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Isssues installing anything other than ubuntu on laptop(HP Stream 11)

I've been trying for a week now. Ive bought this laptop with windows 8 so that works. I successfully installed Ubuntu but I'm trying to switch to Slackware or Arch. Most OS's wont boot from the USB. ...
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dual-monitor bugs during resolution setting

My OS is Slackware 13.37 64-bit. I have two monitors. Primary one supports 1920x1200 and the secondary one 1280x1024. I use this line to enable dual monitors in "non-clone" mode: xrandr --output ...
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How would I go about getting UPnP working on a Slackware server/firewall?

I'm a long time fan of Slackware and I've always had a machine serving as my main server/firewall with the latest version installed. I have it now but I'm struggling to find information on how to ...
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VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1)

As pointed in the title I'm in a situation where a VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1). This happens when the guest (Windows) in booting up. The same happens with two virtual ...
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How to start xfce after installing it?

I've installed last version of Slackware on my Android tablet (Lenovo a5500-hv) and I've installed xfce too. But when I want to run it using the command startxfce4, it fails with this error: /usr/bin/...
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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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Install Multiple Versions of Slackware in separate UEFI Tables

I have a Slackware 14.1 distro on /dev/sda13, and I've just installed Slackware current on /dev/sdb2. Unfortunately, I can no longer access my /dev/sda13 Slackware 14.1 version, as the installation of ...
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9 Mb Slackware distro - possible?

Is it possible for a slackware distro to be 9 Mb in size, have /bin /dev /var /proc /sys directories completely empty, and have only following content in the rest of the directories: /proc /sbin /...
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Markdown Viewer

I found a file formatted with Markdown. Could you guys suggest what viewer that I could use to view this type of files? Hopefully one without gui (if it's possible) Update I was actually looking for ...
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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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Linux speak english,hpux italian,why?

I want my system speak italian as possible on hpux,using bash i see help eval eval: eval [arg ...] Esegue argomenti come un comando di shell. Combina gli ARGOMENTI dentro una singola ...
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What is the minimal version of kernel on which ARM Slackware 14.0 will run?

I'm running Debian Lenny on a ARM NAS with 2.6.24 kernel. Debian in this version is missing many important security fixes and software patches, but when I've tried to run Debian Squeeze on the same ...
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Slackware: Firefox not found after using upgradepkg

I'm trying to upgrade from Firefox 24.1 to the latest stable version of Firefox (42.0). Here's what I did: #tar -xf firefox.tarball #cd ./extracted/firefox/files #makepkg -p -l y ../firefox42.tgz #cd ...
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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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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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vmware player usb device on slackware 14.0

I just installed Slackware 14.0. I installed vmware player using this command: sh VMware-$NAME-$VERSION.bundle --console --ignore-errors Which I found from this website: http://www....
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How to disable DHCP (static IP)?

If I want to set my Slackware machine to have a static IP assigned from the router, how can I do so? I assume I have to disable DHCP then edit something to set the requested IP, but I'm not sure ...
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Identifying the root cause of repeated X segfaults after package upgrade

I recently decided to upgrade MPlayer on my Slackware 14.1 system using the most recent package from slackware-current (rolling release), which pulled in quite a few dependency updates, including a ...
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Slackware su man pages does not mention /etc/suauth, what reason?

I've been reading the man pages before I start restricting su access to certain users (I'd like to not rely on sudo if possible). There is no /etc/suauth file so I was going to create my own and ...
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xrandr --listproviders does not detect nvidia

I'm trying to configure 'Offloading Graphics Display with RandR 1.4' but xrandr detects only Intel video card: $ xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 1 Provider 0: id: 0x45 cap: 0x2, Sink ...
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Volume on Linux much lower than on Windows

I dualboot Slackware64 and Windows 7. The volume under Linux when maxed seems a lot lower than when it is maxed on Windows. My soundcard chip is Realtek ALC662. Volume is set to 100% for PCM and ...
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Problems with wireless usb mouse on slackware

I have a logitech m570 mouse that I cannot get to work on slackware64 14.1. My problems began with me being unable to use "X-configure" because of an error with the amount of screens, to create a ...
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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 | вожден...
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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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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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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 /boot/grub/...
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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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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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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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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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Slackware, installing Flash and Chrome

I'm having trouble installing flash and chrome. When I download the sources, there are no installers for the packages. All I get is a few folders and .so files. Is there anything out there which shows ...
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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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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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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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Clang/LLVM Install Within Slackware?

I would like to install the Clang/LLVM compiler suite within Slackware since I use it as my default C conpiler for my C programming assignments. I am currently building it within a build directory ...
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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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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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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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Some sort of X.org memory leak using nvidia proprietary driver

Could please anybody help me identify what is the source of problem? The problem is that after some time or after opening a window of some application in X, it seems like I suddenly lost 2d ...
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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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Making Puppy Linux more “Unixy”?

I am playing around with Puppy Linux Wary 5.3 on an old machine (Pentium PII, 160 megs RAM, 6 gig HD). I did an install on the HD. I appreciate it's light footprint, the fact that it plays nice with ...
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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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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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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 ...