Slackware :: Einstein's Distribution Choice Revealed?

Jul 18, 2010

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General :: Choice Distribution For Netbooks?

Jun 28, 2011

I have a Dell mini netbook Inspiron 1018, six-cell battery, 1 GB DDR3 RAM (specification).Which Linus distribution is best for you longer battery autonomy for my netbook.

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Slackware :: Script Which Will Take Patches Subdirectory Of Latest Slackware Distribution

Jan 10, 2011

Is there a script which will take the patches subdirectory of the latest Slackware distribution tree, and substitute the new patch txz files for the ones in the slackware subdirectory so that during an ISO install, the latest txz will be used, instead, and the ISO will be minimized by not having the older ones?

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Slackware :: What Is Remote Desktop Server Of Choice

Apr 27, 2011

The new version of Slack is on the doorstep and soon it's time to clean up my box.

What is your remote desktop server of choice?

I require a few things:
- Linux side server that starts up on boot
- Windows and linux side client
- Preferably attachable to a running desktop session, although I can live with a server that starts up X
- Semi-effortless setup on Slackware (with slackbuilds, maybe)

This far I've used x11vnc, but we don't get along all the time. I was interested to try teamviewer, but so far I didn't find information how to use it as standalone server.

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Slackware :: Old P4 Laptop - Is Slack Still A Good Choice For Old Equipment

Apr 12, 2010

I apologize because I know this is really a worn out question, but I have a reason for asking. My wife gave me this laptop in December 2003 as a Christmas gift. At the time it was state of the art and she spent over ?1100 on it. It is a Samsung V25, P4 2.8Ghz 1GB memory 40GB HD. It still has the original XP home OS on it, and when I got a new laptop a couple of years ago, I let her have it to use because she refuses to use Linux and she did not have a laptop. Well, she stopped using it when she got netbook and it has been jut lying around. After so many years of use, as you might expect Windows now just crawls with so much crap on it and is very unpredictable (might work might not.)

My thought is that she might start using it again (and I certainly would), if I could show her that there is still plenty of life left in it. I KNOW that Slack will be faster, but before I wipe the drive (she is still kind of sentimental about me doing that), and I want to see if I can get a couple of comments about the hardware and what trouble I might expect. I ask because I have tried dozens of live CDS, and some work and some don't. For example, the newest Knoppix would not run (freezes when it tries to start X.) Anyway, the specs are

Display: Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PL
Sound: Crystal WDM AC'97 ICH4

This thing has most of the goodies that loaded laptops offered in those days (i.e. 1394 port). I am most concerned about the display because I have read about others who have had difficulty with Intel graphics. It is my intention to -Current on it, since it runs great on my main laptop. So if someone could just offer a little bit of their experience with similar old equipment

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Fedora Security :: Tripwire Revealed File Size Differences?

May 14, 2009

Recently I decided to utilize an IDS system. So I installed Open Source Tripwire. Not that I am too worried about anyone gaining a successful foothold on my system. But I wanted to learn and experience this IDS system. And no, this is not a new server install but I have never seen anything that resembles illegal activity. My server is an installed CentOS 5.3 with SELinux in targeted mode.

Tripwire has brought to light some interesting things. Installation states to verify rpm packages using rpm -Va. I have found that many of my system binaries are not the same size as if I were to replace them via yum. Most of the binaries are like twice the size compared to a newly installed package, of the same version. I'm not sure what to make of this. These programs are the original installs (CentOS 5.1) and I keep the system up to date regularly via yum.

I wonder if perhaps these system files installed are perhaps different then individual package size installed via yum? I have a hard time believing this as a package is a package. The only other possibility that comes to mind is that nearly my entire system has been hacked with new system files, and in a way that has revealed and suggest nothing. I find that far fetched as I have run this server for some time now and I should think I would know a problem as not a morning goes by that I haven't review my logs, as they are emailed to me. Thoughts about the difference in file sizes? Those installed via CentOS DVD verses those installed via yum?

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Slackware :: Best Practice In Partitioning - 320 GB Space Distribution

Apr 9, 2011

I am new to Slackware but I'm a bit familiar with Ubuntu. I normally partition my ubuntu using /swap, /root and /home. In ubuntu it is recommended to separate /home and /root partitions so that later on if something to be changed in the system we just need to apply on that /root without affecting our old data in /home. Is it the same way in Slackware applied? If so, is it the same as having /swap, /root and /home partitions as well? Can anyone suggest for the harddisk distribution of my 320GB space..

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General :: Installing Code For One Distribution To Another Distribution?

Mar 5, 2009

I would like to install a program (R for statistical computing). I am using Slackware. On the download page of R (The Comprehensive R Archive Network) there are options to download the code for Debian, Redhat, Suse, and Ubuntu. Which one should I download in my case (using Slackware)? Is there any of them which I should not download?

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Slackware :: Use Of Zenwalk GNOME Packages As GNOME Distribution

Jul 26, 2010

Recently I've read an interview at Distrowatch, where a topic was the compatibility of Slackware and Zenwalk packages. My understanding was that now they should both be used in both systems.

As Slackware doesn't feature a complete GNOME distribution, my curiosity was about the ability of Zenwalk's GNOME packages play a role there. If so, the second question is how intrusive those packages are considering Slackware 13.1.

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Ubuntu :: When FTP Better Choice Over SFTP?

Aug 6, 2010

When would ftp be a better choice than sftp?

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General :: Installing PHP With Choice Of Extensions?

Jul 19, 2009

I was watching a friend of mine install PHP on SuSE with YaST, and it appeared as though he was able to select the various extensions he wanted compiled into PHP for installation. I didn't know this was possible, I thought you pretty much had to take whatever extensions whoever built the package decided to include. Is it possible with CentOS to install PHP with a custom selection of extensions?

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Fedora :: Gnome Choice Missing From Gdm?

Nov 3, 2010

Upgraded to F14 today. After banging away on the secondary LCD monitor for about 2 hours, I finally got that working by de-installing Xfce and re-installing it, booting into gnome and running gnome-display-properties.

But "now" there is no choice for me on the GDM screen for gnome. I don't use it but I do rely on it as a 'backup' in case Xfce goes south.

I installed the Desktop Switching Tool and that doesn't do the job either. I get Xfce every time.

How can I 'rebuild' the login screen to include an option for Gnome, should I need to use it?

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Ubuntu :: Distro Choice For A Low-end Machine?

Apr 22, 2010

I've got a machine with P4 1.6GHz and 512M ram. It's a bit laggy when running ubuntu 9.10. Especially after i open up Eclipse, things start to get very slow. I'm thinking about installing Xubuntu, but am wondering if installing debian(or arch) then xfce would be equivalent to installing Xubuntu, or would it be faster when using debian(or arch)+xfce combination?

Reason why I'm thinking about this is that the Ubuntu family including Xubuntu, tendd to integrate too much stuff for ease of use, while installing system from scratch and then building up from that could avoid those unnecessary extra features. What do you guys think?

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 Won't Remember Application Choice?

Jul 27, 2010

I want VLC to be the default media player in my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. However, even though I right click on a media file and select it to open with VLC and ticks the "Remember this application for ..." box, files of this type still keep opening in the "Movie Player" application. It seems the "Remember this application for ..." box has no effect what-so-ever. Anyone know what might be wrong? Some configuration file somewhere that I don't have the right to or something?

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Ubuntu :: New Graphics Card Choice?

Nov 15, 2010

According to some info I've been given that helped solve a video flicker, I'm in need of a replacement graphics card for my new machine. can I have working flicker free video and CCSM effects? or is it a case of one or the other?

Quote:It is hardware my experience it varies from card to card.Current Machine spec: Asus M4A87TD/USB3 870 Socket AM3 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard Corsair 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz Memory Kit Unbuffered CL9 AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.00GHz Socket AM3 2MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor Asus GeForce G210 512MB DVI VGA HDMI Out PCI-E Low Profile Graphics Card I want to get rid of the graphics card anyway, for something passive (very annoying fan on the current one), but was planning to just get a passive g210. Does anyone have any other suggestions that might allow me to have desktop effects and reasonable flicker free video playback? similar in budget to the original would be good.

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Ubuntu :: Choice For Which One To Boot Up With Windows 7?

Jan 22, 2011

When Starting Up My Computer It Automatically starts up Windows 7 Home Premium I didn't see a choice for which one to boot up with. I have it fully installed.

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Ubuntu :: Could Have Choice Between KDE / Unity / And Gnome

May 23, 2011

How could i have the choice between KDE, Unity, and Gnome ?

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Servers :: Need A VPN / Nagios Box - Ubuntu Right Choice For This?

Jun 24, 2011

I have a bunch of Windows servers and they all connect to 2 networks. One of them is all public IPs (an entire /24) which is protected by a pfsense firewall. The other network is just a 48 port gigabit switch that each machine accesses using a private (192.16 static IP on a separate nic. There is no gateway/DNS/DHCP server on this private network and we want to keep it that way.

I want to deploy a ubuntu server that will connect to both networks. This server will not sit behind our firewall. It will have a public IP address from our /24 and be connected to the switch that feeds our firewall and a second nic with a static private IP that will be connected to our private network. This server will need to run nagios, run a few command line items that grep log files and serve the output via apache, and act as a VPN to allow an outside machine secure access to the private network. Sitting on this private network are various web based GUIs for the switches, UPS boxes, etc that we do not want exposed directly to the Internet. Both of these networks are mission critical so I can't change any existing settings and I can't add anything to the existing firewall. There would only be a couple of VPN connections at a time.

Do you think that ubuntu 10.04 LTS server (32 bit) would be able to handle this? I am looking at running it on a supermicro Atom D525 box with 3G of ram and a small SSD for storage.

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General :: Distro Choice For Laptop

Jan 4, 2010

I have an Acer TravelMate 2300 and I was wondering someone could advise me a distribution and configuration that would run smoothly on the system. I have been trying to install the latest version of Mint (no. but it seems to be too much and tends to lag out.

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General :: Music Downloader Of Choice?

Jan 26, 2011

just wondering what others are using to find and find and download new music. I'm also curious to know of other alternatives to Nicotine+, which I've been using for a little while. I've recently found a nice little widget called Seesu, which is great so far. It lets you search up bands and listen to their songs, and you can download the .mp3 for free afterwards if you like it. Anyway, enough of my pseudo-advertising.

What do you all do to find new music? Are torrent clients like Vuze the way to go, or is software like Nicotine+ better suited for the job? Perhaps you prefer the way of sites like Bandcamp, or by downloading from various online music stores. In any event, it'd be interesting to see how you all go about building onto your playlists.

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Software :: Setup Different Keyboard Choice In Sys.cfg?

May 27, 2011

I have an usb stick with syslinux (and slitaz, tinycorelinux, magicparted, memtest, hdt.. on it).I use this usb on german, french or uk keyboards for booting different PCs.So, how to setup a menu in syslinux.cfg for changing the keyboard at boot time?

I found such menu extracts in internet:

label fr
menu label fr azerty keyboard (fr)
kernel kbdmap.c32
append maps/fr.ktl

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OpenSUSE :: Deauthenticating From MAC-AD By Local Choice (reason=3)?

Nov 16, 2010

right after updating suse 11.2 via wlan to 11.3 i could not connect to my WPA2 secured Wlan anymore. looking in dmesg i found:

wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:24:01:e7:94:75 by local choice (reason=3) i found a lot of bugs messages relating to this, including the "fix" removing the network manger. i did remove it, but it did not help. i also removed wpa2 and tried with no encryption, but that showed more errors. so i tried 11.1 live-cd and it worked flawlessly. then i tried kernel 2.6.35-rc3-6-pae from the factory repo. then, i got sick of reading without finding a bugfix and i edited the kernel source myself (no, not dangerous, and yes i knew what i was doing). i commented out line 2963 to 2966 in rivers/net/wireless/hostap/hostap_ioctl.c . well, that worked for the deauthenticating issue, but now i have 40% to 60% package loss in my wlan. again i tried my 11.1 live-cd and it still worked. then i compiled kernel 2.6.37 vanilla from, but that, too,

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OpenSUSE Install :: 11.4 - How To Make XP Default Choice

Mar 17, 2011

With the installation of 11.4 the grub will be installed in the MBR. When I first installed the Opensuse 11.4, restart my computer and get into the boot menu, I found that the OpenSUSE boot item was at the top while Windows Xp was at the bottom. It may cause problem when my parents are going to use the computer (they only know XP). How to set the Windows XP as the first item and the default choice?

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General :: Partition Choice For Install - Booting From CD On Mac

Apr 16, 2011

I downloaded the Linux iso and burned it to a CD, but before I boot from it, I want to know how/if I choose which partition Linux gets installed to. I have Linux Ubuntu 10.10 and Mac 10.5.8.

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Ubuntu :: Press Any Key Going Back To Operating Choice

Feb 9, 2010

When im trying to open ubuntu there displaying.error : initrd is too big press any key to continue..if i press any key going back to the operating choice

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Ubuntu :: Best Choice To Clone Or Backup System?

Mar 2, 2010

I am new Ubuntu. I have a new Dell Mini10 running that I have configured and running. I want to clone or backup the system at it's current state. I have been looking at the options and Clonezilla seems to be recommended often. Are there other choices that are easer or better? My real goal is to make a bootable DVD that will restore my system back to the point it was cloned.

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Installation :: Create Boot Choice Xp And Ubuntu?

Mar 25, 2010

I tried searching forums before posting, but it was hard to search due to the specific nature of what I want to do.

I have one hard drive with windows XP on it. Another with Ubuntu. As it stands there is no link between them. Is it possible to create a dual boot using these disks? - I do not want to reinstall any of them.
Preferably, I would like the boot choice (or booter? - not really sure what I'm talking about) to be on the newer Ubuntu drive.

It is on an old machine with 256MB Ram. So slow in fact, I'm going to change the desktop environment to Xubuntu - but that's mostly irrelevant.

As I understand it, I should make the Ubuntu drive master, XP as slave... but then what?

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Ubuntu :: Updating New Kernal Choice Of Menu.lst

Jun 3, 2010

This morning I had 10 updates for my system including a new kernel 2.6.28-19 During install I was asked a question as to which menu.lst to use. I was completely confused as there was no documentation explaining the choices, so I took the default, keep my current menu.list. I did that because I have a modification to my menu.lst having added acpi-noirq I was afraid I would loose that and not be able to boot. Anyhow I ended up with my same menu.lst without the new kernel. So it booted the old kernel 2.6.28-18.Where is some documentation to give one some idea of which of the about 8 choices to make? I can't be the first with this problem. I have another computer to undate that has a different mod to menu list.I would like to know the correct way to choose the proper choice. If I don't get an answer I will try to document in more detail the choices.

I got around the problem by editing menu.list and copying the entries for 2.6.28-18 and changing them to 2.6.28-19 Many folks might not even realise they were running on the old kernel.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Microphone Choice Keeps Reverting?

Jun 9, 2010

I converted my parents to use Ubuntu on their laptop, and they seem to like it. One minor issue though is that the microphone input preference keeps reverting, so every time they want to use an internet phone, they have to reset it manually by going to System/Preferences/Sound/Input and choosing the external USB microphone. Then they can launch the phone program (Skype in this case, but it doesn't matter which one.) My Dad asked me that he doesn't have to do this on Windows so why does he have to with Ubuntu? I am hoping there is a way for me to fix it so he doesn't have to. (We don't have a microphone that plugs into the "internal audio analog stereo" line.)

When they finish talking, they unplug the external microphone and this is when the preference seems to revert to the "internal audio analog stereo" setting, which makes sense, but when the external microphone gets plugged back in, it would be great if it "remembered" it. Is there a way to make this happen automatically?

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Ubuntu :: Gives Choice Of Three When On A Website That Requires Flash

Jul 5, 2010

Running 10.04 Ubuntu desktop. When on a website that requires flash, it gives me the choice of three.

Adobe Flash
Swfdec SWF player
Gnash SWF Player

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