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Old 12-22-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
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Dumped Debian for good... 100% Slacker now... :)


Hi Forum,

Now that I know a bit of the inner workings of Slackware, and most of my work applications can be compiled/Installed in Slackware, I decided to wipe my Laptop's HDD and Install Slackware64 13;

I am posting from here now, and in the mean time upgrading to <current>

I Said MOST of my applications... the thing motif 2.2.2 still has to go, as well as OpenCASCADE, and I will have to enable multilib, and build a 32bit version of Motif 2.2.2 to be able to run Pro Engineer Wildfire 3 in my box...

And the Wings3d thingie seems a bit complicated, ( only tried once anyway... )

But The "big ones" are already built/Installed...

As soon as I finish the Upgrade I will "pimp it", once more, Thx Shylock...

... You made me a fan of KDE...

BRGDS
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:06 PM   #2
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As soon as I finish the Upgrade I will "pimp it", once more, Thx Shylock...

... You made me a fan of KDE...

BRGDS
Nice.
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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Nice one Alexvader. I'm lucky in that I have a monster rig w/3 HD's, 2 with Slackware (32 & 64 -current) & one I still keep with Debian Lenny for my wife who I NEVER thought would convert from windows....but it has come to pass.
 
Old 12-22-2009, 07:57 PM   #4
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Nice one Alexvader. I'm lucky in that I have a monster rig w/3 HD's, 2 with Slackware (32 & 64 -current) & one I still keep with Debian Lenny for my wife who I NEVER thought would convert from windows....but it has come to pass.
Well my gf likes Mint so I keep the CD with me, install it everytime a new version comes out.I had installed slackware on her laptop once but she just doesn't like the text boot and wants a nice bootloader! I haven't attempted usplash or fbsplash in slack, is there any tutorial? Maybe I'll try this: http://splashy.alioth.debian.org/wiki/slackware

Btw Eric said end of Feb, but didn't mention year: http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...d=slackdesktop
Is he still working on it?

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Old 12-22-2009, 08:17 PM   #5
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Hi Forum,
Now that I know a bit of the inner workings of Slackware, and most of my work applications can be compiled/Installed in Slackware, I decided to wipe my Laptop's HDD and Install Slackware64 13;
Awesome!
Slackware is rock-steady, it is my first choice for an OS.
 
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:36 PM   #6
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Hmm, I got splashy to work with Slack64 after a lot of editing of config files here and there, but the progress bar doesn't work. Just the splash picture. I wonder if I should add this in my article. I'll play around with it for a few more times and see if I can come up with something.

EDIT: Got it working. My slackbox now has a nice bootloader and the progress bar works.

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Old 12-23-2009, 02:04 AM   #7
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Same here, but I dumped arch linux instead and now 100% slacker. I got my new laptop today and I dumped windows 7 and replacing it with slackware.

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and I will have to enable multilib
I need to do this too, I was thinking of going back to 32bit but I guess I should stop being lazy.
 
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:09 AM   #8
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Hmm, I got splashy to work with Slack64 after a lot of editing of config files here and there, but the progress bar doesn't work. Just the splash picture. I wonder if I should add this in my article. I'll play around with it for a few more times and see if I can come up with something.

EDIT: Got it working. My slackbox now has a nice bootloader and the progress bar works.
can you take a digital shot or some quick video of that? That would be cool to see.
 
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:16 AM   #9
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Hi Forum,

Now that I know a bit of the inner workings of Slackware, and most of my work applications can be compiled/Installed in Slackware, I decided to wipe my Laptop's HDD and Install Slackware64 13;

I am posting from here now, and in the mean time upgrading to <current>

I Said MOST of my applications... the thing motif 2.2.2 still has to go, as well as OpenCASCADE, and I will have to enable multilib, and build a 32bit version of Motif 2.2.2 to be able to run Pro Engineer Wildfire 3 in my box...

And the Wings3d thingie seems a bit complicated, ( only tried once anyway... )

But The "big ones" are already built/Installed...

As soon as I finish the Upgrade I will "pimp it", once more, Thx Shylock...

... You made me a fan of KDE...

BRGDS
I haven't beem following many post the last few days so if this has been discussed then ignore but could this work as a replacement to motif? http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13...ies/openmotif/
 
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:39 AM   #10
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can you take a digital shot or some quick video of that? That would be cool to see.
Hmm I'll try. Anyway, does anyone have an idea which scripts are called while hibernating/resuming using pm-utils? I still couldn't implement the splashy theme during suspend/resume. The bootup looks ok, however during shutdown I can only call splashy after the killall is done in rc.6, else it will kill splashy as well. Here's a theme I created for now, will create more if people actually wants.
http://www.sigmirror.com/files/48527...splashy.tar.gz
EDIT: Ok, I think i have done it but it will require some testing.

Alexvader

Apologies for going offtopic and making it a splashy-fest.

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Old 12-23-2009, 10:43 AM   #11
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I haven't beem following many post the last few days so if this has been discussed then ignore but could this work as a replacement to motif?
The current version of OpenMotif, 2.3.x, gives libXm.so.4...

The app I am refering to, Pro Engineer, wants libXm.so.3...

I have tried to build a slackbuild for OpenMotif 2.2.x from Slackware 10.2 as 32bit, but compilation failed...

Will try this again..

BRGDS

Alex
 
Old 12-23-2009, 11:08 AM   #12
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Alexvader

Apologies for going offtopic and making it a splashy-fest.
Yr wellcome...

It adds to knowledge...

BRGDS

Alex
 
Old 12-23-2009, 11:22 AM   #13
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Got it running allright...

But I think I screwed up first install...

After upgrading from SL64 13 to SL64 <current>, bash asked me wether to update LILO beause of a new kernel image, I answered no, at rebooting, boot up would no go past bootscreen, it would reboot instead of preceeding with normal boot sequence,... DOHHHH

Guess I screwed up "big time"....

Reinstalled with an installer DVD of SL64 <current>...

Lesson to Learn...

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After an Upgrade, if bash asks you to upgrade/change LILO , just accept
BRGDS

Alex
 
Old 12-23-2009, 11:27 AM   #14
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If you don't like kernel upgrades you can just blacklist them.
slackpkg blacklist kernel should provide you with a list. I removepkg kernel-huge and keep the generic kernel as a fallback and use a custom kernel for daily work.
 
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #15
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welcome and congratulations
 
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