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New Slackware-current Live ISOs with latest Plasma
Via email notification from Eric's Blog posts.
New Slackware-current Live ISOs with latest Plasma
by alienbob I am ready with a new batch of packages for Plasma 5 and to showcase that in a Slackware Live Edition, I stamped a new version on 'liveslak'. Version 1.1.5 is ready, again containing only minor tweaks compared to the previous release. I made a set of ISO images for several variants of the 64bit and 32bit versions of Slackware Live Edition based on liveslak 1.1.5 and using Slackware-current dated "Thu Dec 1 08:49:20 UTC 2016". These ISO images have been uploaded and are available on the primary server 'bear'. You will find ISO images for a full Slackware, Plasma5, MATE and Cinnamon (yes, I did one this time!) variants and the 700MB small XFCE variant.
If you already use a Slackware Live USB stick that you do not want to re-format, you should use the "-r" parameter to the "iso2usb.sh" script. The "-r" or refresh parameter allows you to refresh the liveslak files on your USB stick without touching your custom content.
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Alien Bob, I hope things are looking up for you career-wise. (I read a quote from your blog in a previous post on this thread). Not good news to hear from anyone
I have been trying to install from a live DVD using the setup2hd script but I keep getting a "Live media not accessible" error telling me to mount my live media partition on mnt/livemedia. I can confirm that it's mounted there but the script still stops on that error.
I'm not very experienced so hoping that maybe you have had other issues like this and it is something simple that I may be overlooking.
In the meantime I'm going to try to install from the regular install .iso but I'd really like your version with Plasma 5 (etc) included. My heart belongs to xfce but sometimes I get all showy.
Pete, this is not the topic to discuss issues with Slackware Live. Visit my blog, post your issue in the most recent article about liveslak, and give more detail than above, because what you posted here is too vague to give you an answer. The blog also tells you about my employment status.
I have a new Dell Inspiron 5755 AMD A10-8700P Processor (Quad Core, up to 3.20GHz, 2M Cache, 35W) 8GB memory and will install a new SSD to replace the 1TB 5400 HDD, on order and will be installing Slackware64 14.2 and hopefully the newer kernel too experiment with.
That is if I ever get it, some hassles from Dell Customer care for a order mix up. My computer arrived on my patio and the box was open, driver just dropped at my patio. Many things were missing and Dell customer care said the whole thing had to be shipped back for exchange. Spending a lot of phone time trying to get this resolved. I like Dell and purchased many pieces from the company.
So I am anxious to get the new system to bring things up for experimentation with new hardware and Slackware64 14.2 with a new kernel.
From experience and reading here on LQ we have a solid Slackware64 14.2 release.
Just download http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sla...a5-current.iso to try out on my new Dell Inspiron 5755 AMD A10-8700P Processor (Quad Core, up to 3.20GHz, 2M Cache, 35W) 8GB memory Laptop. I need to find the SSDs & spare USB Flash that I brought with me to Florida. To try this out.
Long before the "letsencrypt" initiative, we already had another free and open Certificate Authority, called CACert.org. CACert is community driven, and uses 'assurers' who personally verify users' identities, thereby building a "web of trust". Unfortunately, the big players on the Internet (Google, Mozilla, Microsoft) have always refused to accept and incorporate the CACert root certificate into their browsers. Instead, after many years of imploring these companies to add CACert as a trusted Certificate Authority without any success, they spat in the face of the community and launched their own alternative for free SSL certificates: letsencrypt.
And therefore, even today, a site that uses a CACert-issued SSL certificate is flagged by browsers as untrustworthy. In my opinion. this refusal to accept a community-driven security initiative is nothing short of bullying.
My own server, bear.alienbase.nl, uses a CACert-issued certificate. Folks, it is secure to use https on it! Even when Chrome or Firefox says it is not. So, how to fix that bogus warning message?
CPUs older than Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron not supported
As revealed already, most of the new changes implemented in Mozilla Firefox 53.0 are related to the Windows platform, including the improved graphics stability by using the Quantum Compositor in a separate process, which should reduce browser crashes by approximately 10 percent.
But Linux users should know that, starting with this version, Firefox can no longer be installed on computers powered by older processors than Pentium 4 and AMD Opteron. It's something worth mentioning here because some users out there run various lightweight GNU/Linux distributions designed to bring old PCs to life. It is recommended to use Firefox 52 ESR as it will be supported until spring 2018.