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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-RaLink 2860 WiFi

Posted 03-04-2011 at 11:48 PM by arniekat
Updated 03-04-2011 at 11:50 PM 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 12:02 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 11:24 AM 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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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Font Improvements

Posted 02-16-2011 at 04:21 PM by arniekat

Font Improvements

Dugan Chen did a very good job of creating the SlackBuilds and providing the source for rebuilding the Slackware packages to get better fonts. I use the Ubuntu Font Improvements and am very happy with them. This is a condensed run-down of the information he provided along with my own information/settings.

From Dugan Chen's Website http://www.vcn.bc.ca/~dugan/

These SlackBuilds build for Ubuntu-style rendering by default. To get Cleartype-style...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Opera Hardening

Posted 02-16-2011 at 03:42 PM by arniekat

Opera Web Browser Hardening

These are the settings I use on Opera, however you may go more stricter or looser with your security settings depending on your needs.

The current version available from SlackBuilds.org is Opera-11.01. After compiling and installing Opera, run the application and do the following:

Click Menu (Upper Left-Hand Corner) > Settings > Preferences OR CTRL+F12

General Tab > Startup "Start with a Home Page"...
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