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Dual boot: update broken Slackware install from working Lubuntu system

Lubuntu 18.04 and Slackware 14.2 (broken) on Asus L210 Slackware boot fails when processing usb devices, so I am attempting to update Slackware's packages from Lubuntu via chroot, using slackpkg as ...
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Install PAM for SSHD on Slackware

I want to enable keyboard-interactive authentication on my Slackware (Version 10.2.0), but I'm unable to use the option UsePAM in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. How can I install PAM for SSHD on my machine?
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Enable keyboard-interactive authentication with password only

I have a ssh client and a ssh server. I want to enable keyboard interactive authentication on the server, so the client can only connect to the server with this authentication method. In /etc/ssh/...
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How to compile netfilter and iptables in linux kernel 2.6.15.4 with Slackware 10

I am new to kernel compiling and I need to compile the kernel module netfilter and the user program iptables into my linux kernel 2.6.15.4. My machine is running Slackware 10.2.0. I have researched in ...
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gpm 1.20.7: I can't paste text

Slacware64-current (july 2020) Kernel 5.4.50 Hi: This is from gpm's man page: [code] OPERATION To select text press the left mouse button and drag the mouse. To paste text in the same or another ...
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LSPCON detection error

I would appreciate any help regarding a LSPCON detection problem I am dealing with. A notebook (Lenovo IdeaPad S340) has i3-8145U and only integrated graphics Intel UHD 620 with HDMI output. Each of ...
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Shorewall - Allow Client to Ping Internet but Not Use the Browser or Port 80

My network address is 192.168.5.0. My host machine is 192.168.5.1 and my client machine is 192.168.5.2. How will I enable my client to ping the internet through the terminal but restrict it from ...
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Slackware 14.2 - Ensure mail transfer agent is configured for local-only mode

Mail Transfer Agents (MTA), such as sendmail and Postfix, are used to listen for incoming mail and transfer the messages to the appropriate user or mail server. If the system is not intended to be a ...
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Verify autofs is not enabled in Slackware 14.2 - Disabling Automount

I want to disable automounting in Slackware. With this goal I want to verify if autofs is enabled. Below are the commands that I saw which is applicable in other Linux Distributions : chkconfig --...
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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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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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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 ...