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Old 08-02-2004, 09:10 AM   #271
shilo
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Bebo - More great info. Thanks much.

blood_omen - Will do. Sorry it's been taking awhile. The more I read, the more I realize how much I still have to learn. I'll get the hang of this security thing well enough one day to write up a guide.

noobtesting -

As Bebo alluded to, you need to changes your /etc/swaret.conf to point to an appropriate mirror. You might try:

Code:
ftp://ftp4.linuxpackages.net/pub/Slackware-10.0
Bebo

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just disable LinuxPackages in /etc/swaret.conf
This is something I have been trying to get figured out lately. I wish it was something that SWareT was able to handle through switches or something. In my guide, I recommend adding linuxpackages.net as a repository and doing a:

Code:
swaret --upgrade -a
Lately, I don't like that so much. A few times, I have had trouble with packages that came from linuxpackages.net as "upgrades" to the original Slackware packages. I love having the linuxpackages.net repository listed, though, because it makes it crazy simple to install new programs that don't come with Slackware. What would be nice is if SWareT could upgrade the official Slackware packages from only the mirrors and upgrade the other packages from the repository that they originally came from. Maybe a switch to tell SWareT to just use the mirrors. As it is now, I don't use the -a switch at all. This not only takes me longer, but it also makes it impossible to set a cron job. If a switch or method already exists to get his done, please let me know. Another idea might be a switch that allows SWareT to use an alternate conf file. This would allow me to have two conf files, the main, which would include all third-party repositories, and the alternative which would include only the mirrors. I would then be able to use the alternative file for automated updates, but use the main for fething new software and updating it manually.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 09:42 AM   #272
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shilo

nice one man, thats a great guide.

how about a firewall/router feature? theres definatly a lack of decent 'howto's' on that.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 12:35 PM   #273
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Hello,

This with using the Linuxpackages mirrors and other third-party repositories in swaret; I posted a suggestion on the swaret forum maybe a month ago, where I asked for an option to make swaret "repository consistent". Meaning, that if I upgrade a package from the official Slack tree, then swaret would only search for upgrades on the Slack mirrors, and not in for instance LinuxPackages. With a repository consistent swaret, you would be certain that a swaret --upgrade -a would not upgrade every single package on your box with upgrades from LinuxPackages. The third-party repositories are certainly very good, but if you're a puritan, you'd at least try to keep your system as "clean" as possible. (When the swaret server gets up and running again, you can see my suggestion in the Suggestions forum, under the alias tephlon.)

bruj3w, I've been thinking of writing an iptables tutorial for stand-alone boxes connected (more or less) directly to the internet, but unfortunately I don't know how soon I could finish one. So, please, don't wait for me, write you own and post it

Cheers
 
Old 08-05-2004, 11:04 AM   #274
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Hi,

Great guide.

Two things I'd add:

1. Use of guarddog to do your iptable setup for you - as simple as point and click
with differentiation between LAN and Internet settings.

2. Use of Dropline Gnome requires LDAP. This is not necessarily a Good Thing.

To use a DVD drive in slack 10 linuxpackages.net forums with small edits:

Well to start you will need a /dev/dvd after you boot watch the bootup process
to make sure what device it is or ("dmesg" at console). In your case as you said
hdd. Make sure /dev/dvd points to /dev/hdd it should be a symlink if not create
it

"ln -s /dev/hdd /dev/dvd"

You need to make sure DMA is turned on for the device.

"hdparm /dev/dvd"

will display if it is or not. If it is not set then issue a

"hdparm -d 1 /dev/dvd" hdparm --?"

The player should be ready to use after this. Just pick your fav player mplayer
xine etc.. and watch your movie.

Last update: 2004-04-17 09:00
Author: Jim Simmons

HTH,
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:05 PM   #275
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1. Use of guarddog to do your iptable setup for you - as simple as point and click
with differentiation between LAN and Internet settings.
Sounds interesting. I'll put it on my list of things to check out when I start going over iptables. Thanks for suggesting it. I'm kinda liking the program Bebo suggested, I think it's quicktables. The linuxkungfu that SiegeX suggested was kinda confusing when I first looked at it. I'll give it a better look, though, when I get some time.

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2. Use of Dropline Gnome requires LDAP. This is not necessarily a Good Thing.
Why? I read this and wanted to find out more, so I went to http://www.google.com and typed in "linux ldap". Didn't see anything alarming, but then again, I was just skimming through.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:54 PM   #276
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Sorry, my bad. I should have said PAM, not LDAP. See http://wombat.san-francisco.ca.us/li...q.html#file_94 for a hint why...

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2. Use of Dropline Gnome requires LDAP. This is not necessarily a Good Thing.


Why? I read this and wanted to find out more, so I went to http://www.google.com and typed in "linux ldap". Didn't see
anything alarming, but then again, I was just skimming through.
PAM is installed as part of Dropline.

Sorry for the misinformation!
 
Old 08-06-2004, 04:24 AM   #277
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I just found the following site:

http://jetblackz.cjb.net/

It's about 9.1, but may have some things in it that will point you in new directions...
 
Old 08-06-2004, 10:21 AM   #278
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Thank you. It's on the links page of my website already, only listed as http://simplylinux.punted.net . It's really good. I beleive that it covers Slack 10. As I recall, it was one of the first sites that I saw that had a guide specific to ten.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 01:43 AM   #279
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Firstly,
Thanks, that was a great post.

Second, are there any advantages of dropline? i am used to kde and already have a complete source distribution from a computer magazine cd.

third,
some drivers for CUPS are availabe at gimp-print.sourceforge.net

they have almost every driver you could need. (It is _not_ only for gimp as the name suggests)

Finally, thanks again.

i plan to move to slackware once my download completes (i have dialup and done 2%)
 
Old 08-07-2004, 02:00 PM   #280
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1) Thank you
2) I don't think there is any reason to add Dropline if you are using KDE. If there are any advantages, I'm sure they could be acheived with much fewer downloads.
3) Sweet. I'll check it out.

Welcome to Slackware.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 10:09 PM   #281
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Does anyone have the correct lilo.conf entry for blood_omen's boot screen?
http://www.geocities.com/mctarnet/images/lilo2.bmp
I am having some trouble lining things up.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:28 PM   #282
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Hey, I was just wondering about something, I don't think I saw it in your guide..

I was looking at other people's screenshots.. and I noticed that they have an embedded terminal in their desktop. I wanted to know how I can do that!

TIA
X
 
Old 08-09-2004, 01:42 AM   #283
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i'm not too certain, but it is emulated (well not emulated) trough a program like xterm or konsole (kde)
 
Old 08-09-2004, 12:02 PM   #284
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Several possibilities. Ther most common way (I think) is to use a program called roottail. It gives you status/ updates on selected files. Google for it, check it out. Another method is to use aterm or eterm, terminals that allow transparency without borders or menus.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 04:29 AM   #285
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i'm trying ot make my own lilo boot screen.
Does anyone know what colours the numeric values go with in RGB or words?
 
  


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