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Old 07-10-2018, 03:56 PM   #1
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Eric Hameleers, you are a genius


This is a Steam-related thread. I thought it would be hard to get Steam working on one of my Slackware setups because of multilib which I've never used before. I tried installing multilib through slackpkg+ and then using Alien's Steam binary, but I just couldn't get Steam to work, probably through of a mixture of my own ignorance and laziness.

This was on my Slackware 64bit VM which runs inside Debian. I then tried the manual way through Slackdocs and Eric's multilib page. After installing multilib I tried to install and launch Steam on my VM, but I kept getting a message saying the Steam GUI couldn't be launched - I took it that this was due to the fact that / on my VM is 100% full [hmm note to self - use a bigger / than 11G in the future for the VM].

Following this I took the plunge and thought, well, I bet the lack of space on / in the VM is the problem, and installed multilib and Steam on my Slack laptop which has 30G of space on /. After a lot of downloading, extracting, installing and some nail-biting and waiting, Steam is now working on my laptop and running games [well, I tried Bit Blaster as my control].

I am so pleased. Eric - you do such a great job with this distro and in the community. And you normally remain silent in these thank you threads, but I know you read them. I am so pleased that Steam is working on my laptop, thanks to your monumental efforts. You are a star, thank you so much. I'm sure some members of the community also understand where I'm coming from [I raise this IPA to you ].

EDIT: the Steam icon in the Xfce panel doesn't work, but I take this to be a very minor inconvenience. I may just disable it.

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Old 07-10-2018, 04:32 PM   #2
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Completely agree.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfeERevQhHA
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:41 PM   #3
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yes, I agree. I think the first 10 seconds of this video sums up how I fell about Eric lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCQRvfWvdt8
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 04:45 PM   #4
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yes, I agree. I think the first 10 seconds of this video sums up how I fell about Eric lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCQRvfWvdt8
Good Lord, so glad it wasn't the rest of the scene. LOL.

OMG....Slackware 15.0 Goodfellas edition, hint hint PV.

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Old 07-10-2018, 04:50 PM   #5
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Well ironically, the next two minutes of that video sums up how I feel about people asking over and over about Slackware 15 and Plasma 5 lol.
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:25 PM   #6
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Lysander666 --

I completely understand where you're coming from.

I couldn't agree more with your assessment of Eric's numerous contributions to Slackware !

Thanks for taking the time to express your thoughts ( and thanks for inspiring me to say so too )

-- kjh
 
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:17 PM   #7
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Vlc, chromium, steam, multilib, thank you Alien Bob
Most of what makes my 64 current install fun is his doing
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:30 AM   #8
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OMG....Slackware 15.0 Goodfellas edition, hint hint PV.
If we're toying with the Cthulhu Mythos nomenclature, this would make 15 "Dimensional Shambler" [much better than "Bionic Beaver", surely].

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Old 07-11-2018, 08:55 AM   #9
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I am so pleased. Eric - you do such a great job with this distro and in the community.
I completely agree!
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 05:24 PM   #10
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If we're toying with the Cthulhu Mythos nomenclature, this would make 15 "Dimensional Shambler" [much better than "Bionic Beaver", surely].
Oh please, i would love to be running the "Dimensional Shambler", "Crawling Chaos" or "Shub-Niggurath" release.
I might even give up current to stay on point.
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:12 PM   #11
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Found out today my web host has the minimal Slackware 14.2 minimal ISO created by Eric Hameleers. They suggested Ubuntu, I said that is the next worse choice after Windows. After badgering they admitted, yes, they do have Slack. This is going to save much stress. A huge thanks to Eric and to the rest of the Slackware team, and of course, Patrick. Know what? They are all geniuses and the community is too. Except the trolls. You know who you are. Leave the Slackers alone.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:09 AM   #12
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They suggested Ubuntu, I said that is the next worse choice after Windows.
It's unfortunate but I feel the same way. I acquired a second-hand laptop a week or so ago and thought a lot about putting Ubuntu 18.04 on it but I just couldn't. So it has Slackware 14.2 on it. Runs beautifully - as does Steam, thanks to Eric.
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 10:07 AM   #13
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I acquired a second-hand laptop a week or so ago and thought a lot about putting Ubuntu 18.04 on it but I just couldn't. So it has Slackware 14.2 on it.
Slackware is my distro of choice. Many of my friends belong to different software communities so I generally refrain from criticizing other distros. Each to his/her own. Linux is all about freedom and choice.
Just my .
 
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Old 07-14-2018, 06:16 PM   #14
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A big shout out to alienBOB for his mirror-slackware-current.sh script. For the last 3 years I've used it to mirror Slackware 14.2 x86, x86_64, and ARM starting on my Raspberry Pi 1 B+ and now on my Raspberry Pi 3 B on my LAN. The qt5 and vlc packages are also life savers.
 
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Old 07-15-2018, 07:09 AM   #15
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Kudos to Eric!

Thank You so much AlienBOB.
 
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