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Old 03-18-2007, 08:41 AM   #31
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Thanks Yalla-one, added that rsync server to the script's header.

By the way, during the non-public stage of slackware-current testing I expanded the script quite a lot.

Show the available commandline switches:
Code:
./mirror-slackware-current.sh -h
Create a Slackware-current DVD ISO if you have a local copy of the Slackware tree without going out over the Internet to check rsync server updates (i.e. you don't need to have an active Internet connection for this command):
Code:
./mirror-slackware-current.sh -i -o DVD
The same, but for Slackware 11.0:
Code:
./mirror-slackware-current.sh -i -o DVD -r 11.0
Show the changes in the ChangeLog.txt on the server compared to your local copy without actually sync-ing anything and without creating new ISOs:
Code:
./mirror-slackware-current.sh -n
Put this in your (or root's) crontab so that it silently checks for updates every night at 04:25 and syncs only if neccessary - creating CD and DVD ISO images after the sync (you will get an email if any changes were found in the ChangeLog.txt):
Code:
25 4 * * *   /usr/local/sbin/mirror-slackware-current.sh -q -o ALL
... and more.

Eric
 
Old 03-18-2007, 08:58 AM   #32
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Coolness.. Will make sure to update your script!

I've ran into some other minor issues with the new -current as well, all of them X related.

Having updated the xorg.conf, the system boots fine into X, but fails to come back after a Ctrl-Alt-Backspace restart.
Furthermore, after logging out of KDE after the first login, the cursor gets all messed up, and finally - my former fool-proof way of getting 100DPI seems to have gone out the window as well.

Here's what I used to do:

Calculate height and width:
Width = (screen width * 25.4) / DPI
Height = (screen height * 25.4) / DPI

For a 1024x768 that should give the following line under
Code:
Section "Monitor"
  ... 
  DisplaySize 260 195
  ...
Then change /usr/lib/X11/fs/config:

default-resolutions=100,100,75,75

(instead of the other way around).

And then - finally edit /etc/fonts/local.conf:

Code:
<match target="pattern">
  <edit name="dpi" mode="assign"<double>100</double></edit>
</match>
Despite all of that, xdpyinfo tells me the resolution is 83x113 dots per inch... go figure

-Y1
 
Old 03-18-2007, 08:58 AM   #33
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I'm absolutely thrilled to see all of the development that has happened over the last few months:-)
Congratulations, Eric on your involvement in the development cycle! Very cool stuff indeed:-)
 
Old 03-18-2007, 09:17 AM   #34
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I started this Wiki page: slackware:current to address issues when installing (and later, using) Slackware current.

For now, it only contains the extra steps needed when you install from scratch and choose a "generic" kernel.

Eric
 
Old 03-18-2007, 09:25 AM   #35
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Good initiative - that's definitely a better place to put it.
Speaking of the wiki - that reminds me to finally upload (and update!) the work I've done so far on the Slackware Powertools section
 
Old 03-18-2007, 01:00 PM   #36
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I've had a few issues. I'm running it now, but when I initially tried to install the huge26 kernel it wouldn't boot. Lilo reported that the kernel was BIG and it overlapped lilo's second sector. So instead of upgrading I installed from scratch. So far I can't get X to work with the nvidia drivers installed, but that's the only major issue I've got at the moment. It's a lot quicker booting this kernel compared to the 2.4.
 
Old 03-18-2007, 01:01 PM   #37
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Also works like a charm
Quote:
X Window System Version 1.2.99.901 (1.3.0 RC 1)
Release Date: 4 March 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.2.99.901
Build Operating System: Slackware 12.0 Slackware Linux Project
Nice to see some pre-release apps in slackware for a change
 
Old 03-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #38
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Argh... I'm very eager to try it out, but I can't risk b0rking my system in the coming few moths...

Btw, what is this new sysvinit-scripts package? The init system didn't change, did it?

The other thing that grabbed my attention was:
Quote:
xap/xmms-1.2.10-i486-3.tgz: XMMS developers: THANK YOU for your years of dedication. We look forward to considering a new GTK+2 based design some time in the future. (Package removed).
My tears for such a useful and unbloated app ...
 
Old 03-19-2007, 03:09 AM   #39
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Then use audacious (I think that's the name...).
And, no, the init is still the same, I's been such for I while, I think... You must just know that init scripts are _not_ sysv-like (although there is a compatibility script in there). That's all, and it's good...
 
Old 03-19-2007, 06:48 AM   #40
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KleB
Then use audacious (I think that's the name...).
And, no, the init is still the same, I's been such for I while, I think... You must just know that init scripts are _not_ sysv-like (although there is a compatibility script in there). That's all, and it's good...
Ok so that was only for separating the compatibility part. Thankfully the BSD style init is still there.

I installed audacious 3 months ago but it was a bit buggy (the GUI part). It's the light weight of Gtk+1 that I like so much about XMMS. I know, my computer with 1G RAM and AMD 64 wouldn't care about the extra weight of Gtk+2, but I do (yes, I'm a bit on the crazy side ).
 
Old 03-19-2007, 07:27 AM   #41
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Yes, he just put the scripts in a separate package, that's all.
And if you mean lightweight, why not use mp3blaster or mocp.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 10:06 AM   #42
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Yeah I'm just testing audacious on 11.0 and its definitely less responsive than xmms and takes more CPU to run. It looks nice tho. I could'nt find any difference to xmms yet besides that it uses GTK2.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 03:32 PM   #43
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i am a bit surprised about this huge upgrade to current
I am very glad with the development and couldn`t be happier with my distro.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 04:30 PM   #44
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has anyone else had trouble getting nvidia driver running, for me they install but when I startx x I get

can't load glx (no such module)
can't load nvidia (no such module)

even though nvidia is listed in lsmod.



NEVERMIND
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=538799

Last edited by Daedra; 03-19-2007 at 04:42 PM.
 
Old 03-19-2007, 06:30 PM   #45
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> NEVERMIND
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=538799

Or,just type like below will be easier.
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run --prefix=/usr --x-module-path=/usr/lib/xorg/modules
 
  


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