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Old 11-04-2013, 02:55 AM   #16
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the next few weeks/months
come on man...
 
Old 11-04-2013, 09:57 AM   #17
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Hello Everyone,

I will try all these suggestions and get back to you, I was going to go there this morning but have to wait until this evening.
One other thing I read in slackdocs "configuring after install", is that I need to setup my primary graphics driver, I have a Vanta-16 chipset on an Nvidia AGP card. It uses a legacy driver according to their (Nvidia's) website, version 71.86.15 and I didn't see an install package on slackbuilds.org for that version, they seem to have all but that one, not that I could run one of those packages by myself if I could find the right one . My desktop looks like it's using a generic driver and not a 3d driver as it looks corrupted in some areas like scroll bars and large button tool bars, the colors don't seem to blend together. So that is one of my other problems with my new install besides the printer install. I'll ask you a few other questions later on about things I read about on slackbuilds and slackdocs sites. I really appreciate all of your help. Also if you know of some good learning material, I am willing to have a look, I have already discovered slackdocs, slackbuilds, and I got the book "Slackware for Dummies" but that pissed me off as it only covers 7 builds and Slackware is not one of them. I guess it will be good for later when I start to understand things better.

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Old 11-04-2013, 05:07 PM   #18
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Helllo,

ok I ran all those commands and I was able to get one of the printers installed with CUPS using a driver that didn't match the model number of the printer exactly, but it seems to work ok.

I found a installation guide in the sticky topic "So you want to be a slacker" and I was able to get the video working better by creating a X config file, and it looks alot better.

I still have a problem with firefox not working well with youtube videos it says it needs to install a plugin but when I select install, it comes back with, "no suitable plugin found" so I'm stuck on that.
I also still have another printer to install, but it doesn't show up under network printers, both are Brother machines.

Thanks very much for the help, Rockitglider7
 
Old 11-04-2013, 05:17 PM   #19
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This thread is old because they are from when I started with SlackWare. AlienBob has helped me alot with the software for SlackWare
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3-37-a-934296/
it might help you though

Here is another
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...advice-934292/

Good luck to you
 
Old 11-04-2013, 09:54 PM   #20
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hello again,

where can I find a doc on command line switches or command line options? I would also be open to purchasing a book if nessesary. Unless there is some kind of method for remembering the way to use them, or how and when to apply them. Thanks again everyone.


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Old 11-04-2013, 10:55 PM   #21
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Command line options for which program? Usually "man" can provide the answers, such as
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man which
or
Code:
man cd
For those programs that don't have a man page, usually the "--help" flag will trigger the help menu, such as
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virtualbox --help

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Old 11-05-2013, 06:24 AM   #22
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a problem with firefox not working well with youtube videos it says it needs to install a plugin but when I select install, it comes back with, "no suitable plugin found"
Flash player on slackbuilds.org
 
Old 11-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #23
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Hello,

ok, so I downloaded the package files to do the installation, but how do I actually do the install? I've never installed a package before. So where do I put the file?, on a thumb drive or on the hard drive? And do I have to extract before running installpkg command or does it extract on it's own? Also do I put all the files in the same directory, like text files and such. I assuming that I am going to be doing the install from the command line and not in desktop mode. Thanks again, I'm getting there.

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Old 11-05-2013, 09:43 AM   #24
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hello, sorry to forgot to tell what install this is for. I'm talking about the flash player as mentioned in posts above. But I guess it could apply to all the other installs in general.
 
Old 11-05-2013, 09:48 AM   #25
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If you like using the terminal then you are in for a treat
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cd ~/Downloads
tar -xvf packagename.tar.gz
mv packagename.tart.gz. (*hit tab for autocomplete*) packagenamedirectory
su
sh packagename.Slackbuild
installpkg /tmp/packagename (*hit tab for autocomplete*)
or go to the /temp directory and
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#installpkg packagename
good luck to you
 
Old 11-05-2013, 10:22 AM   #26
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hi TroN-0074,

so are you saying I need to put the downloaded files in the tmp directory without creating a flash folder inside of tmp? Also do they extract by themselves? Thanks for your help

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #27
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Usually depend on what file you have downloaded if it is of .tar.gz extension then you extract it using the tar command see man tar for more infor and aditional arguments.

once the unpack is done you will have a directory named as the package name just like you have seem when using .zip files, then is when you move the original tar.gz file into that directory.

navigate into that directory using cd /blah/blah/package directory once you are there become root by issuing the su command

and run
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# sh packagename.Slackbuild
After you run that you can either go to the /temp directory using cd /temp

or run the command right from where you are using
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# installpkg packagename
When I navigate to a directory using cd I usually like to run
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ls -l
to see if the files I am looking for are there. But that is just me I guess

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Old 11-05-2013, 11:03 AM   #28
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I think if the file is of .txz type you can just type the installpkg packagename.txz as root and the application will get installed without having to do much do a test and download VLC from this link and install it by issuing as root installpkg
http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac.../vlc/pkg/14.0/
 
Old 11-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #29
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OK TroN-0074,

Sounds good. I won't be able to try it until tomorrow morning, but it doesn't look too daunting

Thanks again, Rockitglider7
 
Old 11-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #30
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detailed howto

Slackbuilds.org has a howto: http://slackbuilds.org/howto/

I suggest you make use of the console, here is my detailed howto step by step:

(optional) suggestion of path for compilations:
Code:
# cd /usr/local/src/
1. Download slackbuilds file flashplayer-plugin.tar.gz :
Code:
# wget -c -v http://slackbuilds.org/slackbuilds/14.0/multimedia/flashplayer-plugin.tar.gz
2. uncompress file flashplayer-plugin.tar.gz :
Code:
# tar zxvf flashplayer-plugin.tar.gz
3. entering in directory extracted:
Code:
# cd flashplayer-plugin
4. Download source (choose 32bits for Slackware, or 64bits for Slackware64):
Code:
# wget -c -v https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.2.202.310/install_flash_player_11_linux.i386.tar.gz
or
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# wget -c -v https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/11.2.202.310/install_flash_player_11_linux.x86_64.tar.gz
5. Give execute permissions to file flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild :
Code:
# chmod +x flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild
6. Run slackbuilds script:
Code:
# sh ./flashplayer-plugin.SlackBuild
7. Install created package, look to the last line of script output (probably in /tmp/SBo/.. i don't know exactly the file name)
Code:
# upgradepkg --install-new --reinstall /tmp/SBo/flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.310-i386_SBo.tgz
8. Make sure restart browser and verify your instalation: http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/...sh-player.html

You can search in Slackware Docs any other ways or packages already compiled for Slackware 14.0 http://docs.slackware.com/slackware:flashplugin

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