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Questions tagged [slackware]

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Install AIDE in Slackware in 14.2

I want to install aide in slackware but the package manager cannot download aide package. I tried the code below with no luck : slackpkg install aide The output shows : Looking for aide in package ...
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How to automatically change permissions and owner:group on any file added to a specific directory?

I run an unRAID server (unRAID is based on Slackware) and would like to find a way to automatically change the permissions and ownership of every file added to a specific directory. Specifically, I ...
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Win 10, Slackware and Debian - when does WIFI card starts broadcasting its MAC? [closed]

I am working with those 3 OSes and would like to know when my internal Wifi card starts broadcasting its MAC address? When it starts looking for networks , when the corresponding driver starts in OS? ...
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sendmail in slackware 14.2 unable to recieve mails but able to send

I'm a sys ad newbie and I'm learning slackware this not a production env, slackware comes preinstalled with sendmail and alpine, here's my problem, i've built the sendmail.cf file properly via cd /...
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How to boot EFI and MBR

I have two hard drives, in one I have windows 10 (sda) and in the other slackware linux (sdb). I had ELILO but this one did not recognize the windows menu entry, so I deleted ELILO and installed GRUB,...
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Slackware fails to boot after installing inside qemu as guest in ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 as host OS and I'm trying to install slackware as a guest OS. I'm using QEMU/KVM as emulator. I followed this link to install slackware. But after installation it asks to ...
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Nextcloud client : No keychain service available

I have installed the nextcloud-client package from slackbuilds.org, with qtkeychain, libgnome-keyring and gnome-keyring. I run the daemon in my .xinitrc like explained on the ArchWiki: eval $(gnome-...
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Show current keyboard layout

One can use loadkeys command to set appropriate keyboard layout. My question is how can i check the currently selected layout (in the console mode)?
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Ctrl+key shortcuts are not working in a tty

I just installed Slackware on my laptop and all Ctrl+key shortcuts are not working in a tty. For example Ctrl+C or Ctrl+L do nothing. I verified that the Ctrl key worked with the showkey command. ...
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LVM complaining about device smaller than logical volume

I just installed Slackware on my laptop, with full disk encryption (LVM on LUKS). It works fine but there is a warning from LVM: WARNING: Device /dev/mapper/lukssda2 has size of 115996431 sectors ...
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System startup and extra logged users

I'm running Slackware Linux on Win7 Virtualbox. When i type a command: ps axu | grep bash i get two instances of bash like so: root 1052 ... -bash root 1053 ... -bash Moreover when i issue ...
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Manual install and dependency check of packets (Slackware)

I have this homework, which asks me to install knockd and other packets on a super old version of Slackware (Kernel v. 2.6.15.4). The task description specifically mentions that we are not allowed to ...
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Rsyncing slackware repo and adding my own pkgs

I'm trying to create my own slackware distro. How to clone/rsync slackware-current and slackware64-current, next how to create gpg signature and add my own packages (*.t?z files) for example: to my ...
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Cannot configure local DNS server on Slackware

I want to configure bind (v9) on Slackware (v14.2) so that example.com resolves to the IP address of the local Apache server. This is my /etc/resolv.conf: # Generated by dhcpcd from eth0.dhcp # /etc/...
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Download php7 from comand line slackware

I tried download a php7 package to install on slackware, with following command: wget "http://php.net/get/php-7.1.3.tar.gz/from/a/mirror" The result is a mirror file, if i made again is mirror.1... ...
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Accessing ironkey from command-line Linux system

So, this USB-key device (which registers as a CD-ROM / SCSI-device; weird, I know), which ships with a read-only partition (kinda?) including a Linux binary you need to execute to access to the data-...
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Emacs can not activate fcitx

I can use fcitx normally in all of other programs. But I can't not use fcitx in Emacs which means I can not switch to other input method such as Chinese input method. I tried a lot and Googled a lot ...
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Host name and domain name purpose

Is there any purpose of the domain name set during Slackware installation (by netconfig utility) if the computer isn't going to be used as a server? If i'm right that the computer name & domain ...
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Unable to boot from USB drive; boot configuration for pc is missing or damaged

When I tried to install slackware on my pc (Dell optiplex 780 with a Kingston 240gb ssd and a Hitachi 250gb hdd), along with windows 10, I got an installation error. Lilo Linux wasn't able to ...
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Can't boot from USB on Compaq Evo D510

I am trying to boot from a Slackware live USB on an old Compaq Evo D510 (specs below), but although the BIOS recognizes that there is a USB device, and allows me to set that device as the first boot ...
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Include dmsetup in initrd

I am trying to install Slackware on an encrypted partition by following these instructions. However, when I issue mkinitrd -c -k 3.2.29-smp -m ext3 -f ext3 -r cryptroot -C /dev/sdx1 the resulting ...
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Linux and Intel 82599ES 10-Gigabit SFI/SFP+ link always down

I have HP ProLiant dl360 gen 9, when server starts i have link on Intel 82599ES. After start linux (Slackware 14.2 kernel 4.4.19) link is down (something like spf power is down?). How can I fix it? # ...
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Getting ethernet cards info

I have 2 ethernet cards installed. The first one is onboard (integrated) the second is extra added PCI card installed in PCI2 slot. Is there any way (using a specific command) to detect which one ...
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Failed command prompt in Slackware UEFI installation

I am trying to install Slackware current while booting in UEFI mode. I am using a USB to boot the installation. To create the USB I downloaded the .iso from alienbob's website and ran isohybrid --uefi ...
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no sounds in slackware 14.01?

I have laptop hp pavilion 15n245se I recently installed Slackware 14.01 but there is no sounds but running phonon and testing produces sounds (piece of music) and when I press the raise volume key in ...
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How can I join a Slackware desktop to an AD network?

It's been a long time since I last used Slackware professionally and the opportunity arose once more. How can I join it to my company's network that's using Microsoft AD?
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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: netlink/genl/genl....
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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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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 /home/example.com/...
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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, and ...
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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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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 file?...
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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 ...