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Rar extraction via pcmanfm context menu apparently requires file-roller on Debian

Posted 05-20-2014 at 01:09 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Tags debian, pcmanfm, rar

The title pretty much describes all that's to say about it.

Reading other forum I was left with the impression that xarchiver + unrar would suffice, but apparently it doesn't, at least in Debian Testing, May 2014.
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Slackware-14.1-PaX Notes

Posted 05-19-2014 at 11:06 PM by arniekat
Updated 05-30-2014 at 09:04 PM by arniekat (Added freshclam, chromium, KDE System Settings)

Laymans Explanation - PaX is a Linux Kernel patch that protects against Buffer Overflows and Heap Attacks. In other words, the PaX Patch protects against memory exploits. PaX also allows you to have separate sections in memory that are writable, but not executable and vice-versa. This is to protect against malicious code that is written to memory, then executed.

The NX Bit works in hardware while PaX works in software. PaX is compatible with the hardware NX Bit and they complement...
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Posted 05-19-2014 at 09:17 PM by arniekat

KeePass allows you to keep all your passwords in an encrypted container. It is basically a Password Safe available for various operating systems.

You need to compile and install the following applications from


When you try to run KeePass, it will not work on Slackware64. The reason is that the KeePass binary is looking in the wrong location for the libgdiplus binary. To fix this,...
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Slackware-14.1-Hacks-DNSCrypt Proxy

Posted 05-19-2014 at 07:52 PM by arniekat

DNSCrypt-Proxy encrypts DNS traffic between your computer and OpenDNS's Name Servers. You will be using OpenDNS's Name Servers instead of your ISP's Domain Name Servers.

In the following case, is the Local Address of the Router/Gateway. Your address may be different. To find your Gateway Address, use the ifconfig command. The address you want is the "inet" entry. Here is a sample:

# ifconfig
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Slackware-14.1-Hacks-Firefox 24.X and Java

Posted 05-19-2014 at 07:40 PM by arniekat
Updated 05-19-2014 at 07:42 PM by arniekat

You need to compile and install the following application from


Note - I could not download any files from the Oracle website without having java already installed and configured for Firefox. What I did is install and configure an old version, jdk-7u21, then I downloaded and compiled the current version, which jdk-7u55. After that, I upgraded the package using the new version.

You will need to download jdk-7u55-linux-i586.tar.gz...
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