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Proper method to update a Slackware Release to Current.

Posted 06-10-2012 at 10:41 PM by ReaperX7
Updated 07-31-2012 at 10:35 PM by ReaperX7

There are a lot of old issues about performing an upgrade from a release version of Slackware to a current one, but the process is very easy, but you need to do some preparations beforehand.

The first tool you should use is simply a web browser. Navigate to the slackware website at:

Code:
http://www.slackware.com
Check first in the /Slackware(64)/A and check both the latest release and current to see if these three releases have been upgraded:

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undeleting files that are still open

Posted 06-10-2012 at 09:28 PM by neonsignal

Normally it is tricky to recover a file that has just been deleted, but if the file is open by an application, its node still exists on the filesystem.

First find out the process id of the application:
Code:
ps -e | grep application-name
Then list all the files that the application has open:
Code:
ls -l /proc/process-id/fd/
The ones that are to be recovered can be copied:
Code:
cp /proc/process-id/fd/file-number
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Improving/fixing font rendering on Debian's web browsers

Posted 06-08-2012 at 03:59 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Warning: I don't know the whole story about this (no warranties, you're on your own if you decided to follow these instructions), but after some recent upgrades my Debian install (testing/unstable) had awful font rendering on web browsers (everything nice everywhere else somehow). I like to "force" freesans (which is very somooth and anti-aliased) on almost everything on the web, and it was looking like some pixelated Times New Roman or Courier New.

I went googling for solutions...
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So what game are you going to play first when Steam comes to Linux?

Posted 06-08-2012 at 09:52 AM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)

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With all the brouhaha from Phoronix lately about Steam coming to Linux, if and when it does happen, what (Steam) game are you going to play first? Of course, this is assuming there'll be more than 1 game on steam that will be available to be played on Linux come launch.

Well, I am hoping that Valve will allow Doom 3 to be under Steamplay when it concerns the Linux version (although, it may not happen since Steam users didn't get the ability to play the Mac...
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powering down a USB port

Posted 06-08-2012 at 09:25 AM by neonsignal

A USB device can be powered down by setting the power level parameter:
Code:
echo suspend >/sys/bus/usb/devices/usb-device/power/level
However, note that the power suspend is done by the slave device, not by the port. Not all USB devices can be suspended (particularly parasitic ones such as lights that have no communications interface).

The device can be turned back on by setting it to auto mode:
Code:
echo auto >/sys/bus/usb/devices/
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