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Old 12-21-2009, 12:47 AM   #31
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Just wanted to say thanks for the write up. I've used your work several times as a reference with setting up my slack system. After looking at manual iptables configuration vs. rc.firewall I just had to say thank you. Iptables IS something I actually want to take the time to understand, but at this moment I don't have those hours to dedicate. rc.firewall has me at "superstealth" according to Gibson research, while keeping all my lan services in tact in about 10 minutes from download to tested.

Thanks. It's nice to have all this slack-noob reference in a single place.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 05:41 AM   #32
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A remarkably useful thread Josh. Thanks very much
One question about the firewall stuff. You say this:
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The installation GUI was very simple. It asked a few questions, and if you are like me and not hosting any servers on your Slackware machine, be sure to select the 'stand-alone' or 'single machine' setup. That setup rejects any incoming traffic to your machine, which should be ideal for day to day computing.
To me a stand-alone is exactly that, it is never intended to connect to the internet for security reasons, but you clearly are connecting to the internet, so why did you choose this option?

Once again, this is one of the most useful threads I've seen, it's helped me a lot

Thanks again,

mute
 
Old 12-30-2009, 08:40 PM   #33
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Superbly laid out post, thanks for chronically your efforts. Many thanks from those of us who go through the same trials. There are some great pointers here, thanks!
 
Old 12-30-2009, 09:06 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by jpcrow View Post

Conky

Second I downloaded the .conkyrc file from: http://sqdnguns.deviantart.com/art/S...onky-104492049 and saved it into my /home directory.
Very good write up, hopefully it help others in the future.

Nice to see someone using my .conkyrc

If you want to get rid of all the 0's from the Slackware version that is called upon in the script, edit the /etc/slackware-version file. I have changed mine to "Slackware64 13.0"
 
Old 12-30-2009, 09:20 PM   #35
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Very good write up, hopefully it help others in the future.

Nice to see someone using my .conkyrc

If you want to get rid of all the 0's from the Slackware version that is called upon in the script, edit the /etc/slackware-version file. I have changed mine to "Slackware64 13.0"
Or use:
Code:
{execi 999 cat /etc/slackware-version | cut -c 1-14}

This way no need to modify release version and everytime you upgrade the version will automatically be updated.

Last edited by ~sHyLoCk~; 12-30-2009 at 09:22 PM.
 
Old 01-01-2010, 10:55 PM   #36
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"KDE started up and I was greeted with some Akondai error messages and KDE Migrator errors." This was caused because your Akondai was using MySQL which won't allow root login. So, as long as you are using root login, you will met the error.

Sum it up, please ignore the error when you login root GUI.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 10:02 AM   #37
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Howdy from TX,

Happy holidays, and thanks for all the posts,

A quick thanks to SqdnGuns:

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Nice to see someone using my .conkyrc
A good, easy to understand jumping point for my first .conkyrc, truth is all I needed to do was tailor it for my machine and now I have all of the important info I need right on my desktop, many thanks!

Also, thanks for the info hughszg,

Quote:
This was caused because your Akondai was using MySQL which won't allow root login. So, as long as you are using root login, you will met the error.
It always bothered me that I didn't know the reason for those errors, knowledge is power.

Thanks to everyone who posted!

Have a great 2010,

-Josh
 
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:11 PM   #38
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I'd just like to say thanks for this thread and all its wonderful replies from a brand new slacker. This thread pretty much served as my guide to getting slackware 13 installed on my eeepc.

Heres a screenshot of what i've come up with

Thanks everyone!

Last edited by D1ver; 01-05-2010 at 03:17 PM.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 06:47 AM   #39
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nice topic.Thank you.
 
  


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