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How to get Amarok working in Slackware 14.2

Posted 12-18-2017 at 05:05 AM by Ztcoracat

Hi:

After a fresh installation of Slackware I wanted to hear my music and Amarok just didn't want to play nice.

After a few searches I found that you need some plugins in order for Amarok to play mp3 and mp4 files.

You will need to install gst-plugins bad, gst-plugins-ugly and gst-libav.
They are easily found in the SlackBuilds repo.

https://slackbuilds.org/result/?sear...lugins&sv=14.2

https://slackbuilds.org/result/?search=libav&sv=14.2...
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Removing a PPA From Ubuntu

Posted 12-09-2017 at 03:15 PM by Ztcoracat

I have consistently gotten this message with Ubuntu and other Ubuntu based distro's....

Code:
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored or old ones used instead
Generally the way to remove that PPA is to go to Software Sources and rm the conflicting ppa's. However I wasn't able to do that with Voyager Linux (built on Ubuntu and Xubuntu)

Instead I had to use the command line to rm that annoying cairo-dock-team/ppa/ubuntu xenial main.
...
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How To Make Elementary OS Loki and other Ubuntu Systems Boot Faster

Posted 11-29-2017 at 12:32 AM by Ztcoracat

If your Elementary OS Loki or other Ubuntu based system (16.04) is taking a long time to boot up all you need to do is change the seconds of the DefaultTimeoutStart.

BEFORE hand cp the sudo cp /etc/systemd/system.conf /etc/systemd/system.conf.bak to make a back up.

To do so edit the /etc/systemd/system.conf with your favorite text editor with elevated privileges.

Move to the two lines in the file that say:
Code:
#DefaultTimeoutStartSec=90s
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How To Fix The UID Issue

Posted 05-12-2017 at 12:22 AM by Ztcoracat

There's nothing more irritating than not being able to mount your other drives while your booted into your favorite distro.

This has happened twice on my Linux systems and thanks to our Guru suicidaleggroll there is a way to fix it.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...es-4175574907/

I'll use my 3 systems as an example.

I've got Slackware, Voyager Linux and Gecko Linux...
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Use The dd Command to Make a Flash Drive Bootable

Posted 03-14-2017 at 06:54 PM by Ztcoracat

Sometimes Unetbootin doesn't work and leaves things on the drive behind.

Using the dd command is very useful and only takes a few minutes.

First execute; as root, fdisk -l to find out what drive the flash drive is.
I'll use /dev/sdg as an example.

To reformat run as root:
Code:
mkfs.vfat /dev/sdg -I
Unmount the drive:
Code:
umount /dev/sdg
Than to write the .iso to the flash drive run:
Code:
dd bs=4M
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