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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Prevent Java to escalate CPU usage on Slackware64?

I use Slackware64-current on my work laptop and though I love running Slackware, sometimes it hangs on me near to the point of starting considering falling back to Windows. I develop on Java and use ...
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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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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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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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udevadm slow boot

After I upgraded from Slackware 13.70 to 14.0, when the machine is booting, it takes it 15 seconds to execute this line: /sbin/udevadm trigger --action=add I understand, that it tries to detect ...
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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 ...
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Strange encoding in Slackware

I am a student and learning about operating systems, I was modifying a file using vi, when I accidentally did something (I don't remember what) that change the codification/encoding and now this is ...
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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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Remapping scancode for Caps Lock

In Windows I was able to set Caps Lock to act as a second Enter, which can be pressed by the left little finger. I added this parameter to the registry to do that: ...
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How to run 32-bit applications on 64-bit Slackware?

I used to use Slamd64 before, and it was easy. It came with all 32-bit libraries as well. Since official 64-bit Slackware is released, Slamd64 is no longer maintained. However, Slackware seems to be ...
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Skype hangs on Slackware when terminating the call

I have Skype 4.0.0.8, installed on Linux Slackware 14.0, kernel 3.7.0-smp+. It works, but every time when I click upon stop conversation button, skype hangs and I have to kill it. How can I debug it ...
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X doesn't work after upgrading Slackware from 13.37 to 14.0

I upgraded the system, using instructions from file UPGRADE.txt on the disk. Everything works fine. But when I try to startx, it quits with an error: ck-launch-session: error while loading shared ...
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How to retrieve dual-boot option after Windows reinstall?

Initially I had set up Slackware 13.37 and Windows 7 Home Premium dual boot. After upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate, the dual-boot window does not show anymore so I cannot choose to boot Slackware. Is ...
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Wifi connection works but can't connect to internet

I've recently switched to using Slackware 14 on my laptop, so far I'm quite happy with the distro, except for 1 really annoying little thing: I can surf using hotspots, and all sorts of public ...
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“startx” not found in Slackware 14.0

Had been running smoothly for a while in Slackware 14 on my laptop, did full install with KDE,then after installing Tor and Vidalia, the Vidalia icon stopped working, so I restarted the computer. For ...
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All installed software/commands will not run unless root user in Slackware 14

I originally thought it was just startx, but now I've discovered ALL commands are "not found" for any user except root... I obviously haven't checked the path for every single one, but the path for ...
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How to properly install Python packages?

I run a Slackware system and I'm trying to run some Python code, but getting a lot of errors such as this one below: >>> import urllib2 Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Slackware 14.0 upgrade OpenGL

I wanted to run a tutorial program for OpenGL in my Slackware 14.0. It compiled well, but when I try to run it, it quits with an error: error: GLSL 3.30 is not supported. Supported versions are: 1.00 ...
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How to install wine on Slackware 14.0 using slackpkg

I am trying to install wine, using slackpkg, but it can't find it: # slackpkg search wine Looking for wine in package list. Please wait... DONE No package name matches the pattern. I can install ...
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Can I set up linux to accept a dial up connection from my old windows95 laptop?

I've got a really old laptop running Windows 95, and I'd like to be able to connect it to my home network. It doesn't have an ethernet jack, nor a usb port. It does have an internal dial up modem ...
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How to install libssl-dev on Slackware?

libssl-dev does not seem to be installed on my Slackware server and is needed for various dependencies. How can I install this on Slackware? Searching around did not find anything and there really ...
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No network in slackware

I have just installed Slackware. I am not new to Linux but new to Slackware. I wonder how to install network in it. After the Slackware installation, audio and network were not working. This is ...
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X server problem on slackware 14 and poulsbo module (gma500)

I have installed slackware 14 on my acer aspire one za3. I cannot start the X server. Here the output of command startx xauth: file /home/emanuele/.serverauth.1984 does not exist X.Org X Server ...
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New source install over existing one

I have Slackware installed on my computer, and I install a lot of software from source. Now I want to install ffmpeg from source just to recompile it with some more options. But I already have ffmpeg ...
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How to make an entry of Slackware into grub2

I want to manually add the Slackware entry into the GRUB2 configuration file /boot/grub/grub.cfg. But the problem is that there is no initrd or initramfs present in /boot directory of Slackware. I saw ...
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Boot into chroot directory leaves the root partition read-only

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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Upgrading Slackware 13.1 to Slackware-current, is it a big leap?

I have Slackware 13.1 installed on my computer, with some software that I installed via pkgtools, slackbuilds, and compiled. I want to upgrade it to Slackware-current (13.37). Can I safely upgrade ...
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Slackware Upgrade on new release

I am about to install Slackware . Likely using Salix however a little concerned getting in st the rear end of the 13.37 cycle . If I install now and in a month anew release of Slackware occurs will a ...
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Keyboard Fn problem on Samsung netbook

I'm running Slackware Linux on a Samsung NC 110 netbook. None of the Fn keys work exept for the audio volume level keys. Currently I can control the brightness of the display with this command: ...
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What are the reasons Slackware still refuses to include PAM?

I know that Pat Volkerding didn't include PAM back in the day when it was considered by some to be messy or inconsistent, although that doesn't really seem to be the case today with PAM being ...
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I need kernel headers for 2.6.21.5 [closed]

Preferably in slackware module format(lzm). Can't seem to find it. Can anyone help me?
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How to identify the wireless network card on my laptop?

bash-4.1# lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c) 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated ...