Questions tagged [slackware]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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How to reduce temperature of my Toshiba with Slackware?

I have a Notebook Toshiba with Slackware 14.1 64bits $ lspci: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 ...
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How iconify xterm when it loses focus?

I am attempting iconify a xterm terminal when it loses focus in fluxbox. I am following this wiki: http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Make_xterm_act_like_a_PC_game_console And so far, I've got ...
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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 1.12....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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AMD Catalyst installation woes on Slackware

I'm trying to get my ATI graphics driver installed on my fresh Slackware OS (Zenwalk). I'm coming from Ubuntu 14.04-14.10, so I know there's a whole lot I don't understand just yet. I download the ....
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Can't boot into slackware installer

Can't boot into Slackware installer, I get stuck in this: The last line I see is: mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice I tried a external Keyboard with Mouse (Cordless but at least ...
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Console Terminus Font Size in Slackware?

I am running Slackware 14.1 mostly from the command line on a 1366x768 monitor (using a vesa mode appropriate for the resolution, 0x34c if it matters, giving me a screen resolution of 1366x768x32 in ...
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How to disable SMTP auth plain for Citadel 8.20 on Slackware 14.0?

How do I turn off SMTP AUTH PLAIN for Citadel 8.20 on Slackware 14.0? If I set up postfix to handle SMTP would this allow me to not have SMTP auth plain enabled
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Skype won't start on xfce with Slackware 64 bit multilib

I'm trying to install Skype under Slackware 14.0 x64 multilib with xfce 4.10 but I get issue that I can't resolve. I have installed various versions of Skype (static, dynamic, newer, older, etc.) but ...
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How to install libssl-dev on Slackware?

libssl-dev does not seem to be installed on my Slackware server and is needed for various dependencies. How can I install this on Slackware? Searching around did not find anything and there really isn'...
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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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INT33FF error when installing slackware 14.2

Aspire One Cloudbook 14 (A01-431-C8G8) Slackware 14.2 32-bit Hi: I'm trying to install slackware 14.2 32-bit on my laptop (which is a 64-bit machine). I boot from the USB stick and, the installer ...
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How to automatically load a module in Slackware?

Is there any way to automatically on boot, load a custom kernel module, in Slackware, without it being required to edit any files and adding a modprobe statement or similar? Can I simply put my .ko ...
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Why running GUI as root shows fat font?

I'm using Porteus distro (Slackware based) and I noticed that when I run any Desktop Environment as root the font gets a bit fatter compared to non-root user. Normal: Fat: How can make the font ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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XFCE keyboard layout switcher broke .Xmodmap Caps Lock remapping

I have successfully remapped Caps Lock to Enter, using ~/.Xmodmap: clear Lock keycode 66 = Return Remapping scancode for Caps Lock But after switching to XFCE and installing keyboard switching ...
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udevadm slow boot

After I upgraded from Slackware 13.70 to 14.0, when the machine is booting, it takes it 15 seconds to execute this line: /sbin/udevadm trigger --action=add I understand, that it tries to detect ...
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Prevent Java to escalate CPU usage on Slackware64?

I use Slackware64-current on my work laptop and though I love running Slackware, sometimes it hangs on me near to the point of starting considering falling back to Windows. I develop on Java and use ...
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vmware player usb device on slackware 14.0

I just installed Slackware 14.0. I installed vmware player using this command: sh VMware-$NAME-$VERSION.bundle --console --ignore-errors Which I found from this website: http://www....
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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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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/...