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Old 08-16-2012, 06:34 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by mammal0x17 View Post
I guess this thread can be marked as solved.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:39 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by mammal0x17 View Post
I'll wait a bit but my fallback plan is to get Slackware 13.37 and update the kernel to 3.2.27, as in Slackware 14, while leaving the rest of the system as-is. Hopefully this will get my HD 3000 graphiocs working and I'll have a stable X and userland.
Here's a thread about someone who went down this road previously:

I would definitely recommend waiting for 14's release.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:46 PM   #18
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My suggestion is to set up a dual boot. There is nothing worst than finding out your favorite program you never used is not supported under Linux, the day you need that particular program and nothing else will work.

I have a couple of applications that will not run under Linux and there is no equivalent programs under Linux.

By dual booting you get a chance to learn and migrate over to Linux; and as a bonus still have your old programs to fall back to if you ever need them.

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Old 08-19-2012, 12:29 AM   #19
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Option - Don't Get Rid of MS Windows

Along the lines of what jjthomas suggested ...

I now run Slack as the host and run Win7 in VirtualBox

Dual booting worked for me for a few years until my standard workflow required both MS Windows and Linux. I used multiple computers for a few more years but have recently switched to a single computer running both operating systems and I'm now quite productive with the standard 4 desktops of XFCE, dual monitors, and lots of RAM.

I mention this in case neither rebooting throughout the day nor multiple computers were good options.
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
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Thanks for all your input. I've been considering the various options and am left with two reasonable choices:
i ) Stay with Windows 7
ii) Go with Slackware 14 (The only other distro I would consider is Debian, but the kernel in the stable branch won't support my hardware and I don't want to start swapping kernels this early in the game).
At this point I'd say that having Aftershot Pro, k3b (and Nero seems to work fine in Ubuntu 12.04), Imagemagick and OpenOffice under Linux would do just fine for me. I don't have Microsoft Office, so that's not a concern. But I do have an older version of PaintShop Pro and Photoshop Elements which would be very, very nice to get going under Linux. But neither of those packages are compatible with WINE as of yet. I've been tinkering with the idea of using a virtual machine to get them going but I'm concerned about performance and cooling (I have a total of 4GB of RAM and an Intel i3 on my notebook computer ... I would likely allocate one CPU core, and 1 to 2 GB of RAM to the Windows 7 VM). Also, I would prefer to use VMware Player as opposed to VirtualBox.
The reason I would like to move away from Windows as my host operating system is simply because it's a money pit with a fuzzy future - fuzzy because MS is pushing Metro and I see a day where Metro apps become the only supported format. Goodbye backwards-compatibility... (maybe)
Essentially, when it comes to Linux, it's Slackware or bust. But there is always Windows and I'm not making any changes until the new version of Slackware is released.

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Old 08-19-2012, 01:50 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by dugan View Post
Converting .deb packages (such as those available for Nero Linux 4) to Slackware packages consists of unarchiving them with ar x and then repackaging the contents. You can look at, for example, how the google-chrome SlackBuild in /extra does it.
There is a deb2tgz converter (from 2008). I have not used it. If anyone has any info on how it works, please post it here.
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AfterShotPro works perfectly.

My Slackware installation is 64-bit, so I downloaded the 64-bit .deb and used src2pkg to convert it to a package:

src2pkg ~/Downloads/AfterShotPro_amd64.deb
That created a new Slackware package, which I just installed:

installpkg /tmp/aftershotpro-AfterShotPro-amd64-1.txz
And then I launched it:

Hey Dugan, please help-me

# AfterShotPro
Install Path: /opt/AfterShotPro
LD_PATH: /opt/AfterShotPro/lib:
/usr/bin/AfterShotPro: line 36: /opt/AfterShotPro/bin/AfterShotPro: file or directory not found
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After install Multilib ASP work fine!!!



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