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Slackware64 ext4 grub installation trick/guide

Posted 10-17-2009 at 01:41 PM by jedi_sith_fears
Updated 10-17-2009 at 01:44 PM by jedi_sith_fears

Since 13.0, Slackware has an official x86_64 port. There is no grub package by default, and if you simply try to install it, you will get an error. A lot of users, including me, prefer grub over lilo.

It is not so much difficult to install grub on Slackware64, and I finally managed to do it. So it I thought it will be helpful for those who are new to Slackware64 and wants the old grub back. Hence the guide. Hope this will help you guys.

First, we have to keep two things
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slackware64 multilib QT issues

Posted 09-17-2009 at 06:13 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

UGH! ok I was trying to compile q4wine for god knows what reason and half the variables in the build/CMakeCache.txt were pointing to /usr/lib64/qt and the other half were pointint to /usr/lib/qt.

I solved my issue by adding
on the line right before
cmake \

Hope this helps somebody else with cmake and qt problems.
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Slackware64 nvidia-driver-compat32

Posted 09-17-2009 at 03:45 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 06-10-2010 at 01:16 PM by lumak

EDIT: I added a new script for 195.36.24 as well as a script to compile libvdpau-compat32 on a 64 bit system. I never hear any feedback on this stuff... is it working for other people? Do I have errors anywhere?

I'm one of those people that personally don't like installing things on my system without having proper packages made for tracking the files. As such I edited the scripts on for an additional package to support this.
Attached Files
File Type: txt nvidia-switch32.txt (9.1 KB, 846 views)
File Type: txt nvidia-driver-compat32-195.32.24.SlackBuild.txt (4.0 KB, 12 views)
File Type: txt libvdpau-compat32.SlackBuild.txt (2.7 KB, 9 views)
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Slackware64, BCM4312 LP PHY and proprietary Broadcom driver.

Posted 09-05-2009 at 09:45 PM by jimX86
Updated 10-17-2009 at 05:41 PM by jimX86 (changed to `uname -r`; noted addition of slackbuild)

Additional note: A broadcom-sta package has now been added to the Slackbuilds Repository. (It also appears that a patch is no longer necessary for the 2.6.29 kernels. I haven't tested this though... unless I upgrade kernels I'm leaving this alone.)

(Note: onebuck pointed out in the Slackware forum that Broadcom provides a patch for kernel 2.6.29. I had been having trouble finding the correct patches, so I was using the patched Debian source. That's pointless now, so I've deleted the...
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Slackware 64 Rocks!

Posted 07-10-2009 at 09:25 PM by stureedy

When I saw the announcement on that Slackware64-current had gone public, I had to try it. (I've been running Slackware as my primary OS--both desktop and server--for years.)

I downloaded the kernels, isolinux, and the slackware64 (packages) directories and begin reading.

OK, first step is to generate a boot CD. No problem! The directions in isolinux/README.TXT provided all the information I needed to make a boot DVD or CD. I opted to make a boot CD...
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