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asciidoc Mini HOWTO asciidoc Mini HOWTO Introduction Keeping notes is an integral part of using any Linux distribution. Keeping them in plain text allows one to use them from a console during initial setup; using a consistent markup for plain text adds to the readability of the notes. ,
at - Task Scheduling at - Task Scheduling at is a task scheduling tool which one-time enables tasks to be performed on your system. The batch is like at but permforms the one-time tasks when system load permits it, all command and functions of at can be replicated by , ,
Set Up BOINC with ATI (AMD) Videocard under Slackware Set Up BOINC with ATI (AMD) Videocard under Slackware This howto is used based on Slackware64 14.0 and boinc 7.2.33 x64, and ATI HD 4350 (RV710) videocard. Firstly - install a fresh slackware64 14.0. Then we download the latest BOINC client from , , , , ,
Efficient CLI Navigation Efficient CLI Navigation The CLI (Command Line Interface) is a very powerful, flexible and programmable environment. If you use the command line interface on a regular basis, you know how important it is to customise your working environment and develop shortcuts to ensure efficient workflow. Below are some tips on navigating through directories in an quick and easy way. , , , , , ,
How To Fix Firefox Annoyances How To Fix Firefox Annoyances OPEN FOLDER CONTAINING opens Audacious instead of a file manager Known to work with: [Slack 14.1] * Edit /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache * Find the line containing inode/directory= * Delete the following string , , ,
Make firefox understand downloaded files Make firefox understand downloaded files It is quite annoying that Mozilla Firefox always forgets what application to use for “opening” a file which you just downloaded. Also, the context menu “Open containing folder” in the Downloads overview does not work. , ,
Enable the builtin PDF viewer in Firefox Enable the builtin PDF viewer in Firefox The “pdfjs” PDF viewer is built-in in Firefox since version 15.0, this means that there is no need to install a PDF viewer plugin like Adobe Reader additionally. The built-in PDF viewer renders PDF using HTML5 and JavaScript. , , ,
Google Chrome Browser in Slackware Google Chrome Browser in Slackware According to Google, the chrome browser is a web browser built for speed, simplicity, and security. Note that this package has little to do with chromium as this is a pre-compiled package by Google, instead of a package that a user can compile locally from the open-source , , ,
Installing a Half-Life Dedicated Server Installing a Half-Life Dedicated Server This article will guide you through the installation and configuration of a Half-Life Dedicated Server (HLDS). Half-Life was Valve Software's first game. Even though it was released in 1998, it is still very popular among on-line gamers. , , ,
How to merge PDF-files How to merge PDF-files Introduction PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format invented by Adobe. PDF is useful to present documents independent of hardware, operating system and application software. Each PDF file has a fixed layout, including page size, fonts, graphics and other information. It is also possible to encrypt a PDF file for security, or create a digital signature for authentication. , ,
Install Cacti On Slackware Install Cacti On Slackware 1) Enable httpd vi /etc/httpd/httpd.conf CHANGE: #Include /etc/httpd/mod_php.conf TO: Include /etc/httpd/mod_php.conf CHANGE: DirectoryIndex index.html TO: DirectoryIndex index.html index.php index.pl , , , ,
Install Nagios On Slackware Install Nagios On Slackware (Slackware 14.1, 14.0 & 13.37) * Create the nagios group and user: groupadd -g 213 nagios useradd -u 213 -d /dev/null -s /bin/false -g nagios nagios * Add the 'apache' user to the 'nagios' group, so that it can write to the , , , ,
Install nfdump/nfsen on Slackware Install nfdump/nfsen on Slackware Concepts you should know: A device is setup to constantly send out netflow information, it is not polled. A receiver listens for the netflow information 'streams' from devices and processes them. How to install , , , , , ,
Install ntop on Slackware Install ntop on Slackware A) Enable httpd web server B) Install ntop dependencies 1) Install RRDTool via sbopkg 2) Install Graphviz via sbopkg 3) Install GeoIP via sbopkg C) Install and configure ntop 1) Add ntop user and group groupadd -g 212 ntop useradd -u 212 -g ntop ntop , , , , ,
Install snmptrapd on Slackware Install snmptrapd on Slackware NOTE: 'public' should be changed to your correct community string. 1) Install the official Slackware net-snmp package. 2) Create /etc/snmp/snmptrapd.conf authCommunity log,execute,net public WHERE: "log" & "execute" are the actions to take "net redrock" is to listen for any traps with redrock as the community string , , , , , ,
irssi on tor irssi on tor 1. Introduction This article shows a method you can follow to “torify” irssi for an IRC session on Freenode with Slackware Linux. 1.1. irssi (1) irssi is a Command Line terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. If you followed a default installation, you should already have irssi. Otherwise it is available from the , , ,
Java in Slackware Java in Slackware Oracle Java Due to recent changes in Oracle's Java licensing, Slackware, or any other distribution, is no longer allowed to distribute Java binary packages with the operating system. What it means for us is that although we will still be able to install Java on our system, as of Slackware 14 we will be required to manually download the binary package. , , , , ,
man2html Mini HOWTO The HTML from man2html is formatted differently from that of asciidoc, and a possible, but heavy-handed, solution might be the use of ,
How to use MPlayer on the Command-line How to use MPlayer on the Command-line As suggested by kikinovak as a slackdoc topic. What is mplayer? Basically, mplayer is a command-line movie player packaged into most slackware installations; It happens to work like a champ with music files in addition to watching movies. Because mplayer doesn't strictly require a desktop environment to be running while playing music, it is quite light and is ideal for wimpier machines such as netbooks. , , ,
The native TeX Live integration The native TeX Live integration Tex Live is nowadays the last maintained TeX distribution. Due to its size, it is not provided in the Slackware's official repository. That's why many (most of?) people use the dedicated SlackBuild from SlackBuilds.org to get it as a huge complete monolithic package. , , ,
Pale Moon Browser in Slackware Pale Moon Browser in Slackware From the Pale Moon website: Pale Moon is an Open Source, Goanna-based web browser available for Microsoft Windows and Linux (with other operating systems in development), focusing on efficiency and ease of use. Make sure to get the most out of your browser! , ,
Installing and using tmux in Slackware Installing and using tmux in Slackware tmux is a terminal multiplexer. It enables a number of terminals (or windows) to be accessed and controlled from a single terminal. It is intended to be a simple, modern, BSD-licensed alternative to programs such as GNU Screen. , , ,
XPDF XPDF Print from xpdf (with CUPS) If you haven't set a default printer in cups, * 1. set a printer as default. In xpdf: * 2. hit print * 3. select PRINT WITH COMMAND * 4. enter “lpr” (no quotes) Your document should print. Sources * Originally written by , , , ,
Zabbix Network Monitoring Zabbix Network Monitoring Zabbix is an open source network monitoring application capable of monitoring network devices, servers, databases and web services on a wide variety of operating systems. Website: www.zabbix.com How to Install Zabbix On Slackware , , , ,


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