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SlackEX Build 171223 (Slackware 14.2) live dvd/usb with KDE 4.14.38, kernel 4.14.8-x86_64-efi-exton, Nvidia 384.98 and VirtualBox 5.2.4

Posted 12-23-2017 at 08:38 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 12-26-2017 at 04:05 AM by exton (MORE INFO)

Slackware is the first widely-used Linux system, which is still developing. Slackware has existed since 1993. In comparison with for example Ubuntu and Linux Mint, many people believe that Slackware is “difficult”. Any novice can quickly learn to use Ubuntu they say. My remaster of Slackware Current (14.2), which I call SlackEX 14.2/Current 64 bit Linux Live DVD/USB, is however just as easy to use as Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint. Some tend to complain that the Program Management in Slackware is awkward....
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cheat - A Collection Of Practical Linux Command Examples

Posted 12-22-2017 at 10:38 AM by Habitual (Spock's Brain)
Updated 12-24-2017 at 01:02 PM by Habitual

Cheat is the utility.

After the install, you issue
cheat tar
and we get
# To extract an uncompressed archive:
tar -xvf /path/to/foo.tar

# To create an uncompressed archive:
tar -cvf /path/to/foo.tar /path/to/foo/

# To extract a .gz archive:
tar -xzvf /path/to/foo.tgz

# To create a .gz archive:
tar -czvf /path/to/foo.tgz /path/to/foo/

# To list the content of an .gz archive:
tar -ztvf
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RaspAnd 7.1.2 Build 171220 can be used with the official Raspberry Pi 7 inch touchscreen and Big TV Screens

Posted 12-20-2017 at 06:14 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 12-20-2017 at 07:05 AM by exton (More INFO)

NEWS about RaspAnd 7.1.2
Thanks to a member on my site who asked for support for the Raspberry Pi official 7 inch touchscreen I started to experiment with different configurations. Success! The changes are so good that I’ve decided to uploaded a new version of RaspAnd today. Note: The display size have changed from 1280×720 to 1920×1080, which means that RaspAnd will look better also when using Big TV screens. Screenshot when a Samsung 55 inch TV is used as monitor. In Build 171220 I’ve...
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How to get Amarok working in Slackware 14.2

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


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.
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Accessing from the outside world

Posted 12-16-2017 at 03:09 PM by kingbeowulf

After some maintenance on the antique hardware and a new hard drive, I decide to upgrade to slackware-14.2. All seemed ok until I noticed (months later) that web site was no longer accessible from the outside world, as was murmur ans ssh. All worked well from inside my network. Therefore, it's not a web/murmur/ssh server configuration. The firewall script is passing though the correct ports - even turned it off for a bit and no change. Thus, its either:
  1. OpenWRT port forwarding
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