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comment New source install over existing one
The good thing about Slackbuilds is that you are doing a source install, but instead of installing to your HD, you are effectively install to a .tar.gz. When you install that file, it is the same as having done make install except that Slackware tracks which files you've installed and knows how to uninstall or upgrade. If you are interested in getting to know the system, I strongly recommend reading a .SlackBuild script to see how it all works.
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answered New source install over existing one
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comment How to make an entry of Slackware into grub2
@pradeepchhetri Start by booting with Slackware's huge kernel. Once that is working, you can fine tune your boot to use a 'regular' kernel.
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answered How to make an entry of Slackware into grub2
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comment Custom xkb layout in which one key creates two unicode code points
Not the answer I wanted but that's the answer nonetheless. I'll poke around the source code a bit myself and look at the options you've suggested. Thanks.
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accepted Custom xkb layout in which one key creates two unicode code points
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comment Custom xkb layout in which one key creates two unicode code points
Thanks for the answer. One drawback is that this would be a per-use setting, right? Doing it with xkb would make it system-wide and means it can be distributed in a single file. Of course, those conditions were in my original question!
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asked Custom xkb layout in which one key creates two unicode code points
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answered Upgrading Slackware 13.1 to Slackware-current, is it a big leap?
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comment What is the purpose of Local Folders in Kmail and can they be removed?
Seems to be a dormant feature request unfortunately.
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comment Forcing font size based on language in .fonts.conf
Changing the tag <size> to <pixelsize> was enough to get my current .fonts.conf to work.
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accepted Forcing font size based on language in .fonts.conf
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asked Forcing font size based on language in .fonts.conf
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answered For cygwin, how do I export the output in a terminal into a file?
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comment What is the purpose of Local Folders in Kmail and can they be removed?
Perhaps there's been a change in Kmail, since there is no longer an option to set the Trash in the receiving settings. It's a pity that the Local Folders can't be completely replaced by another arbitrary local maildir directory.
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