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Old 03-29-2014, 01:12 AM   #16
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What do you mean by recompile the kernel and add the logo?
 
Old 03-29-2014, 05:41 AM   #17
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I think it would be a nice addition to see the Slackware logo during boottime.
As you get one image for each cpu your system has, I've always thought it'd be much more logical to show some sort of iconic representation of a cpu chip or engine. Plenty of other places for distro specific branding if that's what floats your boat.


Having said that, I boot in vga=normal so I never see the default Tux logos anyway.
 
Old 03-29-2014, 06:31 AM   #18
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Having said that, I boot in vga=normal so I never see the default Tux logos anyway.
I still remember the happy glow I felt when I first booted Slackware on a quad core processor machine and saw four tux penguins.
 
Old 11-25-2014, 09:06 AM   #19
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Hi,

I really do not like to resurrect old threads but feel the information to get the Slackware logo icon is not complete and what has been presented is not the way to get the Slackware Logo icon.

For Firefox I opened a new tab then enter 'about:config' and click oK I'll be careful. I then did a right click in the preference window then select new; then enter 'general.useragent.override'.
For the string I entered; ' Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Slackware Linux x86_64; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0' (without ticks).

You can then restart Firefox browser then check your setting by going to 'http://whatsmyuseragent.com/' to get a report of the useragent in use. You should then see the Slackware logo icon in any of your new posts.
Hope this helps.
have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:11 AM   #20
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It's about getting a Slackware logo instead of the tux logo at boot, not the Slackware logo in the LQ profile.
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It's about both, I should have read the whole thread.

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Old 11-25-2014, 09:29 AM   #21
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Hi, Gary,

I kind of have a problem with messing with prefs.js (which is what you're doing with about:config, which I tend to edit with vi without Firefox running). Sort of the same thing as messing with /etc/profile: I just add log in profile environment settings in separate files in /etc/profile.d which carry over to Slackware version updates, no messing with the defaults).

I think it's slightly easier to add user.js in .mosilla/firefox/blah.default that looks like this:
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user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Slackware Linux x86_64; rv:31.2) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.2");
Pretty much the same thing as environment settings in /etc/profile.d -- no messing with prefs.js and, when there's an update, it's simple to just change the version number in one place (that doesn't get overwritten) and be done with it.

Seems to work, the logo appears in posts, eh?

Of course the whole thing would be moot if Pat would just stick "Slackware" somewhere in the source but that would be a violation of church and state.

Hope this helps some.
 
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:04 AM   #22
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It's about getting a Slackware logo instead of the tux logo at boot, not the Slackware logo in the LQ profile.
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It's about both, I should have read the whole thread.
I did read the whole thread and that is why I include my post. This to me is by far the easiest method to change the Linux Logo to a Slackware logo icon here at LQ. Boot what, the system? folkenfanel in post #15 was the only mention of Slackware logo at boot to include a change. A few members did agree that to see the Slackware Logo at boot would be a plus or that they could leave it as is at boot.

But this thread as titled 'Firefox User agent Override for Slackware Logo' does indicate the content of the thread. No Tux logo override except for the LQ Tux head icon.

The override I use is for the Firefox Browser. I really do not care to change the boot icon for the number of cores. Seeing 8 Tux at boot is good enough for me.

I do find that using 'about:config' the easiest, from my point. I do not need to dig out the defaults to make changes.
Just add the 'general.useragent.override' then the string ' Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Slackware Linux x86_64; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0' (without ticks).

Then check at: 'http://whatsmyuseragent.com/' and confirm my new posts do show the 'Slackware logo' icon.

Works for me.
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 11-25-2014, 10:04 AM   #23
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@tronayne: I have said it before and I'll say it again. Adding Slackware in that location in the UA is a bad idea. On the plus side, I'm sure Pat is sensible enough to realise this.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 06:18 AM   #24
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To add to this.

There is another method, one that I use with Firefox.

UAControl :: Add-ons for Firefox
 
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Old 11-26-2014, 04:24 PM   #25
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chrisretusn's suggest is far better since it is changed on a per site basis.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 04:48 PM   #26
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Hi,

Personally, I have not experienced any issues by changing user.agent by use of 'general.useragent.override' string. I did look at the add-on for use with 'User Agent Switcher extension' as per site agent strings. Still no issues to speak of.
 
Old 11-26-2014, 10:58 PM   #27
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@tronayne: I have said it before and I'll say it again. Adding Slackware in that location in the UA is a bad idea. On the plus side, I'm sure Pat is sensible enough to realise this.
Any specific technical reasons, beside the need to adjust UA string for the every update? Just curious.
 
Old 11-27-2014, 02:19 AM   #28
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@bobzilla click on the link in the quote. I explain there.
 
Old 11-27-2014, 02:53 AM   #29
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@bobzilla click on the link in the quote. I explain there.
Oh, ok. I haven't seen that.

I wasn't aware of that. I used to use the change UA strings for several months few years ago and didn't have any problem. But I really visit only a limited number of sites regulary. And those are usual not too exotic.

But, it's good to be aware of possiblity that changed US string might be the cause of the problems with specific sites.
 
Old 11-27-2014, 06:41 AM   #30
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@tronayne: I have said it before and I'll say it again. Adding Slackware in that location in the UA is a bad idea. On the plus side, I'm sure Pat is sensible enough to realise this.
Hey, I never have and never will advocate branding of anything in Slackware; look at Firefox in pretty much any other distribution (like, say, any *buntu) as opposed to unadulterated Firefox delivered with Slackware and you'll see what I mean. The philosophy of "what the developer(s) intended" is just fine and doesn't need any alteration.

This whole thing about the user agent that we go through is simply taking pride in Slackware and marking our posts with the logo here on LinuxQuestions. Otherwise, why, oh why, would anyone bother? That comment about church and state was probably a little flippant and perhaps missed two words, separation and of (so: separation of church and state). The first amendment to the Constitution of the United States, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..." plus Article VI, the Establishment Clause spell all that out. Pat, I think, just follows that guiding principle in refusing to "brand" software packages and bless him for it.

If you have an unfooled-around-with installation of Firefox the user agent will include system information, specifically the word "Linux," along with the browser information (so web designer weenies will know what their pages are being used on). If I remember correctly (and I may not) there is a variable named something like VENDOR in the source that isn't defined in Slackware's distribution of Firefox (but is in pretty much every other distribution including Windows, Mac and every other platform I've ever seen Firefox used on including Solaris. For those of us that feel it's OK to proclaim our interest in this small way, well, it's OK and we're the goofballs that buy and wear Slackware branded clothing items, too.

Anyway, I'll brand it and if some damn fool web designer doesn't like it, well, what the hell do I care? Can't see your page, too bad, pal, I'm not gonna see your ads either and definitely will not be buying your shit.

Hope this helps some.

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