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Old 01-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by stf92 View Post
Precisely what I'm hating about 14.0. It had fonts similar to those used in LQ. No longer that, the fonts are horrible. I know I can change them, but that's extra work. Everyone here seems to be fond of state of the art stuff. I'm just an old fashioned programmer, and menus showing a thousand little drawings, seeming like a Chrismas tree, do not appeal to me.
Do the 'extra work' and you might learn something. That way you can cook things the way you want them to be instead of complaining all the time. Since you are a programmer and do have some Linux experience then it should be easier for you than a newbie.

You seem to forget Slackware is not a 'Hold your hand' distribution. If you do need help then post here, just do a little more on you own for the install so that things will appear or work the way you want.

Ever think your hardware could be a problem. I have yet to have a install that doesn't look clean, be it KDE or XFCE. But I do use varied system hardware and tweak to suit the needs for that system. As to system aid:
Dugan's SlackwareŽ How-To <- How To Properly Set Up SlackwareŽ Linux
Still useful!

For font issues look at:
How to Optimize Fonts in Slackware to setup your system

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:15 AM   #17
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On my setup, this makes for a crisper font display.
ln -s /etc/fonts/conf.avail/10-autohint.conf /etc/fonts/conf.d/10-autohint.conf
My thanks to GazL for pointing that out!
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:36 AM   #18
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My honest opinion is that since my first install; Slackware 12.0, this distribution always got better with every release. Of course Slackware 13.0 stands out as a breakthrough in many aspects, but upgrading has always been worth the effort for me.
Old 01-30-2013, 06:37 AM   #19
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There's an easy solution: if you don't like it, don't use it. There are 300+ distros out there to choose from, surely one must suit your needs and taste.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:20 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by stf92 View Post
Hi: I now can install...etc...etc...
if you've read post #14, I believe the words you are searching for are

"thanks Pat"
Old 01-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #21
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14.0 has been a terrific step forward for me. The kernel used in 13.37 always seemed to be unstable to me (necessitating the use of the kernel instead) and I couldn't seem to get the wireless (rtl8192ce) to work no matter what I tried.

Now it all works straight out of the box. In fact, based on the success of 14.0, I had the confidence to purge windows 7 from my Inspiron Mini and install a pure Slackware 14.0 system on it instead. I haven't looked back.


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