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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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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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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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Fail to install perf on slackware 13.1

I was trying to install perf on slackware 13.1 When I first ran make at /usr/src/linux/tools/perf I got some errors. And I found this patch http://www.valimar.it/repo/linux/perf_fix-2.6.33.patch And ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting started with Slackware as a web server

I'm wondering what would be the path for an Arch user to get into slackware hosted on a VPS intended to use as a web server? I like the approach that Slackware takes (like Arch), and the fact that so ...
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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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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 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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Can't get the '-o remount' option on an NFS share to work in Slackware 13.1

I've had rsnapshot working under Slackware 13.0 for a few months. In my /etc/rsnapshot_<interval> scripts I first have it run is mount -o remount,rw then the very last thing it does is a mount ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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REISUB (Alt+SysRq+key) doesn't work on Slackware13.37_64, KDE

Under Slackware I never used the magical REISUB, and never used KDE (I don't know if it is important). But now I installed a Slackware13.37_64 with KDE, and, as far as I know, I didn't modify anything ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to decide on a partitioning scheme?

I am changing my current partition scheme (personal development laptop, dual boot) to remove the Windows partition and leave only my Slackware64 instance. What thought should go into my partitioning? ...
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X -config Leaves a Blank Screen

In Slackware, when I use the command "Xorg -configure" to setup the X server, I get the following: (EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0). (EE) vmware: Please ignore the above ...
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Slackware boot error after fresh install

I'm currently running Ubuntu and Slackware on my system. After just installing Slackware, with everything appearing to work fine, I boot into GRUB only to see an "error: no such disk" or something of ...
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sbopkg is not working with proxy

Sbopkg used to work on my computer untill the network admin started to make a compulsory for the user to use proxy before connecting to the Internet. So, when I tried to sync to slackbuilds, I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...