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I have had some issues the past few days using slackpkg to update my system. After a bit of rummaging through things I narrowed it down and fixed it. It would seem my install of gawk had some how gotten hosed. Go figure. I think it had something to do Read more…


I needed a way to start httpd (apache) and mysqld (MySQL) easily and I did not want them running all the time. I use them on my desktop and laptop for web development and testing. Since I don’t work on web stuff all the time it would be senseless to Read more…


After installation not many people have need to modify their drive set up. If you do here are some things that may help.


Keep Slackware up to date in a few simple steps. Slackpkg is an automated (for the most part) tool to do just that. In the /extra directory on a Slackware mirror you can find it. Download slackpkg for your version and do the following as root after it is installed. Read more…


There are some issues with upgrading to the seamonkey-1.0.8 package in Slackware 11.0. For a reason unknown to me at present it breaks gaim. I would assume this has something to do with gaim requiring the encryption abilities in the aforementioned package. It was upgraded to fix several possible security Read more…


Getting a boot splash with lilo is actually very easy. All you need is a text editor and something to do some image manipulation. Continue reading for a brief overview.


It took me a little time to find a way to get the amount of time it took for a shell script to execute. Every time I looked for it on the web I would get all kinds of other wild stuff. Well I had come across a way to Read more…


To add a bit of color to your xcalc so it does not look so plain on your desktop add the following line to your .Xresources. *customization: -color Note-! You must either restart your X session or run this command: xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources


To start things off I will touch on something that often gets over looked. Services. Both modern Windows machines and Linux machines have services of some sort that get started with the machine. Unless you have changed or disabled the ones you do not use you are taking an unnecessary Read more…

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