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Questions tagged [slackware]

Slackware is a Linux-based operating system which aims for design stability and simplicity.

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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 myslackbuild I compile with sudo sh *ld and...it exit after the make even with no errors(!) after the line make install DESTDIR=$PKG If I remove set -e,continue and ...
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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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Parse errors in fstab relating to NTFS drives in Slackware

I am getting a parse error in lines 11 and 14 of my fstab. I have no idea why this is happening. These relate to two internal hard drives which are ntfs. I have tried the following to get these errors ...
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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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Enforcing SPP parallel port mode only on a linux computer with ECP features

I made my own hardware programmer to use with the standard parallel port. I never had issues when using my programmer with MS-DOS, but now I want to use it with Linux and sometimes linux creates ...
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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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How to install .net core in Slackware Linux?

How to install .net core in Slackware Linux ? Slackware Linux 14.2 64-bits with multilib support. I tried to install but it generates the following error when trying to run: bash-4.3$ dotnet --...
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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 ...
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slackware 14.2x64 on hp laptop, startx fails

Have slackware 14.2x64 dual-booting with native gpt/uefi windows 10 on a https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-17-3-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/5884843.p?skuId=5884843 They both ...
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Using a USB drive as the working drive/partition(s) on which I create Linux From Scratch? [closed]

I'm interested in going through the Linux From Scratch (LFS) book for an under-the-hood Linux learning experience. To do this, one needs an existing host Linux system from which to work. I want to ...
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load USB dev on Slackware 14.2

I'm trying to setup a dvb device on Slackware 14.2 bash-4.3# lsusb | grep YUAN Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1164:7efd YUAN High-Tech Development Co., Ltd bash-4.3# udevadm info --path=/sys/devices/...
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BIOS boot options disappeared after hibernate

I have Slackware 14.2 installed in my laptop. Everything worked perfect (hibernate, suspend) until yesterday when it hibernated and I tried to resume, the laptop opened the BIOS and showed no options ...
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slackware — get back to the installation menu

I booted my new computer with a Slackware 14.2 DVD, ran the built-in setup program, and installed enough packages (A, L, N) to at least get machine running and on my network. Now that the machine is ...
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Absolute Linux without audio (slackware based distro)

I'm testing absolute linux on a HP mini 2133 and everything seemed fine until I tried to play music. The volume is always 0% I've searched the internet and none of the solutions I've tried has given ...
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i want replace output to text

i have below Code . curl -X POST --data-urlencode 'payload={"channel": "#general", "username": "webhookbot", "text": "This is posted to #general and comes from a bot named webhookbot.", "icon_emoji": ...
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how to add route in PATH on Slackware? [duplicate]

I have used this export PATH = $ PATH:/usr/local/java/bin And when I use which java the path where java is found, but if I turn off my computer or close session when I put which java /usr/local/java/...
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command to see the total installed packages in Slackware?

I need to show the total but I have only found the command to list the installed packages with this: ls -l /var/log/packages/
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Linux Slackware ( Broken - kernel panic )

I wanted to update my system (Slackware current) which was in multilib. Before updating, I tried to remove all packages (compat32 and multilib). Big mistake !!! This have broken some crucial symlinks ...
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How to mount external usb hard drive Slackware

I can detect drives like this: cat /proc/partitions major minor #blocks name 8 0 2930266584 sda 8 1 512000 sda1 8 2 372669440 sda2 8 3 409600000 sda3 ...
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Slackware cifs mount - how to control permissions?

Using a NAS device which provides samba/smb services, mounts to a Slackware box work, but the ownership is root, and users don't have permission to write. So: mount -t cifs //192.168.1.12/NAS1 /u/...
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I am trying to figure out why a Marvell 88C9215 SATA adapter wont work with Slackware

I have a Syba SI-PEX-40064 SATA adapter I am trying to install on a Slackware box with a ASRock G41M-S3 motherboard. After boot, I can see the interface with lspci, but it doesn't seem to have been ...
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How To Switch to Virtual Terminal Running X11 as Subprocess of Login Shell?

I remember switching between TTYs on Ubuntu Linux and being able to switch back and forth between an active X session (Unity/KDE/XFCE) and a terminal on another numbered TTY thing / virtual console. I ...
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Network configuration for lxc - two network cards

eth0 is connected to cable router, sets fixed IP (192.168.1.30), it's used for internal LAN and for desktop applications, browsing... eth1 is connected directly to another ISP in bridge mode, so it ...
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VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1)

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 machines. How little ...
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How to start xfce after installing it?

I've installed the latest 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: /...
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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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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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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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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 /sys ...
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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 ...