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View Poll Results: What hardware do you run Slackware on?
Laptop 125 75.76%
Desktop 125 75.76%
Headless 54 32.73%
SBC (e.g. Raspberry Pi) 30 18.18%
Mainframe 3 1.82%
other 23 13.94%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 165. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-31-2021, 05:10 AM   #31
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Too many but I heard slackware was ... dead.

Laptop + multiple Desktop + multiple Headless.

(Also considering vps)

Last edited by Livestradamus; 05-31-2021 at 05:11 AM.
 
Old 05-31-2021, 06:48 AM   #32
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Welcome to afterlife. Box and laptops. Installed once on USB pendrive, now I plan to install on sd card (mmcblk) - common things. Of course multiple VM's.
 
Old 05-31-2021, 07:50 AM   #33
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One desktop, one VM for build testing, two laptops. Everything is on -current for now, but will mostly be switching to 15.0 when the time comes.
 
Old 06-01-2021, 07:02 AM   #34
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My slackware laptops:

System76 Gazelle HD530 + i7-6700hq laptop: USB/audio ports kinda falling apart but it still boots. I much prefer Slackware to the silly Pop!-buntu. Started off with 14.2 but I got curious and upgraded to current.

Thinkpad x131e laptop. Tough as hell and still usable after all these years.
 
Old 06-01-2021, 09:00 AM   #35
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Quote:
Originally Posted by colinh2 View Post
Fair enough. It'd probably be quite hard to create a "perfect" set of options for this question. For "headless" I was thinking of space on a server in a datacenter. But that could well be a "virtual machine"... And a laptop generally has a single board... And if you're running in a VM would you say the hardware was laptop/desktop/server...? And some people call a laptop a notebook.

I'm disappointed that more people don't have their own mainframe. And that no-one misses Minicomputer (e.g. VAX) :-)

So, maybe it should have been

Laptop
Desktop
Server (ie. remote access)
SBC (e.g. Raspberry Pi)
VM (virtual machine, on your local hardware)

?

To be honest, I just wanted to see how many people use laptops (presumably with WLAN).

Heh... mainframes are particular beasts and it does take a special person, with some extra space to own one. Not to mention operate one.
Even among this group of people I would guess they're fairly rare.

I used to own a couple of Vax machines (and HP-PARISC, SUN, SGI, and a few others).. Those computers could often both be used as either workstations or servers.
Slackware used to have an official Sun port. And also an unofficial mac port back in the days I believe.
I don't think there existed a Vax port, but that's not to say it would be impossible to port it for some really determined individual(s).

In any case, I think you need to decide if what you really want to know is what type of role a machine has (server, non-server or even both) *or* if you want to know what type(s) of hardware people are running Slackware on.
A laptop can do server duties, but you would normally not lug around a server to act as your "laptop"/portable machine.
But you *could* put a graphics card in a rackserver and have display and use it as your day-to-day workstation. (I've seen that.)

You can also ask about both things, but again, you need to formulate the questions you ask quite particular so people actually interpret the questions the way you intend them to.

Thanks
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Old 06-01-2021, 09:15 PM   #36
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Quote:
Originally Posted by karlmag View Post
Heh... mainframes are particular beasts and it does take a special person, with some extra space to own one. Not to mention operate one.
Even among this group of people I would guess they're fairly rare.

I used to own a couple of Vax machines (and HP-PARISC, SUN, SGI, and a few others).. Those computers could often both be used as either workstations or servers.
Slackware used to have an official Sun port. And also an unofficial mac port back in the days I believe.
I don't think there existed a Vax port, but that's not to say it would be impossible to port it for some really determined individual(s).

<snip>
Thanks
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Reminds me that I should dig out my old Ultra2...it's been at least 15 years.

Here's just about everything else I have that does have slackware installed. I had more but did a big purge a few years ago.

Code:
Mobo/Model      Distribution            CPU                                             Memory
----------      ------------            ---                                             ------
Asus ISA-486    Slackware 11 i486       486 (1)                                         7MiB / 29MiB
Premiere/PCI II Slackware 11 i586       Pentium 75 - 200 (1) @ 90MHz                    8MiB / 60MiB
NEC Versa Vxi   Slackware 14.2 i686     Celeron (Coppermine) (1) @ 548MHz               17MiB / 109MiB
Asus a7v133     Slackware 14.2 i686     AMD Duron (1) @ 857MHz                          23MiB / 235MiB
Asus a7v133     Slackware 14.2 i686     AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (1) @ 1.544GHz              34MiB / 361MiB
Dell Dim. 3000  Slackware 14.2 i686     Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz (1) @ 2.793GHz          36MiB / 486MiB
HP DV6000       Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel Pentium Dual T2390 (2) @ 1.867GHz         1177MiB / 2976MiB
Asus K8V-X      Slackware 15.0 x86_64   AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (1) @ 2.000GHz              217MiB / 968MiB
Asus A8N-E      Slackware 15.0 x86_64   AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual 3800+ (2) @ 2.000GHz      290MiB / 1985MiB
HP Pavilion G6  Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel i3 M 370 (4) @ 2.399GHz                   1383MiB / 1843MiB
Asus K53e       Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel i3-2310M (4) @ 2.100GHz                   352MiB / 7727MiB
Asus X200ma     Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel Pentium N3530 (4) @ 2.582GHz              324MiB / 3820MiB
Lenovo W510     Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel i7 Q 720 (8) @ 1.600GHz                   368MiB / 7881MiB
MSI Z77A-GD65   Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel i7-3770K (8) @ 3.900GHz                   418MiB / 11916MiB
 
Old 06-03-2021, 06:55 PM   #37
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9 laptops
4 desktops
1 tablet
1 PC stick
 
Old 06-04-2021, 11:22 AM   #38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fourtysixandtwo View Post
Reminds me that I should dig out my old Ultra2...it's been at least 15 years.

Here's just about everything else I have that does have slackware installed. I had more but did a big purge a few years ago.

Code:
Mobo/Model      Distribution            CPU                                             Memory
----------      ------------            ---                                             ------
Asus ISA-486    Slackware 11 i486       486 (1)                                         7MiB / 29MiB
Premiere/PCI II Slackware 11 i586       Pentium 75 - 200 (1) @ 90MHz                    8MiB / 60MiB
NEC Versa Vxi   Slackware 14.2 i686     Celeron (Coppermine) (1) @ 548MHz               17MiB / 109MiB
Asus a7v133     Slackware 14.2 i686     AMD Duron (1) @ 857MHz                          23MiB / 235MiB
Asus a7v133     Slackware 14.2 i686     AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (1) @ 1.544GHz              34MiB / 361MiB
Dell Dim. 3000  Slackware 14.2 i686     Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz (1) @ 2.793GHz          36MiB / 486MiB
HP DV6000       Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel Pentium Dual T2390 (2) @ 1.867GHz         1177MiB / 2976MiB
Asus K8V-X      Slackware 15.0 x86_64   AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (1) @ 2.000GHz              217MiB / 968MiB
Asus A8N-E      Slackware 15.0 x86_64   AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual 3800+ (2) @ 2.000GHz      290MiB / 1985MiB
HP Pavilion G6  Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel i3 M 370 (4) @ 2.399GHz                   1383MiB / 1843MiB
Asus K53e       Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel i3-2310M (4) @ 2.100GHz                   352MiB / 7727MiB
Asus X200ma     Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel Pentium N3530 (4) @ 2.582GHz              324MiB / 3820MiB
Lenovo W510     Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel i7 Q 720 (8) @ 1.600GHz                   368MiB / 7881MiB
MSI Z77A-GD65   Slackware 15.0 x86_64   Intel i7-3770K (8) @ 3.900GHz                   418MiB / 11916MiB
I had a couple old sun boxen years ago as well as an IBM PC and XT. XT had a 10M Hdd, ran dos 5 with an intel nic that could be configured to 8 bit mode and ran lynx web browser.

Anyway, how did you make that list, manual or a script to inventory everything?
 
Old 06-04-2021, 06:53 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by enine View Post
I had a couple old sun boxen years ago as well as an IBM PC and XT. XT had a 10M Hdd, ran dos 5 with an intel nic that could be configured to 8 bit mode and ran lynx web browser.

Anyway, how did you make that list, manual or a script to inventory everything?
Was cobbled together from saved neofetch output but your question inspired me to make something a little better. Note that I had to modify neofetch a bit to run with the older bash version.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
#
# requires root privileges and assumes neofetch is installed.

dmidecode="/usr/sbin/dmidecode"
neofetch="/usr/bin/neofetch"

#check if dmidecode exists but is not required
if [ -f $dmidecode ]; then
  manufact=`$dmidecode -t 1|egrep "Manufacturer"|sed 's/\s//'|awk -F": " '{print $2}'`
  model=`$dmidecode -t 1|egrep "Product"|sed 's/\s//'|awk -F": " '{print $2}'`
  family=`$dmidecode -t 1|egrep "Family"|sed 's/\s//'|awk -F": " '{print $2}'`

  mobo=`$dmidecode -t 2|egrep "Manu|Produ"|sed 's/\s//'|awk -F": " '{print $2" "}' |tr -d '\n'`
  if [ `echo $family |egrep -ic "thinkpad"` -eq 1 ]; then
    mobomodel=$family
  elif [ `echo $mobo |egrep -ic asus` -eq 1 ]; then
    mobo=`echo $mobo |sed 's/ASUSTeK Computer Inc./Asus/i'`
    mobomodel=$mobo
  elif [ "To Be Filled By O.E.M." != "$model" ]; then
    mobomodel=$model
  else
    mobomodel=$mobo
  fi
else
  mobomodel="unknown"
fi

distro=`$neofetch distro |awk -F": " '{print $2}'`
cpu=`$neofetch cpu |awk -F": " '{print $2}'`
mem=`$neofetch memory |awk -F": " '{print $2}'`

#shorten 14.2 -current to 15.0
if [ `echo $distro|egrep -c "14.2 -current"` -eq 1 ]; then
  distro=`echo $distro |sed 's/14.2 x86_64 (post 14.2 -current) x86_64/15.0 x86_64/'`
fi

#change Linux 2.4.3x to Slackware 11
if [ `echo $distro|egrep -c "Linux 2.4.3"` -eq 1 ]; then
  distro=`echo $distro |sed -e 's/Linux 2.4.33.3/Slackware 11/' -e 's/Linux 2.4.37/Slackware 11/'`
fi

echo -e "$mobomodel\t$distro\t$cpu\t$mem"
 
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Old 06-07-2021, 11:46 AM   #40
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1 desktop
1 desktop (wife)
3 laptop
1 server (pc)
1 server (raspberry)
1 for mom (92 soon) desktop

most are 14.2, one laptop is current
 
Old 06-07-2021, 11:53 AM   #41
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1 for mom (92 soon) desktop
Happy birthday to your mom! Treasure her. One of my systems is a laptop for my dad who turns 80 this year.
 
Old 06-11-2021, 03:45 AM   #42
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whoa there! 2 main frames!
 
Old Today, 01:02 PM   #43
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Put Slackware in your Vehicle

I'm installing slackware (or the unofficial slarm64 port, at least) into my 1991, original-series cummins 5.9L, in-line, 12-valve, Dodge Ram w250 four-wheel-drive diesel pick-up truck! I have to rebuild the dash, and rewire the entire rig, so I might as well have a slackware touch screen in the dash Yee ha ha ha!
 
Old Today, 01:43 PM   #44
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You might be joking but cap computers were a thing for a while. Around 2000, 2001 or so mp3car.com had an active forum of peoples installs. I had an EPIA500 mini itx board which had a via cpu running at 500MHz running Slackware off of a 128Mb CF card in my truck.
As oem and aftermarket head units got more advanced diy got less popular and the mp3car forums died a few years ago.
 
  


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