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Old 08-31-2011, 12:57 PM   #16
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OK... So, I went ahead and deleted and installed the latest version of SW. I also went ahead and install Enlightenment. But I seem to have a problem with Firefox and Seamonkey. They are getting hung. I have not been able to determine what is wrong with them but I can only assumed it has to do with some scripts inside the webpages. I also went ahead and install Adobe Flash player and it appears to be working OK.
The main issue that I have right now is the browsers. There have been a few times were my PC gets lock and the only thing form me to do is reboot the PC. So, now I'm real concern because something on the web browsers is causing my PC to crash. I am going to try to upgrade my browsers to the latest version hoping that it will solve the issues that I'm having. Let me know if you guys have any ideas on how I can ping point the problem. Any logs that I might be able to look at?
 
Old 08-31-2011, 06:19 PM   #17
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Just make sure slackpkg is set to point to slackware-current and use it to upgrade Firefox to 6.0??? Assuming you're looking for the latest stable release...

I installed Firefox 6.0 straight outta the CURRENT repo without any issues. Along with all the other updates available there.

Edit the mirrors file to point to the CURRENT repo. Then do a 'slackpkg update' and let it download and read the new changelog. After that, you can do 'slackpkg upgrade-all' if you want to update absolutely every package that has a new version available, or do a 'slackpkg upgrade "packagename"'. If you like to clean off some old crap you can do a 'slackpkg clean-system' and go through the menu that comes up. Uncheck anything you don't want to remove, and leave anything you want cleaned up checked and it will take care of it for you. NOTE: If you use clean-system and leave everything checked, it will remove slackbuild packages and such. Hence the reason it's important to verify that you're removing only the stuff you don't want.

If you already knew all this, just disregard.

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Old 08-31-2011, 11:09 PM   #18
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Ramkatral... this is some good information. I have successfully upgrade FF, seamonkey, tb, and some other packages to the latest available version under current. I didn't get to do the slackpkg but what you mention here is something that should get it to work. Thanks for the info.
Another thing that I did was to remove the flashplayer-plugin and install something call noscript for FF. So far it seems to be working just fine.
I will keep you posted if anything changes.
 
Old 09-01-2011, 05:52 PM   #19
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Well slackpkg upgrade is just what tells it to check for new updates in the repo is all. Otherwise when you do slackpkg update "whatever" it will tell you there's nothing to update. Once you have it check the changelog for new updates it'll refresh that. I'm glad I could help.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 11:44 PM   #20
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Well slackpkg upgrade is just what tells it to check for new updates in the repo is all. Otherwise when you do slackpkg update "whatever" it will tell you there's nothing to update. Once you have it check the changelog for new updates it'll refresh that. I'm glad I could help.
Thanks that helps!
 
Old 09-05-2011, 11:45 PM   #21
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OK... I think I have an issue with firefox. I'm running v6.0. Whenever Im running firefox the CPU goes all the way to the top and its a real pain to kill it. I also went ahead and install the latest version of adobe flash plugin and I have notice that when I'm watching youtube videos the sound is ahead of the video.

I'm also running seamonkey 2.2 and it appears to be working OK. It doesn't consume all the CPU. Under SM the videos are a little bit better but the sound and video are still off sync.

I'm running the latest version of slackware under Oracle vitualbox. I'm also running ubuntu on another virtual machine on the same computer and under ubuntu FF works just fine and it even seems faster than under slackware. The videos are perfect under ubuntu.
Another thing, I'm running Enlightenment instead of KDE.

So any help with FF and the flashplayer would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-06-2011, 02:44 PM   #22
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Now that's something I'm afraid I can't help with. I've not had an issue out of Firefox 6, and I'm not the most keen software person in the world. Hardware, though, I can handle all day long. What CPU are you using, and are you running a dedicated GPU?
 
Old 09-11-2011, 10:10 PM   #23
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OK Ramkatral, after upgrading all the packages by running slackpkg upgrade-all I run into a problem and my computer was not running. I would get the following message: This kernel requires the following feature not present on the cpu pae.
There was an issue with VirtualBox but everything is OK now.

In regards to the issue with FF, everything seems to be working at the moment. I will keep you guys posted if I run into any more issues.
 
Old 09-12-2011, 05:40 PM   #24
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Yea, you gotta be careful with upgrading packages... ESPECIALLY kernels and other major packages. They can affect the compatibility with many other of your systems. Always do a little research before upgrading major things. Usually little things like Firefox and such result in that particular program not running at all. Worse case scenario is you just roll it back to the previous functional version.
 
Old 09-13-2011, 02:52 PM   #25
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Just use slackpkg upgraded Firefox to 6.0.2 for my Slackware 64 13.37.

Anyone has any idea about security bulletin, regarding security breach on whole bunches of Linux sites, kernel.org, etc. How will it effect on Slackware. Need more info, please.

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