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Old 11-01-2013, 11:18 AM   #361
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Installed Slackware for the first time this week and feel instantly in love!!

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:44 AM   #362
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LibreOffice 4.1.3 from Alien_Bob

Hi,

Alien_Bob has released LibreOffice 4.1.3 packages;
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From LibreOffice 4.1.3 for Slackware 14.0 and -current

There is a new source release of LibreOffice.- thanks Willy for notifying me this morning. The new 4.1.3 is another stability and bugfix release. Note that the developers are stating that LibreOffice 4.1.3 “is suitable for early adopters and private power users — for conservative requirements, we refer you to LibreOffice 4.0.6 from the previous series“. But, I think you can safely upgrade. The fresh LibreOffice 4.1.3 packages for Slackware are available in my 14.0 package repository - I just uploaded them. Remember, they will work on Slackware-current just as well. Note that I ship my LibreOffice 4.1 packages with additional “libreoffice-dict-<language>” packages, containing dictionary and spellchecker support!
If you are still running Slackware 13.37 you should stick with LibreOffice 3.6.7 for which I also have packages.
Please select one of the mirrors as your preferred download location, because they offer bigger bandwidth than the master site at slackware.com.
Have fun!
 
Old 11-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #363
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Slackware 14.1 X86_32, X86_64 stable released

Hi,

Slackware 14.1 X86_64 stable is release;
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From http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/sla.../ChangeLog.txt
Mon Nov 4 17:08:47 UTC 2013 Slackware 14.1 x86_64 stable is released! It's been another interesting release cycle here at Slackware bringing new features like support for UEFI machines, updated compilers and development tools, the switch from MySQL to MariaDB, and many more improvements throughout the system. Thanks to the team, the upstream developers, the dedicated Slackware community, and everyone else who pitched in to help make this release a reality. The ISOs are off to be replicated, a 6 CD-ROM 32-bit set and a dual-sided 32-bit/64-bit x86/x86_64 DVD. Please consider supporting the Slackware project by picking up a copy from store.slackware.com. We're taking pre-orders now, and offer a discount if you sign up for a subscription. Have fun! :-)
Great!
 
Old 12-08-2013, 07:55 AM   #364
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Hi,

Slackware 14.1 has been out for over a month. No major issue(s) to date.

Great release!
 
Old 12-12-2013, 06:45 PM   #365
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Alright, the time has come for me to grow up and build an OS. Here is a list of the hardware:
Intel socket 370 Coppermine Celeron 8.5x100 with 640MB of RAM timed 4-2-2-2 on an Asus CUBX mainboard with nVidia GF3-ti450 on the AGP

...and the reason for slackware:
What I would like to build is a stand alone musical instrument FX processor using an AWE64 ISA sound card.

I'd like windowmaker as my gui and I'll probably need JACK for the analog stuff but I'm open to alternatives. Where should I start?
 
Old 12-12-2013, 07:20 PM   #366
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Alright, the time has come for me to grow up and build an OS. Here is a list of the hardware:
Intel socket 370 Coppermine Celeron 8.5x100 with 640MB of RAM timed 4-2-2-2 on an Asus CUBX mainboard with nVidia GF3-ti450 on the AGP

...and the reason for slackware:
What I would like to build is a stand alone musical instrument FX processor using an AWE64 ISA sound card.

I'd like windowmaker as my gui and I'll probably need JACK for the analog stuff but I'm open to alternatives. Where should I start?
http://studioware.org/
 
Old 12-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #367
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Hi,

Updates & additions to Slackware®-Links

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all!

Enjoy!

 
Old 12-27-2013, 11:35 AM   #368
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For members who did not get a new SSD for Xmas or want to setup

Hi,

During the holidays I have been sick with the flu so read a lot. Too sick to do anything else. Just a few reference links that I found useful.

Best SSDs For The Money: December 2013


Tom's hardware has some excellent information. Be sure too look at the updates link within the above linked page.

Can You Get More Space Or Speed From Your SSD?
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With the market for solid-state drives continually expanding, we wanted to explore some of the most popular tweaks enthusiasts use to purportedly improve performance and free up capacity. We break out the benchmarks and put them to the test.
Solid-state storage is generally faster than mechanical disks. Sure, once you get down into the 40 GB boot drives, write performance really suffers. But for the most part, SSDs rule. However, they're also much more expensive. Every gigabyte of capacity on your SSD is precious space. And while SSDs are very fast inherently, there are plenty of folks online who'll try to convince you that they can be made even faster with simple adjustments.
Happy Holidays!!!!
 
Old 01-14-2014, 10:28 PM   #369
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Hi 3 days I looking for firewall for salix 14 I think I can use Slackware firewall ?
I come from Debian few month befor it was Linuxmint amd Ubuntu for 5 years so command line is far from me.
Pleas can somebody tell me step by step the easy firewall who i turn on that is.
Thank you
 
Old 01-14-2014, 11:03 PM   #370
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All Linux systems have a firewall by default, iptables. The only thing you have to do is to configure it as you like. Salix should have the gufw package in its repositories, which is a GUI tool to configure iptables.
 
Old 03-14-2014, 05:34 AM   #371
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Post It's my impression or the is slackbook out to date?

Sorry... Maybe I should post this on the documentation thread, but I don't know how to delete it!!!! jajajaja

Hi guys!

I'm reading the slackbook on slackbook.org and I'm impressed on how out-to-date it seems!
Someone has read it? My impression is that everything but the installation process might be gold, am I true? You recommend me to end it? Is the same version you get on the store?

Please tell me something because I don't want to lose my little time if there's better information to look at...

Thanks a lot to everyone!

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Old 03-14-2014, 10:34 AM   #372
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Check this out!

Hi,

This thread: [Slackware security] vulnerabilities outstanding 20140101 shows how a Slacker contributes to the community. Initially when you see the title some scary thoughts rumble through. Yet when you read the thread, you will find several sincere members contributing to Slackware.

Another great way to provide feedback to PV & team.
 
Old 05-02-2014, 09:52 AM   #373
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Firefox 29.0

Hi,

I still use older versions(mostly 14.0) of Slackware but I do wish to use the newer Firefox releases so I use ruario's 'latest-firefox Version 1.0RC9' script to get the binary & create a Slackware package;
Quote:
#!/bin/bash
# latest-firefox Version 1.0RC9
# This script will find the latest Firefox binary package, download it
# and repackage it into Slackware format.
# I don't use Firefox for regular browsing but it is handy for
# comparative tests against Opera. :P
# Copyright 2013 Ruari Oedegaard, Olso, Norway
# All rights reserved.
#
# Redistribution and use of this script, with or without modification, is
# permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
#
# 1. Redistributions of this script must retain the above copyright
# notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer. #
Many thanks to ruario for this beautiful script.
 
Old 05-02-2014, 10:12 AM   #374
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The Heartbleed Bug

Hi,

Hopefully everyone has become aware of 'The Heartbleed Bug';
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The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).
The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users.
Slackware '-current';
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Tue Apr 22 17:31:48 UTC 2014 <snip>
n/openssh-6.6p1-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt. Fixed a bug with curve25519-sha256 that caused a key exchange failure in about 1 in 512 connection attempts.
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Tue Apr 8 14:19:51 UTC 2014
a/openssl-solibs-1.0.1g-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. n/openssl-1.0.1g-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. This update fixes two security issues: A missing bounds check in the handling of the TLS heartbeat extension can be used to reveal up to 64k of memory to a connected client or server. Thanks for Neel Mehta of Google Security for discovering this bug and to Adam Langley <agl@chromium.org> and Bodo Moeller <bmoeller@acm.org> for preparing the fix. Fix for the attack described in the paper "Recovering OpenSSL ECDSA Nonces Using the FLUSH+RELOAD Cache Side-channel Attack" by Yuval Yarom and Naomi Benger.
Details can be obtained from: http://eprint.iacr.org/2014/140
For more information, see: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2014-0160 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename...=CVE-2014-0076 (* Security fix *)
PV & Team along with mancha's security concerns in LQ Thread: [Slackware security] vulnerabilities outstanding 20140101 are providing resources that are helpful to the Slackware Community.

Please use these resources to help keep Slackware a secure Distribution for everyone.

Many thanks to ALL!

EDIT
: For new users of Slackware please be-aware of Security Advisories. You can sign up for notifications via http://www.slackware.com/lists/

Last edited by onebuck; 05-02-2014 at 10:37 AM. Reason: add suggestion for security list
 
Old 05-02-2014, 11:08 AM   #375
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No need to quote the following as it has nothing to do with the Heartbleed Bug. Openssh was unaffected by Heartbleed. The following was just an update for another issue:

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n/openssh-6.6p1-x86_64-2.txz: Rebuilt. Fixed a bug with curve25519-sha256 that caused a key exchange failure in about 1 in 512 connection attempts.
 
  


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