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Slax 6.0.9

Tomas M
wrote 7 years ago


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The newest Slax version 6.0.9 has been released today.
It fixes the problems with unsquashfs, which appeared in previous version.
Moreover it updates Slax to the latest Slackware 12.2, with kernel 2.6.27.8

You can download it from the usual locations, preferred mirror is at
ftp.linux.cz/pub/linux/slax/SLAX-6.x/
(after it gets updated).

I hope you like the new version.
Thank you for using Slax.
 
Guest
wrote 7 years ago


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Downloaded now! Thanks Tomas!
 
ahz
wrote 7 years ago


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Thanks! Great job! At least my problem that I had with 6.0.8 (claimed many modules as corrupted) has now gone. 6.0.9 works like 6.0.7 from the first try. Now I can start some more tests!

Have a nice weekend!

One question: With "uname -a" I get as kernel version 2.6.27.8. I suspect 2.6.28.8 as a typo???
 
nimh
wrote 7 years ago


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Hello,
The download is so slowwwww, I wish that somebody put a bitorrent tracker,
with so many people that would as fast as an unzippppp!
Thank you!
 
sllide
wrote 7 years ago


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cool new version :D
but how can i minimalizise the ram as mutch as possible but have most functions
 
Bicephale
wrote 7 years ago


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Just in time for Christmass!

It boots, those modules are necessary for me to get a proper keyboard:

'kde-i18n-fr-3.5.10-noarch-1.lzm'
'koffice-l10n-fr-1.6.3-noarch-1.lzm'

I still have to figure out how how to build a patch module to change
the default from European-French (France) to what i'm actually using.

Other than that, the PXE feature remains to be tested and i must also
find if the bass/treeble/3D controls of my SB 5.1 Live! sound card can
be activated. I wish 'Lynx' had remained available in text-only mode.
 
v_komenda
wrote 7 years ago


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Diky, Tomasi !!!
 
Argonaut
wrote 7 years ago


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too fast about 6.0.9 hmmmm ? good work .
 
Ivo Georgiev
wrote 7 years ago


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Really nice! Will you make a tutorial how exactly to make a distribution like Slax from Slackware packages, please? :) It will be really nice.
 
burninbush
wrote 7 years ago


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md5sum: c273990a26a01d3ba7f3e97f69906316 slax-6.0.9.iso

Someone else please confirm that?
 
Ivo Georgiev
wrote 7 years ago


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c273990a26a01d3ba7f3e97f69906316 /ivo/Linux Distros 2/slax-6.0.9.iso
 
muf
wrote 7 years ago


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md5sum: c273990a26a01d3ba7f3e97f69906316 slax-6.0.9.iso

OK
 
the?greek
wrote 7 years ago


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c273990a26a01d3ba7f3e97f69906316 slax-6.0.9.iso
me too
 
burninbush
wrote 7 years ago


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Cool -- now, can somebody tell me how to compile the nvidia driver? 169.12 and 169.07 have both worked here [when somebody else compiled them]
 
the_greek
wrote 7 years ago


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i think i left all my life for rebuilding drivers :(
 
garyzyg
wrote 7 years ago


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To Tomas:

* Please enable the module ath5k in config of kernel.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ath5k

"ath5k is designed with support in mind for any AR5xxx device."
 
XSlaxx
wrote 7 years ago


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I installed the new version on a USB, and found that skype does not work with it, as it did in 607 or 608. Wifi does not work either, kwifimanager comes up and says it is disabled.
Tried installing ndiswrapper, no effect, wifi assistant did not work or wicd. I also get this weird msg while booting up something about a bad superblock on hda. I did not
recieve this msg while booting in 607, but did recieve it in 608. When will we see kde 4 as part of slax?, and a decent package manager like synaptic?

other than i really like slax, it the best over all distro I have used.
 
alexmann13
wrote 7 years ago


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Thanks for the new release.

Few quirks to mention... some menuitems might be missing, and after using it for a little bit I had to run kbuildsycoca as all the menuitems disappeared.
 
tonio
wrote 7 years ago


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All looks great. I see TIOCGWINZ ioctl failed, defaulting to 80 columns error when I was rebuilding the martian-full-20080625.lzm
module for chipsets supported by martian driver. But the driver loads fine and the module has all directories and all works well :)

root@slax:/tmp# lzm2dir martian-full-20080625.lzm fake/
TIOCGWINZ ioctl failed, defaulting to 80 columns
[===================================================================|] 6/6 100%root@slax:/tmp#

Recreated both kernel dependent winmodem drivers slmodem-2.9.11-20080817 and martian-full-20080625. Tested other modules that I have made.

I have troubles with gkrellm-2.3.2 module, it does not create menu entry properly and does not work with slax 6.0.8 nor 6.0.9.
I built it sucessfully, but I can't get the menu item correctly. Can anyone shed some light here so that I can fix this module
and fix some of the other modules that have the same problem.

Thank you Tomas for slax 6.0.9. So far so good. If I encounter troubles, I will report back!
 
Tomas M
wrote 7 years ago


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ahz wrote:
One question: With "uname -a" I get as kernel version 2.6.27.8. I suspect 2.6.28.8 as a typo???

yes, sorry for that, fixed.
 
Ivo Georgiev
wrote 7 years ago


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gspca modules weren't working in 6.0.8, but there were working in 6.0.7. Will they work in 6.0.9 (has someone tested them)?
 
Guest
wrote 7 years ago


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Hello!
Well i's say go better for the compat-wireless it's allways better then the "stock"
wireless drivers, and it could aply to all mac80211 range!

garyzyg wrote:
To Tomas:

* Please enable the module ath5k in config of kernel.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/ath5k

"ath5k is designed with support in mind for any AR5xxx device."
 
Guest
wrote 7 years ago


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Just in time...

someone dropped my hard disks (really... :( ) and I was weeping all night last night. A friend is going to lend me an old clonker HDD with a whopping 8GBs.

I guess this is a good time to install slax :)
 
gusterrapolis
wrote 7 years ago


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Thanks for this new version.

At this moment is working fine.

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Only minor problems with performance ati driver in kernel 2.6.27.8.
Playing World of Padman, performance is poor than kernel 2.6.24.5 (slax-6.0.7) that works 100% OK with very good performance.
Some freezes but playable in kernel 2.6.27.8 (slax-6.0.9).

It,s a kernel problem or something related to 001-core.lzm.It's not an Xorg problem or driver ati problem.I'm sure.But I don't know where is the problem.Something related to kernel or 001-core.lzm from slax 6.0.9.
This frezees happens with other 3D games.Any ideas?

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Ati driver to slax-6.0.9:

http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=1070
 
TrUsTeR
wrote 7 years ago


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I have a problem with SLAX 6.0.9 & 6.0.8. When I try to load a lot of modules I get an error "Cannot read module data. corrupted download?" for some modules (50 of 150 modules) during boot.
I used lzm2dir and dir2lzm to repack these modules, but I got the same error. :(
But all is ok with SLAX 6.0.7. Can you help me?
 
Pastrugno
wrote 7 years ago


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Issue with Intel Pro Wireless AGN4965
For the second time my wireless doesn't work.
I do modprobe and this time I can't see any error message, but when I do an ifconfig I can't see any wireless.
No luck with Wlassistant too.
I can't use the new version again.
Bye
 
ahz
wrote 7 years ago


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Bad news! TrUsTeR wrote about the problem of the "Cannot read module data. corrupted download?" error in Slax 6.0.9. Immediatly i checked this on "real hardware" and indeed: Same problem as in 6.0.8. Yesterday I tested 6.0.9 in VMware only and there you do not have this problem (same issue as with 6.0.8). Slax 6.0.7 is the last version which works for me on "real hardware" too.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

ahz
 
Darren
wrote 7 years ago


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http://i36.tinypic.com/sg7brd.png

The network "Unknown" is my own and is in the very next room to me, before updating I would always get a full star rating but now its up and down constantly and my net speed is much slower.
 
Linea
wrote 7 years ago


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my test:
1) recompiled nvidia driver 177.82 and don't work in 6.0.9, kernel error (work in 6.0.8 and 6.0.7rc7)
2) my modules work OK in 6.0.9 and 6.0.7rc7 (don't work in 6.0.8)
3) add bluez... for bluetooth and don't work in 6.0.9 (work in 6.0.8 and 6.0.7rc7)

perhaps use 6.0.7rc7 (only problem mount ntfs)
 
Darren
wrote 7 years ago


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Just tried with my other adapter and that one seems to work, I guess its a module issue. No biggy, thanks for the new version of Slax btw Tomas.
 
Linea
wrote 7 years ago


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Linea wrote:
my test:
1) recompiled nvidia driver 177.82 and don't work in 6.0.9, kernel error (work in 6.0.8 and 6.0.7rc7)
2) my modules work OK in 6.0.9 and 6.0.7rc7 (don't work in 6.0.8)
3) add bluez... for bluetooth and don't work in 6.0.9 (work in 6.0.8 and 6.0.7rc7)

perhaps use 6.0.7rc7 (only problem mount ntfs)


oops no 6.0.7rc7... is 6.0.8rc7 :)
 
doug67
wrote 7 years ago


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from screenshot about kontact

Meet Alice , Visit Susan , Meet Patricia
Jeniffer , and visit zoo with my wife

nice week mister Thomas ;)

thank's for update slax

i will download soon and test it
 
tonio
wrote 7 years ago


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Despite some peoples trouble with Slax 6.0.9, for me it has been a lifesaver so far. I have Fedora 10 x86_64 machine and it constantly freezes. With Slax it just works :)

I get kernel oops:
http://www.kerneloops.org/submitresult.php?number=138190

Thank you Tomas for your hard work and dedication to Slax.

BTW
For the good modules that I have, there would be no need to pay me, or offer me to do that. For the bad ones, the ones that need a little bit of help to make them official, please help me a little bit get them right. ATTENTION Tomas and other experienced module makers, a helping hand is always welcome. For instance the gkrellm-2.3.2.lzm module

http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=461

Module does not work right now in Slax 6.0.9, menu entry gets created, but executable entry is blank. I keep going around in circles since slax 6.0.7 with this one. Also gnuplot module needed a little something to "make it",

http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=401

Please offer suggestions to improve them. Fundamental already reviewed gnuplot module, and confirms that it is close to being a good module, but needs that little extra step. Please if you can advice me, I will greatly appreciate it.
 
fundamental
wrote 7 years ago


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iwl4965 Issue
It is confirmed that the iwl4965 chipset is unusable as in 6.0.8 . The system seems to be missing a kernel module nessecery to create the interface.

This problem was solved in the 6.0.8 thread ( http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=view&parentID=26163#postid26891 ).
The same solution for 6.0.9 is available at: http://66.246.76.162/slax/linux-2.6.27.8-i486-1.tgz
If the variable is set correctly in the kernel's config the module will be created with the existing Linux Live scripts.

Fluxbox Startup Issue
Lines 27-29 should be removed from the /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.fluxbox file.xrandr -s 1024x768
play /opt/kde/share/sounds/KDE_Startup_1.ogg &

xrandr overrides the correct resolution.
The play application is no longer in Slax, so its line should be replaced with a current application or removed.

Possibly Unneeded Files
/usr/share/apps/kappfinder/apps/Internet/mozilla-firefox.desktop (firefox is not installed by default, so why have its desktop entry by default?)
/usr/share/emacs/ (no emacs binary, so this should only exist if an emacs module is active)
/usr/share/common-lisp/ (not a complete file structure for working common lisp and there is no lisp compiler (that I know about) to use the .lisp files stored within)

Possible AUFS/Squashfs Issue
root@slax:~/Desktop# find /usr/>/dev/null
find: /usr/share/applications/kde: Stale NFS file handle
root@slax:/usr/share/applications# ls
/bin/ls: cannot open directory .: Stale NFS file handle
Could be a bug with httpfs (I had vlc-086e.lzm activated over httpfs and the issue went away after deactivating the module)
(not a httpfs problem, as the same occured with mysql and crack-attack modules activated)
(Perhaps there is some incapatiablility with modules made under old versions of aufs/squashfs)

Xterm Font
xterm seems to be missing "-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--20-200-75-75-C-100-ISO10646-1"root@slax:/# xterm
Warning: Cannot convert string "nil2" to type FontStruct
xterm: unable to open font "-Misc-Fixed-Medium-R-Normal--20-200-75-75-C-100-ISO10646-1", trying "fixed"....


Broken Symbolic Link
/var/rwho to /var/spool/rwho

Just Comments

  • Why does Slax not use a program like wlassistant over kwifimanager?

  • It would be nice to have a desktop that is completely consisitant with kde, but the kwifimanager project seems to have some issues that are not being worked on.
    The mailing list seems to have been last used in 2005, which gives the appearance that the project's development has slowed greatly or stopped.
    wlassistant seems to give great results for users and would serve as good lightweight replacement for kwifimanager.
    wlassistant would also integrate nicely with the wpa_supplicant, which should be included in the default image of Slax for people who use WPA networks.

  • Why doesn't Slax have some nice bash autocompletions for programs like deactivate?

  • It would be nice if deactivate would autocomplete for the modules that are currently active. I think I will try to implement this and upload a module within the next few days.
    Perhaps Slax should also have the bash-completion Slackware package installed to help implement the intelegent autocompletions.

  • Why do forum users have access to a <h1> that renders in white on a very pale background? [fixed]

  • I think that this site should use some css or other form of styling to create a readable h1 tag.
     
    gnomic
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Just a word about wireless, I tried 6.0.9 on a Z60m ThinkPad, but alas there was no joy. It's one of those frustrating situations where the hardware is working (ipw2200), the access point is visible, but it is impossible to associate. As near as I can tell this is because of issues with WPA. The iwconfig utility does not handle WPA, so wpa_supplicant is required. Alas, it is not included with Slax. At present the only network access I have is via wireless, which makes it impossible to add wpa_supplicant.

    Would it be possible to include wpa_supplicant in future? I have never been quite clear on what kwifimanager is meant to do, it has never worked for me when I have tried to use it. Maybe it works when no authentication is required, and/or with WEP? I have to second the comment of 'fundamental' in a recent post, it would be useful for wpa_supplicant to be included so that if necessary one can get wireless up from the CLI after editing wpa_supplicant.conf. This would increase the usefulness of Slax as a live CD.
     
    Tomas M
    wrote 7 years ago


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    h1

     
    Ivo Georgiev
    wrote 7 years ago


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    I've uploaded the kernel fundamental has given and my gspcav1 driver for the kernel in my personal distro's site. Soon I will upload Nvidia packages :)


    Can someone compile a kernel with all the modules Slackware has except gspca module. I will try, but I didn't had much success in the past when I am trying to compile a kernel :(
     
    Ivo Georgiev
    wrote 7 years ago


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    I am very sorry, I've forgot the site: http://linvo.org/pub/pkg/kernel/2.6.27.8/
     
    X
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @Thomas whats with the h1?

    @Ivo.. Good luck with your kernel compilation, let us know how you make out.



    Much thanks to you guys for all your hard work to bring us this new version (now 500kb's smaller than 6.08), i think as long as we keep the footprint of slax below 200 megs no matter what happens .--it would be good.

    Mini CD-R's lowest caps are about 210 and 200 just seems like a nice round number.


    It would be a great feet if we could decide on a default browser for slax sometime down the road and maybe even add some basic X-Fi support. In hine-site saying so, i believe perhaps base support for each individual native driver in existence would be a good universal addition to slax.

    All you would need for basic support for each would be to include common files that are shared between each individual driver module group. , eg: Networking, Graphics, Audio, and so on and so forth.
    There must be some common characteristics and dependencies that are shared between them.

    Another possibility would be PXE load scripts for each driver available.

    Perhaps SLAX needs its own separate DRIVER repo.


    Just throwing some thoughts out there. Let me know what you guys think.


    Regards,
    ~X
     
    X
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Excuse me i meant to say 5000kb's..
     
    Ivshti
    wrote 7 years ago


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    That will be hard - KDE 4 will increase the size of Slax a lot.


    BTW I am "Ivo Georgiev" (the guest). I was lazy to log in.

    Has someone tested NVIDIA drivers on Slax? The newer drivers make kernel 2.6.24.5 to go very unstable (crashes every 1-2 hours)!

    Also, does anyone have experience with tablet on Linux (Slackware to be precise)?
     
    fundamental
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @Ivshi
    I installed the nvidia drivers from the official site ( http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_177.82.html ) and have yet to have a problem after several hours of bug testing and leaving Slax on overnight with the nvidia driver running.

    I myself have no experence with tablets in general, but from this thread ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/wacom-tablet-on-slackware-12.1-639801/ ) it appears that one only needs to add one driver and edit the xorg.conf file to get the tablet working.

    @Tomas M
    Thanks for fixing the tag.
     
    Linea
    wrote 7 years ago


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    fundamental wrote:
    @Ivshi
    I installed the nvidia drivers from the official site ( http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_177.82.html ) and have yet to have a problem after several hours of bug testing and leaving Slax on overnight with the nvidia driver running.

    I myself have no experence with tablets in general, but from this thread ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/wacom-tablet-on-slackware-12.1-639801/ ) it appears that one only needs to add one driver and edit the xorg.conf file to get the tablet working.

    @Tomas M
    Thanks for fixing the tag.



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    my configuration for tablet wacom and slax:


    1) create new file in /etc/udev/rules.d/10-wacom.rules :
    KERNEL=="event*", ATTRS{idVendor}=="056a", NAME="input/%k", SYMLINK+="input/wacom"

    create lzm of this file

    2) xconf.org insert part for wacom ... stylus, pad,..

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "X.org Configured"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "stylus"
    Driver "wacom"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    Option "PressCurve" "0,0,100,100"
    Option "USB" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "pad"
    Driver "wacom"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
    Option "Type" "pad"
    Option "ButtonsOnly" "on"
    Option "Button9" "2"
    Option "Button10" "3"
    Option "USB" "on"
    EndSection

    3) convert tgz to lzm:

    http://www.slacky.eu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7941&Itemid=65

    alternative use this slackbuilds with this version
    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.1-6.tar.bz2
     
    Linea
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Linea wrote:
    fundamental wrote:
    @Ivshi
    I installed the nvidia drivers from the official site ( http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_177.82.html ) and have yet to have a problem after several hours of bug testing and leaving Slax on overnight with the nvidia driver running.

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    have a problem in kernel source for nvidia 177.82 :(

    ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.
    include/linux/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.
    Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it.
     
    fundamental
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @Linea
    I guess there might be an issue with the kernel headers then.
    I did not notice the issue, as I needed to recompile some of the kernel to get the modules for the Intel 4965 chipset.
    You might be able to have a quickfix for now by installing the linux.....tgz in the section about the wireless problem in the above long post.
     
    Ivshti
    wrote 7 years ago


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    fundamental and all the others NVIDIA users,

    I recommend creating packages with the NVIDIA drivers with the slackbuild from slackbuilds.org ;)
    It's very easy if you use sbopkg. Like these: http://linvo.org/pub/pkg/kernel/2.6.24.5/

    Can you post the versions you have tested that work, please?

    Linea, thanks a lot!
     
    fundamental
    wrote 7 years ago


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    In elaboration about the possible aufs/squashfs issue, I now am fairly sure that it is an AUFS issue.
    It seems to occur when I use a shell that was open before the module insertion on a directory that has changed.
    Perhaps AUFS needs to update some variable to let the system know what the new directories are?
     
    Tomas M
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Every time you feel something is an AUFS problem, I suggest you to try to reproduce the behavior while using 'Slax Always Fresh' to make sure it's not in FUSE (posixovl overlay is default). Because most of the time it actually is a problem in FUSE.
     
    XAVIER
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Tomas M wrote:
    Every time you feel something is an AUFS problem, I suggest you to try to reproduce the behavior while using 'Slax Always Fresh' to make sure it's not in FUSE (posixovl overlay is default). Because most of the time it actually is a problem in FUSE.


    So you think we can keep slax under 210 and still include KDE 4.2+.. ?
     
    Ivshti
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Maybe, but you can't do it by using the Slackware /testing packages. Packages must be stripped.
    I suggest making a Gnome version with GWARE. It will be the same size as the KDE 4 one. I've discovered soon, GWARE packages work when they are installed with the -root flag of installpkg. My distribution (http://linvo.org) will soon have this. I am waiting for GWARE for Slackware 12.2.
    The module will work in Slax.

    Some say GNOME is not simple enough for Slackware. Maybe. But GWARE is simplified and seems to work very well. The bad thing of GNOME is that it requires in-system things (like adding Avahi to the startup system) and even dropline required precompiling X (or replacing it with the pre-build packages). It has a lot dependencies and it doesn't follow the UNIX principles, which is really disgusting. However, it's not so bad after all. It's little bit more user-friendly than KDE and that only makes it important to be shipped with every desktop distribution. Also, GTK+ seems much lighter and faster than Qt.

    Also, LXDE won't be bad. When I am less busy with school, I may submit a LXDE module. Meanwhile, everyone can simply download all the lx* packages from Alien's repository (http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds), create a directory somewhere, and run installpkg -root directory *.tgz in a directory with all the lx* packages and no other packages. And a detail, you must add vte if you want a working terminal. There may be other dependencies.

    And Xfce is as simple as tgz2lzm to the xfce package. Oh, vte is required, again.

    Few problems in Slax that I've found since 6.0.7:
    1) LANG must be set to *.UTF-8, if you want KDE konqueror/kdesktop icons to support showing cyrillic names properly.
    2) font-alias and other related packages (don't remember which exactly) must be added if you want to support installing fonts. Else, X will broke.
     
    the_sane_one
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Not sure where to post this. I installed 6.0.9 from 6.0.7 in my USB, and I can't get my HDD to recognize as /dev/sda. It always shows up as /dev/hda. I was using these boot params in 6.0.7.


    ide0=0 ide1=0


    I have searched the forum and googled. Couldn't find a solution to my problem. I don't have HDD specific BIOS settings(Dell D620 laptop). I tried setting these params, didn't work either.


    combined_mode=libata copy2ram autoexec=xconf;telinit~4 ide0=0 ide1=0 hda=none hda=noprobe BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz


    This is what hdparm says :


    bash-3.1# hdparm -Tt /dev/hda

    /dev/hda:
    Timing cached reads: 2198 MB in 2.00 seconds = 1100.05 MB/sec
    Timing buffered disk reads: 6 MB in 3.97 seconds = 1.51 MB/sec


    This is what lspci says :


    bash-3.1# lspci | grep -i ata
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)


    This is what demsg says :


    ide_generic: please use "probe_mask=0x3f" module parameter for probing all legacy ISA IDE ports
    Probing IDE interface ide0...
    hda: ST980811AS, ATA DISK drive
    Probing IDE interface ide1...
    hdc: HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR-8084N, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
    hda: max request size: 512KiB
    hda: 156301488 sectors (80026 MB) w/8192KiB Cache, CHS=16383/255/63
    hda: cache flushes supported
    hda: hda1
    hdc: ATAPI 24X DVD-ROM drive, 2048kB Cache

    ...

    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: version 2.12
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: PCI INT B -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: MAP [ P0 P2 IDE IDE ]
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: BAR 0: can't reserve I/O region [0x1f0-0x1f7]
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: failed to request/iomap BARs for port 0 (errno=-16)
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: BAR 2: can't reserve I/O region [0x170-0x177]
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: failed to request/iomap BARs for port 1 (errno=-16)
    ata_piix 0000:00:1f.2: no available native port



    I came across this link when I was googling -- http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/linux-kernel/2007/6/10/102310/thread

    Appreciate your help.
     
    Dude
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @Tomas,
    Could you please compile OCFS2 driver as a module next time? It makes no sense to embed it in the kernel as this makes the OCFS2_tools not work when trying to start the cluster.
    Also, having it embedded in the kernel is useless, as you will not be able to boot from it without the OCFS2_tools.
    I always have to recompile the kernel just for this small thing.
    It's a small effort to you and would make slax useful for building a SAN out of the box.

    Also, I miss a little package called ifplugd.
    It was once part of slax, I think.
    It's very small, so it would not increase the size of the distro that much, and is incredibly useful: it runs dhcpcd on the NIC once we plug the network cable in :)

    Other than that, I think 6.0.9 is great! I'm using it on my laptop.
     
    dark2x3d
    wrote 7 years ago


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    6.0.9

    - upgraded to Slackware-12.2
    - upgraded to Linux Kernel 2.6.27.8
    - upgraded samba-stripped, added libcap
    - fixed a bug in unsquashfs (lzm2dir) which happened on SMP machines
    - removed bluez* packagess


    I didn't understant why remove Bluez packages, we use bluetooth every day, so...
    tell me, what packages should I add to my slax to use bluetooth?
     
    Ivshti
    wrote 7 years ago


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    All bluez* from the Slackware repository.
    ftp://darkstar.ist.utl.pt/pub/slackware/slackware-12.2/slackware/n/
     
    Linea
    wrote 7 years ago


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    for bluettoth add this tgz:

    bluez-firmware-1.2-i486-1
    bluez-hcidump-1.42-i486-2
    bluez-libs-3.36-i486-2
    bluez-utils-3.36-i486-4
    obexftp-0.22-i486-3
    openobex-1.3-i486-3

    kdebluetooth-1.0.beta8-i486-2sl

    don't work :(
     
    Tomas M
    wrote 7 years ago


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    dark2x3d wrote:
    I didn't understant why remove Bluez packages, we use bluetooth every day, so...
    tell me, what packages should I add to my slax to use bluetooth?

    bluez has been removed because it created unneeded dependency on many other libraries, which I do not wish to include in Slax.
     
    garyzyg
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Why not compile the kernel module ath5k?
    Ath5k has entered the kernel tree since 2.6.27.
     
    X
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Thomas M , Even I don't have BlueTooth hardware on any of my machines and still say the bluez packages should remain if not even in a scaled down form.
     
    Zoolander
    wrote 7 years ago


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    i agree please keep the modules in a striped down form :thumbsup: !
     
    tmcguinness
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Can someone address the_sane_one - because currently this is a big issue for a number of us out here.

    I personally would like a kernel which only uses the libata package.

    Thanks and love the Slax!!!
     
    Ivshti
    wrote 7 years ago


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    http://linvo.org/pub/pkg/kernel/2.6.27.8/

    Updated! It includes the Slax kernel, taken from here: http://66.246.76.162/slax/linux-2.6.27.8-i486-1.tgz, that includes more modules + working gspca driver (and see README.gspcav1) + nvidia drivers for the same kernel. Have fun!
     
    the_greek
    wrote 7 years ago


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    bluez-firmware-1.2-i486-1
    bluez-hcidump-1.42-i486-2
    bluez-libs-3.36-i486-2
    bluez-utils-3.36-i486-4
    obexftp-0.22-i486-3
    openobex-1.3-i486-3

    kdebluetooth-1.0.beta8-i486-2sl

    don't work :(


    i think i got it what/s wrong

    first dbus needs to be restarted
    http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=466013

    then some security in dbus 1.2.6 prevents kblutooth to talk
    http://support.zenwalk.org/viewtopic.php?p=108827


    take this bluez-all (for 609)
    http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=1083
    openobex 1.3 (for slax 609)
    http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=1084

    and then one of these
    KDE Bluetooth Framework 1.0 beta 8
    http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=657
    or
    Kdebluetooth 1.0 beta9
    http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=1078

    may need also obexftp 0.21
    http://www.slax.org/modules.php?action=detail&id=1081
    (or try combinations with your modules and so on...)


    first you need to edit
    /etc/dbus-1/system.conf
    and in line 54 delete two lines :

    allow send_requested_reply="true" send_type="method_return"/
    allow send_requested_reply="true" send_type="error"/


    and put one line


    allow send_requested_reply="true"/

    must have < at begin
    and > at end !

    then need to restart dbus :
    /etc/rc.d/rc.messagebus reload

    /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth start

    and there is no kbluetooth in menu

    kbluetooth
     
    Pastrugno
    wrote 7 years ago


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    kdebluetooth doesn't work on newer kernels, so it's unusable over Slax 6.09 and Slackware current.
    The right way for the moment is to use the commandlines.
    Install bluez-firmware, bluez-hcidump, bluez-libs, bluez-utils, obexftp and openobex.
    In case you are gling to use the headphones you need the gstreamer and the gst-plugins.
    Then type in konsole:
    chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth
    /etc/rc.d/rc.bluetooth start

    In order to find the discoverable bluetooth devices type:
    hcitool scan
    So you can see that the blutooth works!
    Bye
     
    loadfoo
    wrote 7 years ago


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    any mirror please ....
     
    fundamental
    wrote 7 years ago


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    loadfoo,

    You should be able to get access to either:
    ftp.linux.cz/pub/linux/slax/SLAX-6.x/
    OR
    ftp.slax.org/SLAX-6.x/
     
    loadfoo
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Wow quick replay man thank's ....
     
    forum
    wrote 7 years ago


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    If this is so hard to manage bluetooth can somebody create a module for that ?

    Sincerely thanks and have a nice day.
     
    GrynayS
    wrote 7 years ago


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    HeeeellllPPP!!!!! make a Nvidia driver for Slax 6.0.9!!
     
    Spectre
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Friendly reminder to Tomas: there are no bsdiffs for either 6.0.8 or 6.0.9. Provide, please. 8=]
     
    hikaru
    wrote 7 years ago


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    I encountered two bugs on my EEE 901 already with 6.0.8rc and just had the same effect in 6.0.9. In 6.0.7 and 6.0.8rc7 it was fine:
    Slax is installed on a USB-stick formatted with FAT32.

    Bug #1 (minor):
    I can boot from the stick but the splash screen doesn't appear. Instead of this I get a white screen with some kind of boot menu. But the menu is empty (minor bug). I suspect this is due to the low/unusual resolution of 1024x600.
    If I press and type "Slax" it boots fine into runlevel 3.
    If I then call "xconf" change to runlevel 4 with "telinit 4" KDE starts normal.

    Bug #2 (major):
    But if I then reboot or shut down, the shutdown takes unusually long and during the next boot I get the following error message and the system hangs (major bug):
    Fatal error occured - slax data not found.

    If I boot the same Slax version from an EXT2 partition I don't have this problem (the splash screen problem remains).
     
    tmcguinness
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Serious Kernel error here:

    pata(ide)/sata conflict on Intel mobos causes un-useable disk performance of either cdrom/dvd or hard drive.

    This works on Puppy linux 4.1.2 with kernel 2.6.25.16

    Tomas - can you help on this?
     
    Biewroet
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Tomas,
    Could you add sypnaptic driver (for touchpad scrool).

    Thanks.
     
    Michealangelo
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Biewroet wrote:
    Tomas,
    Could you add sypnaptic driver (for touchpad scrool).

    Thanks.


    +1 Vote for that

    I am also with the rest of them on leaving the bluetooth studd there if not anything leave these.

    bluez-firmware
    bluez-hcidump
    bluez-libs

    This way people can use whatever frontend they want but bluetooth hardware itself will be polled('woke up').
     
    forum
    wrote 7 years ago


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    stuff*
     
    ElecCham
    wrote 7 years ago


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    So I took a look at the download for Linux-Live 6.0.9, and there's no script change vs. 6.0.8 - only a change to the squashfs binaries in the tools directory! So I looked at the squashfs repository, and there don't seem to have been any check-ins...

    ...so what got fixed? Inquiring minds want to know!
     
    Felias
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Hi,

    it seems that the mplayer package, precisely the libavcodec from mencoder, is compiled without H.264 support (from libx264). Is this intended? It would be great to have that codec included.
     
    X
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Felias wrote:
    Hi,

    it seems that the mplayer package, precisely the libavcodec from mencoder, is compiled without H.264 support (from libx264). Is this intended? It would be great to have that codec included.


    I agree *.264 support is a must!
     
    burninbush
    wrote 7 years ago


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    HeeeellllPPP!!!!! make a Nvidia driver for Slax 6.0.9!!

    +++++++++++++

    Look at recent threads for one with that in the title -- it has a link to one that works well here.
     
    Cookie1456
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Or just install the drivers you get from nvidia at the login screen...
     
    kaiomatico
    wrote 7 years ago


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    i found a bug... you stripped down too much Tomas... when i try to change the theme color the X server crashes (in kde) ...

    i tried many colors but yet only black,the blue default and orange (pumpkin) seems to work!

    please re-implement these colors in the next release and also make that ATI radeon cards automaticially use the fglrx driver (and put it into the next release) instead of the radeon driver, because it does not have opengl and D3D support =(

    thank you

    (and btw:i cannot change the keymap in fluxbox to german keyboard...it just does not apply =/ )
     
    ElecCham
    wrote 7 years ago


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    If I can get the #*%!ing SquashFS module working I will have the "I need XYZ package" problem fixed, I think... because currently the project is "get Portage/Emerge running under Slax"...

    ...but right now I'm just shy of "dead in the water" because I can't actually boot on a decent percentage of machines due to the "corrupt module" bug!

    I know it's the holiday season, but any chance we can get that patch somewhere? (Er, presumably you have to publish it somewhere, after all...)
     
    Slackware_user
    wrote 7 years ago


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    kaiomatico wrote:
    i found a bug... you stripped down too much Tomas... when i try to change the theme color the X server crashes (in kde) ...

    i tried many colors but yet only black,the blue default and orange (pumpkin) seems to work!

    please re-implement these colors in the next release and also make that ATI radeon cards automaticially use the fglrx driver (and put it into the next release) instead of the radeon driver, because it does not have opengl and D3D support =(

    thank you

    (and btw:i cannot change the keymap in fluxbox to german keyboard...it just does not apply =/ )

    Radeon driver has 3d-aceleration for R300 and r500 chipsets.
    r600 and r700 are not yet implemented.
    you can use fglrx driver as your own module.
     
    Bicephale
    wrote 7 years ago


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    'fglrxinfo':

    Tungsten Graphics, R200 (Radeon 9200 Pro/R280), "segmentation fault"...
     
    Slackware_user
    wrote 7 years ago


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    r200 does NOT need fglrx.
    it runs on RADEON driver perfectly.
     
    Bicephale
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Thank you, that's good to know. I knew it didn't
    like 'fglrx' and now i guess it's clear why. This
    will probably save me some spare time, eventually.
     
    forum
    wrote 7 years ago


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    radeon drivers suck, where does one find the radeonhd drivers for an integrated video on motherboard that uses those pesky radeon drivers?
     
    kaiomatico
    wrote 7 years ago


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    thank you for your answers about the radeon drivers.

    it was just because i have an x 1600 mobility which does not have any acceleration with the radeon driver...so integrating the driver and make it aviable through xconf would be very usable for some users just like me

    anyway about the problem with changing the color theme:the other themes were not stripped down,the x server just crashes because something is missing... sometimes it works,sometimes it crashes..sorry,but i cannot give you more information than:

    the screen is getting doubled and in the middle a little output box with some codes come,which i cannot copy&paste because X already crashed =/

    maybe you all can try it out yourself and help Tomas fixing it..just try to apply some different color shemes

    thank you
     
    Bicephale
    wrote 7 years ago


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    How do i know i get full support, acceleration included, etc.?
     
    FlyYashi
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Yes please re-add bluetooth support please
     
    Misha_From_Penza
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Tomas M

    In this version I cannot solve a problem with a pniters. The previous 'crutch" which worked in 6.0.7 version has not approached. And the printable not work initially on set of different printers (samsung, epson, canon, hp). And attempt to use the cups from a package *.tgz leads to full refusal of work cups, just as use of the printmodule-s6.lzm...
     
    XAVIER
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Misha, can you explain a little further and post a link to a pastebin with the DMESG and any other logs with relevant information in it in it ?


    Type at console :

    dmesg

    or

    dmesg | tail


    And then post the output to http://www.Pastebin.com
     
    jcsoh
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @Misha
    "In this version I cannot solve a problem with a pniters."

    Be sure to delete the original printer set up and reinstall . I am using Xero3 203A laser printer with Gusterrapolis's printmodule-s6.lzm . Initially printing doesn't work in Slax 6.09 . However , after I delete the setup printer and reinstall from the begining , printing work as before.
     
    Kriss
    wrote 7 years ago


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    One thing I noticed is that I can't mount something with -o loop in 6.0.9 (even without modules) so I have to reboot to 6.0.7 .
    I read this BTW: http://www.slax.org/documentation_loop_mount.php
    and not that I'm complaining, just wondering whether it normal or not...
    There was something else, but I can't remember right now...
     
    Misha_From_Penza
    wrote 7 years ago


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    jcsoh wrote:
    Be sure to delete the original printer set up and reinstall . I am using Xero3 203A laser printer with Gusterrapolis's printmodule-s6.lzm . Initially printing doesn't work in Slax 6.09 . However , after I delete the setup printer and reinstall from the begining , printing work as before.


    Thank you, but you would concretely describe the actions? exactly with this printmodule-s6.lzm (and with drivers for my printer) a print worked in the previous versions of slax (6.0.7)
     
    jcsoh
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @ Misha_From_Penza

    I do not know if the printmodule-s6.lzm work with your printer as you mentioned "previous crutch" with no details of what you did before to make printing work in slax 6.07.

    What I am merely saying is when I first use slax 6.09 with the printmodule-s6.lzm printing did not work (It work with slax 6.07) . I delete the installed printer using KDE Control Center , Peripheral , Printer and reinstall using the same KDE Control Center and printer work again.

    So you should try deleting whatever printer installed and reinstall the printer again in slax 6.09.

    As for the printmodule other than installing the printer using kde control center with the right driver or ppd files , the first time using it , I only need to go to /root , where I can see a folder named Cups and inside it is another folder named Scripts and a ReadMe.txt file with instructions.

    Inside scripts is an icon named StartCups . Just click it.
    If you have saved changes in place you never need to repeat this step again.
     
    X
    wrote 7 years ago


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    I wouldn't start deleting anything until you gave us all a good characterization of the problem Misha_From_Penza
     
    jcsoh
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @ X
    "I wouldn't start deleting anything until you gave us all a good characterization of the problem Misha_From_Penza"

    Deleting installed printer using KDE Control center is safe as it merely removed the installed printer from KDE settings. It does not delete the Printers from the Printer Database or printer ppd files.
     
    Rava
    wrote 7 years ago


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    OK, I was a bit busy lately ... and just saw the issues with the corrupted modules on 6.0.8 so decided top wait.
    Now downloading 6.0.9 and will give more infos how it works with my XFCe changes and Firefox 2.
    Oh, my Firefox is still 2.0.0.15 I just realized ... I try to get a Firefox 3.x ... and when there is none (I haven't searched for it yet) I make one and upload it to slax.org (but that will then already include the 2 most important add-ons in my book: AdblockPlus and NoScript ...)

    So ... thanks a lot once again for your hard work, Thomas, oh and happy late new year to you and to all the regulars on the forum as well *is late with that* ^_^;
     
    X
    wrote 7 years ago


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    I stated to use Slax 6.09 on my other system the other day, everything went off without a hitch :o)

    Everything seems a little faster. Time will tell.
     
    markds
    wrote 7 years ago


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    fundamental wrote:
    Possible AUFS/Squashfs Issue

    root@slax:~/Desktop# find /usr/>/dev/null
    find: /usr/share/applications/kde: Stale NFS file handle
    root@slax:/usr/share/applications# ls
    /bin/ls: cannot open directory .: Stale NFS file handle
    Could be a bug with httpfs (I had vlc-086e.lzm activated over httpfs and the issue went away after deactivating the module)
    (not a httpfs problem, as the same occured with mysql and crack-attack modules activated)
    (Perhaps there is some incapatiablility with modules made under old versions of aufs/squashfs)


    Seems to be the case of compatibility. This stale NFS file handle issue only occurs when I insert modules on the fly that were created using older versions of squashfs.

    In any case I managed to update the kernel to 2.6.28.1 and compiled in the squashfs, etc as from Tomas' build.kernel script. I had to manually tweak a few things and add a patch for the squashfs3.4 against the 2.6.28 kernel but it works. The mksquashfs/unsquashfs uses both processors, but I get that annoying "TIOCGWINZ ioctl failed, defaulting to 80 columns" warning. Has anyone fixed that yet?


  • Why does Slax not use a program like wlassistant over kwifimanager?

  • It would be nice to have a desktop that is completely consisitant with kde, but the kwifimanager project seems to have some issues that are not being worked on.
    The mailing list seems to have been last used in 2005, which gives the appearance that the project's development has slowed greatly or stopped.
    wlassistant seems to give great results for users and would serve as good lightweight replacement for kwifimanager.
    wlassistant would also integrate nicely with the wpa_supplicant, which should be included in the default image of Slax for people who use WPA networks.


    It doesn't actually work that well. I mean I have been advocating using wlassistant for a long time (search the posts) but in truth it works best with open networks and WEP networks. WPA networks, even with the linux extension drivers and wpa_supplicant running, it still fails to connect more often than it does connect. I prefer to use wpa_supplicant, wpa_gui then manually get the IP when associated. If they could get wlassistant working well with WPA, then I agree its simplest to use.
     
    X
    wrote 7 years ago


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    I meant to say -started- on the 98th post, damn keyboard.
    Lets try and keep this post a priority guys.
     
    francois.e
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Wifi and touchpad are no more working under slax 6.0.9 for a hp pavilion laptop dv2713ca. They were both working under slax 6.0.7.

    My driver is a Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 03). To my knowledge it is not already supported in linux. The graphic driver needed is for nvidia 7150m card. Under 6.0.7 it was working well under ndiswrapper. See the thread for wifi problem:

    http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=view&parentID=31280

    For the laptop touchpad, some nice people are working on the problem under thread:

    http://www.slax.org/forum.php?action=view&parentID=31787
     
    ocak
    wrote 7 years ago


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    i always get a error when start pc

    " could not find image linux boot "

    plz help me , ocak17@yahoo.com
     
    imate900
    wrote 7 years ago


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    ocak wrote:
    i always get a error when start pc

    " could not find image linux boot "

    plz help me , ocak17@yahoo.com


    plz bee mor specific. wee ned mor detail wit ur problem. not liek "help me i have kernel probl says kernel panic plz fix!!!"

    -- (I lol'ed at above)

    I agree that ath5k driver should be in the kernel. Just discovered: 2.6.28.5 is the latest kernel version. Please upgrade to it :) And include a another fallback: tinywm with xterm, I can do it just fine.
     
    alMubarmij
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Still not stable from USB.
    We are waiting the next release.
     
    tonio
    wrote 7 years ago


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    alMubarmij wrote:
    Still not stable from USB.
    We are waiting the next release.


    I beg to differ on that one Mubarmij, I have slax running flawlessly from (Sony Corp. MicroVault Flash Drive)USB drive.


    root@slax:~# lsusb
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 054c:0243 Sony Corp. MicroVault Flash Drive
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 002: ID 03f0:0205 Hewlett-Packard ScanJet 3300c
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    root@slax:~# cat /etc/slax-version
    Slax 6.0.9
    root@slax:~# uname -r
    2.6.27.8
    root@slax:~# uptime
    11:55:46 up 5 days, 15:58, 4 users, load average: 0.19, 0.11, 0.08
    root@slax:~#


    It has not skipped a bit, so I would not say that it is not stable, might not be working for you with *your* hardware, but for me it is and that is on several computers :) Please don't spread FUD! Thanks!
     
    alMubarmij
    wrote 7 years ago


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    SLAX 6 is so unstable, and hangs with me many times, specially from USBs.
    And most times I need to make a fresh copy again on my USB to able to boot it again!

    CD edition still better, but SLAX 5.x is more stable, and has more functions and scripts like configsave.

    Also SLAX 5 site and forum still better and more helpful than new one.
    As example there is no standard option for user forum here, no email notifications and there no ability to follow my posts from one link as other forums.
     
    markds
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Absolutly no problems with Slax 6 other than a few minor driver issues. Doesn't hang, no need for reboots, etc. I'd check *YOUR* hardware more than blaming Slax 6 for your problems.


    alMubarmij wrote:
    SLAX 6 is so unstable, and hangs with me many times, specially from USBs.
    And most times I need to make a fresh copy again on my USB to able to boot it again!

    CD edition still better, but SLAX 5.x is more stable, and has more functions and scripts like configsave.

    Also SLAX 5 site and forum still better and more helpful than new one.
    As example there is no standard option for user forum here, no email notifications and there no ability to follow my posts from one link as other forums.
     
    aldimetaly
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Hi everybody!

    If have burned successfully the slax-6.0.9.iso (with some modules I thought I'll use), I modified Bios Setup to boot from CD, It can't be done. My other OS (Win XP SP2) is running instead. (note that the Slax 5.1.8 SE is running).

    What can I do?

    Other but the same problem :
    I extracted the *.tar on my Usb device (Kingston Data Traveler 2GB), run the "boot\bootinst.bat" successfully. The same problem occurs.

    Wishing for replies.

    Thanks !
     
    markds
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Could you check the MD5 sum of the ISO you downloaded just to make sure your download did not get corrupted? Also for the USB, does your PC support booting from USB devices? If so can you manually (press F12, or something) to get to the boot menu and manually select to boot from your USB device?

    aldimetaly wrote:
    Hi everybody!

    If have burned successfully the slax-6.0.9.iso (with some modules I thought I'll use), I modified Bios Setup to boot from CD, It can't be done. My other OS (Win XP SP2) is running instead. (note that the Slax 5.1.8 SE is running).

    What can I do?

    Other but the same problem :
    I extracted the *.tar on my Usb device (Kingston Data Traveler 2GB), run the "bootbootinst.bat" successfully. The same problem occurs.

    Wishing for replies.

    Thanks !
     
    MamaSlax
    wrote 7 years ago


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    I should like to please read the finished howto compile. I find my ignorance prevents me yet nothing to deplete that boundless pit is written for me :(


    I return after some years to find a robust and mature OS I can install to my relations. Outstanding and elegant among a growing crowd of proven performances. 609 lax for naught but a module GOD.

    Brava!
     
    forum
    wrote 7 years ago


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    MamaSlax wrote:
    I return after some years to find a robust and mature OS I can install to my relations. Outstanding and elegant among a growing crowd of proven performances. 609 lax for naught but a module GOD.

    Brava!


    What are you talking about a module GOD?
    It does not Exist! Would you kill for ``that'' module?
     
    MamaSlax
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Pardon my poor ESL my gender free friend! These modules pages are a cause for faith ;) I assure you no modules were harmed in the thrashing of this English.
     
    aldimetaly
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Thanks a lot for replying!

    Of course I verified the md5 sum of both th ISO and TAR. The same.
    So I didn't modify my downloaded ISO, I burn it. It runs successfully! But I have to load the modules from my hard disk.
    I also created a 'slax.iso' with added modules in folder 'modules' and 'optional', boot it after the CD (slax from=/dev/hda5/slax.iso). No Problem too! The same occurs if I extract The TAR version on my USB device and customize it (slax from=/dev/sda1).
    But I can't boot directly from my USB device (we both know it's useful to work with), I try from the boot menu : the computer boot anywhere else. I tried with a laptop (eMachines), it runs.
    Is this a solution to program the bios or do I have to boot from the CD before?

    Another problem :
    How to save changes and load them from slax boot menu (cheatcode like "changes=/dev/sda1/slaxsave.dat")? About loading theses changes automatically too?

    markds wrote:
    Could you check the MD5 sum of the ISO you downloaded just to make sure your download did not get corrupted? Also for the USB, does your PC support booting from USB devices? If so can you manually (press F12, or something) to get to the boot menu and manually select to boot from your USB device?

    aldimetaly wrote:
    Hi everybody!

    If have burned successfully the slax-6.0.9.iso (with some modules I thought I'll use), I modified Bios Setup to boot from CD, It can't be done. My other OS (Win XP SP2) is running instead. (note that the Slax 5.1.8 SE is running).

    What can I do?

    Other but the same problem :
    I extracted the *.tar on my Usb device (Kingston Data Traveler 2GB), run the "bootbootinst.bat" successfully. The same problem occurs.

    Wishing for replies.

    Thanks !
     
    aldimetaly
    wrote 7 years ago


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    Another topic :

    How to use some program (like Guitar Pro) from windows in Slax?
    Do I have to download a module, or modify the executable (.exe)

    Thanks
     
    jcsoh
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @aldimetaly

    "How to use some program (like Guitar Pro) from windows in Slax?"

    First check if there is a linux version .
    If not you may try to use wine to install the window programme.'
    For some very simple window programme , particularly portable programmw , wine may be able to run them directly , but most will need to be install using wine.

    http://www.slax.org/modules/2197/dl/wine-1.1.15-i386-mt.lzm

    You can read more about wine at:
    http://www.winehq.org/

    Basically after activating wine , you can click window exe file to run the installer.

    WineHQ comment on running GuitarPro 5
    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=3782
     
    jcsoh
    wrote 7 years ago


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    @aldimetaly

    I downloaded a demo copy GP5DEMO.exe.
    The syntax to run using wine is

    wine GP5DEMO.exe

    Navigate to where you save the GP5DEMO.exe
    type

    wine GP5DEMO.exe

    wine will tell you something aboung been unable to find the dos directory ....
    This is the message I got

    "bash-3.1# wine GP5DEMO.exe
    Warning: could not find DOS drive for current working directory '/mnt/live/memory/changes/root/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32', starting in the Windows director y.

    So I copy GP5DEMO.exe to
    /mnt/live/memory/changes/root/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 (Note : I am saving my changes using changes= to save to my hard disk.

    Then I navigate to /mnt/live/memory/changes/root/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32
    And run wine again
    wine GP5DEMO.exe

    The installer run and you can choose where to install it and to create a Desktop icon.
    To start the programme afterward click the Desktop icon or navigate to where you install it, then right click GP5.exe (the executable to start) and choose open with wine window programme loader.

    I don't know how to use it but it seem to be working.
     
    36453762
    wrote 7 years ago


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    thanks
     

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