Hi all! (that's my first post on LQ)
You may consider me a "false beginner"... For a couple of years I've been learning to use Linux for more and more purposes instead of Windows XP, and hope to fully migrate to Slackware to avoid using Vista/7.
In Slackware 12, to be able to use up-to-date versions of apps (e.g. of Firefox, Pidgin, media players) I used gslapt / slapt-get. Unfortunately, in my unprofessional case, it resulted in a dependency hell, so I cannot update my programs, and I think I would like to make a clean install again...
I wonder, which configuration files I may just copy from the old version (x.org.conf - wheelmouse/touchpad configuration, ...)
There are also some things, which I didn't succeed to figure out:
1. integrated video card: Intel 945gma
(HW specification: http://emisca.altervista.org/nx7400/
There is a page http://intellinuxgraphics.org/
- I'll try to use their driver, because I'm disappointed with how even simple web fonts look like under linux (I have used the default graphics driver until now)
2. HPLIP - I didn't succeed in forcing the HP 5550 to print with full resolution yet. Here are my logs: https://answers.launchpad.net/hplip/+question/58683
Maybe fersh install of Slackware 13 will resolve this issue.
If you have some hints regarding drivers and dependency/package management, I'll be very grateful, because I am really not willing to do a reinstallation so often