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Old 01-19-2011, 09:44 AM   #31
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TigerLinux,

Before this devolves into a flame festival I would like to clue you into some basic tenets of the way of Slackware. Slackers take pride in solving problems; we get a sense of real achievement by embodying a DIY (do it yourself) attitude. Slackware is perfectly logical. Please read the available documentation. We will help you, but, we expect you to do the initial leg work. If you can read and understand the support documentation you will prevail.
Do your homework. Install Slackware. Have fun.
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:02 AM   #32
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I had read some documents,
I found that some *txz does not work on my PC after installation,
for example,
the amarok 2.3.90 after install does not work,
i got to remove it and install 2.3.0 version.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 10:32 AM   #33
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the amarok 2.3.2 works.
but more later version does not work.
not sure why???
 
Old 01-19-2011, 11:05 AM   #34
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I have a problem, I configure the SCIM input method, but after reboot it does not work,
it can't be trigger by pressing ctrl+Space,
even I start it up, a keyboard shown on right bottom corner, but when i click it, it does not show option for chinese input.
Who can help?
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #35
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TigerLinux, may I suggest that your stream-of-consciousness, one-random-question-after-another posting style would be more appropriate for your LQ blog? Say, a serious of entries detailing your experiences with Slackware and the challenges that you faced?

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Old 01-19-2011, 11:23 AM   #36
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TigerLinux, as was mentioned to you many times in your other thread, which is now locked, please read the documentation and links that people have already provided to you.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...stions-850566/
 
Old 01-19-2011, 11:23 AM   #37
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Quote:
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I have a problem, I configure the SCIM input method, but after reboot it does not work,
it can't be trigger by pressing ctrl+Space,
even I start it up, a keyboard shown on right bottom corner, but when i click it, it does not show option for chinese input.
Who can help?
Do you realise how annoying your posts are? Look at this thread, you've thrown at us a huge number of unrelated problems, don't follow with any feedback, and seem to ignore any suggestions.

These are some guidelines on posting questions (btw, I can't believe those things need to be explained):

1. Google for solutions / read documentation.
2. Ask a specific question: eg. Problem with atheros on Slackware 13.1
3. Once you get any replies, try to address them (eg. provide the relevant output, clarify some things, etc.)
4. This hopefully will produce more replies.
5. Provide some feedback to other people's replies.
6. Once the problem is solved (either thanks to one of the replies or because you found a solution), please keep us updated.
For example: This solution has worked or I solved the problem by.....
7. Thank the members who have spent their time to help you
8. Mark the thread as solved
9. If you've got another problem that is unrelated to this, start a new thread.

That's it. Do not post multiple and unrelated problems in one thread.

Following those guidelines will get you better responses as people will be more willing to help you.

HTH

EDIT: I forgot that there already is a document explaining in a much better way how to ask questions:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question
Tiger, please don't make any other posts until you know the linked article by heart, LOL

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Old 01-19-2011, 11:36 AM   #38
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you do not understand my problem faced.
the scim does not work for me.
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:37 PM   #39
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Perhaps it's time for the next distro on your list.

Kind regards
 
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:56 PM   #40
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Perhaps it's time for the next distro on your list.
He already has ongoing threads (all similar to this one) in most of the other distros' forums.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #41
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You need to read the available documentation and suggested links thoroughly before asking anything else unless the issue prevents you from using your system at all.

For SCIM, you should read the CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT file available on your install media or from your favourite mirror. The relevant bit is this:
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Originally Posted by CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT
Input methods for complex characters (CJK, which is shorthand for Chinese,
Japanese, Korean) and other non-latin character sets have been added. These
input methods use the SCIM (Smart Common Input Method) platform.
The environment variables for SCIM support are set in /etc/profile.d/scim.sh
The requirements for getting SCIM input methods to work in your X session
are as follows:
(1) Use a UTF-8 locale. Look in /etc/profile.d/lang.sh for setting your
language to (for instance) en_US.UTF-8. As a word of warning: maybe you
should leave root with a non-UTF-8 locale because you don't want root's
commands to be misinterpreted. You can add the following line to your
~/.profile file to enable UTF-8 just for yourself:
export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
(2) Make the scim profile scripts executable. These will setup your
environment correctly for the use of scim with X applications. Run:
chmod +x /etc/profile.d/scim.*
(3) Start the scim daemon as soon as your X session starts. The scim daemon
must be active before any of your X applications. In KDE, you can add a
shell script to the ~/.kde/Autostart folder that runs the command
"scim -d". In XFCE you can add "scim -d" to the Autostarted Applications.
If you boot your computer in runlevel 4 (the graphical XDM/KDM login)
you can simply add the line "scim -d" to your ~/.xprofile file.
This gives you a Desktop Environment independent way of starting scim.
When scim is running, you will see a small keyboard icon in your system tray.
Right-click it to enter SCIM Setup. In 'Global Setup' select your keyboard
layout, and you are ready to start entering just about any language
characters you wish! Press the magical key combo <Control><Space>
in order to activate or deactivate SCIM input. The SCIM taskbar in the
desktop's corner allows you to select a language. As you type, SCIM will show
an overview of applicable character glyphs (if you are inputting complex
characters like Japanese).

If you are using the pinentry-gtk2 interface (for entering passphrases with
gpg-agent), be aware that there is a bug in the way scim-bridge and the
pinentry-gtk2 interact. The result is that keyboard input does not register
with pinentry-gtk2. For the time being, either change the /usr/bin/pinentry
symlink to use the qt or curses frontend, or don't use scim.
I believe there have been several other threads that address SCIM as well, so you may benefit from searching the forums -- you should not expect everyone else to spend their time spoon-feeding you step by step instructions for everything when that information can be found in official or unofficial documentation or links already provided in this thread.

Restricting each thread to one problem ensures that your problems are not lost in a messy thread and that all replies you receive are relevant to that problem, preventing confusion.

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Greetz
Is this thread not a perfect example of how convenience operating systems, including the Linux distros like the *Buntus that want to be free (for now) Windows, make their users weak? This is not meant as a flame, Mr Tiger, it is just a simple fact that if you use a crutch long enough at some point you can't move without it. The brain is a "muscle" that requires exercise too or it gets "flabby".
If we made a restriction allowing only those who can use Slackware to its fullest extent to use any computer, the amazing connectedness and sheer volume of information available on the internet, submitted by people of all walks of life, would be severely more limited. There are those who are more willing to deal with the frustrations of high-level abstraction when using computers because they can't or choose not to learn about low-level system administration. For you to suggest otherwise shows your lack of empathy; not everyone thinks your way, and everyone has the right to think as they choose. *I* happen to enjoy using Slackware for many reasons. Other people, regardless of intelligence or laziness, may see Slackware as needlessly difficult when they can administer their system with a simple point and click.

TigerLinux, you seem to have the idea that you *must* learn Slackware, but then you won't put in the time and effort required to read the available documentation or even the help provided in your own threads. If you don't like Slackware or are unwilling to learn it, there are *tons* of other options available to you that may have a lower initial learning curve, and I certainly wouldn't think less of you for using them. Of course, if you really *do* want to learn Slackware, for one reason or another, there is *tons* of help out there and I can only suggest that, before trying to magically setup everything all at once, you go through a few tutorials or read plenty of documentation since most (though possibly not all) of your questions will be answered at some point.

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Old 01-19-2011, 01:56 PM   #42
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If you can't get scim to work, uninstall all scim & related packages. Then, try these alternatives available at SBo. All dependencies are described and available there as well. scim and ibus works for chinese pinyin input, I use them myself. Install one or the other, not both at the same time.

People expect some effort from you to try and fix things in slackware. You can post the response and issues here, but prove you truly tried, otherwise I would advise others not to waste time or energy on any of your posts.

The slackware crowd are helpful people, but shouldn't be taken advantage of.

Regards,
Fellow Malaysian

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Old 01-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #43
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If you can't get scim to work, uninstall all scim & related packages. Then, try these alternatives available at SBo. All dependencies are described and available there as well. scim and ibus works for chinese pinyin input, I use them myself. Install one or the other, not both at the same time.

People expect some effort from you to try and fix things in slackware. You can post the response and issues here, but prove you truly tried, otherwise I would advise others not to waste time or energy on any of your posts.

The slackware crowd are helpful people, but shouldn't be taken advantage of.

Regards,
Fellow Malaysian
ok, thanks/
 
Old 01-20-2011, 06:39 AM   #44
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now i know how to install and uninstall softwares, how to upgrade and update.
slackware is not bad, but for linux beginner, Ubuntu is a better choice.
 
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:40 AM   #45
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