Slackware :: Alien's Vlc, -current And SBo's Libva?

Oct 27, 2010

I want to let vlc take use of my Intel HD's H264 hardware decoder. I installed libva with the SlackBuild from SBo. But Alien said libva should match the version vlc built with. So I decided rebuild vlc with new libva.So I changed the LIBVA to 0.31.1-1+sds4 and added --enable-i965-driver to libva's configure. Building was fine but when I opened a flash video(h264) it said that I don't have h264 plugin and refused to continue. After I changed the version number back, vlc can play h264 again.As a compromise, I comment out make_libva in the building phase. All things went well then. It won't consume too much CPU even when play large h264 So what is wrong with new libva? I noticed vlc 1.1.4 was released, but I think Alien is more qualified to bump the version. So I didn't change that.

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Slackware :: Alien Bob's VLC Slackbuild Fails On Current / Fix It?

Jan 11, 2010

The error has to do with Twolame failing to compile. Which is strange to me because it compiled fine by itself with the slackbuilds build.

The error log is attached.

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Slackware :: Recommendations - BIG Changes In Current And Alien Bob's 4.4 Packages?

Mar 1, 2010

Best way to go about upgrading current with Eric's 4.4 packages installed. It looks like some of the changes in current are newer versions than what I'm running with the 4.4. packages installed so I'm not real sure of the best path to follow . Would it be better to just blacklist the 4.4. packages and proceed with the upgrade or does somebody else have a better idea?

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Slackware :: Enable Libvdpau / Libva (vaapi) And MPlayer With Nvidia Driver?

Jan 11, 2011

Have anyone tried enabling libvdpau, libva (vaapi) and MPlayer with the proprietary Nvidia driver? Does it actually work on slackware stable/current? (Lower cpu utilization during HD decoding) Is this the correct installation workflow?

- libvdpau SBo
- libva SBo
- Nvidia driver SBo/proprietary
- vdpau-video SBo
- ffmpeg/MPlayer from SBo/slackware/alien

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Slackware :: Install Kde 4.5 From Alien's?

Aug 16, 2010

I am using current and want to install kde 4.5 from alien's, here is my problem. I don't understand the statement below. Below are the steps you take to install or upgrade to KDE 4.5.0. First, change your current directory to where you found this README. From within this directory, you run the following commands as root.

On Slackware 32-bit:

# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/deps/*.t?z
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/kde/*.t?z

There is 1 dependent needed and it is installed but I can't figure out how to go any further. Do I need to add him to my mirror list or what?

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Slackware :: Download KDE 4.5.1 From Alien Ktown?

Sep 8, 2010

We can have now the KDE 4.5.1 in place of 4.5.0 in alien's ktown depositories.I've read the readme file.


First, change your current directory to where you found this README.
From within this directory, you run the following commands as root.
On Slackware 32-bit:
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/deps/*.t?z
# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86/kde/*.t?z

But I have to download first the 4.5.1 directory from [URL]..

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Slackware :: Alien's KDE 4.6RC1 Always Run /usr/bin/strigidaemon After Login

Dec 25, 2010

I've disabled the strigi search and "semantic search" in KDE settings but no help. strigidaemon starts every time after I logged in and makes the system slow.(since it scanning the disk, there will a lot of disk IO)

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Slackware :: Installed Audacity From Alien Bob's Packages But It Won't Launch?

Oct 27, 2010

I just installed Audacity from Alien Bob's packages, but it won't launch.

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Slackware :: Tovid And Dependency (x264) - Will It Conflict Alien Bob's VLC?

Jun 10, 2010

I'm trying the DVD authoring stuff on Slackware, so okay I have downloaded Tovid along with its dozens of dependencies that has their own dependencies and so on...Now, one of the dependency is x264 (for encoding H264/AVC video streams). I already have alien bob's VLC from the uk site (restricted packages) and I've read on his blog (if I'm not mistaken) that it has the H264 capability (don't know how to describe it ).Is there any chance that it will conflict with this x264 library?

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Slackware :: Command To Create Local Mirror Of Alien Bob's Kde4.4.0 Packages?

Feb 10, 2010

I know there has to be an easier way to do this than to download each file individually. On an ftp site I would just use
PHP Code...

But with those files being on an HTTP server and wget not supporting HTTP file globbing I'm at a loss.

What is a one step method to recursively download all files in a directory on an HTTP server?

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Slackware :: KDE 4.6.0 (from Alien Bob's Ktown Repo), Battery Monitor No Longer Works?

Feb 22, 2011

I am running Slackware64 -current. I just upgraded KDE to 4.6.0 from Alien Bob's ktown repo, and upon doing so my battery monitor no longer functions properly. More specifically, the icon will appear in the panel, but when I choose the option to show the charge/discharge state it does not show. The icon only ever shows that the battery is not plugged in to an external power source (showing a plug and a red x). It is important that I get the battery monitor functional once again as I am running my new Slackware64 -current install on a laptop and don't like to be left wondering when my laptop's battery will die and if I need to plug it in.

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Slackware :: Wine Install Fails At Line 291 - Alien Bob's SlackBuild Script

Jan 30, 2010

Using slack 13.0 32-bit.

I'm using [url] with one modification only:

The version number at $SRCVER was changed to 1.1.37

The script has failed with the following error message:


The code at that line is


I also have noted the following (in part) outputs previous to the error


It appears to me that a successful build may have been made at /tmp/build/package-wine/usr But the install has failed.

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Slackware :: Lost Wireless Keybord And Mouse Upgrading Slackware Current

Oct 24, 2010

Lost my wireless keyboard and mouse upgrading slackware current.Boot seems to be normal.I just can't login, cause have no keyboard.

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Slackware :: Alfa Awus036h Slackware Current Dhcpcd Won't Connect

Feb 5, 2011

slackware-current kernel for instance if i just want to connect to wep ap. i done


it says waiting for carrier and it just time out, im wondering why i read somwhere that its not working good with slackware 13.1

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Slackware :: Image / Icon Trouble After Slackware-current Upgrade

Jan 22, 2010

I recently upgraded to slackware-current from Slackware 13 via slackroll, and have only encountered one problem. My file manager no longer thumbnails images, and icons (mostly PNG) aren't appearing no matter what GTK theme is set. Running from the command line produces no errors, and when brought up in something else (say feh /path/to/icon.png) it works perfectly. This is the only hitch I have encountered so far. The same thing happens with emoticons in Pidgin. Does anyone know of a fix?

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Slackware :: Slackware Current Installpkg Line 59 Rev Command Not Found

Feb 28, 2011

First time I've done this in awhile Upgrading my Slackware64 -current VM, following the standard routine that has always worked in the past -


slackpkg clean-system
slackpkg install-new
The clean-system removed 2 packages -

Installpkg will no longer work, complaining that the rev command is not found. The problem hit with the removal of util-linux-ng. I cp'd util-linux to ~/. Extracted with tar and executed the doinstall. Fixed.

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Slackware :: Slackware Current 64 Bit Wine Sound - Error: Alsa:ALSA_CheckSetVolume Could Not Find '{PCM,Line} Playback Volume' Element

Mar 22, 2011

after update to slackware current 4 days ago i cant get sound working in wine in starcraf 2 i mean i got sound in instalation but not in game and i get error when i wanna configure sound in winecfg

err:alsa:ALSA_CheckSetVolume Could not find '{PCM,Line} Playback Volume' element
err:alsa:ALSA_CheckSetVolume Could not find '{PCM,Line} Playback Volume' element
err:alsa:wine_snd_pcm_recover underrun occurred
err:alsa:wine_snd_pcm_recover underrun occurred

in game i dont got that error but sound dont work btw my sound card is asus xonar essence stx

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Slackware :: Can't Boot Updated Kernel Slackware Current

Jan 5, 2010

I updated my kernel in slackware current but can't install lilo, when i was with my old kernel it gave an error about not finding the sda drives (they were named hda before the upgrade).I booted into the slackware 13.0 dvd and modified fstab and lilo.conf replacing hda with sda but lilo still gives an error of not finding sda drives.How can i install lilo so i can boot into my sistem??

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Slackware :: Graphics Not Loading After Upgrading To Slackware-Current

Feb 26, 2011

I've upgraded Slackware-13.1 I had installed to Slackware-Current using a local tree I had download with script, but when I rebooted I could not get the graphics to load. I think it's because I've also modified /etc/groups and add an username after audio: and video: group, but I forgot that and had to remove slackware from the machine.

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Slackware :: How Should Proprietary ATI Driver Be Installed On Slackware Current 64-bit?

May 15, 2010

I've tried a few different ways to install the ATI graphics driver "fglrx" to get 3D acceleration.If I try to install using the standard file "" from the ATI web site it appears to work but then I discover it actually got an error.I saw a reference to ATI requiring 32-bit libraries to install their 64-bit driver. Is there a link or post that explains how to add the 32-bit libraries. Will that solve the problem, or will I just waste more time trying that?

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Slackware :: Unable To Excludes.txt And

Feb 1, 2011

I use Alien Bob's with an excludes.txt to only download the parts of current that I want. Unfortunately it is not working for part of the exclude.txt file and I am at a loss to know why.

The excludes.txt is




This ignores e/ f/ y/ testing/ pasture/ source/ and usb-and-pxe-installers/ It also ignores most of kdei/ and /extra It is meant to ignore most of extra/source and just download the source for flash-player-plugin, but it is ignoring all of extra/source/, however the same syntax is working for kdei/ and extra/.

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Slackware :: Slackware Current Freezes At Splash Screen / Fix It?

Mar 16, 2011

I have been using slackware since version 10.1 and really like it. I have never had a problem until lately, version 13.1 has been stable as a rock for me. The first 2 or 3 updates to current ran well but then the problem started. After installation Slackware would get to the splash screen and bring up the first picture of a disk drive then just hang and never go any further. I do have a good burn on the dvd, have checked the md5 and burned at 4x. then slack 13.37 does the same thing. this is on 4 different computers with several different video boards.

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Slackware :: Chatzilla Add-on In Seamonkey In Slackware-current?

Mar 22, 2011

This is not an earth-shattering issue, but, something I've recently noticed with the Chatzilla add-on for Seamonkey in Slackware-current. Maybe it is just my problem.If I add Chatzilla to FF 4.0 everything works as expected, that is, when I launch Chatzilla the default start-up window shows up with a list of IRC servers to click on (freenode being my favourite).

However,when I click on Chatzilla in Seamonkey I get a blank window that shows up, there is no server list. I noticed that the window in Chatzilla went blank for Seamonkey recently after a -current update (maybe a library issue?)

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Slackware :: Building Mumble 1.2.2 On Slackware - Current 64?

Jan 10, 2011

I'm very keen on getting Mumble installed on my slackware -current 64 bit install. I found a slackbuild script for 12.2 here, but changing the version number resulted in failure. I also tried following the build instructions on the Mumble website, which failed with the following.

neil@slackbox:~/Downloads/mumble/mumble-1.2.2$ qmake -recursive
Reading /home/neil/Downloads/mumble/mumble-1.2.2/src/mumble11x/
WARNING: /home/neil/Downloads/mumble/mumble-1.2.2/src/mumble11x/ Variable LIBPATH is deprecated; use QMAKE_LIBDIR instead.
WARNING: /home/neil/Downloads/mumble/mumble-1.2.2/src/mumble11x/ Variable LIBPATH is deprecated; use QMAKE_LIBDIR instead.


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Slackware :: How To Do A 'fresh Install' Using Slackware -current

Mar 25, 2011

I wish to do a fresh install of Slackware without KDE. I could use my Slackware 13.1 DVD but I thought, why not give -current at try? Is there a -current ISO or must I install 13.1, without KDE, and then upgrade to -current? Or, is it possible to remove 'all things KDE' and then upgrade to -current?

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Slackware :: Slackware Current KDE 4.5.5 Desktop Upside Down?

Feb 21, 2011

i just updated my slackware to current, and every time i try to log in in my kde session my desktop is upside down.i mean literally everything is upside down, the only way i can have a usable desktop is with the "fail-safe session" of kde option on kdm which is what i'm using right now.does anybody know how can i solve this?i would post a snapshot of the upside down desktop but i can't do anything when i'm using it. fonts, windows, panels, icons everything is upside down..i solved this, just reinstalled the nvidia drivers and everything is goood again

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Slackware :: X11 Mouse Frozen In Slackware-current?

Feb 25, 2011

I'm running slackware-current in a virtual machine on virtualbox 4, 512 mb ram, 1gb swap.Everything works fine, except the x11 mouse. Xfce will start up fine, and show the 'tips and tricks' dialog, and then freeze. I can't change to a TTY, or click. The mouse moves, but doesn't click.

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Debian Multimedia :: Video In Squeeze - Gstreamer Fails To Load Libva

Jun 16, 2010

After a fresh custom install of Squeeze I could not play any video. repository is in my sources.list. Trying to play an AVI video with totem I get the message


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Success: Fglrx + Radeon HD 2400 + Libva/vaapi GPU Decoding?

Jun 26, 2010

I'm owning an old single Core AMD (Opteron 148, like Athlon 64 3200+), it can't play h264 1080p-Videos without framedrops in active scenes. I'm also owning an not so old AMD/Ati Radeon HD 2400. It's not an UVD2 card, it's not even UVD+, its UVD i.e. UVD1. All articles regarding GPU h264 decoding I've found so far are saying "for vaapi gpu decoding on linux you need to have a UVD2 card". That's wrong! My UVD1-Card is playing fine some demo movies.


Ubuntu "Lucid" 10.4
"deb lucid main" in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cutting-edge-multimedia.list


(With the original Ubuntu Lucid fglrx (8.723) there's some error, I don't remember the words. It doesn't work for me)It's working. I can play h.264 HD Videos with mplayer and decode it with a Radeon GPU. vlc 1.2 not working so far. It seems it's decoding fine, but screen remains green. Here's a screenshot, no fake! It's a two Monitor setup with fglrx' big Desktop. On the right there's running a movie Trailer (I Am Legend) and on the left there's some status info. Quality is not perfect (as you can see, horizontal displacement), but it's basically working.

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Slackware :: Take Current Windows7 (x64) Setup And Make It Into A Dual-boot Setup With Slackware 13.0?

Jan 24, 2010

I'm trying to take my current windows7 (x64) setup and make it into a dual-boot setup with slackware 13.0 (x32) and am hitting a brickwall. I guess I would like to know if I can salvage the situation without formating my windows drive. I fully intend to, but I had hoped to not do it this month. I'd like to get dual boot going so I can master it and acquire all the files/drivers I'll want and then format and do it 100% right next time.

Currently I have windows setup on a 3x 500gb Raid0 onboard array which itself has been flawless. After I shrunk my current partition size to give me about 25gb of free space I proceeded to setup Linux, and I was unable to perform the cfdisk portion for partitioning the array for Linux.

I tried using cfdisk:
/dev/hdx (a1-a3,b1-b3)
/dev/sdx (a1-a3,b1-b3)

I even attempted to locate with: cat proc/partition and tried using cfdisk on every device it located. It always said it was either an unknown partition table and should I start at zero, or bad partition. I was of course too concerned over my windows setup (which has almost 1tb of stuff I have not backed up) to go any further into the unknown.

PS: I have used Slackware before, back at 8.1, 10, and even a very brief interlude at 12.0, this is my first attempt on this computer however with 13.0, it is currently running fine on my laptop and my PS3 (Laptop is even dual booting 7/Slack13. Albeit without raid)

Phenom 9850
M2N-SLI Deluxe (Nvidia AM2)
4x1gb of 1066 kingston hyperX
3x500gb WD Caviar Black Sata2 3.0

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