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Slackware 12.1 My adventures as a slackware nub.
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Video games in Slackware

Posted 11-30-2008 at 03:34 PM by linuxpokernut

First I had to get the nvidia drivers for my card. I was rather amazed that there was a Slackware package and that I did not have to compile from source. That made life a lot easier, or perhaps just this task a lot quicker. Either way it was no problem getting the package. Installing it was a bit trickier than your average Windows or Ubuntu install, but it was't terribly complicated either. All i had to do is quit my x session and log in as root. The install was menu based rather than text so it...
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A new Slackware users first impressions

Posted 11-26-2008 at 05:42 AM by linuxpokernut

I recently installed Slackware 12.1 on my machine and I would like to share my first impressions. Ill have to share my past experience with *nix a bit here.

Unix/Unix shell at work in a factory.
Fedora 4, 5, 7, 8
Ubuntu/Kubuntu 7.04 and on
Slax 4+ (popcorn is my favorite poket OS.), knoppix 4+, Live Ubuntu, Gentoo live.

The first task was making my machine dual bootable. I wanted to keep Slackware "invisible" to my wife. She supports me...
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Opera, multi channel sound...

Posted 11-26-2008 at 05:38 AM by linuxpokernut

I prefer Opera and so I installed that with great ease. A simple unzip and one command and it was up and running. seems stable so far, and flash and java plugins worked without any settings tweaked.

Noticed when I ran Pokerstars and Amarok at the same time I was able to hear both programs, this is the first *nix desktop that I have had that could multiplex. This will be swell if I can get ventrilo running. That shouldn't be hard, wine just needs a little help. I haven tun much in...
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