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Pimp my Slack!

Posted 12-12-2009 at 09:08 PM by ~sHyLoCk~
Updated 12-18-2009 at 06:01 AM by ~sHyLoCk~

Originally posted in my Blog.
I am a KDE fan. Besides the eye-candy, I love the KDE apps. They are much better at functionality than their Gnome counterparts, e.g-> Brasero in Gnome has caused a lot of burn failures, whereas K3b is just perfect. Gnome just gets in your way of doing things. Anyway, this article is about what I did with my default Slackware install to make it more beautiful. Before I proceed...
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Improving Slackware boot time

Posted 12-09-2009 at 01:30 AM by ~sHyLoCk~
Updated 12-09-2009 at 01:40 AM by ~sHyLoCk~
Tags boot, slackware

Originally Posted in my BLOG.
Slackware by default takes a long time to boot. We can minimize this. I am going to write down exactly what I did, you read that and do it on your own.

First login as root using "su" and continue:

 # nano /etc/lilo.conf
Write compact in the global section or uncomment it. [it's there somewhere at the top]

Next find the append line and add "quiet" at the end. My append line reads:
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[example] Compiling 2.6.32 kernel in Slackware 64

Posted 12-09-2009 at 12:31 AM by ~sHyLoCk~
Updated 12-09-2009 at 01:42 AM by ~sHyLoCk~

Originally Posted in my BLOG

Please Note: You should atleast read Alien_Bob's [Eric Hameleers] Guide once if you are new to kernel compiling. I always refer this guide to people who just started kernel compiling since it's very well-written and explained in details. Here is the link.
This is my second kernel compile guide [actually more like a report of my experience]. A few...
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Slackware: installing from HDD using CD .iso files

Posted 10-06-2009 at 06:26 AM by catkin


Here's a procedure to install Slackware 13.0 starting with the CD .iso files on a Linux system using GRUB. It is a modified form of the procedure for installing from a DVD .iso file given here.

It was developed and tested on an ubuntu 8.04 system following a pilot Slackware installation in a VirtualBox virtual machine but nothing in the procedure is specific to that environment.

A file system is populated with the files a) required for GRUB...
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Installing Slackware 12.2 On An Old Dell Laptop - Part V

Posted 09-28-2009 at 03:54 PM by stuartd

It's been some time since I did any work on that old laptop. I've been away on holiday and then very busy.
So this evening I tried to get my head back into configuring eth0.
I've come up with a couple of ideas and tried them to no avail. Here goes -

I read here about pcmcia configuration:

and after some more reading around created /etc/modprobe.d/xircom.conf as follows:

alias eth0
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