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Mike Sackett

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I'm thinking about purchasing an Intel NUC as a small low-consumption home PC, which I would of course be running Slackware on, along with a couple of virtual machines (Kali for work, Slackware test image for fun). Does anyone have experience installing Slackware on one of these little guys?  I'm looking at either the Broadwell i3 or i5 versions, both of which are ULV chips, not full on desktop chips.    
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Morgan Johnson (kaidenshi)'s profile photoMike Sackett's profile photo
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Thanks for the heads-up +Morgan Johnson​, I'll refer back if that issue comes up!
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I was used to something different, something less boring, called distro hopping. Now I'm used to something different, something more boring, called Slackware. And that's not even the worse part. The worse part is that now I can focus my attention just to real life issues and responsibilities, which in turn increases my productivity and my girlfriend's appeal for me; a guy who studies and thinks forward.
This is not an emotional statement, half of it is true and the other half is something different, something more boring.
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+Владислав Борисов this is exactly where I am at as well. It wasn't easy for me either. I have no formal training in computers and am aan electrician by trade. Fiddling around with Linux for 3 years as a hobby and hopping from different distros(mostly Debian based) was kind of exciting and I was always interested in Slackware because of its longevity. However, many failed virtual box installs always kept me away. When I say failed I mean I lacked the knowledge and drive to dive in as is necessary and any Slackware user will tell you. Realizing there was no easy way out of it and no one is going to put the effort in for me and every kubuntu or Debian upgrade virtually would screw up my install to the point it was unusable, I did finally dive in and start reading slackbook and everything I could find. Now almost a full year later I'm going to be a Slackware user for as long as its available to me. I may not always know a way to fix something or compile a certain package I need but I KNOW there is info out there that can help me. On top of that I've learned so much more in a year about Linux than I learned in 3 on other distros. For that in and of itself I'm eternally grateful. 
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I don't know what's wrong with my audio basically sound is not working at all. It was working at very first boot after installation of Slackware 64bit version 14.1, but didn't work after second boot onwards and allways shows "Do you want KDE to permanently forget about these devices?".
When i tried to play video with VLC, VLC allways shows,
"Audio output failed:
The audio device "default" could not be used:
No such file or directory."
And "aplay -l" shows "aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found..."
And "aplay -L" shows,
"null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)"

Please help me to resolve it, I am first time trying Slackware and i am very much like it and thinking this as my final distro but don't want to switch to Arch Linux or somthing else due to this problem.
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I had a spate of kernel compilations awhile ago, where I kept forgetting to build in ext3 support.  You only forget that one once. :)
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Hi Friends... Why Slackware Linux not defined as default desktop to Mate or Gnome?
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Speaking of the knock-offs.  dropline gnome will give you Gnome 3.x and there is a cinnamon port for slackware also.  I suppose Pat dropped Gnome for the same reason these other people forked it.  It was trouble.
Still no word on a unity port for slackware, which would be the 3rd jedi knight of the trio of may the fork be with you...
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Alberto Coletta

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Funny =P
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Linuxito's profile photoMorgan Johnson (kaidenshi)'s profile photoArmando Atanacio's profile photoCharlie Ebert's profile photo
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+Jared Isbell If I ever switched to runlevel 4 that's what I would use, but I normally boot to the command line. I tried SLiM a while back but it was buggy and crashed my X session. 
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Just wondering if anyone can become maintainer packages for Slackware ?
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Niki Kovacs's profile photoRyan McQuen's profile photo
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Who wants to take over openoffice.org on SBo?
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Mike Sackett

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Just tested suspend/resume on my Chromebook Pixel running Slackware Current with KDE 4.14.3 and it actually works!!! Though some weirdness does seem to occur from time to time. Would adding a swap partition help here? 
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I am running current on a t510...suspend works awesome even just with the lid closure switch. 
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Martin has some point when speaking of the Slackware part +Eric Hameleers 
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The New Linux Counter Project replaces the good old counter.li.org project. It counts and generates statistics about all linux users and machines.
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Bradley D. Thornton's profile photoEdward Koenig's profile photo
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I registered in 2001.  This reminds me to update my profile - I have 5 Slackware systems running.
https://linuxcounter.net/cert/230211.png

Also, seems the site is hovering near NSFW: the new ad servers flip up a few surprising ads (scantily clad Thai women seeking dates took me unawares...almost lost an eye!)
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Has anyone had any issues connecting to an open wireless network using network manager? 
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+Adam Time I had selected network manager in my netconfig I even changed to wicd and still no go, I even tried connecting manually with no luck, but I can connect to a secured network with no problems

Edit: forgot to mention before. I have looked at the slackdocs and did everything correctly just with an open/unsecured network it can't get an IP address and if it does manage to get one with all of the correct DNS servers and gateway I can't ping or resolve any hosts. 
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Time to find your Slack!
 
Enter the Church of the SubGenius, the Parody Religion Supported by R. Crumb, David Byrne & Other Alt-Icons. You might become a convert!
You may not know much about the Church of the SubGenius, but you've definitely seen its prophet. The intensively groomed, Ward Cleaveresque J. R.
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Pinks everywhere, +Hex Static​...
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Would anyone have a .conkyrc to work with conkyForecastWU they'd be willing to share? Trying to configure something and am new to all things conky.  Thanks!  ETA:  I've got the API. I just need a simple/working conkyrc.
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Yeah, found a couple I've been playing with.  Thanks!
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GStreamer packages may be missing. It may also be a permissions problem #SomeBodyHelMe  :'(
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Christopher Parsons's profile photoDaniel Stein's profile photo
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Also might want to check your default alsa settings using alsamixer.. Make sure the device isn't muted ..linuxquestions.org has lots of write-ups & fixes for people with sound issues if you still need help
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Commentary to today's XKCD comic (http://xkcd.com/1495/).  My home server doesn't seem to suffer from the same issues.

I simply couldn't resist!

Apache httpd
NFS file server
git repository
Mumble/murmer server
various game servers (on hold atm)
...and whatever other nonsense I end up fiddling with.

Linux beorn 3.10.17-smp #1 SMP Wed Oct 23 17:04:08 CDT 2013 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
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Jared Isbell

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So, I built my first custom kernel the other day. Very exciting! I'm working on getting root over NFS working to lighten the load when I have to install security patches.
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Indeed I did! I plan on looking at Ryan's script one I have a firmer grasp on what I'm doing. Have yet to test the new kernel in the way I intend on using it, looking to create a PXE and netboot environment to play around at work. 
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Charlie Ebert

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Fantastic video! He makes a strong case for former power users being relegated to a dumbed down OS when we push new users to Ubuntu. Thanks for linking, I look forward to watching more of his videos. 
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Has there been any updates on the next version of Slackware (14.2/15?)? I have not seen any news for a while now.
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+Jennifer Doering​​ guessing what Patrick is going to do, and when he's going to do it, has always been a favorite pastime, if not a great lottery ;)

I'll keep my money in my pocket and leave the gambling to all of those who wish to engage in that part of the fun :)

Your guess is, I am confident, as good as any, so let's see who's willing to snatch up your wager :) 😀
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Mike Sackett

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Hey all, couple of quick question. First, when upgrading to KDE5 Eric says to install it on top of Current, does he mean alien/ktown current (currently at 4.13 or 4.14), or regular current (4.10.x)? Also, when using sbopkg with the current repository which URL are you using? The default one is not working for some reason....
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I see. Because I am in school currently I opted for the safer route and installed KDE 4.14.3 from the ktown repos. It isn't as fresh and exciting as KDE5 but is stable and very functional (and installs easily with my good friend slackpkg+)
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Excuse me i had done download squid by links on my slackware 14.1 but i dont know the path saved my squid,thaanks
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WTF dude.
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Someone managed to succesfuly install and use pulseaudio on Slackware KDE?
I'm on 'current'multilib'. Installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol from SBo with its dependencies, even compat32 packages, I'm running it system-wide and it is running indeed. The thing is KDE doesnt seem to recongnize it, apps like mumble still dont see pulseaudio but alsa instead. Gstreamer phonon keeps using ALSA too.
I'm not using alien's ktwon repo, just ["alienbob"] and ["restricted"], so i'm on KDE 4.10.5.
Any ideas beside "don't use it"? Thankss
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Haven't tried it with KDE yet, but it worked with xfce.
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