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Running Chrome on Slackware

I am new to Slackware and most Linux distributions. I have properly installed the Chrome package, yet like most other packages, I do not think it created a binary for me to run; or at least I don't ...
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Separate dual-head screens with Intel H67

I am using a Slackware 13.37 system (ASUS P8H67-M LE) with built-in Intel HD graphics, and I am trying to get the monitor outputs to be attached to seperate X windows screens (i.e. different ...
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Linux groups for standard user

I have recently migrated to Slackware from Debian. I have done this for the purpose of learning, as such, I have a question. I have looked at the list of groups available on my system via less ...
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Xorg - FVWM - Dual Monitors connected to same display independently

I am using Slackware Linux 13.37 with FVMW2 as my window manager. I have a pair of monitors that are different physical dimensions (a 21" widescreen, and a 19" standard display) which I use to do my ...
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Unlocking My CPU's 64-bit Goodness

I'm expanding my RAID array (Linux software RAID) and have run into what appears to be a hard limit of 16TB on the XFS file system. Poking around on Google seems to indicate that this is a result of ...
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External hard drive not detected, what can be done?

I had a "click of death" with my hard drive after it fell on the floor. It was neither detected nor spinning when I plugged it in. I tried to switch the PCBs since I had exactly the same PCB from ...
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Installing Linux on machine with no optical drive and no USB boot

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro where I took out the optical drive and replaced it with a second hard drive, but I'm looking to dual boot Slackware. These machines can't boot from USB sticks for whatever ...
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Touchpad scrolling is not happening in Slackware 13? [closed]

Although other functions are working properly..little bemused...only the scrolling not happening..
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trackpad on laptop in Slackware 13.37 not very sensitive

I was using Slackware 13.1 and working on my laptop with its trackpad and it was all Ok. When I installed 13.37 my trackpad became somewhat insensible. I have to push it harder than usual to make it ...
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Allowing users to mount /dev/loop0

I have a following problem. I need to let normal users mount device /dev/loop0 to a predefined directory /mnt/data. The filesystem of the device is unknown and is to be defined when mount command is ...
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flock: bad number: myfile.lock

I try to put a lock on a file like this: flock -e myfile.lock The result is: flock: bad number: myfile.lock Doesn't matter whether file exist or not, or whether I'm root. I even tried chmod ...
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deleted mount from bin

I accidentally deleted "mount" from my dstro(Slackware 13.1). How can I restore it?
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Permanently change ownership of loop devices

How could I let normal user become the owner of the loop devices? I tried with chown, but whenever the device is being detached with losetup -d if afterward being created then again automatically ...
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Partition formatted with mkfs.ntfs not detected in Windows XP

In my Slackware 13.1 distro I create a partition using fdisk and setting the type to NTFS/HPFS and then I format it using mkfs.ntfs without any additional parameters. However, when I can't open that ...
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losetup -d not always works

My OS is Slackware 13.1(2.6.33.4-smp). I'm running losetup -d $dev in my custom script as the last line to free some loop device created in it. However, it not always works saying that the device is ...
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Why are there special versions of GNOME maintained for Slackware?

Newbie here. I'm thinking about going from Ubuntu to Slackware and I just saw on Wikipedia that there is a number of projects that maintain GNOME binaries especially for Slack. So that made me wonder, ...
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How to use host USB modem/internet from a virtual-box running slack?

The modem is Huawei MT882 on Windows via USB interface. This modem receives an IP over DHCP from the ISP. How do I get Slack on VirtualBox to recognize the presence of a USB modem, and configure it ...
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Slackware on Virtual Box: Where do i find /dev/hdx?

I'm trying to install Linux (Slackware) on Virtual Box using the steps provided here. After setting up virtual box and logging into pre-install as 'root', Step 17 tries to partition the disk using ...
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How do I configure auto-login in Linux?

Im using Vector Linux and I want to login automatically every system starpup instead ask for user and password. P.S. Vector Linux is based in slackware and uses shell to ask user and password
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iwconfig - Can't Configure Wireless Network

I've beenhaving some trouble getting my wireless network card working on my Slackware 12 box. Currently it identifies the card and can scan for networks, but I can't seem to join a network. Here's ...
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modprobe ndiswrapper - not found

I'm trying to use ndiswrapper on a Slackware 12 (I think) box, but I'm running into a problem with modprobe. Everything I find online says that it should be working, but for some unknown reason it ...
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USB Wireless Adapter (Belkin F7D4101) in Slackware?

I've used Linux for a long time, but never really needed to get into hardware and drivers and all that. Now that I'm trying to install a Wireless LAN USB adapter (Belkin F7D4101), I'm finding the ...
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How does Slackware handle security updates?

I use a distribution that uses apt for package management and am accustomed to letting apt grab a list of package changes. I generally let it install all the needed security updates. I've been ...
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Bin file installation problem: “cannot execute binary file”

I downloaded Qt SDK file (530 MB and file is ok) qt-sdk-linux-x86-opensource-2010.05.1.bin. I typed in the console (slackware), like in the manual for installation at the site: chmod u+x ...
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Open .rar files on Slackware

How can I open .rar files in Slackware?
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How to set a character set per application in *nix?

I am attempting to set a character set of IBM850 on slackware linux for a particular application (epic5). Im using rxvt-unicode and have setup LANG/LC_*=en_US. Now if I set the encoding to IBM850 in ...
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slackware iso download

where can I download Slackware .iso Linux ?. from oldest til newest.
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Removing default mysql on Slackware 13

I was playing around the default mysql that comes with Slackware 13, and I think I broke it somehow. I don't want to fix it, I'd like to start from scratch, building from source and everything, but ...
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fdisk (Linux) partitioning RAID 0

I'm trying to create partitions for a Slackware installation on my computer (beside Windows 7) just to have a nice distribution running mostly for school but when I run fdisk and print the partition ...
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Slackware init rd_local problem

I have made an error in the rd_local file which, Linux is having problem starting up because of this. Is there any way I can edit this file without starting up or am I screwed?
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Local Area Connection in Slacware 13

I have windows xp and slackware 13 on one computer, and the ISP provided me a new modem. There was manual how to configure it, so i start the web browser and typed it's ip address 192.168.1.1 and the ...
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Linux slackware 13 automatically lock, ktorrent start automatically

Can someone tell me what to do for lock automatically slackware 13 if not used for n minutes ? What can i do to start automatically the ktorrent (a bittorrent program for linux) on system starts on ...
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setup wireless networking on slackware

I am trying to set up wifi on slackware, following this guide. Everything is good, and as you can see below I am able to join the network (Link Quality=75/100). However I cannot access anything, and ...
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slackware change dns permanently

I have done research and can change the DNS server by editing /etc/resolv.conf, but it seems like every time I reboot the setting is overwritten by something else... How can I stop whatever that edit ...
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Slackware cannot reconnect to local network

Hi guys this problem is frustrating me. After trying a lot of things to setup my wireless card, I decide to test it by shutting down LAN interface ifconfig eth0 down. Then, when I turn the LAN ...
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Scripts under pm/sleep.d are not getting called when suspending with KDE 4.3

Fujitsu-Siemens H240, Slackware-current, KDE 4.3.2. I would like to perform some additional steps when my laptop suspends. I found this SU question which is very close to what I am asking, however ...
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Run xlock after coming back from pm-suspend

I'm using Slackware 13 on my notebook, and I'm using pm-suspend to have a faster boot up. I'd like to have it run xlock after bringing it back from suspend, is it possible?
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The fan won't slow down on my Dell Optiplex 760

I have a new Optiplex 760 running Slackware v13 (x64). The power supply fan comes full on when I turn on the box and never slows down. I'm expect it to slow down after it senses the load/heat, but ...
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How do I install Slackware on VMWare Fusion on OS X?

I have the Slackware ISO files but when I get to the install, I can't figure out where to choose the ISOs after setting the initial boot ISO. Anyone installed this recently and can help? Thanks.