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Stuck at GRUB prompt after fresh Slackware install: Disk Not Found, need kernel loading help

I have just completed a new install of the latest slackware which went surprisingly well. Everything completed no errors. I was prompted to reboot. But have now a problem I have no idea how to solve. ...
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Can't install vmware workstation 17.5 in slackware current

I can't install vmware workstation profesional 17.5 in my Slackware current, this is the error: root@r2d2:/home/fito/Downloads# sh VMware-Workstation-Full-17.5.0-22583795.x86_64.bundle Extracting ...
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Problem When Compiling with Slackbuild Script

I have done a full install of slackware 15.0. Previously, I had no problem compiling & installing software using sboui or directly from the Slackbuild script. Lately I have been getting errors. ...
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nis client unixware stuck on id user

I have configured a NIS server on Slackware 15 the client is Unixware 7 The client can see the server ypwhich -m passwd slackware1.mydomain Maps are ok ypcat passwd.byname milandra:***:1002:1002::/...
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Can't bind client to local IP, another IP is used silently

Due to a firewall on a server, I need to make all connections to it from a host (Slackware64 linux 14.2, kernel 5.4) using allowed source IP, 10.2.23.1 in this case. IP addresses on host: $ ip a [...] ...
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brasero: "name.ext" is not suitable for audio or video media

I try to create an Audio CD using brasero 3.12.3-x86_64-1salix15 on a Slackware 15.0 based system. slapt-get added the following packages to meet all dependencies: The following NEW packages will be ...
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Who or what start polkitd in Slackware?

On Linux "who" start daemons? Suse, RockyLinux, Debian use systemd Devuan use scripts in /etc/rc*.d/* which are symlinks from /etc/init.d Slackware: use scripts in /etc/rc.d/rc.* (for ...
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How do I get desktop environment to work (Slackware 14.2)? xauth: file /root/serverauth.1112 does not exist

I am newbie to Linux. I have a problem with X server. I just installed Slackware as a second system with windows 11 and I can't start the desktop environment. Laptop Lenovo IdeaPad L340-15IRH Gaming /...
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Manual removal of Nvidia driver fails due to init and busybox

I'm using PorteuX (Slackware based) and in the shutdown/reboot process I want to unmount everything, which works fine unless I boot with Nvidia drivers. In this case, just before reboot -f step if I ...
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How to create a custom slackware "live" dvd?

I usually use a slackware-15 setup DVD as "livecd". Is more fast than other real live cd and contain a ssh daemon. When I use it as livecd I did those steps step1: give an easy root password ...
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Is it possible to unlock the grub boot with a usb key?

I have successfully setup a Slackware with boot encrypted partition Grub ask me for luks password and decrypt the boot, then my ROOT partition encrypted read from a usb key a file and decrypt the ROOT ...
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Install Pure Data (PurrData) on Slackware 14.2

Hello i m using Slackware with a raspberry pi model 1 B+ I want to install purr data and i have to compile it There is a bunch of dependencies and first libasound-dev is needed Someone can help me to ...
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86Box on Linux Slackware, how to enable networking with pcap?

I have successfully run an old UNix SVR4 guest on Slackware 15.0 host. This is the config for unix "vm" [General] vid_renderer = qt_opengl3 confirm_save = 0 confirm_reset = 0 language = ...
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Script hangs on slackware 15.0

I wrote the following simple script to automatically run aide and email the result. nice -n 12 aide -C mailx -s "AIDE Report: ${HOST}" ${ADMIN}@${SMTP} < /var/log/aide.log exit It works ...
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Loop over users problem

I am struggling with a loop over users id, i want to list all the users in /etc/passwd whose id are greater than 999, it doesn't recognize my if .. fi sentence and it is important to say that I am ...
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dhcpcd generates gigabytes of error messages under -current64 install of slackware 15.1, but runs fine under old 14.2

I have an older HP laptop model 17-bs019dx, https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05531010, that's been successfully dual-booting Slackware 14.2x64 with its pre-installed Windows since purchase in ...
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Slackware and postgres

I want to install postgres and psql via a Slackbuild and I did so. After installing it I tried running the command as suggested in the readme of the Slackbuild but I get an error upon running it as ...
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How to stop the gnome-keyring on Slackware?

My syslog is full of those messages Nov 22 13:14:36 virtuale-2 gnome-keyring-daemon[2413]: couldn't create socket directory: /root/.cache/keyring-CI8ZC1: Permission denied Nov 22 13:14:36 virtuale-2 ...
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mount device and md5sum is changed

If mount sdc2 partition using mount -t ext4 -o ro /dev/sdc2 /mnt/bob2 then try to write file tihi 1.txt with command (of course unsuccessfully): touch /mnt/bob2/ tihi 1.txt When I do md5sum /dev/sdc2/...
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mount and /proc/mounts showing different outputs [closed]

0 I have the following line in my /etc/fstab on three of my slackware servers: tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0 All three show the mount options correctly in ...
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Slackware and elogind: how to enable suspend and hibernate for power user?

I'm on Slackware current usingd elogind, I can sleep and hibernate only using sudo from terminal. With the old good pm-utils I had only to edit the 10-enable-suspend.rules, make init 3 && init ...
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VBoxManage: won't start virtuals machines NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)

After a reboot, suddenly Virtualbox will no longer start any virtual machines. The message I get for all the machines is: Waiting for VM "win7" to power on... VBoxManage: error: The virtual ...
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Slackware: elilo doesn't boot unless I insert the installation media

I've just installed slackware on a new SSD on dual boot with windows. I installed it using a botable flash drive. Without it Elilo keeps stuck on the loading screen prompting: Loading kernel vmlinuz .....
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Linux Slackware 14.2 pinging doesn't work

I'm new in Linux Slackware. I recently installed Linux Slackware 14.2 (in VMWare) with no interface. I tried to do ping 8.8.8.8 but it fails, in fact no message comes out, it stays as shown below. I ...
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gpm 1.20.7: I can't paste text

Slacware64-current (july 2020) Kernel 5.4.50 Hi: This is from gpm's man page: [code] OPERATION To select text press the left mouse button and drag the mouse. To paste text in the same or another ...
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After upgrade to fios and G3100 router, wireless printer no longer connects

I'm running slackware64-current (current distro downloaded 9/1/19) and using a brother HL-L2395DW printer. And up until 7/28/20, my internet was verizon dsl using a westell 6100 modem/router. I used ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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