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Old 01-16-2007, 07:43 PM   #526
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Woah.. what a great walkthrough. Excellent job with positive humor. I'm gonna upgrade me slack as soon as I can!!
 
Old 01-17-2007, 02:22 PM   #527
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Yeah, great articles. Helped me get up and running. Thanks.
 
Old 02-02-2007, 09:08 AM   #528
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thanx man that was helpful
 
Old 03-11-2007, 06:13 PM   #529
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I am having trouble editing the xorg.conf file. I'm trying to make my scroll mouse work (the scroller). I make the correct changes but it wont let me save it. How do I get permission to save the file?
 
Old 03-12-2007, 09:41 AM   #530
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You 'su' to root.
 
Old 03-12-2007, 02:38 PM   #531
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Okay, I went into the root X11 and configured the file to add what I needed to add according to the bitbender forum guide. After that I rebooted my system and went into my regular X11. I tried it out and it didn't work. GAH!
 
Old 03-12-2007, 02:44 PM   #532
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@PnkFloyd27-

a tip, maybe gen a new thread for this problem. you'll get better exposure that way.

also, its tough to figure things out by reference (i.e. I changed <this> according to <this> ) even if you include the link. please try and post the relevant files you are tweaking, that way helpers are a bit more informed and you don't spend two days waiting on responses like "please post <file> and <info>"

in this case it'd be nice to see your xorg.conf
 
Old 03-24-2007, 08:12 AM   #533
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Shilo, we talked about this before, but you need to really, really change the Swaret page http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/swaret7.html

Do not (repeat not) tell people to let Swaret use slackware-current as the source for updates to their systems.
Slackware-current is meant as a testing ground, and to be used only by people who know how to fix a broken system. The updates from Slackware-current can (and will) break your Slackware system in unexpected ways.
The name "current" in the Slackware distribution does not mean that it is the most current stable system. It is the Slackware terminology for the development tree.

Please add that piece of text about the meaning of the word "current" to your page as well.
Sigh.
A lot (really a lot) of the shit we get now is due to people who read what is supposed to be an authoritative site about configuring Slackware and then come back after Swaret or other auto-update tools bork their computer yelling that Slackware is at fault.

Eric
 
Old 03-25-2007, 06:11 AM   #534
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Alien_Bob:

You are 110% correct. I have placed a warning for the time being. I hope to do better in the future. In the meantime, if you know of a good guide to manually keeping up to date that I can link to, I will gladly add that link to the page.

Thank you, and I apologize for leaving this incorrect information up for so long,
 
Old 04-04-2007, 04:20 PM   #535
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The best manual walkthrough for upgrading a Slackware system from one version to another is UPGRADE.TXT on the official Slackware mirrors. In the -current tree at the moment, CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT is a link to UPGRADE.TXT, but I don't know if it will remain that way after an official release happens, so that file should also be referenced by anyone doing an upgrade.

For those users who insist on an "automagic" upgrade solution, the closest I personally can get to recommending something is slackpkg - http://slackpkg.org - it is written and maintained by PiterPunk, one of the frequent contributors to Slackware.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 11:32 PM   #536
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just an fyi regarding swaret http://swaret.sourceforge.net/:

Quote:
For various reasons, I am no longer going to be using Slackware. I am migrating to a combination of CentOS and Fedora (to mirror the RHEL environment with which I use at work and do development).

However, I do not want to see swaret die. It fills a much needed void, and has a great future. If someone could step forward that has PERL experience, uses Slackware, and has time to do some coding on the side, please let me know. After a grace period, the project can be yours.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 03:18 PM   #537
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Originally Posted by shilo
In the meantime, if you know of a good guide to manually keeping up to date that I can link to, I will gladly add that link to the page.
Why not just recommend setting version=11.0? I have never had problems resulting from swaret when the version is correct. Am I wrong about that?
 
Old 05-22-2007, 03:21 PM   #538
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Swaret then only gets patches.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 03:58 PM   #539
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That all it *should* get. If you need an automated tool to help you, you don't need to be running Slackware -current. This really isn't that difficult.
 
Old 05-22-2007, 10:28 PM   #540
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No, it's not that difficult. But it seems that the argument is that by using version=current you will invariably break your Slack 11 installation. However, if you instead use version=11.0 will that too cause problems with the installation? I'm just a little confused - are you advising not to use Swaret at all or just not to use version=current after following Shilo's instructions for installing Slack 11? Because that is definitely not a good idea - we know that.
 
  


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