Category Archives: Slackware

Screencasting on Slackware Linux using ffmpeg

So I have this Slackware 14.0 and via sbopkg, I installed ffmpeg including all dependencies (required and optional) and its dependencies required/optional dependencies. Its tough but here we go. I just followed the simple command as described on LinuxQuestions.org forum. … Continue reading

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Being Hit By Slackware Current

I use Slackware current at home (2 machines) and also at work. While I have all the luxury of updating to the latest and the greatest software at home (except kernel driver for old laptop) I don’t have such privilege … Continue reading

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Slackware Current Update – Xorg and 3D stuff are working in my old laptop

Yesterday, there was a huge update in Slackware current regarding Xorg packages and its components. It took me an overnight download to sync the Slackware current tree in my machine and applied updates in the morning. Great results so far. … Continue reading

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Finding a string through your source codes

Not sure if the title is accurate but what I really wanted to say is to find a certain string, which file and which line within your project directory no matter how deep the directory level is. This is extremely … Continue reading

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Creating shortcut for finding installed Slackware packages

Lazy I am so I created a shortcut for checking if a package is installed in Slackware. Packages are listed on /var/log/packages so basically a basic ls | grep combo is needed to see if a package is already installed. … Continue reading

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Slackware Current Update Breaks digikam

More than a week ago or so, there is a huge update on Slackware current which was mostly due to the KDE 4.8.2 release and its friends likde QT. After a successful upgrade, I noticed a thread regarding digikam being … Continue reading

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Pagodabox Terminal Client on Slackware

Pagodabox has a terminal client for Linux written in ruby. It is the only tool that can be used to tunnel MySQL database to your local machine but this client does not work correctly with Slackware Linux. What are we … Continue reading

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SmartBro on Slackware Linux

I’ve been a Globe Tattoo user almost two years and so far it is almost good. However, due to our location, Globe’s 3G signal is too poor and decided to switch to SmartBro since its 3G signal is quite strong … Continue reading

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VirtualBox Shared Folder – Slackware Guest and Windows Host

I really forgot the details on how I manage to mount shared folders on VirtualBox within Slackware guest. However, my only concern is that normal users don’t have permission to access the shared folder – only root. Backgrounder In work, … Continue reading

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Citrix on Slackware

In my company, we use Citrix for all our remote connections. Of course I have to use Slackware and after several attempts and hesitations, I finally installed and made my first Citrix connection from home to our company network. UPDATE: … Continue reading

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