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Niki Kovacs

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If you're using Slackware in France, you're supposed to use one of two preconfigured mirrors in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors: # FRANCE (FR) # # # ftp://neph...
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Well, well... I always use provided mirror. The Brazilian one is very buggy...
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Niki Kovacs

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Time for some pro-Slackware lobbying.
The FOSS Force Poll The voting is over in the first round of our annual GNU/Linux distro poll, which sought an answer to the simple question, “What Linux distro do you currently use most?” The result was a complete surprise, at least to us. By a decisive margin, you voted for Arch Linux. The poll [...] Continue reading Arch Wins First of Two Round Poll
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Alpine also looks promising.
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Dhaby Xiloj

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Call for testers.

Im working in a full customized ffmpeg installer, I use sbopkg and some slackbuilds for enable/disable dependencies in ffmpeg SlackBuild.

The project is hosted on github:

I created an organization because in the future I will be adding other packages that are difficult to build using common tools such as VLC and other multimedia packages.

You are invited to submit patches, cloning, use and be part of this project.
slack-ffmpeg - Slackware BuildScript for ffmpeg
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Edward Koenig

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looks like the member list for this communinity can use a little cleaning up. 
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+Edward Koenig, to moderate a group (may it be a G+ community, an web forum, et cetera) you need only one resource: time. Training and skills don't make good moderators, they brainwash good fascists. As you said, invitation-only groups lead to inbred ideas (it's your words, not mine). Also, a team of moderators trained with same directives can go down the very same path. Trivial, I believe I don't need to demonstrate it.

+Eric Hameleers, I understand your point. I can see benefits from having membership moderated. But I still think about a valid G+ profile (I mean, a non-spam one) being just interested in reading this community activity. There are people who contribute in a way or other to distro (for example, I am moderator of, a Brazilian website and webportal about GNU/Linux and the in loco more experienced Slackware user there), but there are people who just have questions or want to be in touch with slackers. May I ask your opinion about that kind of profiles? Or, better wording my question, how could membership moderation not block these profiles? (A note about previous phrase: I feel it's broken English, but I have no idea how).
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Edward Koenig

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I debated where to post this snippet about systemd.  So I'll just "preach to the choir" here to avoid the need for flame retardant attire.

Perusing Slashdot, I ran across a post re: KDE and systemd.  There was much back-and-forth, but this AC response struck a cord.  No systemd for me and likely no KDE....

In response to "Haters hate [systemd], but do they know why?"

AC responded:
Let's run down the list of "why":

- Systemd contains an unchecked null reference pointer that segfaults PID 1.
Lennart Poettering states he won't fix it []

- Systemd and Gnome allow bypassing gnome-shell password prompts granting root
Left unfixed for over a year []

- Systemd segfaults during upgrades of itself, combined with the new log files that can't be retrieved Mr Poettering says are required to fix the bug, but he will not provide any method for Systemd to generate the logs he demands from it. [] []

- Systemd distros can not boot if no ethernet link is present []

- Systemd distros can not boot if using certain DNS servers []

- Systemd distros can not boot if using certain NTP servers []

- Enabling the kernel "debug" command line option results in boot storage being filled with thousands of dmesg log entries per second from Systemd, and a non-booting system results []

- Systemd disables SysRq keys to ensure data loss after any of the many many instances it is coded to fail under []
New submitter yeupou writes: Early this year, David Edmundson from KDE, concluded that "In many cases [systemd] allows us to throw away large amounts of code whilst at the same time providing a better user experience. Adding it [systemd] as an optional extra defeats the main benefit". A perfectly se...
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systemd's main problem are the same is that Microsoft has: ship now, patch later seasoned with severe narcissism.

On the Portland Linux User Group mailing list there appeared re: real world use of systemd.  If systemd is problematic on Servers, why would any rational person put it on a desktop? There is simply no excuse for poorly designed software and no excuse for Linux distros to jump on it without proper testing and vetting of functionality. 

I recently installed ArchLinux on a server, which uses systemd. The machine has RAID1 arrays and a lvm2 device providing /home. Recently, I lost parts of one of drives. At some point it hung and I rebooted, when it came back up, it complained about /home not being available and dropped me to a recovery root login prompt. I'm not sure why it hung on a missing /home. Had it progressed, I could have patched things up over the network. Even after I fixed up the RAID, systemd was still unhappy. I could login from a console, run vgchange -a y and exit and then the network would come up and I'd get a working system. Untangling that will wait until I need to reboot again. I like systemd in theory. It's the practice that I find problematic.
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Edward Koenig

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The Further Adventures in Slackware64-current Live

Of the three x86_64 I have currently available I was able to boot in to one of them (see prior post on Dell laptop)

Asus X200CA laptop

Booting via UEFI USB drops me into a grub menu.
Booting via legacy USB starts to boot until error:
/boot/initrd_4.1.13.gz: No live media found...trouble ahead
ls: /mnt/media/liveslak/system/*.sxz: No such file or directory
overlayfs: unrecognized mount option "lowerdir=" or missing value
mount: mounting overlay on /mnt/overlay failed: invalid argument
/boot/initrd_4.1.13.gz: Switching to 'us' keyboard
/init: line 393: can't create /mnt/overlay/etc/rc.d/rc.keymap: nonexistent dir...
chmod: /mnt/overlay/etc/rc.d/rc.keymap: No such file...
ERROR: No /sbin/init found on rootdev...

MSI X99 KRAIT SLI i7-5620K 16GB GTX660 home built system
Booted into KDE via legacy USB mode. It took me a moment to guess the "password". I needed to edit /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf since our SlackDevs still think its amusing to leave "dhcp=dhcpcd" as the default instead of "dhcp=internal" (or dhclient). On the 5 boxes here "dhcp=dhcpcd" has never worked. After restarting rc.networkmanager I was functional for 1-2 minutes until X or KDE locked up hard. This happens on some of the systems here: NetworkManager dislikes a "restart" and prefers a "reboot". Workaround is to disable NetworkManager.

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Update: adding "rootdelay=10" to the boot options fixed the Asus error. The NetworkManager issues is still a bit tedious, but it does pick up the change to NetworkManager.conf when on wifi without having to restart rc.networkmanager.
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Hello Guys! I need your help! I am trying to install KDE 5 Plasma in Slackware Current.

But the error on dbus is showing to me. :(

I just already did the steps bellow:

1) update, install-new, upgrade-all the current mirror ' slackware.
2)synced the repository
#rsync -av --exclude=x86 rsync:// . (almost 2GB)

3)Removed the Old KDE 4
removepkg /var/log/packages/4.14.3
removepkg libkscreen
removepkg kscreen
removepkg kactivities
removepkg kde-workspace
removepkg libmm-qt
removepkg libnm-qt
removepkg plasma-nm
removepkg polkit-kde-agent-1
removepkg polkit-kde-kcmodules-1
removepkg kdeconnect-kde

4)After I installed using the commands
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/deps/.t?z
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/kde//.t?z
upgradepkg x86_64/kdei/.t?z
slackpkg new-config

6)I ran xwmconfig, and set xinitrc.plasma as default option selected
7)Edited /etc/rc.d/rc.4 and set sddm as default to start.
8)login as root and tried to run startx

And then : Boommm! this error ... someone can help me on this.

The entirely day i'm googling and trying to discover by my self. but i cant give more one step alone... :(


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really! well in this case all be waiting for news... :) Many Thanks +Matteo Bernardini 
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Firas Shahin

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Anybody knows a good intro to using pkgsrc with Slackware Linux? I have found a few online, but I was wondering if there were other resources.
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Andrei Alexsson

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Ryan McQuen

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I appreciate having access to an amazing distro like Slackware. Its use is extended even further by the amazing contributions by +Eric Hameleers. If it weren't for his Multilib and Chromium offerings my experience wouldn't feel complete.

To show a small token of appreciation, I just made a donation to Eric towards a new build box. Since I know he's too humble to ask directly, I am imploring anyone else in this community who relies on the EXCELLENT WORK ERIC DOES IN HIS FREE TIME, to consider making a donation. You're only a click away (small banner on the left sidebar):
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Could not get my work done with out it. I need to capture 32 bit audio and
between Eric and Drakeo my Real life work and my play time work has been simplified. Now that Pat V. Has put Pulse audio in Slackware this has taken a huge burden off my shoulders.
My Tribute to Eric.
Drakeo sent me the Slack Live script this was a full multi-lib live system just add the packages set the tags.
I ran it in VM.
My hats Off to Eric.
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Frank Boehm

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I do have a slackware current test system running.

In the stunnel package is a sample file included:

copied to /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf but there is an error:

[!] /etc/stunnel/stunnel.conf:59: "checkHost =": Specified option name is not valid here

but shouldn't checkHost be a valid option here?
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client = yes
accept =
connect =
verify = 2
CApath = /etc/ssl/certs
checkHost =
OCSPaia = yes

My first question is have you created/acquired the certificates you need for secure tunneling and is the stunnel configuration file pointing at them (CApath).

Hope that helps
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Just want to thank +Eric Hameleers, +Ryan McQuen, and the other moderators in this community for the hard work they do here. Thanks guys and keep up the good work.
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Yes thank you!
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Any good resources/guides to build custom minimal slackware distro for server to achieve Just Enough Operating System/Baremetal and then build upon it.

Also is slackware still relevant to use in production servers ?
I started linux on slackware but moved on to redhat/ubuntu in recent years. I use to love the simplicity of slackware.

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I used to that at one point. I would want to customize installer to that for me. I used to have a scripts(both collected and custom) that helped me to do all these. I lost them. Its been a decade. Was hoping someone would have similar and share. From what I can remember I was able to select server,desktop,web server etc from the installation menu. 
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Edward Koenig

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Slackware-current Live (beta)
Dell Latitude e7440

Seems I've run into a bit if a snag on boot with the touchscreen. The kernel gets stuck in an infinite loop.....

Slackware64 14.1 stock does boot fine on this laptop. I'll check -current soonest.

Bug report: +Eric Hameleers
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 "rootdelay=10" fixed the Dell loop.  No need to update the BIOS.  In fact, I am posting this from within the live environment.  Thanks +Eric Hameleers 

# uname -a
Linux darkstar 4.1.13 #1 SMP Fri Nov 13 18:16:47 CST 2015 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4300U CPU @ 1.90GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

I get HTML5 video, but no sound.  Alsa shows devices, but speaker-test gives no device errors.
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Ryan McQuen

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Since the 'almost a beta' update I've been messing with ALSA a bit (to get sound working in Steam, interesting LQ thread here:

It inspired me to improve the way I configure ALSA on my personal machines in config-o-matic, and I came up with this script that detects the 'Analog' output card and sets it to the default (no matter what the card # is):

Hopefully someone else finds it useful!
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Interesting.  Bookmarked that thread for later. :)
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Hi Friends,

I bought a new pc, I installed Slackware, update it, set it up with KDE and now I've realized that the Restart and ShutDown options are missing.

Is there any way to make them do appear?
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Hi Friends
A new problem appears:
Cannot open ConsoleKit session: Unable to open session: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 127

But i found a solution:
The initial problem of this was,
because I did not install cgmanager.

My apologies for my ignorance, and thanks for your help +Christopher Parsons +Kirk Pearson +ANANTHAKRISHNAN GOPALAKRISHNAN 
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