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Old 06-15-2010, 08:02 AM   #121
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Hi,

Well the dust is on the ground now! Or is that pants on the ground? General Larry Lee has to be a newbie wanna be Slacker!

I've noticed a lot of problems with users defaulting to the 'huge' installer kernel. A big problem is that most users do default to the 'huge' kernel when PV & Team suggestion is to use the 'generic' kernel for daily use with a initrd. Which if the user reads the suggested file '/boot/README.initrd' to know how to implement thus having a bootable system. I could continue with examples but it would be better for everyone that is interested to peruse the Slackware Forum.

Lot of these issues can be prevented if the new user or users would just read the docs 'CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT' and other associative text files available with content that will provide necessary information or leads to solution(s).



[edit]: If you have already done the install and wish to switch to the 'generic' kernel then the script '/usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh' would be a way of generating the initrd information. I still recommend that you should read the file '/boot/README.initrd' to get some useful information. Of course if your curious then look at the '/usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh' script. Alien_Bob comments his work very well.
Or use '/usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh --longhelp' to get some useful information. [/edit]

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Old 06-15-2010, 08:08 AM   #122
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It's easy enough if they run /usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh. That will, as the script name suggests, give them the command to run to make an initrd.
 
Old 06-15-2010, 08:36 AM   #123
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Hi,

I agree!

But if you are doing a new install and a newbie then the solutions are not always that apparent.
 
Old 06-25-2010, 12:41 PM   #124
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Hi,

Well '-current' is on the go again;

Quote:
excerpt from '-current';
Sat Jun 19 00:59:41 UTC 2010
testing/packages/btrfs-progs-20100618-i486-1.txz:
Added btrfs-convert. Thanks to mancha.
+--------------------------+
Fri Jun 18 18:12:04 UTC 2010
ap/alsa-utils-1.0.23-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Patched alsaconf to generate /etc/modprobe.d/sound.conf.
Thanks to Alan Hicks.
kde/kdebase-workspace-4.4.3-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Patched xinitrc.kde to launch with ck-launch-session only if the
DESKTOP_SESSION variable is empty. This fixes a bug where a ck-aware
login manager such as KDM may have already launched a ConsoleKit
session, causing the xinitrc to launch another one and marking the
first one inactive. This can lead to auth failures.
Thanks to Robby Workman.
n/samba-3.5.3-i486-1.txz: Upgraded.
xap/xfce-4.6.1-i486-9.txz: Rebuilt.
Patched xinitrc.xfce to launch with ck-launch-session only if the
DESKTOP_SESSION variable is empty. Thanks to Robby Workman.
+--------------------------+
I did notice a contribution to '-current' by Alan Hicks. Wonder what the status of the new Slackbook is? Still checking on that.

It's Friday, hot outside and the beer is getting cold for tonight. No major issues with Stable. The Slackware forum is slow so things must be good to go for the Slack community.
Onward Slackware Soldiers...
 
Old 07-04-2010, 08:10 AM   #125
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Hi,

So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next? Title should include 'Linux'. For those that mistake the use of the word 'Linux' as to mean distribution. General use of the term does relate to the 'kernel' when properly used.

If you really want to understand Slackware then I suggest that you investigate by looking at 'Anatomy of the Linux kernel'. Excellent 'History and architectural decomposition' from IBM that will provide some insight and understanding for the Linux kernel. This site and composition has some excellent resources along with useful links to enhance your Slackware experience;

A short tour of Linux history
Introduction to the Linux kernel
Properties of the Linux kernel
Major subsystems of the Linux kernel
Interesting features of the Linux kernel

'Downloads and products'

I do suggest that IBM site is an excellent GNU/Linux resource but not the only one.

Read on! Become a knowledgeable Slacker!

 
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:03 AM   #126
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Hi,

Well things are still happening in the Slackware world.

You should subscribe to 'slackware-security' Mailing Lists as a new user or a oldie so you can be aware of potential problems;
Quote:
excerpt from x86 (32-bit) Architecture;
+--------------------------+
Sat Jul 24 03:02:29 UTC 2010
xap/mozilla-firefox-3.6.8-i686-1.txz: Upgraded.
This fixes a regression in Firefox 3.6.7.
For more information, see:
http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...firefox36.html
(* Security fix *)
Looking at the Slackware-current ChangeLog for x86 (32-bit) Architecture or x86_64 Architecture along with other arch is one way but signing up for the 'slackware-security' Mailing Lists is the better.

I have stated this many times but think it's to the users advantage to be on the mailing list(s) for Slackware. That way you can make the decision whether or not to make changes to the system to insure things are secure.

 
Old 08-20-2010, 07:49 AM   #127
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Hi,

For those of us who like to have the best and greatest:

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I just updated the "Optimizing Slackware Linux's Fonts" page. Among the changes are:
  • a better way of setting your X DPI (the same on recommended here)
  • a better source for the Android fonts (you get them from Google now)
  • a way to get the fonts in Java apps to look good, rather than hideous (from the Arch wiki)

It also has a new design that doesn't use Microsoft fonts .
Dugan has done it again with the new update. Very Nice!

If you like a beautiful looking Slackware install for the Desktop then look at Dugan's Site.
 
Old 08-25-2010, 04:43 PM   #128
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Exclamation Bradley's 1.) Off Topic, and 2.) A day late

Yesterday was my birthday.

I got a congrats from LQ and a bazillion other sites too.

But this year was especially significant I spent most of the day informing people that on this particular birthday of mine, The Roman Empire fell exactly one thousand, six hundred years ago.

Wow. Let's hear it for Alaric and his merry band of Goths!
 
Old 08-25-2010, 04:49 PM   #129
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Late Happy Birthday and three cheers for the Goths!!! What did the Romans ever do for us?
 
Old 08-25-2010, 04:58 PM   #130
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Imperialism.

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Old 08-26-2010, 08:11 AM   #131
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Late Happy Birthday and three cheers for the Goths!!! What did the Romans ever do for us?
Thanks!

Caesar salad? Some good red to go along.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 08:20 AM   #132
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Hi,

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Yesterday was my birthday.

I got a congrats from LQ and a bazillion other sites too.

But this year was especially significant I spent most of the day informing people that on this particular birthday of mine, The Roman Empire fell exactly one thousand, six hundred years ago.

Wow. Let's hear it for Alaric and his merry band of Goths!
Happy belated birthday!

I know what my parents were doing so many years ago one winter night.

On my birthday, pretty normal day here on the farm. Cool day to move hay yesterday. Then share cake & ice cream with the family later in the evening. Of course, my beer while mowing the front pasture parameter. Waved to the locals as they passed . Nice cold beer goes down so easily. I've got to get that cooler mounted on the tractor so I don't have to get off to get one.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 11:10 AM   #133
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Nice cold beer goes down so easily. I've got to get that cooler mounted on the tractor so I don't have to get off to get one.

Don't drink and drive, Gary.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 11:36 AM   #134
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Especially don't drink and operate heavy farm machinery. One handed typing doesn't sound like fun. So there.

A belated happy birthday, old son.
 
Old 08-26-2010, 04:32 PM   #135
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The Romans gave us socks and sandals...socks I use but I hav,nt got the sandals... !
 
  


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