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HOWTO articles - Cloud HOWTO articles - Cloud Cloud is the buzz word of these days. We have a series of articles that will help you understand what cloud services are, how they can work in your advantage, and how you can run Slackware in the cloud. Commercial Cloud Services
HOWTO articles - Databases HOWTO articles - Databases This section contains how to articles intended to guide users to setup and maintain various database systems on Slackware based systems. Overview of Slackware Administration HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page
HOWTO articles - Emulators HOWTO articles - Emulators Linux users often grew up using other computer Operating Systems and playing their games on Consoles. After making the switch to a Linux based desktop, no one is keeping you from enjoying those old environments, because emulator software has been written for a great many of those old platforms. Looking for a way to play your old Commodore games? Or MS DOS? Or Atari, ZX Spectrum, or
HOWTO articles - General Administration HOWTO articles - General Administration This section contains How-To articles for system administration tasks that exist in multiple Linux and Unix based distributions Overview of Slackware Administration HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page
HOWTO articles - Hardware HOWTO articles - Hardware This section contains How-To articles for for hardware drivers and configurations including virtualization and emulation platforms. Architecture Specific HOWTOS Overview of Hardware HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page
HOWTO articles - Miscellaneous HOWTO articles - Miscellaneous This section contains how to articles which do not fit within any of the other main HOWTO categories. Overview of Slackware Miscellaneous HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page
HOWTO articles - Multimedia HOWTO articles - Multimedia This section contains how to articles intended to guide users to setup and maintain multimedia apps on Slackware based systems. Overview of Slackware Multimedia HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page
HOWTO articles - Network Services HOWTO articles - Network Services This section contains how to articles intended to guide users to setup and maintain various network services on Slackware based systems. Overview of Slackware Network Services HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page
HOWTO articles - Security HOWTO articles - Security Securing your computer is an ongoing process. The following guides will help you secure your Slackware installation, be it for server, workstation or laptop needs. Make sure you subscribe to the slackware-security mailing list. All security announcements since 1999 are available on
HOWTO articles - Slackware Administration HOWTO articles - Slackware Administration Although Slackware tries to limit distribution specific tools compared to other distributions, there are a few cases where specific tasks are unique to Slackware. This section contains those special cases.
HOWTO articles - Software HOWTO articles - Software This section contains How-To articles for software that does not fit into following categories: * Slackware Admin * General Admin * Cloud * Databases * Emulators * Multimedia * Network Services * Security * Window Managers Overview of Slackware Administration HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page
HOWTO articles - Window Managers HOWTO articles - Window Managers This section contains how to articles intended to guide users to setup and maintain window managers on Slackware based systems. Overview of Slackware Administration HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page

Non-Categorized HOWTOS

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1 Setting up a WiFi Access Point on your Slackware Box 1 Setting up a WiFi Access Point on your Slackware Box There are endless reasons for wanting to run an AP from a standard Linux environment as opposed to the crippled ones that come in most AP appliances, we're not here to discuss them all but if you're reading this you've found your own motivation for doing it. ,
ASUS eee PC HowTo ASUS eee PC HowTo Although this howto was written specifically for the ASUS 1005HA netbook, it may be ported to similar machines. With Slackware everything works pretty much out of the box for this Asus EEE-pc model. Function keys, however, are not enabled by default, which means additional configuration steps are required. , ,
Connecting to VirginMobile Broadband2Go with an Ovation MC760 USB modem Connecting to VirginMobile Broadband2Go with an Ovation MC760 USB modem Using Network Manager 1) Plug in your modem. 2) Open the Network Manager “NETWORK CONNECTIONS” dialog. 3) Click “+ ADD”. 4) “CHOOSE A CONNECTION TYPE” ---> “MOBILE BROADBAND , , , ,
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 , , ,
How-to translate a document in AsciiDoc format How-to translate a document in AsciiDoc format Introduction According to its Home Page: " AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including , ,
HOWTO articles - Miscellaneous HOWTO articles - Miscellaneous This section contains how to articles which do not fit within any of the other main HOWTO categories. Overview of Slackware Miscellaneous HOWTOS ---------- howtos topic_page ,
Linux HOWTOs Linux HOWTOs The Linux HOWTOs are a collection of documents which cover specific subjects related to GNU/Linux. Most Linux HOWTOs are not tailored to a specific distribution, therefore they are very useful for Slackware Linux users. The linux- howtos package in the “f” software set contains the HOWTO collection. After installing this package the HOWTOs are available from the /usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs/ directory. Slackware Linux also contains a small collection of Linux-related FAQs (FAQs are docume… ,
Making Slackware Mail Server Making Slackware Mail Server This article shows how to make an Slackware machine your personal Mail Server. This howto is for Slackware 64 13.37, but with few changes you can adapt it to the newest member of Slackware familly Slackware 14. Before we begin I must say that you need a normal installation of Slackware, without any special packages. The packages we will need to make the Mail Server we will manually download and install from Slackbuilds.org. I preffer the Cyrus SASL authentication m… ,
Script with autostart function and output to defined console. Script with autostart function and output to defined console. There is instruction, how to do script output to console 2,3, or another, and autostart them on computer switch on. In that case we cannot put script start in /etc/rc.d/rc.local file, as always, because in that stage agetty, and consoles not activated, and therefore, script at that stage cannot do output to non-existing at that time, console, therefore, we put it in crontab with special preffix: , , , , , ,
Setting up a print server for home use out of any old Slackware box Setting up a print server for home use out of any old Slackware box After recently upgrading my home wifi network to use wpa2 my old edimax wifi print server stopped working due to incompatibility with wpa2. I did not want to have to leave a computer on all the time neither did I want to directly connect whatever , ,
Use BFQ IO scheduler Use BFQ IO scheduler Budget Fair Queueing (BFQ) Storage-I/O Scheduler * Why do I want BFQ? -Seems to speed up disk based IO see the Source section for more info. http://algo.ing.unimo.it/people/paolo/disk_sched/ * First collect your existing kernel configuration. zcat /proc/config.gz > BFQ_CONFIG


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