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Old 04-08-2009, 08:01 PM   #16
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I've been watching GSB's forums and changelogs and they do have a beta for 12.2. They have pretty good documentation on changes you need to make for the installation. I've held off trying the beta while tweaking on my xfce install, and I keep getting closer to what I consider an excellent desktop so I keep holding off.

After my rant earlier today I discovered that Slack 12.2 has fuse installed, but not fusesmb. I installed it via and then followed the rest of the instructions for getting a network browser integrated in Thunar. It didn't work for me. For one thing I can not find the "Users and Groups" app in xfce 4.6. It's simply not there. So I can't do the step required for setting my user account to use fuse filesystems. But whether I'm in root or user it still doesn't show any network items in Thunar, just a blank mount point.

I finally broke down and just used smbmount to get a mount point to my main windows share, then added that as a shortcut to Thunar. Will probably just add a couple more for the servers, add them to fstab and be done with it.
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GSB 2.26 for Slackware 12.2 is stable now. I'm quite happily using it.
Old 06-04-2009, 01:10 AM   #18
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You could also add the functionality of a file system and icons to Fluxbox.

Say for example: Fluxbox + Thunar + iDesk or Flux + ROX

Personally I prefer to use Flux + iDesk + mc (midnight commander) and to heavily rely on the console for the majority of file operations. I became proficient enough with this setup that moving back to something like Gnome or KDE actually became a little cumbersome.

The base system ran on ~65mb of ram.
Old 06-06-2009, 05:53 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by metrofox View Post
Or you can also install gnome-slacky, it's a slackware distro with gnome only.
It's not a Slackware distro with Gnome: it's Gnome with a set of packages for Slackware. All the packages are in a .iso image and there is an installer.
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I am using scripts from slackbot.
The website is:

I follow the project and it work
very well for me. If you have problems
with it, there is a forum.

The main script ( build all the packages
and install/upgrade those for you. And in the end
you have all the packages that can be install on
other computers running slackware-12.2.



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