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Old 08-16-2004, 06:19 AM   #286
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Quote:
Originally posted by shilo
Xtoforas-

Several possibilities. Ther most common way (I think) is to use a program called roottail.
If you go to the oldskoolphreak site then in there you can find the Basic Slackware Security Guide which describes one way of using root-tail.

It also contains a lot of useful information on system hardening.

hth,

ps a link direct to the document is: http://www.oldskoolphreak.com/tfiles/hack/slack_sec.txt
but the whole site is well worth a look around.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:17 AM   #287
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quick question on kernel 2.6.7, Does this have to be done in /usr/src or can one extract the new kernel from anywhere like the desktop, that is where i downloaded it to.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:24 AM   #288
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It is possible to do from anywhere. I would do it from /usr/src, though.. You've got a couple of options. A) Download the kernel again. THis isn't so crazy. The newest kernel is 2.6.8.1. The other option is to move the downloaded package before you extract it. That's really easy, too. You cam use the command line, or you can just drag and drop the file into /usr/src.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 03:03 PM   #289
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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?
Not 100% on this, but I believe that it is different for every image. There is a color index (or color palatte, I don't remeber the name), and as I seem to remember, you can open up the image in GIMP and view the color pallate to get the numbers that correspond to each color.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 10:44 PM   #290
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Well i finally did it, i installed slackware 10

You would think that it would have been a snap for me, as I am a network administrator, but slack has quite a few options in the installation process, which a windows user doesn't have clue of.

But after 2 days of installing, reformatting, installing etc, i finally got the darn thing to work and to my surprise, it was all basic stuff which i did wrong. The major problem was of course that I don't have internet at my house, only at work, but will hopefully get it soon.

Well now that I have installed slack, i guess the real problems will start, but i am sure that with the truly great installation guide from shilo, ill get the job done.

All in all, its been a pleasant experience.
 
Old 08-23-2004, 09:08 AM   #291
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Shilo, I love the work you have done on your website. I've used it more times than i care to admit, and almost have it memorized. I skip the parts about swaret and dropline, and haven't tried building a kernal yet, but it was all so helpful!

I'd like to suggest something: Dedicate a page to creating an everyday user for yourself. It really takes a long time for a newbie to get through all of this, even if you have it spelled out. One of the inherant things in being a newbie is you like to try new stuff. And so even with your guide, you go off on tangents, learning in the process, and maybe messing things up or not.

But my point is, by the time you have gone through an install and are feeling pretty good, you might not feel you have a need for a user account. Or you might not want to have to wade through all of the reading about permissions and ownerships and groups. (That's where I am, and got some good advice here at LQ).

So, why not add a page that cuts to the chase and helps a newbie set up a user account that will allow someone to access their floppy and cdrom, dialup to the internet, etc everyday stuff? Other distros make you create one during the install. Slack doesn't even do that. It probably should be part of the whole setting-up process, don't you think?
 
Old 08-23-2004, 10:43 PM   #292
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oh thanks, shilo, i didnt know about the index stuff
 
Old 08-24-2004, 04:49 PM   #293
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totally unrelated but wasn't there a neil diamond song by that name? i liked it

...and we played

Last edited by abs; 08-24-2004 at 04:51 PM.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 05:03 PM   #294
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Yes, there is. Strangely, it was very popular in 1975, the year I was born.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 11:20 AM   #295
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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?
Well I actually posted about this after doing some research for those who do want to create thier own boot screens. I happened to stumble across a great step by step how to at http://linux.exos.org/index.php?type...ion=view&id=13
 
Old 08-26-2004, 01:10 AM   #296
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This might also help with LILO boot screen creation:
http://www.13thfloor.at/old/Software/lilo-splash/
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:51 PM   #297
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shilo,

Thanks for the great help pages. I just got my Slackware 10 CD set yesterday, and your notes helped me with a few things. Although I haven't read through all the comments in this thread, I've got a few comments and questions:

in
### Install Slackware ###
You mention to install CUPS but not LPRng. You might mention how to go about this -- i.e. "When you get to the \"Select Prompting Mode\" screen, choose \"menu\"" -- that's what I did, and it worked great because it also gave the user a good idea of what packages were getting installed.

Ooh. Also, you might also mention to do a
# removepkg netscape
too, just to free up some space. Dunno why you get netscape when you've already got mozilla...(?)

in
### Wanna Print? ###
Ooooh. Also, during the install, I had a screen come up that allowed me to decide which services to run at startup. At the time, I shut off CUPS. Now I want to turn it back on. Is there some fooconfig program to get that screen back again?

in
### Sounds good to me ###
The permissions were already set nicely on those two files by default. alsaconf (then alsamixer to turn up the main volume) were all that were required for me. :) (and actually, I don't really know if alsamixer was required, I just did it before trying out xine to hear a CD). Hmm... come to think of it, you might also mention on that page how to test out your sound: pop in a CD, run xine, and hit the CD button.

(Ahh. Wait. I'm running blackbox here -- no gnome. That might make a difference with playing a CD as a test, since maybe gnome opens up a CD player app for you.)

Thanks again for all your docs!
 
Old 08-29-2004, 01:21 AM   #298
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johnMG,
If you want cups to run at startup run the command
Code:
# chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.cups
 
Old 08-29-2004, 03:37 AM   #299
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johnMG,

I agree with you on netscape, but there is a problem. The netscape package contains at least the flash plugin, which is nice to have even if you use mozilla. Of course it's stupid to have netscape installed just to get this plugin, but if this is the advice, then it has to be elaborated on.
 
Old 08-29-2004, 10:07 AM   #300
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Thanks taltman -- I should've known it would be that simple. :)

Bebo -- thanks for the details about the flash plug-in.

Sorry, I didn't want to try and use this thread for support, but rather just as constructive criticism for shilo's notes. :)
 
  


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