is upgraded to an A10-5800K, topped off with a Zalman CNPS90F cooler. I am a very satisfied Slacker!

It is running -current, with KDE 4.9.5. Couldn't ask for better, IMHO!
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+Miguel De Anda Thanks. If you ever want to get another one like it, I got all my stickers at http://www.unixstickers.com/
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QtCurve won't apply. I have QtCurve-KDE4 & QtCurve-Gtk2 installed from slackbuilds.org.

I've tried clearing out ~/.kde/cache-HOSTNAME and /var/tmp/kdecache-USER. No dice. Whatever theme I apply, the window decorations stay on Oxygen.

Any ideas?
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Ryan McQuen
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Help!

3.14.5 is panicking on my Thinkpad T410. This never happened on the 64-bit version, but has happened twice on 32-bit.
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I'm also using btrfs just for playing around. But I never using btrfs root volume directly. I always create several subvolume inside it (i.e. usr, var, data), then mount the subvolume into designated directory.

PS: I'm still using xfs for production
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Looks like our very own ruario has been hard at work!
 
New Opera for Linux is coming very soon. Check out this: http://tease.ruario.fastmail.fm.user.fm/opera-about.png username can be anything and the password is in this post! #ohnohedidnt
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+Владислав Борисов  Awesome, thanks! Gonna play around with it in a VM.
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"Skype 4.3 for Linux also drops direct ALSA support in favor of using PulseAudio."

Does this mean it's no longer possible to use it on Slackware?
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Unless you can convince them to drop it. Aye, that is the crux of the matter. : ^(
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Stefan G. Lesser

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My first Beowulf cluster, based on Slackware, back in 2002.
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+Niki Kovacs Yup, in a later setup I settled for central config mgmt and distcc too :-)
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Ryan McQuen
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[SOLVED]
Ryan McQuen originally shared:
 
Slackers! Who is running wicd out there?

I think I have been too aggressive in disabling net services in /etc/rc.d ... what does everyone else do?
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wpa_gui is all you really need.
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Edward Koenig

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In case you can't remember if your NFS share is already mounted:

if [ ! "mountpoint -q /path" ]; then mount /path; else echo "Already mounted!"; fi

I put something like it into my QEMU slackware VM script.  I use virtio.9p to map the guest to a host directory that just happens to be pointing to a NFS server.  I don't always need it mounted, so I set up thunar and fstab to mount as user "on the fly."  Unfortunately that also means I tend to forget to mount it should I decide to fire up my VMs.
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Ryan McQuen
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I'm getting errors on gsettings commands that were working just fine recently. Here is the script I am running:

https://github.com/ryanpcmcquen/linuxTweaks/blob/master/mateSetup.sh

And the errors are shown in the screenshot.

Anyone know what is going on here?
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Good to know, thanks for the report back on the issue :)
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