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Old 05-26-2010, 04:11 PM   #16
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What is the polite way to torrent Slackware? Last time as soon as I downloaded the .iso's I instantly wiped my hard drive and installed from scratch. I'm going to install 13.1 from scratch as well. So I guess that makes me a leecher. What should I do instead? Should I convert my 3 CD's back to iso's on my new system and open them in ktorrent and leave it open for a couple days or something? I almost never have file sharing open. What would be like a standard minumum to leave it open?
 
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Old 05-26-2010, 05:18 PM   #17
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So far I've installed it on 2 machines (I'll do my netbook over the weekend). So far so good. 2 smooth installs without any problems whatsoever.

But as someone already mentioned, I'm not surprised with the high quality of this release - I've been running -current for the last 6 months.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 05:32 PM   #18
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What is the polite way to torrent Slackware? Last time as soon as I downloaded the .iso's I instantly wiped my hard drive and installed from scratch. I'm going to install 13.1 from scratch as well. So I guess that makes me a leecher. What should I do instead? Should I convert my 3 CD's back to iso's on my new system and open them in ktorrent and leave it open for a couple days or something? I almost never have file sharing open. What would be like a standard minumum to leave it open?
There is no minimum really. If you can spare the time and the bandwidth it would be nice if you left your torrent running as long as possible.

That being said, I guess a "fair" amount would be to upload at least the same amount as your total download.

Just do what you can. =)
 
Old 05-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #19
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I think I will go with the upload=download philosophy. That will at least be an improvement over my leeching philosophy.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #20
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Unfortunately my installation stalled five times as it failed to read the disc,I completed the install and it did boot up to a desktop but the mouse and keyboard were dead...so I am burning a new one nice and slow and I feel really optimistic that I will soon have a x86_64 working Slack 13.1 system... I hope. !

ps I don,t bother with the MD5sum until this sort of thing happens which is not very often. LOL
I think it's a good habit to get into to check not just md5 (and SHA256 when available) but also the GnuPG signature. That goes for ISOs, Slackbuilds and source. If we don't do this as a matter of course then we won't be able to complain when Linux/BSD security is on a par with MS security. Checking the integrity of a file takes very little effort.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 05:50 PM   #21
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installed 13.1 on my Acer 3000. Runs smooth and fast as Slackware does.
Just now got the broadcom 4318 working.
btw- sure nice that the mousepad worked without configuring! Thanks for that.

Very impressed and happy!
 
Old 05-26-2010, 06:05 PM   #22
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My problem child HTPC is starting to play nice thanks to Slackware 13.1.

The onboard AMD 785G HD4200 graphics device is now supported by the open source radeon module. I don't have to install the proprietary ATI fglrx driver anymore. I finally figured out I need to use .xinitrc randr modelines instead of xorg.conf to get 1920x1080 out of my HDTV using HDMI.
 
Old 05-26-2010, 06:39 PM   #23
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Thanks to the entire Slackware team!

This release is just flat out impressive. KDE is notably better looking and polished. I just purchased a new 23" HD monitor last week and it is easy to see the difference in sharpness and clarity.

All of the KDE eye-candy works smoothly and this is on a P4 with 1 gig of RAM and a 256MB NVidia card (supporting dual-monitors), which I bought back in 2003!

I think this might be my single most favorite release of any distro out there.

Thanks again for all of your hard work!
 
Old 05-27-2010, 12:36 AM   #24
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Slackware includes at least 3 pdf readers.
KDE's defaults okular, which is much more than a pdf reader as can handle any format out there, xpdf,as well as the poppler libs if you are feeling adventurous.

i see, you not understand, who is ebook reader.
ebook reader, at least, must be support .txt format with various codepages - include for russian, cp-866, win1251,koi-8r utf8 and utf16.
is better, if it support fb2 format too. pdf readers is another opera - it is for pdf only.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 02:24 AM   #25
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Whoa, this is awesome. KDE does tabbing! When did that happen? I just clicked the middle button and put two windows together absent mindedly because I'm used to fluxbox. And if you drag a window to the edge of the screen it defaults to half the screen size which is how I made all my programs open in fluxbox! Except now I don't even have to edit a file. I'm going back to KDE! Wow. I didn't see that coming. And I just changed settings so right click opens the application launcher just like fluxbox! Maybe all that was always possible and I was too lazy to figure it out before but now it's brainlessly easy. I liked fluxbox because it was fast and simple but I actually kind of like having the complicated stuff as long as learning it is optional. There's about a million features and settings for window behavior and stuff and maybe someday I will learn but if not who cares.

And I don't get the weird error messages when I exit KDE like I did in 13.0.

Also KDE boots really fast.

Alright and I got KDevelop 4.0. Sweet.

KWord still doesn't save .doc format which makes it useless when I want to email a resume but I don't really care about that because I can install whatever word processor I want.

This rocks.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 03:10 AM   #26
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I previously much prefered gnome, and then xfce and considered KDE too fluffy like windows and also disliked the "take it all or nothing" intergration like windows. After discovering and sticking with slackware 12.2-kde4 ... it has certainly proven worth the time and effort of learning this system.
Using Mr Hamaleer's excellent usb installer and gftp to keep a mirror on my system makes it so simple to select and install exactly what I want.... although there is very little that I change now. No wonder there are so many distros that more or less just customize slackware. This 13.1 edition/current is excellent !!!!! Thank you to all who contribute to this OS... I do not have the knowledge to help technically however I will be making a donation.

(thank you for suggesting alias; Damgar. After doing some reading of the slackbook and the web I see the benefits).
 
Old 05-27-2010, 05:35 AM   #27
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Using Mr Hamaleer's excellent usb installer
Repeat after me: it's written Eric Hameleers - not Hamaleer.

I realize, dutch is foreign to you and I won't bother you with the pronunciation, but my name is easy to find in writing...

Eric
 
Old 05-27-2010, 06:34 AM   #28
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A little problem with my desktop's DVD drive, has sorted itself out now, so both 32-bit and 64-bit are running OK. Excellent, as usual.
to Pat and The Team.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 07:41 AM   #29
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Repeat after me: it's written Eric Hameleers - not Hamaleer.
I've used 'Eric Alien Bob' at least twice so far.
Dutch is a very weird language indeed.
 
Old 05-27-2010, 07:49 AM   #30
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Dutch is a very weird language indeed.
Assuming that your point of reference is English, I'd say that Dutch is a DIFFERENT language
 
  


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