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Installing Slackware - Keyboard Mappings are very wrong/confusing

I am trying install Slackware on my host machine (Dell Latitude E6430) but am having a lot of issues. Initially, when you start up Slackware, the first thing it asks you is something like "Press 1 to ...
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Porteus 3.0 not keeping symlinks after reboot

I'm having a problem with Porteus. When I create a symlink it is not persistent after reboot and I have to manually recreate it each time. The thing is when I read the documentation it seemed that ...
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Cannot install Hostapd in Porteus (Slackware)

I’m trying to install hostapd (to share laptop’s Wi-Fi) into Porteus (I guess it’s a slackware based distro). I’ve tried usm -s hostapd, it said: driver_nl80211.c:21:31: warning: ...
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How to make Konsole invoke konsole -ls for all users?

I admin a linux domain for students. The students use their lab workstations in graphical mode, but often use Konsole on KDE for ssh and programming tasks. I know Konsole can be configured through ...
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[ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU…Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module

I've installed Bumblebee with Ryan McQuen's crazybee.sh script, described here, and I'm actually able to startx successfully now (because Bumblebee uses the on-board Intel graphics by default), but ...
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Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting

Whenever I try updating grub, I get this error: # grub-install /dev/sda Path `/boot/grub' is not readable by GRUB on boot. Installation is impossible. Aborting. and # grub-mkconfig -o ...
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xorg.conf by nvidia crash the startx - Slackware

I have a problem with the "nvidia-xconfig" in my linux Slackware. I installed the drive normally but when I exec the "nvidia-xconfig" it generates a file as follow: # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration ...
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Have Arch Linux, want slack, must keep both; no cd, no usb or money; can chroot, pre-partitioned: GPT

I have a laptop with Arch Linux on it [averagejoey2000@JoeyHobbyPCarchLinux arch-install-scripts]$ lsblk -l NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 596.2G 0 disk sda1 8:1 0 ...
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Installing skype in Slackware x86_64

I'm trying to install skype in my Slackware 14.1 x86_64, but I'm don't a super user in this system so I need some help. When I start in command line the output is... skype: error while loading ...
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Strange timing behaviour

I need to run a CRON each 5 minutes for a specific user example.com, the script executed is a php file. File : /var/spool/cron/crontabs/example.com /5 * * * * /usr/bin/php -f ...
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Trying to configure iptables on Slackware 10

I am trying to configure iptables on a Slackware 10 machine. This Slackware version is required in my class - so I cannot upgrade it. After compiling it, I want to configure iptables - however, it ...
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How can I get wine to support outputting to pulseaudio (through ALSA compatibility layer) with 32 bit Windows programs on Slackware64?

So, I have a working multilib setup as per the slackbook instructions. I have wine successfully working with 32 bit Windows programs (namely Skyrim and Deus Ex: Human Revolution). And I have ...
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Gamepad in GNU/Linux, continuous button press

I have two Playstation 3 gamepads connected to my Slackware based system. Everything works as it should, I have two devices as /dev/input/js*, which I can cat and see data coming from. I can also play ...
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Slackware ./configure error

I'm new to slackware. i'm trying to install freetds on my slackware 14.0 but i get this error when i run ./configure config.log say: gcc: error: unrecognized command line option '-V' gcc : fatal ...
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How can i keep an entry in my routing table, even when the associated interface goes down?

I have a linux box set up as my internet router. I have the eth0 interface connected to the lan, and the eth1 interface connected to a pppoa modem and configured with dhcp to my public ip. Due to ...
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How to use one nic for storage traffic & other for network traffic?

I have a Slackware Linux machine with two network interface cards and I want to use one interface for network traffic and other for storage traffic. As this is Slackware, I don't know if this could ...
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Installation of flash player for Slackware/KDE4/Firefox

Help Please, From the instruction in the readme.txt file that was with the download sudo cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib/firefox-15.0.1/browser/plugins sudo cp -r usr/* /usr I have the lib file @: ...
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Creating a folder RW in a ReadOnly FIle System on Slackware

I have mounted the complete partition sda2 as read-only by playing around the start scripts. It has made the complete system RO except /dev folder. I wonder Why..? Also, i want only one folder like ...
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Mount WebDAV share on Salix

I'm trying to mount a WebDAV share on Salix OS, a Slackware based distro. Initially I only got the davs://something.com:port address; after Googling I found that I needed to use gvfs-mount, but when ...
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Spanish special characters printed as garbage

I am using slackware, and trying to print Spanish characters. When I use echo *special characters* they display perfectly, but when I write a java program that accepts command line arguments, ...
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Installing only what I need for Slackware on VMware Player

I am trying to install Slackware 14 on VMware using as little space as possible but still be able to access any features I need. I do okay until I get to the part where it asks for the packages I ...
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How iconify xterm when it loses focus?

I am attempting iconify a xterm terminal when it loses focus in fluxbox. I am following this wiki: http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Make_xterm_act_like_a_PC_game_console And so far, I've got ...
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How can I make monodevelop render text in KDE?

Monodevelop from git in KDE 4.10.2 does not render text in code edit tabs I tried with xfce and text is rendered ok there. I tried disabling composition with alt shift f12 and restarting x server ...
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Are USB drives as reliable as SATA [closed]

I am making a server that will have files on one 250 GB SATA hard drive that will be copied to the other 250 GB SATA hard drive (RAID). When I install my operating system (lubuntu or slackware) I can ...
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Failed Slackware Setup - Internet Permanently Broken

I am new to Linux. I tried to install Slackware 14 on a fresh partition, with the rest of the HD as free space, except for the small "Dell" partition that seems to be necessary. I got Slackware ...
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How to run hdparm on boot in Slackware linux?

My questions are about running hdparm on boot I have following /etc/hdparm.conf file: /dev/sda { apm = 255 spindown_time = 0 } So, how I can specify hdparm to use this settings from the ...
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How to install lazarus on slackware 64 bit?

It seems i am unable to find a way how to install lazarus on 64 bit slackware system. My goal is to make a 64 bit version of my DLL (.so in linux) which was writen in delphi. All is fine in 32 bit ...
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NFS connection in OS X Mountain Lion doesn't show files in Finder

I've got NFS set up as a server on my Linux 3.7.1 (Slackware 14) box. I'm able to connect to it using my OS X Mountain Lion client, but Finder will not show any files. However, if I run ls through the ...
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IPTables - unknown error 4294967295

I've moved an old Slackware 11 installation from a physical PC to a virtualized in ESXi. Everything seems to work fine except for one rule in iptables, namely the row: iptables -t filter -I INPUT -m ...
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How do I check for dependencies before installing a Slackware package?

I have a question with regard to dependency checking. Before I download a package, I need to check to see if I have some of the dependencies already installed. How do I do that? I don't want to ...
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Scripting an 'empty' password in /etc/shadow

I've written a script to add CVS and SVN users on a Linux server (Slackware 14.0). This script creates the user if necessary, and either copies the user's SSH key from an existing shell account or ...
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How can i add a custom xf86 mode for my Slackware system?

I'm running Slackware 14 in a virtual machine on Hyper-V. The maximum screen resolution offered by xf86 system is 1152x864 (reported by xrandr). I'd like to add a mode for 1600x1200 resolution so I ...
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Where are screen saver applications on Slackware 14?

I want to find out where screensaver applications are in Slackware 14, because screensaver "sonar" manpage says it has to be setuid.
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How Do I Get Dual Monitors To Work in Slackware 14 using XFCE?

Just installed Slackware 14 and using KDE both monitors work great. I can stretch the desktop across both monitors. However, if I startx using XFCE I can't seem to figure out how to configure the dual ...
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How to dual boot existing windows 7 laptop with linux (slackware destribution)?

I have a dell laptop loaded with windows 7. The partitions I see looking at the disk manager are the following : One ΟΕΜ partition 39mb, one ntfs partition 218,20gb (boot, pagefile, primary), and one ...
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How can I turn my server box into an internet modem?

I've been trying to learn about networking, network maintenance, network administration, stuff of that nature (I want to be a network engineer when I get out of university after I get out of high ...
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mounting a multi-drive USB enclosure in linux

I have a OWC Mercury Elite 2-bay USB drive enclosure (OWCMEPT934AL2C). I have it set on "individual" settings for the disks, so the 2 disks show up as two separate drives on my Mac (no raid, or ...
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Why does my Slackware 13.37 freeze with a kernel bug?

My Slackware 13.37 started to freeze from time to time. Mouse and keyboard stops working, while xmms still playing the song. I paste my syslog and I hope someone could see the reason it crashes. BUG: ...
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All my vmplayer virtual machines are 'busy' after upgrade in Linux

I upgraded from Slackware64 13.37 to current (pretty close to the new version 14.0 - kernel 3.2.29) and installed vmplayer 5.0.0 build-812388. The installation of vmplayer was only possible with the ...
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How to provide an alternate library path for one application only?

After installing the infinality font configs and recompiling freetype with some patches wine won't recognize freetype anymore. I've tried statically linking only freetype by modifying a slackbuild ...
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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-bloc(8,2)

I am a spanish speaker so excuse me for my bad english. I am learning how to compile slackware kernel, so I have downloaded linux-3.2.7.tar.bz2 from http://www.kernel.org Conditions: Slackware ...
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Is it possible to mount a disk image, created with dd, to a directory on a mounted external usb hdd?

I have an image of my home (/dev/sda3) partition, which I've created using the "dd" command. dd if=/dev/sda3 of=/path/to/disk.img I've deleted the home partition via gparted in order to enlarge my ...
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Making grub boot into chroot directory

I am trying to make grub boot into a chroot directory /slack containing a Slackware Linux installation. This directory was created by issuing the following command: installpkg --root /slack a/*.t?z ...
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Slackware - Assigning routes (IP address ranges) to one of many network adapters

I am using a Slackware 13.37 virtual machine within VirtualBox (current). I currently have a number of Ubuntu VMs on a single server, along with this Slackware VM. All VMs have been set up to use ...
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User belongs to different groups when logging in via control alt F1 than via ssh or su, including su -

Made a guest account for a friend to access my machine and restricted him to a very small set of permissions. That seems to work as expected using ssh, when running id and groupsthe correct groups are ...
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DHCPD (Slackware) - Disabling auto-generation of gateway as DNS server

Good day, I am using a Linux workstation on Slackware 13.37. One "problem" I have had to deal with ever since 11.0 is the following: DNS servers are queried and determined at startup by DHCP ...
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Forcing monitor resolution in VirtualBox VM on Linux Guest

I am working in a VirtualBox 4 VM running Slackware-current. I have added an external monitor, and am attempting to set up both of them to run in their native resolutions, but am having no luck. I am ...
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VMware tools patching - Kernel 2.6.37+ (Slackware 13.37) Graphics Drivers Not Working

Good day, I am using Slackware 13.1 in VMware Fusion 3 (latest) on my OSX10.6 laptop. I recently upgraded my Slackware 13.1 machine which is directly installed on a spare PC to Slackware 13.37, no ...
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wireless networking: can wicd switch wireless cards automatically

I have slackware64 13.37 installed on my laptop, with wicd 1.7.0 as network manager. By default wicd connects using the internal wifi card. I have a much better usb wifi card that I would prefer wicd ...
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is there a slackware linux netinstall?

Is there a netinstall for Slackware Linux? If so, where? I cannot seem to find one on their mirrors. Why not? Am I looking on the wrong mirror? I need a netinstall because I'm making a netinstall DVD ...