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Old 03-11-2015, 09:37 PM   #1
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Slackware 14.1 Screencast


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Boot Process and Default Desktop



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Old 03-11-2015, 10:33 PM   #2
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Nice Didn't waste much time with creating a Slack screencast forum!
I notice that in both of the current screencasts above, the graphics seem to get clearer after ~30-40 seconds of playing time.

Will look forward to more good Slack screencasts.
 
Old 03-16-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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I would not bother with a 2GB or so /home partition on a drive that is only 16GB as you probably aren't going to be putting much in it to make it worth doing so. If this is for a server, I don't backup my /home partition anyhow. Maybe I'm not understanding why the person that did this is doing what he did?
 
Old 03-16-2015, 12:44 PM   #4
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As mentioned previously, you should not use the Installation screencasts as a tutorial or an endorsement of what settings should be used for a production install. It's just an arbitrary run through what an installation looks like.

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Old 03-16-2015, 12:53 PM   #5
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Yeah, but a lot of n00bs will setup their box the exactly as shown in the video, regardless of any disclaimers. If you are going to add more than a swap and a / partition, you should at least explain why you do so. One of the most confusing things about installing Linux for the n00b is how to partition the drive. And creating a small /home partition will just further confuse them, especially when they run out of space and don't understand why because they did it just like the video shows.
 
Old 03-21-2015, 07:09 AM   #6
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I have nothing against video tutorials and screencasts in principle, however I wonder if it's worth to use so much bandwidth for an amount of information that could be transmitted with a few lines of text.
 
Old 03-21-2015, 02:26 PM   #7
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I have nothing against video tutorials and screencasts in principle, however I wonder if it's worth to use so much bandwidth for an amount of information that could be transmitted with a few lines of text.
The bandwidth usage in this case is negligible and a non-issue. I'm curios how you'd be able to transmit the overall look, feel and design of each individual distro with "a few lines of text"?

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Old 03-22-2015, 07:44 AM   #8
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Hi Jeremy.

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I'm curios how you'd be able to transmit the overall look, feel and design of each individual distro with "a few lines of text"?
Of course you can't. My point was that text would allow a more effective and complete explanation of the installation procedure, and its bandwidth usage would be at least two orders of magnitude smaller. Moreover, it would probably not encourage a mere passive, imitative approach, as video tutorials sometimes do. Regarding the look and feel, one screenshot or two might be enough for the ncurses installer, whereas KDE is not peculiar to Slackware and is only one among several available user interfaces.

This of course is only MHO.

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Old 03-26-2015, 11:20 AM   #9
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I've never used Slack, thought about it a few times though. Does it come with KDE on firstboot, or do you have to install it via the repos?

@Philip, I don't know if you are talking about from the user's perspective downloading it or from the serving perspective uploading it, but from the serving perspective it's a moot point as it's hosted on YouTube.

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Old 03-26-2015, 08:26 PM   #10
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I've never used Slack, thought about it a few times though. Does it come with KDE on firstboot, or do you have to install it via the repos?

@Philip, I don't know if you are talking about from the user's perspective downloading it or from the serving perspective uploading it, but from the serving perspective it's a moot point as it's hosted on YouTube.
When you install Slackware, you are asked to choose your window manager. There are several available, including KDE and xfce.
 
Old 03-26-2015, 09:16 PM   #11
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To build on what Ook said, Slackware out-of-the-box includes KDE, XFCE, Fluxbox, Blackbox, Wmaker, TWM, and FVWM2. It's a walk through the history of interfaces for X.

I usually use Fluxbox or Enlightenment. I like KDE programs, but I don't like KDE as a desktop--far more bells and whistles than I want or need. The best Enlightenment packages I've found for Slackware come from ngc891's SlackE spins.

Also, Slackware doesn't have repos, at least not in the sense that, say, Debian and Fedora do. There's no "Software Center" for additional software above and beyond what is included in a full Slackware install.

There are "unofficial official" sources for additional (that is, not included in the distro) software, particularly alienbob's slackbuilds and slackbuilds.org. And there's always compiling from sources, which is much easier than it sounds if you've never done it.

This deters some, but many Slackers, myself included, consider this a plus. Setting Slackware up may be a bit more work, but Slackware gives users a lot more control than many other distros.

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