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Old 05-31-2011, 02:26 PM   #226
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I've mentioned this in another thread, but maybe it might be better here. For those who install Alien Bob's KDE 4.6.3 packages on 13.37, edit /etc/slackpkg/blacklist, and add this:
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# KDE deps

... long list ...
Otherwise, if you use slackpkg, you'll have a lot of deselecting to do, or revert to KDE 4.5.5.
... or you add a single line to the /etc/slackpkg/blacklist file that goes:
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[0-9]+alien
That line blacklists any and all of my packages, including multilib and KDE replacements.

Eric
 
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Old 05-31-2011, 02:31 PM   #227
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Ah, thanks, Eric. That would have saved me a lot of typing.
 
Old 05-31-2011, 05:44 PM   #228
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I've just installed Eric's KDE packages. Although I'm not a big fan of KDE, I must say it looks nice. Thanks.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 03:29 AM   #229
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Get the oxygen-gtk theme engine too, if you haven't already. That certainly improves the look of Firefox, for example.
 
Old 06-01-2011, 03:35 AM   #230
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Get the oxygen-gtk theme engine too, if you haven't already. That certainly improves the look of Firefox, for example.
Yeah, I have installed it. Thanks
 
Old 06-20-2011, 10:47 PM   #231
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Hi,

It's summer here, hot outside and hopefully cool inside. So why not control the power used for that Slackware 13.37 boxen.

Look at LessWatts.org;
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LessWatts.org is not about marketing, trying to sell you something or comparing one vendor to another. LessWatts.org is about how you can save real watts, however you use Linux on your computer or computers.
You will find Tips & Tricks very beneficial.
 
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:30 AM   #232
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Hi,

gnashley has a new version of src2pkg (2.5): '[ RELEASE ] src2pkg-2.5 is released';
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A new version of src2pkg (2.5) has been released here: src2pkg all

The (noarch) package for Slackware is available here: src2pkg-2.5-noarch-2.tgz

Packages for deb or rpm-based distros, along with Slitaz or puppy Linux are found here: Other packages

This version includes only a few minor changes But, it's been a while since the last release so it seemed worth releasing.

As always, if you have any prolems or questions I can be e-mailed directly at: amigo [AT] ibiblio [DOT] org
Please put the word 'src2pkg' in the subject line so your email doesn't get lost with the spam. Please report any problems as soon as possible.

Thanks!
Gilbert
Thanks Gilbert!
 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:48 AM   #233
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Hi,

I know that this has been said before in this thread: Slackware user's need to sign up for security advisories.

Look at Slackware mailing list to sign up. Do it, you will like it!

Happy Slacking!
 
Old 08-11-2011, 07:29 AM   #234
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Hi,

Recent blog entry from Alien_Bob;

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LibreOffice 3.4.2 packages for Slackware 13.37

Earlier today I uploaded new Slackware 13.37 packages for LibreOffice 3.4.2. The developers themselves say “Safe for production use by most users and enterprises“. The Slackware server is the primary location for my packages: http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ but please do not use this for downloads unless the URLs below do not work for you.
Because they have bigger download speeds to offer, please use one of the mirrors like:
and grab those packages (the mirrors may take a little while to get updated). Remember, those servers have rsync access as well if you like that better than http downloads (even though lftp does that very well).


The 3.4.2 release’s announcement page states that it is “… targeting both private individuals and enterprises. LibreOffice 3.4.2 fixes the majority of the most-important bugs identified by users in the previous version, and can be deployed for production needs by most enterprises“.
 
Old 08-17-2011, 08:29 PM   #235
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Hi,

Recent blog entry from Alien_Bob;
Thank you!
 
Old 09-29-2011, 05:21 PM   #236
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Hi,

I've been busy lately and not really keeping up with things like I normally do. Recently Alien_Bob did some really neat work. One that is of interest to me;
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from http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
flashplayer-plugin

The Adobe people are finally putting good effort into their Linux flash player plugin. One month after the “beta 2″ release we now have the “release candidate 1″ of the upcoming Flash Player 11. It looks like the releases for Linux and Windows platforms go hand in hand now, which is a reassuring sign that we Linux users are taken seriously.
Package available at http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/flashplayer-plugin/
Plus for you KDE users;
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KDE 4.7.1 packages for Slackware

Right after the announcement of the KDE Software Compilation 4.7.1 – I present you with KDE 4.7.1 packages for Slackware. It’s my second batch of modularized KDE. Read my previous post about KDE 4.7.0 if you want to know more about the reasons for splitting KDE for Slackware into many more (and smaller) packages.
Whereas my KDE 4.7.0 packages should still be applicable to a Slackware 13.37 system, my strong advice for these new 4.7.1 packages is to install them onto Slackware-current (32-bit or 64-bit). I can not guarantee that they will run without issues on Slackware 13.37 – I did not try myself. If you should decide to give it a go on Slackware 13.37 and it works fine for you, please tell me so that I can update this warning.
Read the accompanying README file for installation and upgrade instructions!
Thanks Alien_Bob!
 
Old 10-13-2011, 11:20 PM   #237
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Cool

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Haha the title of this reminds me of the old Sierra QFG game (Quest for Glory I: So you want to be a Hero).

I didn't read this all of this post, but I skimmed through it enough to get that the main gist is to encourage new Slackware users to read the docs and give them a warm welcome. Sounds like good sticky material. Nice post
I agree 100% It is reminiscent of the old Sierra QFG game! And so right about reading the docs, you cannot go without them!

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Old 10-25-2011, 11:34 AM   #238
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Hi,

LQ member Dive has written a Slackware Wiki page for Dual Booting with FreeBSD 9;

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For those of us that like to run FreeBSD as well as Slack.

Version 9+ of FreeBSD uses the GPT partition system and will no longer boot from lilo or Grub1.

I've written a small guide on installing Grub2.

http://slackwiki.org/Dual_Booting_With_FreeBSD_9

Hope it's useful.
HTH!
 
Old 11-07-2011, 09:32 PM   #239
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Hi,

rworkman's 'Request for Testing: bash-completion 2.0' ;
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For everyone that uses the bash-completion package from /extra, please have a look at http://connie.slackware.com/~rworkman/bash-completion/ and consider testing the 2.0 prerelease (1.90 at the moment). Be sure to read over the README in there.
I'm sure Robby would appreciate some help.
 
Old 11-17-2011, 12:41 AM   #240
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Hello to everyone,
Been lurking on these forums for a while now, I mostly "active" on the #! forums but am running slackware for a while now.
Started out in the slackworld with Zenwalk and from there to Salix and finally to the mothership. I came from the Debian world.
But slackware had me convinced pretty quick.
I'm running stable.

At work I still have to rely on windows however....

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