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talk:slackware:beginners_guide [2013/02/11 16:35 (UTC)]
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talk:slackware:beginners_guide [2017/11/06 10:18 (UTC)] (current)
bormant [Installing updates using slackpkg]
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 mostly comment that  mostly comment that 
-/​bin/​setterm -blank ... +/​bin/​setterm -blank ... //
 line out, because screen goes to blank every xx minutes really annoying. when i not necessary to see what happens with system in monitor, i simply turn monitor off by power on them. maybe that turn-out blanking screen instruction ​ also help some people....? line out, because screen goes to blank every xx minutes really annoying. when i not necessary to see what happens with system in monitor, i simply turn monitor off by power on them. maybe that turn-out blanking screen instruction ​ also help some people....?
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-update: simply comment out do now work - monitor anyway going to sleep after a pause.+\\  
 +update: simply comment out do not work - monitor anyway going to sleep after a pause.
 i made \\  i made \\ 
-/​bin/​setterm -blank 0 \\ +/​bin/​setterm -blank 0 \\  
-## -powersave powerdown -powerdown 60 \\+## -powersave powerdown -powerdown 60 \\  
 + 
 + 
 +//  
 + 
 +====== Amendment to the Switch to a Generic Kernel Section ====== 
 + 
 +The entry which should be added to Lilo will depend on which kernel the initrd and modules are compiled for. 
 + 
 +For me, the modules were being compiled for the smp-kernel [[http://​i1198.photobucket.com/​albums/​aa447/​chk1827/​slackware2.png 
 +|[1]]]- 
 +<​code>​ 
 +mkinitrd -c -k 3.2.29-smp -f ext4 -r /dev/sdb2 -m usb-storage:​ehci-hcd:​usbhid:​ohci-hcd:​mbcache:​jbd2:​ext4 -u -o /​boot/​initrd.gz 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +And if I added generic kernel to Lilo I would get the error ''​No kernel modules found for Linux 3.2.29''​ when booting [[http://​i1198.photobucket.com/​albums/​aa447/​chk1827/​slackware.png 
 +|[2]]]. 
 + 
 +So I had to add to Lilo the smp-kernel- 
 +<​code>​ 
 +image = /​boot/​vmlinuz-generic-smp-3.2.29-smp 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 + --- //​[[wiki:​user:​aaditya|Aaditya Bagga]] 23/10/2013 07:56// 
 + 
 +====== Hostname ====== 
 + 
 +Hello, I don't have an account, so I can't make this edit, but: Hostname! 
 + 
 +If you use network manager, you need to edit /​etc/​NetworkManager/​NetworkManager.conf to change the hostname. 
 + 
 +Hostname! 
 + 
 +---- 
 +A rather cosmetic change suggested:​ 
 +<​code>​ 
 +s/file and then run <​code>​ /file and then run <​code>/​ 
 +</​code>​ 
 +This would remove the (useless, IMHO) empty line that begins the following Code block.\\ 
 + --- //​[[wiki:​user:​didierspaier|Didier Spaier]] 2015/06/30 04:04// 
 + 
 + 
 +====== Installing updates using slackpkg ====== 
 +>><​code>​slackpkg install-new</​code>​ installs NEW packages marked with "​Added"​ in ChangeLog.txt,​ so it only suitable to 1) upgrade between releases (for ex. 14.1 to 14.2) or to 2) update current. This do nothing to update stable release version that doesn'​t get any NEW packages, only /​patches/​*. 
 + 
 +>> For slackpkg ''​update'',​ ''​install-new'',​ ''​upgrade-all'',​ ''​clean-system''​ sequence the ''​install-new''​ and ''​clean-system''​ are odd and useless on stable release . \\ --- //​[[wiki:​user:​bormant|Serg Bormant]] 2017/11/05 11:40 (UTC)// 
 + 
 +>That is not correct, as history proves. Sometimes, a package gets added as a "​patch"​ after release-date,​ and then "''​slackpkg install-new''"​ is needed. From the Slackware 13.37 ChangeLog.txt:​ <​code>​ 
 ++--------------------------+ 
 +Sat Mar 16 07:10:09 UTC 2013 
 +patches/​packages/​libyaml-0.1.4-x86_64-1_slack13.37.txz: ​ Added. 
 +  This is needed for Psych (YAML wrapper) in the new Ruby package. 
 +</​code>​ \\  --- //​[[wiki:​user:​alienbob|Eric Hameleers]] 2017/11/05 21:42 (UTC)// 
 + 
 +Yes, since 8.1 (first release with versioned packages) it was only tree times by two reasons:<​code>​ 
 +9.1: patches/​packages/​kernel-headers-2.4.24-i386-1.tgz: ​ Added. 
 + 
 +13.1: patches/​packages/​libyaml-0.1.4-i486-1_slack13.1.txz: ​ Added. 
 +13.37: patches/​packages/​libyaml-0.1.4-i486-1_slack13.37.txz: ​ Added. 
 +</​code>​ 
 +Readind ChangeLog.txt can help to discover this rare case and launch ''​slackpkg install libyaml''​ if needed. But if skip some series on install she will be prompted to install NEW (Added) package on //every// ''​slackpkg install-new''​ run (yes, blacklist can help and partial install is not supported :) ).\\ 
 + --- //​[[wiki:​user:​bormant|Serg Bormant]] 2017/11/06 09:33 (UTC)//

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