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Slacking with Slackware

Posted 12-01-2011 at 09:11 AM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 12-01-2011 at 09:14 AM by ofaring

Ok. I've used Debian for quite some time -- although I started with Slackware years back -- and it's been awhile since I attempted anything without a package manager!

I grabbed a copy of Slackware Disc 1 and installed a basic, console-only Slackware.

First snag...WiFi. I live in a busy neighbourhood full of students eager to grab "free" internet off a WEP-encrypted wireless router, so WPA is a must. Well, /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf didn't seem very happy to play...
Posted in Examples, Slackware
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Securely backup your $HOME to a remote machine

Posted 10-29-2011 at 08:19 PM by rouvas


A simple and effective script to perform a secure backup of your home directory to a remote machine, with the help of sshfs and rsync. With trivial modifications it can be used to backup any directory.


Drop this script into your path:


# Specify the name of the user on the remote machine, defaults to the current user
Posted in Uncategorized
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Gaming in Linux; slackware 13.37

Posted 08-17-2011 at 11:23 AM by linuxpokernut

Back in 2008, I started playing Eve Online. Its one hell of a game, some call it "spreadsheets online" because you wind up needing a spreadsheet to play. It's the worlds largest single shard game server. And back in December of '08, it had a linux client.

It was not a true stand alone client, but it was a Cedega crossover. When you installed it it installed the Cedega engine with just what you need to play. Back then the game had 2 graphics options, "classic" and...
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My own Slackware mirror

Posted 02-23-2010 at 10:03 AM by Intel_
Updated 02-23-2010 at 05:51 PM by Intel_

It's time to say you about my modestly slackware mirror located on Bulgaria, Gabrovo. I know that the most people uses slackbuilds, but there are people that don't know how to use it. From the other side I upload packages that I need and if I make clean installation I can just download all with wget and install them easy and faster. Some of the packages are builded from SlackBuilds. It's not complete, because this is work of the time and I often upload packages. I try to focus on system packages...
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Slacklet - a new OS Mod Proposal

Posted 01-08-2010 at 10:49 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 10-20-2010 at 01:04 AM by lumak

If you have read my other post, you'll know I want to install GNU/Linux onto a Tablet PC. I've thought about it long and hard and think that Tablets really deserve an OS design for them.

I propose a Slackware Tablet - Slacklet.


Slackware is simple to manage and it's the OS I prefer.

Real-world Justifications?

Less work on creating a Tool Chain.
The user can use their main machine running Slackware to compile...
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