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To add the software pre-amp system-wide you need to open the ALSA configuration file “/etc/asound.conf” in an editor (Slackware does not create that file by default, so you may have to edit a new file) and add the following definition to it (note that if you have multiple sound cards and the default is not “card 0” you may have to alter the definition a bit):
If the Pre-amp control does not appear in your mixer window, you may have to replace the line that says:
with this line:
I received a report that the default block of code does not always work. Changing “plug” to “hw” may be necessary with some laptops.
Then, save the file and reboot your computer (you could also try running “/etc/rc.d/rc.alsa restart” but I can not guarantee that that will re-initialize ALSA correctly).
On my Dell 1501 all I had to do was change to 'type hw' and use the '/etc/rc.d/rc.alsa restart'. I did use 'alsamixer' to setup pcm level then do a 'alsactl store' before 'startx'. By chance I did try setting the 'alsamixer' while viewing the 'Kmix 3.6' mixer. Some lag that was noticeable when setting 'pcm' within the terminal 'alsamixer'. Not a problem just to note.
I'll setup on the other laptops later. ??
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If you happen to use FireFox and wish to tweak a bit then look at 'Tweaking Firefox' thread originated by H_TeXMeX_H and contributions by other knowledgeable LQ members. This thread has a lot of content to help you tweak the browser.
You could also look at Beyond Linux from Scratch (BLFS) project which continues where the Linux From Scratch book finishes. The BLFS book introduces and guides the reader through additions to the system including networking, graphical interfaces, sound support, along with printer and scanner support.
Alien_Bob used Cross Linux From Scratch to bootstrap Slackware64 on a 32-bit Slackware during development. I hope Eric will share the experience(s) with us.
A group of OpenOffice.org developers has announced the creation of an independent foundation - called the Document Foundation - to guide the further development of the office suite, which is provisionally named LibreOffice.
New mozilla-firefox packages are available for Slackware 13.0, 13.1,
and -current to fix security issues.
Here are the details from the Slackware 13.1 ChangeLog:
This fixes some security issues.
For more information, see: http://www.mozilla.org/security/know...firefox36.html
(* Security fix *)
Where to find the new packages:
HINT: Getting slow download speeds from ftp.slackware.com?
Give slackware.osuosl.org a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading
directly from ftp.slackware.com.
Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
(http://osuosl.org) for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)
flashplayer-plugin: flashplayer-plugin (flash plugin for web browsers)
flashplayer-plugin: Provides Adobe Flash plugin for browsers that recognize
flashplayer-plugin: /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins as a valid plugin directory
flashplayer-plugin: Plugin is subject to Adobe Flash EULA:
To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number running on your system, access the About Flash Player page, or right-click on the Flash content and then select “About Adobe Flash Player” from the menu.
Last edited by onebuck; 10-30-2010 at 12:39 PM.
Reason: add verify link
Play around a bit with my interactive SlackBuild creator at http://slackware.com/~alien/AST . See what the results are when selecting each of the templates "web" (my own rich template) "sbo" (the http://SlackBuilds.org template) or "bare" (template for a SlackBuild script that stays closest to an original Slackware script).
By changing the parameters of the webform and looking at the results you will get an idea of how a SlackBuild is constructed from parts with well-defined functionality.
Newbies will learn a lot by following the sections within. As for the experienced users, it's a good place for us to recommend corrections or suggest areas that concern you. I for one participate with 2handband on subjects that I'm interested in: Slackware! Several other members have participated. 2handband doesn't bite to hard.
Always room for improvement!
So give it a read.
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