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HOWTO use sbopkg for Slackware

Posted by notKlaatu , 30 March 2008 - * - - - - · 3,538 views

What This Documentation Covers: Part 0 - Introduction to sbopkgPart 1 - Introduction to SlackBuilds.org Part 2 - sbopkg overview a. Download & Install b. First RunPart 3 - Walk-ThroughPart 4 - Command-Line UsagePart 5 - Configuration File** Please read Chess Griffin's official documentation **man sbopkgman sbopkg.confPart 0 - Introduction to sbopk...


HOWTO configure Slackware System+Userland

Posted by notKlaatu , 30 March 2008 - - - - - - · 110 views

If you're reading this, you've probably just read my HOWTO Install Slackware post.  This article assumes you have read that.  Or that you've managed to install Slackware on your own.First, have you rebooted after the install?  Slackware doesn't force you to do this after you install, so be sure you do that before you start attempting to se...


HOWTO install Slackware

Posted by notKlaatu , 30 March 2008 - - - - - - · 122 views

If you're reading this you already want to install Slackware. If you are reading this to be convinced to install Slackware, stop here because I'm not selling anything.  Just telling anyone who wants to know how they can install Slackware.I'm assuming you can download the iso and burn it on your own.  Or purchase it.Warning:  I am not an expert...


NimbleX logo submissions

Posted by notKlaatu , 29 March 2008 - - - - - - · 99 views

I was looking at Slackware based distros last night, just to broaden my knowledge of what's out there aside from Slackware proper, Slackintosh, and Slax, and came across NimbleX.  They are having a logo competition.  I was itching for an excuse to play around in inkscape.  So I whipped up some logo ideas.  I don't know if they'll want them, bu...


HOWTO use scp

Posted by notKlaatu , 29 March 2008 - - - - - - · 144 views

WHATIS:scp is a Secure CoPy, akin to ssh.  A convenient but encrypted way to move files from machine to machine on your network.A REALLY GOOD HOWTO:Linux Tutorials Blog ...or you can read my very brief but-it-does-the-trick HOWTO:(I do recommend you check out the HOWTO on Linux Tutorial Blog at some point for all the cool tricks you can do with scp)The sy...


fedora art and fedora beta

Posted by notKlaatu , 26 March 2008 - - - - - - · 81 views

I'd heard that the Fedora 9 release was going to be pushed back, and maybe so...but today the Beta was released and is being eagerly torrented even as I type this...  I'll probably install it tonight.I've also joined teh Fedora art team officially, I guess, and have begun work on the KDE-related art for Fedora 9.  I also found a really cool Fe...


Broken X11 in Mac OS X

Posted by notKlaatu , 25 March 2008 - - - - - - · 91 views

On the X11-users Apple mailing list, it's a known issue that X11 in Leopard is broken.  So this post is basically pointless....but:Actually, it's not X11 that is broken.  I mean, who's problem is this, really?  Is it X11's probem?  I don't think so.  Their software works fine.  I know because I use it HARD when I'm at home on Linux...


slast art, fedora art, and the PLA

Posted by notKlaatu , 25 March 2008 - - - - - - · 92 views

Called out sick today because I didn't feel like going in to work, and as a result got A LOT done!  Further proof that without pointless employment, a person can be quite productive:1. Played with mplayer, read lots of documentation (prep for next HPR episode..?)2. Did two or three spec boot screens and wallpaper art for slast, the live asterisk l...


the grate slax 6.0 adventure

Posted by notKlaatu , 24 March 2008 - - - - - - · 143 views

So I got round to thinking it'd be cool to have portable slackware.  first checked out zipslack, the official minimal install of slackware......except that it isn't.  It's a way to get the basic installer onto a USB drive or other small media so you can boot into an installer, then continue installing via network or whatever.Next option, obvio...



Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 207 views

MBR Some notes about Linux installs.   Through a series of troublesome installations, I have discovered a few important things about the Master Boot Record.  (I've also found out some cool things about kernels and how they relate to file systems, but more on that later.)   The Master Boot Record (MBR) is written on the very edge of the harddrive; it i...

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