LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2020, 11:46 AM   #91
sombragris
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Asuncion, Paraguay, South America
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 534

Rep: Reputation: 258Reputation: 258Reputation: 258

Quote:
Originally Posted by gmgf View Post
I use 'libqalculate' and build 'plasma-workspace', with it, since longtime, 'qalculate-gtk' is one verry good scientists calculator, maybe it's good idea that included it in slackware.

It's great. I remember the app from the KDE 3 days when it began as a KDE app, with a GTK frontend as a secondary concern. Now there's no more KDE app (although there is a plasmoid for it) and the GTK app is the only graphical app being developed...
 
Old 05-26-2020, 03:38 AM   #92
gegechris99
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: France
Distribution: Slackware current 64bit
Posts: 977
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 191Reputation: 191
AlienBOb made available a new version of KDE5 in his ktown repository.

Quote:
Mon May 25 21:32:10 UTC 2020
Here is KDE 5_20.05 for Slackware, consisting of the KDE Frameworks 5.70.0,
Plasma 5.18.5 and Applications 20.04.1. All this on top of Qt 5.13.2.
The ktown updates are targeting Slackware -current only.
Upgrading from the previous 5_20.04 is straight-forward.
Read the accompanying README file for detailed installation and
upgrade instructions!
Note: the KDE 5_20.05 'latest' and 'testing' repositories are identical.
I noticed the following points in the README:

Quote:
[...]
- This is the first formal release with PAM support, now that PAM is
an integral part of Slackware.
- In 'deps' I added the package libqalculate which enables interactive
graph plotting capability in krunner, and recompiled speech-dispatcher
to properly install the info files.
[...]
- In plasma-extra I rebuilt sddm-qt5 to give it some updated PAM configs.
Now, root can login too, yay!
[...]
There has been some heated discussion here at LQ about authorizing root login in sddm (previous iteration didn't allow root login). The new PAM configuration now allows root login as mentionned in the README.

Should you want to disable root login, you have to do the following changes in PAM configuration:

file /etc/pam.d/sddm, uncomment this line:

Code:
# Uncomment this line to restrict login to users with a UID greater
# than 999 (in other words, don't allow login for root):
#auth       required     pam_succeed_if.so        uid >= 1000 quiet

file /etc/pam.d/sddm-autologin, uncomment this line:

Code:
# Uncomment this line to restrict autologin to users with a UID greater
# than 999 (in other words, don't allow autologin for root):
#auth       required     pam_succeed_if.so        uid >= 1000 quiet

Last edited by gegechris99; 05-26-2020 at 03:58 AM. Reason: Added instructions to disable root login in sddm
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-26-2020, 04:27 AM   #93
rkelsen
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: slackware
Posts: 2,499

Rep: Reputation: 737Reputation: 737Reputation: 737Reputation: 737Reputation: 737Reputation: 737Reputation: 737
Quote:
Originally Posted by gegechris99 View Post
There has been some heated discussion here at LQ about authorizing root login in sddm (previous iteration didn't allow root login). The new PAM configuration now allows root login as mentionned in the README.
That should make the SJWs happy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by gegechris99 View Post
Should you want to disable root login, you have to do the following changes in PAM configuration:
Meh. I'll run with the default config due to laziness, but that doesn't change my stance...
 
Old 05-26-2020, 11:23 AM   #94
drgibbon
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2014
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 671

Rep: Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by rkelsen View Post
Meh. I'll run with the default config due to laziness, but that doesn't change my stance...
Yeah, I think it should be the other way around: disabled by default, enabled by configuration if you insist.
 
Old 05-26-2020, 01:03 PM   #95
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 8,063

Rep: Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825
Quote:
Originally Posted by drgibbon View Post
Yeah, I think it should be the other way around: disabled by default, enabled by configuration if you insist.
I obviously can't please everyone, so I decided this morning to stop pleasing anyone. My ktown Plasma5 monthly releases have come to an end.
 
6 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-26-2020, 01:23 PM   #96
drgibbon
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2014
Distribution: Slackware64 -current
Posts: 671

Rep: Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426Reputation: 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alien Bob View Post
I obviously can't please everyone, so I decided this morning to stop pleasing anyone. My ktown Plasma5 monthly releases have come to an end.
Tough game pleasing the Slackware crowd, damned if you do, damned if you don't! Well, really a heroic effort carrying on all these years with Plasma, big thumbs up for your efforts

Incidentally I've been meaning to do some mixes.. I might have to take a look at your Ardour builds soon
 
Old 05-26-2020, 01:57 PM   #97
LuckyCyborg
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 641

Rep: Reputation: 408Reputation: 408Reputation: 408Reputation: 408Reputation: 408
However, I believe that will be still nice to be fixed the display issue present now in KInfoCenter (like shown in the attached screenshot) from this last build, where several menu items has no text at all.

And I would like to reiterate my opinion that would be very useful if the PAM config files for SDDM (and may /etc/pam.d/kde also) will get a ".new" treatment, then they will not be owerriden in an eventual package upgrade or reinstall.

As was already demonstrated by the experience, those files from the /etc/pam.d directory may need to be customized by the user depending on his/her taste, then would be nice them to keep the local changes.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screenshot_20200526_102514.png
Views:	24
Size:	101.3 KB
ID:	33284  

Last edited by LuckyCyborg; 05-26-2020 at 02:04 PM.
 
Old 05-26-2020, 02:04 PM   #98
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 8,063

Rep: Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCyborg View Post
However, I believe that will be still nice to be fixed the display issue present now in KInfoCenter (like shown in the attached screenshot) from this last build, where several menu items has no text at all.

And I would like to reiterate my opinion that would be very useful if the PAM config files for SDDM (and may /etc/pam.d/kde also) will get a ".new" treatment, then they will not be owerriden in an eventual package upgrade or reinstall.

As was already demonstrated by the experience, those files from the /etc/pam.d directory may need to be customized by the user depending on his/her taste, then would be nice them to keep the local changes.

Attachment 33284
Yeah now YOU GET TO FIX THIS. Good luck with cloning my ktown repository and dedicating 40+ hours per week on top of a regular working week, to try and satisfy all the whiners and never succeeding.
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-26-2020, 02:05 PM   #99
gegechris99
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: France
Distribution: Slackware current 64bit
Posts: 977
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 191Reputation: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by giomat View Post
libqalculate did not do the trick unfortunately, i'm wondering if perhaps the gnuplot that comes with slackware is the problem, since it lacks the qt gui component that i saw packaged in debian and others..
You're correct. The addition of libqalculate to KDE 5_20.05 is not enough. You need to recompile gnuplot with QT support by changing in gnuplot.SlackBuild:

Code:
  --with-qt=no \
with
Code:
  --with-qt=yes \
You can grab the source code and scripts here.

emacs is a compile-time dependency and not a runtime dependency as far as I can see.

Typing

Code:
=plot(sin(x))
in Krunner (ALT+F2) now works as advertised after I rebooted my machine (for whatever reason, it didn't work just after I compiled and installed the new gnuplot package while running KDE 5).
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-26-2020, 02:18 PM   #100
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 8,063

Rep: Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825
Quote:
Originally Posted by LuckyCyborg View Post
However, I believe that will be still nice to be fixed the display issue present now in KInfoCenter (like shown in the attached screenshot) from this last build, where several menu items has no text at all.
Same bug in Arch Linux https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/66724 so I suggest that you open a KDE bug for it, yes? If it bothers you enough?
 
Old 05-26-2020, 02:40 PM   #101
bassmadrigal
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: West Jordan, UT, USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 7,099

Rep: Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770Reputation: 4770
Thanks for your effort with ktown over the years Eric! Even though I haven't really used it much since I don't tend to use -current, I have used the resulting products that ended up in stable releases. I appreciate the time you've taken over the MANY years that have lead to great KDE packages in stable releases and will hopefully soon lead to get Plasma5 packages in -current. There's a vast number of people who have used your work without being unhappy about how you package them, but the vocal minority is very vocal and can definitely lead to frustrating times on your own (even if it is a misunderstanding). Hopefully the time you get back goes to worthwhile endeavors in your life (whether Slackware related or not).

Thanks again!
 
2 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-26-2020, 02:52 PM   #102
Alien Bob
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 8,063

Rep: Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825Reputation: 6825
I am not gone, just fed up and tired. Once Plasma5 gets added to Slackware, I'll likely do the bleeding edge for the next Slackware development cycle, but I have been asking to have Plasma5 added to Slackware for over two years now. I am bleeding out here.
There's lots of other interesting projects that I have on the backburner and software that I like to package for Slackware and which is not getting sufficient attention now. I hope to change that by abandoning Plasma5.
Ultimately there is only one power desktop I like to work in all day and it is KDE Plasma5. A Slackware without it is not for me.
 
12 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-26-2020, 03:02 PM   #103
montagdude
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2016
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,760

Rep: Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339Reputation: 1339
Thanks for all your work, Alien Bob. I will be happily running this ktown release until it is added in -current, hopefully in the not-too-distant future.
 
3 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-26-2020, 03:39 PM   #104
ReFracture
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2007
Location: Utah
Distribution: Slackware-current
Posts: 101

Rep: Reputation: 137Reputation: 137
Frankly I'm surprised you kept at it as long as you did. I'm glad you can now put that time towards other interesting projects.
 
3 members found this post helpful.
Old 05-26-2020, 04:35 PM   #105
hitest
Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada
Distribution: Slackware, OpenBSD
Posts: 6,239

Rep: Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475Reputation: 2475
Too much service work can be exhausting. Thanks so much for all that you do for our commuunity, Eric.
 
3 members found this post helpful.
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLVED] slackware 14.2 x86_64 plasma 5 installation. when I run "xwmconfig", "xinitrc.plasma" is not listed as an option? rockinroyle Slackware 9 07-31-2016 03:42 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration