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Old 05-18-2012, 10:09 AM   #16
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arrrgggghhhh!!!!!

The phantom window returns even after setting to XRender (upon reboot). So I have to switch between OpenGL and XRender after every reboot to get rid of this stupid phantom window? I don't know, should I upgrade KDE or something? If so, where can I get a slackbuild to do that?
 
Old 05-18-2012, 10:35 AM   #17
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AlienBOB provides KDE 4.6.5 for Slackware 13.37. http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.6.5/
If you're going to update, make sure to read his instructions for everything to go well. I have used them without problems as have many others.
His blog entry for those: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-...ilation-4-6-5/
 
Old 05-18-2012, 12:01 PM   #18
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AlienBOB provides KDE 4.6.5 for Slackware 13.37....
But current comes with 4.8.2 yet. I'd recommend to upgrade to current.

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Old 05-18-2012, 12:27 PM   #19
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But current comes with 4.8.2 yet. I'd recommend to upgrade to current.
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I thought -current was only for bleeding edge testers who don't care if their installation break? This laptop is my wife's and I decided on Slackware explicitly because its stability.
 
Old 05-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #20
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I do care about my system's stability, but still i'm running -current since its's as stable as -Stable (IMHO)
 
Old 05-18-2012, 12:56 PM   #21
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I do care about my system's stability, but still i'm running -current since its's as stable as -Stable (IMHO)
Can I upgrade through an automated process or do I have to start all over again with a clean DVD install?
 
Old 05-18-2012, 01:01 PM   #22
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You can upgrade using slackpkg
Change your repository to current
slackpkg update
slackpkg install-new
slackpkg upgrade-all
slackpkg clean-system

Please read the changelog first and don't just blindly fires an upgrade
 
Old 05-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #23
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I switched my desktop and laptop both to LXDE and have been very happy with it. I used XFCE for a long time, it is another good alternative and comes preloade if you did a full install. I refuse to use KDE any more.

Dan
 
Old 05-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #24
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AlienBOB provides KDE 4.6.5 for Slackware 13.37. http://alien.slackbook.org/ktown/4.6.5/
If you're going to update, make sure to read his instructions for everything to go well. I have used them without problems as have many others.
His blog entry for those: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/kde-...ilation-4-6-5/
Just wanted to let you know, I upgraded to V4.6.5 and it took FOREVER to download everything but it went flawlessly and now the phantom window issue is resolved. KDE V4.6.5 looks a whole lot better than the default KDE! Now I'm just trying to figure out how to do the things I have taken for granted for so long in Gnome; for example in gnome I just create a folder called nautilus-scripts and I drop in all my scripts and then I can right click on files and there is a 'scripts' option where the files I select get fed into the script my scripts as arguments.

Part of me really wishes the Linux community would consolidate all this stuff so our skills would be more transferable.

/rant

Thanks again everyone
 
Old 08-01-2012, 07:04 AM   #25
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Try Salix OS. There are many 'flavours', mine favorite being the recently released MATE.
 
  


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