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Why don't my wtmp/utmp reset the user count?

On a normal working Linux machine the command w report 2 users(because 2 users are connected) w 19:23:19 up 1:53, 2 users, load average: 0,44, 0,63, 0,81 USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ ...
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efibootmgr ignores increased timeout setting

I have a dual boot system and want to increase the timeout from 1 second to at least 3 seconds I did sudo mount -o rw -t efivarfs efivarfs /sys/firmware/efi/efivars and sudo efibootmgr -t 3 but the ...
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Are there any Desktop environments that work in the SSH environment? [closed]

Basically I am looking for an ASCII desktop environment, that I can run in the terminal environment, and exit to the terminal. Think the Links2 browser for Ubuntu. Except with the ability of a desktop ...
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What else is to followed for successful installation of slackware

What else apart from setup needs to be done for successful installation of slackware linux? Background- I installed slackware by simply running setup command and nothing else but after reboot I can't ...
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Error after installation of slackware

After installation of slackware I am getting this error.It happens just after fresh installation and solution mentioned here doesn't work. Tried reinstalling 4 times but same error.When booting with ...
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Problem trying to install Slackware 14.2

I tried to install Slackware 14.2 that I recorded on a USB Stick using the rufus software, but the following happened when trying to install on my Desktop: After pressing Enter on the root: line it ...
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Can't install slackpkg because the /etc/slackpkg/mirorrs file is missing

I get the errors cat: can't open `/etc/slackware-version': No such file or directory sed: can't read /etc/slackpkg/mirrors: No such file or directory /mnt/usr/sbin/slackpkg: line 40: /etc/slackpkg/...
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Where to download and how to install current version of Slackware?

I'm interested in Slackware. I've read on distrowatch, that Slackware is rolling distro and I'm looking for .iso to download. Which kernel is included by default? Thanks!
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How create RAID 1 on working Slackware 14.2?

I use Slackware 14.2 (with kernel 4.4.14-smp) on sda and I'm trying to create the RAID 1 with additional sdb. I'm using the VM VirtualBox. First, I have cleaned the sdb: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb ...
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firefox gtk-dialog “save as” offers a file name without extension

how to return the file extension (html for example) to the default file name? i am using slackware 14.2
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Installing WiFi driver for slackware Linux

I have the latest Slackware with Linux kernel 4.4.14 installed. The system has been giving me issues with network since installation. I have Intel Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi card, which works fine in ...
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Kernel panic after installation via tar and chroot

I'm trying to install a slackware system on a PC with a live usb of Ubuntu 18.04. PC has 2 disk: SDD and a Flash memory. At boot Ubuntu see SDD as /dev/sda, Flash as /dev/sdc and Live USB as /dev/sdc....
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Need help to create (or convert) a service for Slackware

I recently switched to Slackware. I want to use NordVPN. The problem is, they only provide .rpm and .deb packages. But that's not really important. I just extracted .rpm contents and the program is ...
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How do I make support for LUKS2 in Slackware?

I see the latest cryptsetup is 1.7.5: PACKAGE NAME: cryptsetup-1.7.5-x86_64-2.txz PACKAGE LOCATION: ./slackware64/a PACKAGE SIZE (compressed): 284 K PACKAGE SIZE (uncompressed): 1340 K PACKAGE ...
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How to debug a program hanging when launched?

I've upgraded my Slackware 14.2 install and Scribus stopped working : when I launch it in a terminal, it just hangs, nothing happen — even when just querying help or version (scribus -h or scribus -v)....
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xsane error “dbus[18054]: arguments to dbus_connection_send() were incorrect”

Have a Brother Hl-L2395DW wirelessly connected to Slackware-15.0x64 (i.e., -current64 as of 20March2019) with the corresponding multilib also installed "on top" of it. And I ran (as root) Brother's ...
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You are missing the following 32-bit libraries, and Steam may not run: libc.so.6 [SLACKWARE] ERROR

I am trying to run steam. I installed the StackBuild from the slackbuild websites, ran ./program and installpkg in su. I try clicking the icon and I receive: ''' You are missing the following 32-bit ...
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How do I connect to wifi using nmcli on slackware? Re: DHCP client

I've just installed Slackware 14.2, and I'm trying to get everything working. I started out trying to use KDE, but I like the command line better anyway, because it doesn't hide so much from me. So, ...
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How to simultaneously dual-boot >>several<< slackware versions along with windows on a uefi/gpt box?

Back in 2015, I got an Asus VivoPC-VM62N with Windows preinstalled. I ran gparted (gnu partition editor) on it, shrank the Windows partition, and used the freed-up space for several linux partitions ...
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How to update a local mirror from a public server?

I already have a mirror of the entire slackware64-current/ directory tree using wget -r -np -R "index.html*" https://mirror.slackbuilds.org/slackware/slackware64-current/ and that's fine. But it's ...
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Squid Proxy Server Error : Upon Starting

I got this error upon starting Squid Proxy Server using the command sudo squid -z fatal: ipc::mem::segment::create failed to shm_open(/squid-cf__metadata.shm): 13 permission denied How shall I fix ...
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Initialize AIDE in Slackware 14.2

I have succesfully installed AIDE in my slackware installation. I want to initialiaze using the command below : aide --init But since I dont have the aide.conf file yet, I could not start the ...
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Verify cron daemon is enabled in Slackware 14.2

How will I know if cron daemon is running in my Slackware installation? I tried the code below and it returns me nothing. It means cron is not in /etc/rc.d folder. ls /etc/rc*.d | grep crond
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Install PAM(Pluggable Authentication Modules) in Slackware 14.2

PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) is a service that implements modular authentication modules. PAM is implemented as a set of shared objects that are loaded and executed when a program needs to ...
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Slackware 14.2 - /etc/crontab does not exist

When I go to /var/log/packages/ , I can see there that I have already installed dcron-4.5-x86_64-5, which I believe is the same as crond. Now, I want to ensure that permissions on /etc/crontab are ...
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Slackware 14.2 - Turn on the auditd daemon

I want to turn on / enable the auditd daemon to record system events in Slackware 14.2. I could not see the daemon auditd, when I run the code below: ls /etc/rc*.d | grep "auditd" It means it was ...
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Install TCP Wrappers in Slackware 14.2

How to install TCP Wrappers using the appropriate package manager? When I run pkgtool, I can see in the list that tcp_wrappers is included tcp_wrappers-7.6-x86_64-1. I want to install it. I tried the ...
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How to install a Brother HL-L2395 on Slackware 14.2x64?

Just got a Brother HL-L2395, and am trying to get it printing from a "vanilla" (from an original 14.2x64 dvd) Slackware 14.2x64 install. I first got it connected to my wifi, typing the wifi password ...
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Slackware Permission Denied

I run the command below but its giving me bash: ./etc/profile: Permission Denied .etc/profile How will I fix it? Im the root user.
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Show bootsplash image without rebooting

I have slackware 14.2 installed on a spare computer without any GUI. My child loves to see the penguin bootsplash when the computer restarts and the kernel loads. Is there anyway to show them without ...
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BeagleBone Slackware UART issue

I'm working with a custom made image of Slackware ARM 14.1 with kernel 3.8.X since about 3 years and now needed to upgrade kernel for cdc-acm driver and watchdog. I've tried different kernels from ...
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crond won't start. Problem with temp directory /run/cron?

A week ago I updated my wife's computer, and after a few days noticed that crond wasn't running. Running crond -d wasn't much useful, so I ran strace crond -d`. This error appears: openat(AT_FDCWD, "/...
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Sound on multi-seat system? [closed]

I have set up a multi seat system, distribution of input devices and displays is working. Now I want to assign Audio devices to the users. Audio is supposed to be played over HDMI, so the displays ...
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Slackbuild script with “set -e” exit..at no error!

With this slackbuild: #!/bin/sh PRGNAM=libnfsidmap VERSION=${VERSION:-0.25} BUILD=${BUILD:-3} TAG=${TAG:-_mg} if [ -z "$ARCH" ]; then case "$( uname -m )" in i?86) ARCH=i486 ;; ...
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k3b needs sg module loaded

I found that I need to have the sg module loaded for k3b to work in slackware64-current. The following command works to load it: modprobe sg So I want to have that module load each time I reboot. I ...
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Undefined symbols : how do I figure dependency resolution?

I am trying to figure out how to handle the lack of dependency resolution in Slackware. I installed Gnumeric from slackware.pkgs.org, but it won't run with a number of ** (gnumeric:10645): ...
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How to add service to run at boot on slackware linux?

I am trying a Slackware 14.2. I can start sshd by /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 sshd start but my question is how to add service to run at boot on slackware linux? Basically how to permanently add services to ...
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how to compile Kernel GNU / linux Slackware & Slax

how to compile Kernel GNU / linux Slackware & Slax with Bradcom BCM4312 Firmware the problem is my lap top have BCM4312 but slackware no have kernel include this firmware like debian, ubuntu or ...
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Access other files on Slax flash drive from within Slax

I've made a bootable Slax flash drive in Windows by copying the slax directory to a USB flash drive and running bootinst.bat in slax/boot. It works as expected as I can boot to Slax from the flash ...
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Installing Linux from existing installation

I have an old laptop (Pentium II) that cannot boot from USB, CD, floppy, or network PXE - basically the only boot option is the internal HDD. I currently have Ubuntu 6.06 installed, and have a ...
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Virtualbox on Slackware: Failed to set up vboxadd

Search engine turns up loads of reports of this error message when installing guest additions to an application. I read about 50 of them, and tried some, but none of them made any difference. Here's ...
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Sudo in terminal

Is there any reason when I use sudo in a terminal, even if I know the password is correct, it is not accepted and I get instead some sort of "troll" reply? When I use "su root", it works perfectly. ...
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Slackware 14.2 - black screen after waking from sleep/lock - what process controls sleep/lock?

I have had Slackware 14.2 32bit installed on a netbook with LXDE as my main DE for about a month now. My main issue is that sometimes the screen is black on waking from sleep [suspend] and the only ...
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Slackware64 14.2 - GRUB2 - How set default <UUID> instead <DEVICE>?

i am trying the grub configuration file "/boot/grub/grub.cfg" in the kernel line, set "root=UUID=" instead "root=/dev/" for example when i ran : grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg the file /boot/...
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How can one install Slackware current from its DVD iso image?

I would like to install Slackware current, the official installation instructions involve using slackpkg from an existing Slackware installation, but I downloaded the live ISO of Slackware current and ...
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Virtualbox won't install

I have recently installed Slackware 14.2. I wanted to install Virtualbox and I'm sure I've installed most dependencies, but when I try to install virtualbox-kernel I get this: bash-4.3# installpkg ...
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If LILO is installed to the MBR, is there any bootloader code in the VBR?

My understanding of LILO is that it can be installed to either the a VBR or the MBR. If I have a 'DOS' MBR, and install LILO to my Linux VBR, I envision the boot process to look like this: MBR -> ...
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Slackware 14.2 fresh install doesn't run lilo nor elilo at boot

This is my third Slackware 14.2 64 bits installation. I'm installing it now under a laptop with gpt partitions. I will describe as best as possible the path I had to do with this installation. ...
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WPA2 key renewal (disable)

Recently got a laptop, and now have it dual-booting Slackware 14.2x64 (along with its pre-installed win10). And have wifi configured, apparently working okay, with an old linksys wrt120n. But every ...
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Linux hang on transfer of big files with rsync

I had a big trouble. My os is Slackware,14.2,I have to backup a lot of data 2,5TB. I have tried many methods: usb3,firewire,e-sata with different control. After some hours,sometimes minutes the ...