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recovering from loss of /etc folder

I'm running slackware 12. I accidentally deleted my entire /etc folder and I'm trying to figure out how to rebuild it. I went and reinstalled slackware 12 off the original CD's using full installation ...
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Cyrillic file names broken after upgrading Slackware

After upgrading glibc and some other libraries on Slackware instead of cyrillic names I see the garbage: | Was before | Is now | |------------+------------------| | Вождение | ...
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How to reduce temperature of my Toshiba with Slackware?

I have a Notebook Toshiba with Slackware 14.1 64bits $ lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 ...
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unknown command “vftovp” in linux command history [ Is my linux box compromised? ]

I have Slackware linux system configured with ssh remote access. While observing the command history, I discovered that there is one unknown command executed from my linux box "vftovp". I certainly ...
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japanese input into boot console

It's possible enter japanese character in the boot console, then without start the X server? Are scim, Ibus & co. only for desktop? solutions for slackware appreciated
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Slackware 14.1 software raid kernel panic unable to mount root fs

Trying to install slackware onto a raid 1 on 2 2TB drives. I followed the official readme. I have two drives, sda and sdb. They each have two partitions, one for /(50GB) and one for /home(Rest of ...
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AMD Catalyst installation woes on Slackware

I'm trying to get my ATI graphics driver installed on my fresh Slackware OS (Zenwalk). I'm coming from Ubuntu 14.04-14.10, so I know there's a whole lot I don't understand just yet. I download the ...
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Can't boot into slackware installer

Can't boot into Slackware installer, I get stuck in this: The last line I see is: mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice I tried a external Keyboard with Mouse (Cordless but at least ...
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[ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU…Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module [closed]

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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Slackware internet gateway with iptables / poor browsing performance

I am running a dual core headless computer as internet gateway via pppoe with two NICs. eth1 (internet interface) no ip, no dhcp eth0 (LAN interface) - 192.168.0.100 static ppp0 - dynamic ip ...
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Slax boot error vesamenu.c32

I followed the instructions in the Slax documentation to download the 64 bit Slax 7.0.8 ZIP, unzipped it onto an SD card, and ran bootinst.bat to make the card bootable. This was done from a Slax ...
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How does Slackware Login quotes work?

I'm new to Slackware and I think It's beautiful Distro. When I login it with ssh it prints motd, quote and a line for informing mail like this Linux 3.10.17. Last login: Thu Oct 23 06:28:08 +0330 ...
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Cross-compiling Slackware: is the build order listed anywhere?

I'm building a Slackware system from source and hitting a dependency wall here. (Before you ask: no, I'm not trying to "make it faster"; I'm building against a different C library.) Getting a ...
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Running makefile results in “/sbin/modprobe: invalid option — 'l'”

I'm trying to set up Slackware 14.0 on an Asus EEE PC Flare Series Netbook. Currently I'm trying to configure the wifi. When I enter the following: # iwconfig I get: lo no wireless ...
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Can't boot slackware after installation. Liloconfig not found

I just installed my first linux distro: slackware. The installation went fine. I followed this guy's tutorial for the setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdwZylEQcQ0 And this guy's tutorial for ...
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How do I compile the linux kernel version 3.16.1 to run in Slackware 14.1?

Could someone teach me or give me some tutorial? How do I compile the linux kernel version 3.16.1 to run in Slackware 14.1.
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Why do slackware packages recreate symlinks after installation?

Reading through slackware's makepkg script, I saw that rather than putting symlinks directly into the package, it deletes them and generates a script called doinst.sh that recreates them after ...
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Flash Debugger on Slackware 64

Given a fresh install of Slackware64, how can I install the 32-bit Flash Plugin content debugger in Firefox and Chrome? Reading through this question, I've got pretty close, but I'm stuck with with ...
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Where is the ability to hibernate exposed on Linux?

When I boot with a resume=.. option to the kernel and an initrd built with a -h option, userland tools (say, batti) offer me the choice of hibernation; when I boot without them it does not. Where is ...
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Anyone know a good gui to MariaDB? [closed]

I'm using MariaDB instead of MySQL in Slackware 14.1, and I need a graphic manager like MySQL Workbench. Can anyone suggest me something? I tried using MySQL WorkBench but it could not connected with ...
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MySQL Workbench Cannot start SSH tunnel manager

I don't know why this error is happening when I try to connect by MySQL Workbench. Cannot start SSH tunnel manager. I'm using slackware 14.1 and installed all dependencies.    
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makehuman gives “ImportError: No module named numpy”

I installed 1.0.0 on slackware 14.1 makehuman 64bit slackbuilds through the site, but the makehuman does not open, the program appears in the KDE menu but does not open. I do not know why it happens, ...
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How to use one nic for storage traffic & other for network traffic in Linux(Slackware)?

Problem I have a Linux machine (Slackware) 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 dont know this ...
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Recovering truncated file

I'm in a peculiar situation. While editing a Perl program I accidentally truncated the file to zero length (using an Emacs lisp code I was developing). I need to recover that program... How do I that ...
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Laptop VGA Output Randomly Changes Name Between VGA1 and VGA2

Periodically (every few reboots by the look of it) my external VGA output on my Laptop changes name between VGA1 and VGA2. For example right now xrandr is displaying: timp@helez:~$ xrandr | grep VGA ...
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NodeJS for Slackware

I want to run NodeJS on Slackware based distro named PuppyLinux. Since I am used to Ubuntu and CentOS (the simple Linux land), I found it pretty hard to find a NodeJS package to run on Slackware. I ...
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FileZilla will not start on Slackware

I think it was because I tried to install. Slackware txz 13 and mine is 14.1 64 bit, but I do not know where baicho package for Slack 14.1 can someone help me?
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Can't create partition table on SSD with Slackware 14

I'm trying to install Slackware 14 from a DVD. It boots fine from the DVD. When I try to use fdisk or cfdisk to create the Linux and swap partitions on the SSD, it complains about a missing or ...
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How do I install Flash plugin for Firefox in Slackware 14.1?

I searched on Google but the tutorials I found said they had to paste the plugin in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins But this folder does not exist! Can someone help me?
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Install wicd on Slackware 14.1

I am trying to install wicd-1.7.2.4 on Slackware 14.1. I couldn't find configure or makefile in wicd-1.7.2.4.tar.gz. Running python setup.py configure (following the INSTALL guide) causes: sh: ...
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Console Terminus Font Size in Slackware?

I am running Slackware 14.1 mostly from the command line on a 1366x768 monitor (using a vesa mode appropriate for the resolution, 0x34c if it matters, giving me a screen resolution of 1366x768x32 in ...
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Slackware 14x86_64, gnome 3.6 and alps touchpad scrolling settings

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 with Slackware 14x86_64, gnome 3.6 (dropline), alps dualpoint touchpad and the latest 3.11.4 kernel. My touchpad is being detected correctly and I have the touchpad ...
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Why does skype not pick up my microphone?

I've got skype running (32 bit mode) on Slackware64 — the sound is fine but my mic is not able to be detected. KMIX shows that my mic is enabled, and I can hear myself when I test it. Some ...
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primusrun not found when attempting to launch dota2 through steam

I am using slackware 14.0, and have gotten all the multilib stuff taken care of. I have skype,spotify and steam running. I have used steam to download Dota2, and when I go to launch the game I get an ...
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Does Debian guest need linux headers to install Virtualbox guest additions?

**Disclaimer, I'm fairly new to Linux ~2 years at home and, mostly, have only used ubuntu. I have salix (14.0) installed as host and would like to setup a debian(Squeeze) guest. In the process of ...
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How to disable SMTP Auth Plain for James-2.3.2. on Slackware 14.0?

I am trying to disable SMTP Auth plain for James-2.3.2 on Slackware 14.0. Has anyone successfully done this without changing the source code?
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How to disable SMTP auth plain for Citadel 8.20 on Slackware 14.0?

How do I turn off SMTP AUTH PLAIN for Citadel 8.20 on Slackware 14.0? If I set up postfix to handle SMTP would this allow me to not have SMTP auth plain enabled
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Linux fails on boot in strange way

I have restarted my machine after trying to install Skype, i have reverted changes made to etc/dbus-1/system.conf but after starting my machine i receive almost instantly stream of 99 and ...
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Skype won't start on xfce with Slackware 64 bit multilib

I'm trying to install Skype under Slackware 14.0 x64 multilib with xfce 4.10 but I get issue that I can't resolve. I have installed various versions of Skype (static, dynamic, newer, older, etc.) but ...
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Should I remove previous version of software before install new one?

I have installed qemu by slackbuild. Now I want to install newer version of it from official website. Is it necessary to remove the old one before install the new version?
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tsocks doesn't redirect connection

After installing tsocks using slackbuilds I made /etc/tsocks.conf by the parameters for using tor. server = 127.0.0.1 server_port = 9050 server_type = 5 Then I tried tsocks firefox to check it. But ...
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Set up nvidia drivers on mobile sli configuration

I have been trying to get xfce running on my slackware install for a while now, but no matter which graphics driver I use it always fails with the no screens found error. I can run it at a ...
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Add new network interface to the kvm (Slackware is installed)

Installed slackware11 on KVM, which is controlled by virt-manager. I need one more network interface, so I added another one using the same model as was installed by default, and restarted the ...
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XFCE keyboard layout switcher broke .Xmodmap Caps Lock remapping

I have successfully remapped Caps Lock to Enter, using ~/.Xmodmap: clear Lock keycode 66 = Return Remapping scancode for Caps Lock But after switching to XFCE and installing keyboard switching ...
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Fixing Lilo with uefi system and no optical drive

Recently I have been trying to boot into Slackware on a new laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I have successfully installed Slackware and Lilo, but I have had great difficulty trying to ...
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ATI Graphics in Slackware not working at command line

I installed ATI radeon's proprietary drivers on Slackware. Prior to install: Output from boot process displayed fine on HDMI out, and upon logging out, I returned to the command line just fine. But ...
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Wireless on Slackware

Ok, so I finally got my wireless working on Slackware. Trouble is, I don't really understand what I'm doing. I'm currently root and in order to get wireless, I first have to: wpa_supplicant ...
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How to boot Slackware from second hard disk when it was installed on first?

I first installed slackware with the drive in HDD1 slot, then once I got a caddy for HDD2, I reconnected the slackware drive to the HDD2 slot. (I have Windows on my HDD1). Is there a way to boot ...
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Computer doesn't wake from sleep mode

I have a laptop with Linux Slackware 14, KDE 4.8.5, kernel 3.9.0-rc6. When I close the lid and pull out the power cord, the machine goes into sleep mode. When I wake it, plugging the cord back in and ...