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SlackEX Build 170831 (Slackware 14.2) live dvd with KDE 14.35, kernel 4.12.9-x86_64-exton, Google Chrome 60.0.3112 and VirtualBox 5.1.26

Posted 08-31-2017 at 02:11 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

New features in version 170831 of SlackEX
I have replaced kernel 4.10.2-x86_64-exton with kernel 4.12.9-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. Most important is that I have changed repositories from Slackware 14.1 to Current. I.e. Slackware 14.2. KDE is upgraded to version 4.14.35 (latest KDE version). All other component software is also upgraded to the latest Slackware Current version by now. I may also mention in particular GParted 0.29.0, VirtualBox 5.1.26 (latest, not in Slackware’s...
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Wishing I Didn't Have to Troubleshoot as Much - Yet

Posted 08-28-2017 at 01:12 AM by des_a

I am wishing that I didn't have so much problems to just start to get the network up and running for the first version of it (version a). It seems that every time I turn around, I'm having another problem preventing me from moving forward for the time being. I would rather have that go smoothly, and then learn to troubleshoot with a working network that had already reached version a.
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LFA (Linux For All) 64bit Build 170827 with Wine (for HBO Movies/Nordic), Google Chrome (for Netflix) and Refracta tools

Posted 08-27-2017 at 03:19 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

ABOUT Linux For All (LFA) Build 170827
The system is based on Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS and Debian Jessie. It’s a total rebuild. I.e. nothing is left of the old LFA system.

NEWS ABOUT LFA Build 170827
1. This is a very BIG system (2430MB). All packages the ordinary Linux user can wish for are pre-installed.
2. Kernel 4.12.0-12-exton (corresponding’s second latest stable kernel 4.12.8) is used.
3. I have installed Nvidia’s latest proprietary graphics...
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New ##slackware-help community support channel on Freenode

Posted 08-23-2017 at 05:58 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

A new channel for providing Slackware community support has been created on Freenode.

It is similar to the previous existing ##slackware channel, in both charter and composition (a lot of the users in ##slackware-help are also in ##slackware).

The differences are mostly of tone and technology -- the new channel has a factoid-bot for easily pointing newbies to existing resources. For instance:

<ttks> !tutorial
<tiddy> ttks:
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Extract package .deb to $temp/

Posted 08-23-2017 at 11:03 AM by Habitual (Spock's Brain)
Updated 08-23-2017 at 11:35 AM by Habitual

Target for this example is apache2, or "what were the defaults?"

mkdir -pv /path/to/temp/
dpkg-deb -x /var/cache/apt/archives/apache2_2.4.18-2ubuntu3.4_amd64.deb /path/to/temp/
Below /path/to/temp/ is
remove all but etc, so
rm -fr /path/to/temp/{lib,usr,var}
and there they are!

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