Category Archives: Slackware

Google Chrome 41 SlackBuild script error

Tried to upgrade my Google Chrome browser in Slackware 14.1 using the provided SlackBuild script but it fails with the latest debian package provided by Google. It turns out that I need to update the script to make it work … Continue reading

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Docker on Slackware Linux on a VPS

It has been a week since I have been poking around Docker in my laptop (Slackware VM) and in my Slackware VPS. It works well in my laptop but not in VPS. It turns out that a simple reboot of … Continue reading

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Slackware – Add Swap After Installation

I just got a Slackware Linux VM and everything was setup and works well until I realize that I don’t have enough swap space. Swap partition should be ideally twice the size of RAM. I just re-created the partition and … Continue reading

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Optimizing fonts for Slackware 14.1 – Without Infinality

Before, font optimization techniques were originally created by Infinality but support for Slackware stops sometime after the Slackware 14.0 release. Just recently, dugan shared how he optimized fonts for Slackware 14.1 which is good enough according to him. Read the … Continue reading

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Slackware 14.0 – the May 20-22 2013 update – broke my Intel Graphics

Three days ago, I’ve updated my Slackware 14.0 (32 bit) due to kernel update security advisory. However, after a reboot, my box freezes up few minutes after logging in into the desktop. I searched around and ask in the forum … Continue reading

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Setting up nginx + php-fpm on Slackware 14.0

For Slackware 14.0, it is now easy to setup an nginx webserver with PHP support via php-fpm. If you do a full install with Slackware 14.0, you can get PHP 5.4.x and php-fpm as this packages are shipped by stock … Continue reading

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Slackware Linux – Strengthen security – block the rest of the world

My Slackware Linux development box is on a VPS. Although Linode is generous to give 8 cores and 2TB outbound monthly limit to traffic, I would rather choose to block the rest of the world to secure my box. One … Continue reading

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Slackware Linux – DHCP slows down boot time

Being a wifi only user at home, it bugs me to see DHCP lookup slowing down my laptop’s boot time. I don’t use LAN (by decision) and it doesn’t make sense to have that DHCP stuff on boot time. I … Continue reading

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Running same command on multiple terminals – Konsole

One time I was able to enter the Linux admins aquarium (a place where IT and Linux SysAds are contained with secure door stuff). I saw a SysAdmin do its thing, which is, to run a deployment on 6 servers. … Continue reading

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Battle for Wesnoth on Slackware 14.0

Been a long time player of Battle for Wesnoth on my old laptop. It was a pretty good turn-based game with story-line almost the same with the “Lord of the Rings”. Today, I finally installed in on my newer laptop … Continue reading

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