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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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I was shocked at how configurable it is, I shouldn't have been, but I was.
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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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Luigi Trovato

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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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Fyi, the NEW Linux counter isn't all new at all, Alex took over the custodianship of the project from +Harald Tveit Alvestrand​​​​​​​​​, the original founder of the project at http://counter.li.org, and so although it still has the original database of all the users from way back in the day, it's a completely automated system now with hosted machine scripts and signups.... no more waiting on coordinating with country managers to coordinate with.

I submitted a bug report abit a year or two ago, and Harald fixed it so that the old URL forwarded to the new site, since its so heavily indexed and included at http://archive.org too, but the old link to the main site appears to be broken again with 404 errors.

It would be nice if he could just set a redirect to anything in that domain to go to http://linuxcounter.org again, for the sake of posterity and historic reasons. Hint hint ;)

It's a good thing, shows your ubergeekdom, and tracks your machines too if you like.

I urge everyone who hasn't done so before to sign up, and if you had a Linux counter number before, they can look that up too (use the bugtrac) and get that cert back for you :)

All the best!

- tallship

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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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Can someone enlighten me to whether the information provided here: http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:slackware_admin:linux_kernel_options_for_uefi_and_elilo referring to removing the old efivar and replacing it with the new efivarfs provided in the links on the page is still required in Slackware 14.1 x86_64 fresh uefi install with elilo. I've upgraded to a 3tb HDD and was forced to dive in uefi to utilize my full disk (because I didn't properly research before purchasing a new HDD). I've successfully set up a gpt partition table and installed the os successfully with elilo boot loader and currently have what appears to be a properly running os. I was just reading up to familiarize myself with elilo and stumbled across this. I attempted it once already by downloading the .zip files from the links in the link I provided above. Unzip in respective Dir in my home Dir and ran make in the source Dir I created for both .zip files. One compiled and the other threw a bunch of errors and failed to compile. Didn't want to cause issues so since it was a fresh install I wiped os and started over and am now with a fresh install with nothing done with the new/old efivarfs. I read on an archwiki page that kernel 3.10.x the new efivarfs is implemented I'm place of the old. Is this the case in Slackware as well? Do I still have to disable and re enable the new efivarfs for it to function properly? Is my current install all set as is? Ive been using Slackware for under a year and my knowledge is limited but the efi and efivarfs are completely new to me? Any help directly or even a nudge in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. The arch wiki link was: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Unified_Extensible_Firmware_Interface
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Roy Keene

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I just released AppFS version 1.4.  AppFS is intended to be a "universal packaging system".  It's similar to the old, lazyfs-based 0install except that it's based on FUSE and uses a much simpler package format.

It uses HTTP for transport of the packages, and PKI and the self-certifying nature related to the fact that all artifacts are addressed by their SHA1 of their contents to ensure that a sites packages have not been modified even if they have been cached somewhere else.

Only files that are read from an AppFS package are downloaded and cached.

AppFS is a "universal package system" only to the extent that all files required to run an application are meant to be in AppFS somewhere.  To this end, I provide a Linux-based glibc and other core utilities at "/opt/appfs/core.appfs.rkeene.org" and a build script to help utilize this alternate environment.

AppFS is "writable" by all users, storing changes in their home directory.  This option can be disabled, however it's not documented as doing some makes AppFS less useful (but potentially more secure for specialized environments).
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Ryan McQuen
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[SOLVED]

What is the most efficient way to download the /extra/ directory?
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There is something about sitting at my Slackware box drinking coffee out of tux while writing java. My circle of life is complete.
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Awesome mug!
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Just wondering if anyone can become maintainer packages for Slackware ?
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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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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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Just wondering, how many people in here run Slackware on actual server hardware and what file systems do you use?
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I've been very happy with btrfs, and have been using xfs for years, although I still often opt for an ext2 /boot.

I like Proliants, but nowadays everything is virtual and there's little reason not to do it that way.

I usually like everything on LVM and encrypted - everything, including /boot.
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Sherry Winter

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Ok, I am ready to try slackware for myself. I want a desktop system. I want system v not D if possible . I am going to burn a live DVD, sad this is my first time doing that. Any suggestions for install and a desktop packages. I would like to stay lite. you can see why in the screen shot 2.80 GHz x1 ..pentium 4  I want to give it more swap..
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+Christopher Parsons My ShuttleX is a P4, but I have yet to figure out how to configure it to boot the thumb drive generated during the Slackware installation. As I indicated, it depends on the BIOS too. Perhaps there's a flash update that solves this.
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Ryan McQuen
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Is there a way to exit if wget -N does not download a file?

Basically, what I want is a trigger if wget determines that the server file is no newer than the local file ...
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You might be better off using curl to pull the header down. e.g. test_download in https://github.com/idlemoor/slackrepo/blob/master/functions.d/testfunctions.sh
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Why Slackware have a UI for slackpkg as #GnomePackageKit or #GSlapt #Synaptic etc with this tool i think that Slackware is a perfect Distro Linux :-P
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As 2014 comes to a close, thanks to:
+Patrick Volkerding for the best Linux distribution on the planet.  Slackware now drives every box here, excepting only the OpenWRT wifi routers.  Live Long and Prosper
All the Slackware contributors and testers and in particular,
+Eric Hameleers For your dedication to Slackware. Your blog and repository has provided me much help over the years. I think I learned more about shell scripting from your examples than any other resource. 
The Slackware Documentation Project http://docs.slackware.com/slackdocs:contact
The SBo founders and admins: http://www.slackbuilds.org/contact/ as well as all the contributors.  I am amazed and grateful, and hope that this project project continues to provide Slackware with a high quality resource until the end of time.

Finally, but not least, to every one who uses #Slackware, volunteers to assist others with Slackware issues, and contributes, large and small to the our vibrant community. Thanks to all.

Happy Holidays, Happy New year.
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Please don't compare Slackware to OpenWRT... That belittles the name of OpenWRT
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