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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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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Hosts File

Posted 02-16-2011 at 02:34 PM by arniekat

Hosts File

Note-The IP Addresses and Hostnames are made up for this example.

The Hosts file contains a list of IP Addresses mapped to Host Names. It is loaded into memory when your start your computer. Look at the file /etc/HOSTNAME

# cat /etc/HOSTNAME
Strawberry.linux.net

It will have the Host Name of your computer, which you provided when you installed Slackware. But how is it mapped to an IP address? By looking at the /etc/hosts...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Firefox Hardening

Posted 02-13-2011 at 09:55 PM by arniekat

Mozilla-Firefox Hardening

The current version of Firefox for Slackware 13.1 is mozilla-firefox-3.6.13 from the patches directory. Always use the latest version to get the latest security updates.

If you want to play Flash content, compile and install flash-player-plugin (10.3_d162) from SlackBuilds.org. The older versions had some serious security issues. I installed the plugin, then visited the Adobe Flash website so Adobe Flash will store a cookie on my computer....
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-UFW

Posted 02-11-2011 at 02:22 PM by arniekat

UFW - Uncomplicated Firewall

This firewall for Linux allows you use plain English to control the iptables rules. It is a Command-Line program, but is very easy to create a simple firewall to protect your box.

You need to compile and install this from SlackBuilds:

ufw-0.27

NOTE - Slacky.eu has the current version ufw-0.30. You can also get the source code for any version at https://launchpad.net/ufw/+download

Modify rc.local...
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