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Old 11-04-2004, 10:41 AM   #331
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Shilo i want to see your website
Is your website down or do you have a new link ?

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Old 11-04-2004, 03:37 PM   #332
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sorry about that. My website and email are currently down. I should have everything bnack up next week. Sorry. I'll post as soon as Iget back up.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 03:54 AM   #333
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compared to gentoo and say MDK, how easy is slackware to install? I have tried to install hentoo, and following the manual, i did great after 4 try's... Finally got a system up and running KDE, only with no net, and even trying to install the module didn't work, and I now i compiled the module in the kernel,(this was after 3 stage 1 installs <ugh>). So i'm pretty confident, installing a linux OS, i make a few mistakes, but nothing i don't feel i can't fix. I scrapped gentoo, and am looking for a nice system i can set up. Don't get me wrong I like MDK, but I've always been curious about slackware. and I want a system i can call my own, not really wanting to use a GUI installer, pre-compiled binaries are fine, but I don't mind getting my hands dirty with compiling.

Also is there a guide i can follow during the install (online, or on CD) I used the online guide for gentoo via links2, and while i was waiting to emerge things i chatted on #gentoo with irssi. I know what module I need to use the net, so is there those options available to keep me busy while i wait for a kernel compile??


Thanks for any answers to my questions.

edit: does slack 10 use Xorg or xfree86? and do i have a choice?

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Old 11-09-2004, 05:44 AM   #334
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If you look at the lead item in this thread you will find Shilo's guide to installing Slackware.

Slack 10 comes with XOrg.

As for ease of use you need someone else's contribution as I only use Slack current (10). I did once instal Redhat, but that was RH 4 or something similarly old, and a loooooooong time ago!

hth
 
Old 11-11-2004, 06:55 PM   #335
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Site should be back up. Will take a few days to get to emails, though.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 04:12 PM   #336
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how do i fix this error? error while loading shared libraries: libcdda_interface.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ??? thanks i'm trying to get my dvd rom to work
 
Old 11-17-2004, 04:26 PM   #337
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You can try making a symlink to /usr/lib/libcdda_interface.so.0.9.8 (which is the library that I have on my system).

See what libcdda_interface file you have in /usr/lib, using locate or find or simply ls. Let's pretend you find out that you have /usr/lib/libcdda_interface.so.0.9.8. To make the symlink, issue
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cd /usr/lib ; ln -s libcdda_interface.so.0.9.8 libcdda_interface.so.0
If it still doesn't work, then you might have to run ldconfig as well.
 
Old 11-17-2004, 05:14 PM   #338
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Code:
root@beiler:~# cd /usr/lib ; -s libcdda_interface.so0.9.8 libcdda_interface.so.0
-bash: -s: command not found
root@beiler:/usr/lib# ldconfig
i've tried ldconfig but im not sure what that does, it just seems to go to the next line like if something has done anything, check my other post in software, "Mplayer doesn't seem to work"something like that.... thanks
 
Old 11-18-2004, 01:40 AM   #339
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gbdavidx, it seems you left out the command to make the symlink, namely ln. You did
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cd /usr/lib ; -s libcdda_interface.so0.9.8 libcdda_interface.so.0
It should be
Code:
cd /usr/lib ; ln -s libcdda_interface.so.0.9.8 libcdda_interface.so.0
as I wrote.

ldconfig caches the paths to the libraries defined in /etc/ld.so.conf plus /usr and /usr/lib, so that the system can find them. I'm not entirely sure you need to run it, but it won't hurt.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 04:35 AM   #340
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Doc/pdf

Hi Shilo,

Is there any chance that on your web you can make the guide available all on one page, or as some kind of doc?
The reason I ask is because it would be handy to print it out.

Thanks for the guide.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 10:20 AM   #341
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Daeljan:

Yes, there is a PDF document available, though I'm afraid it is a bit out of date, I made it base on the first version, if I may say, of the guide, fortunately for us, Shilo has added content to the guide since then, unfortunately for the PDF document I have been unable to update it.

If you go to this link: http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/summary.html you will find that the entire guide is there, just as you were inquiring, and you'd also find the link to the Guide in PDF.

I hope I help, have a good day.

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Old 11-25-2004, 04:54 PM   #342
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I used midnight commander to down the whole slack current tree to a spair hard drive
(lots faster than a CD even when counting the time to plug and unplug the hard drive)
and used the install disks (install.1 install.2)
it worked fine BUT
all I want to use is the hard drive and one boot disk I have set aside a 100meg byte
parttion on this drive to use as a install/rescue linux I tryed install.zip but it stops with no initrd error
Anyone know how to fix this
 
Old 11-28-2004, 03:38 PM   #343
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In the kernel section, could you add where you went wrong while compiling the kernel? Sometimes the mistakes can be more revealing than the solution
P.S. Would you mind if I proofread the HTML, then sent you the revised pages? All the grammar errors are making my eye twitch
 
Old 11-29-2004, 02:22 AM   #344
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In the kernel section, could you add where you went wrong
Easier said than done. Nowadays, I rarely have an error. I can't very well remember the errors that I made earlier. I doubt this really helps, but I never followed any of the online guides when learning how to do kernel compiles. I bought a book by Marcel Cagne about Linux and just followed his guide. That, plus reading the forum, got me a sucessful 2.6.x compile.

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P.S. Would you mind if I proofread the HTML, then sent you the revised pages? All the grammar errors are making my eye twitch
Go for it. It will be a lot more likely to get changed if you clearly mark the edits.

In case you haven't yet figured out how to email me, my user name is shilo, and my domain name is shilo.is-a-geek.com. Put an @ between 'em and you have my email address.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:14 PM   #345
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Thanks for the post!

I bookmarked your website, for reference when I begin the migration from W98 to Slackware.

The book, Slackware Essentials, will probably get me up & running but the information you collected is great.

John
 
  


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