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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Su/Sudo Hardening

Posted 03-07-2011 at 01:20 PM by arniekat

Su/Sudo Hardening Tutorial

In a default Slackware 13.1 installation, you create a root user with a root password. Normally, I create a regular user who is a member of the following groups: audio, cdrom, floppy, netdev, plugdev, power, users, video and wheel. The thought being that only members of the "wheel" group should be allowed to su (switch user) to root to do administrative work. Here's how it works:

bash-4.1$ su
Password: <root_password>...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Bluetooth Mouse Logitech

Posted 03-06-2011 at 12:43 AM by arniekat

Logitech Bluetooth Mouse

NOTE - Blueman applet 1.21 is a GTK based Bluetooth manager. I could not even get the dialog box open in KDE. I used GNOME 2.30 and it worked great. LXDE will probably work also.

The hardware used for this example are:
1. I/O Gear GBU221 USB Bluetooth Dongle
2. Logitech V470 Bluetooth Mouse

Be sure that /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth is executable so that bluetooth service will start when your machine is rebooted. If it...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-RaLink 2860 WiFi

Posted 03-05-2011 at 12:48 AM by arniekat
Updated 03-05-2011 at 12:50 AM by arniekat (Formatting Problem)

Asus EeePC 1015PEM RaLink 2860 Wi-Fi Card (RT2860)

I have NetworkManager from GNOME, but you can install wicd-1.7.0 from the /extras directory so you have a wireless applet that will allow you to set up wireless networking.

To get this wi-fi card to work on Slackware 13.1, blacklist the module rt2800pci.

# vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Add the following line(s) to this file

# This is to fix the module problem on my Asus Eeepc 1015PEM...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Claws Mail GnuPG

Posted 03-02-2011 at 01:02 PM by arniekat

Claws-Mail with GnuPG Encryption

This tutorial will setup Claws-Mail with HTML Mail Viewing, Spam Filtering and GnuPG Encryption. If you use Yahoo Mail or some other service, you will need to get the settings for your email from your provider. The information here came from the Claws-Mail Help and from SlackBuilds.org.

Compile and install the following applications in the following order from SlackBuilds.org

1. libetpan-1.0 (Dependency of Claws-Mail)...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-USB Installer

Posted 02-25-2011 at 12:24 PM by arniekat

Creating A Slackware USB Flash Disk Installer

This can be used to install Slackware to a netbook. What this does is create a bootable USB Flash Drive with all the packages needed for installation. You only need a 2Gb Flash Stick to create the installer including the packages.
NOTE-You will need an existing Slackware machine to create a USB Installation Stick!
On a Slackware Desktop, I started with a 4Gb Flash Disk plugged into a USB port. When it shows up on your desktop,...
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