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Bad Blood and Help Vampires in Linux Forums

by Wayne Boyd
April 3, 2017

As you probably know there are about a hundred billion versions of GNU/Linux freely available for download that you canĀ installĀ on your computer, wiping out Windows altogether (or keeping it if you like too). 748 more words

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Running Firefox 52.0.2 (64-bit) in Slackware64 14.1 (Amended)

Today I noticed that FF was starting up slowly and loading web pages like walking through liquid tar. I did the usual troubleshooting steps to see if any recently updated addons, extensions, or services were creating this issue. 329 more words

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Using the Linux -pf kernel on Slackware

The pf kernel is a fork of the Linux kernel containing several patches to help with desktop responsiveness. You can read more about it here at the official website: … 945 more words

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Run your Slackware installation with the latest kernel - 4.10.2! Released today (170312)

NEWS 170312
Kernel 4.10.2-x86_64-exton is my newest Slackware kernel. The stable kernel 4.10.2 was released by Kernel.org on March 12, 2017.

I have compiled a very useful (as I think) … 231 more words

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Enable Right Click with Two Fingers at X240

OS: Slackware64 14.2
Device: Thinkpad x240
After testing many tutorials, found at Archlinux Wiki

# synclient TapButton2=3

Source:
[0] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Lenovo_ThinkPad_X240
[1] https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics

Estu~

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Run your Slackware installation with the latest kernel - 4.9!

NEWS 161223
Kernel 4.9-x86_64-exton is my newest Slackware kernel. The stable kernel 4.9 was released by Kernel.org on December 11, 2016.

I have compiled a very useful (as I think) … 230 more words

Exton

Change Thinkpad T61 page forward/back to page up/down in Linux

The Thinkpad T61 is a formidable machine that has earned it’s place in history and for me is still my go-to laptop of choice despite its’ 10+ year manufacture date. 149 more words

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