What features/changes would you like to see in future Slackware?
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Furthermore, it would be easier for users of Slackware (Slackware which has as its default distribution), which want to install or test other distributions that use grub as boot loader. ... eg:Fedora 14
Of course I think the maintainers of Fedora 14 should also give the option to install lilo ...
Fedora cited as an example only ...
Grub is available in /extra for Slackware 13.37 (32-bit)
I had several contacts with GRUB and it did not impress me. Using GRUB for multiboot Linuxes normally resulted in the idea that there is the correct GRUB in one of the distributions and all other GRUBs are inferior. Using GRUB to multiboot with Windows killed Vista loader once (never gave it a second chance). I observed other people who multibooted with Windows until one unlucky Windows update killed GRUB. Once I played with the idea that one multiboot VM may be better that several specialized ones. Distributions that use GRUB repeatedly made everything unbootable, including itself. The last time I checked GRUB was officially impossible to uninstall.
All of the above may look irrelevant since GRUB is proposed as an option. However, I have an impression that if something comes with Slackware, it is good and safe. I would be disappointed a bit seeing GRUB as an installer option.
Thus, I guess if a Slackware user wants to try Fedora, let her use the Fedora GRUB. If that fails, it will be immediately clear how good that Fedora is - mission completed.
I doubt that any installer can be made smart enough for the GRUB installation at boot time to be better and easier than GRUB installation from an installed and running Slackware.
I was gonna start a new thread for this, but I saw this one and I'll put it here. I request that using 'adduser' when you press up for additional groups to also add 'lp' and 'scanner' to that list. This way scanners and printers will work properly out of the box. I guess I just have to add them manually at this stage until then.
I think the problem which H_TeXMeX_H means is, that it is not obvious that users who want to use the scanner of a multifunction-device must be member of the scanner and lp groups. This is because of the permission for the device.
It leads to additional confusion that without being member of either group one can print via cups since the permissions for cups are configured on a different way.
@onebuck: you're right, if someone knows that the user has to be member of this groups, it is no problem
I always get messed up when trying to configure my HP All In One that I use only for scanning because the ink cartridge is empty and I refuse to spend money on a freebie printer that doesn't print very well. As long as LQ never deletes my blog on this, I'll never have to look up that information again ;P