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-===== *** INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPGRADING FROM 13.37 *** =====+<​note>​** INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPGRADING FROM 13.37 **
  
  
-Follow the instructions detailed in the UPGRADE.TXT located in this +Follow the instructions detailed in the UPGRADE.TXT located in this directory.  ​
-  ​directory.  ​+
  
-Note that upgrading from a Slackware version earlier than 13.37 is NOT  +Note that upgrading from a Slackware version earlier than 13.37 is NOT supported at all and will most likely not work.</​note>​
-  ​supported at all and will most likely not work.+
  
  
-==== *** PACKAGE ADDITIONS SINCE 13.37 *** ====+====PACKAGE ADDITIONS SINCE 13.37 =====
  
  
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-*** PACKAGE REMOVALS SINCE 13.37 ***+===== PACKAGE REMOVALS SINCE 13.37 =====
  
-a/gdisk - renamed to gptfdisk +  * a/gdisk - //renamed to gptfdisk// 
-a/​module-init-tools - replaced by kmod +  ​* ​a/​module-init-//tools - replaced by kmod// 
-ap/​ntfsprogs - merged into ntfs-3g+  ​* ​ap/​ntfsprogs - //merged into ntfs-3g//
  
-kde/kdeaccessibility \ +//KDE packages have been split up - notice all of the new packages in the "​Added"​ list...//
-kde/kdebase ​          \ +
-kde/​kdebase-runtime ​   \ +
-kde/​kdebase-workspace ​  | kde packages have been split up - notice all  +
-kde/​kdebindings ​        ​| ​of the new packages in the "​Added"​ list... +
-kde/kdeedu ​            / +
-kde/​kdegraphics ​      / +
-kde/​kdeutils ​        / +
-kde/​konq-plugins ​   / +
-kde/​koffice ​       / +
-kde/​polkit-kde-1 -/+
  
-l/hal-info - obsolete; replaced by various udev components +  * kde/​kdeaccessibility  
-l/hal - obsolete; replaced by upower, udisks, various others+  * kde/​kdebase ​          
 +  * kde/​kdebase-runtime ​    
 +  * kde/​kdebase-workspace ​    
 +  * kde/​kdebindings ​          
 +  * kde/​kdeedu ​             
 +  * kde/​kdegraphics ​       
 +  * kde/​kdeutils ​         
 +  * kde/​konq-plugins ​    
 +  * kde/​koffice ​        
 +  * kde/​polkit-kde-1  
 +  
 +  
 +  * l/hal-info - //obsolete; replaced by various udev components// 
 +  ​* ​l/hal - //obsolete; replaced by upower, udisks, various others//  
 +  * l/jre - //removed due to licensing issues// 
 +  * l/wv2 - //no longer used by anything in Slackware//​ 
 +  * l/raptor - //no longer used (everything links raptor2 instead)//
  
-l/jre removed due to licensing issues+//All of these firmwares (except some *old* ones are now included in the kernel-firmware package -- if you need an older firmware, use an older Slackware.//​
  
-l/wv2 no longer used by anything in Slackware+  * n/rt2860-firmware  
 +  * n/​rt2870-firmware ​  
 +  * n/​rt61-firmware ​     
 +  * n/​rt71w-firmware ​     
 +  * n/​iwlwifi-100-ucode ​   
 +  * n/​iwlwifi-1000-ucode ​   
 +  * n/​iwlwifi-3945-ucode ​     
 +  * n/​iwlwifi-4965-ucode ​      
 +  * n/​iwlwifi-5000-ucode ​     
 +  * n/​iwlwifi-5150-ucode ​   
 +  * n/​iwlwifi-6000-ucode ​  
 +  * n/​iwlwifi-6xxx-ucode  
 +  * x/​radeon_ucode
  
-l/raptor - no longer used (everything links raptor2 instead)+//All of these are obsolete and/or will not build with recent Xorg and/or toolchains://​
  
-n/rt2860-firmware ​+  * x/xf86-video-sisusb ​ 
-n/​rt2870-firmware ​ +  ​* x/xf86-video-tseng      
-n/rt61-firmware ​    \ +  * x/xf86-video-xgi        ​ 
-n/rt71w-firmware ​    ​\ +  * x/xf86-video-radeonhd ​   
-n/iwlwifi-100-ucode   \ +  x/scripts ​             ​ 
-n/iwlwifi-1000-ucode   ​\ +  ​x/xaw3d
-n/​iwlwifi-3945-ucode ​   | all of these firmwares (except some *old* ones are +
-n/iwlwifi-4965-ucode ​   | now included in the kernel-firmware package -- if  +
-n/​iwlwifi-5000-ucode ​   | you need an older firmware, use an older Slackware +
-n/​iwlwifi-5150-ucode ​  / +
-n/​iwlwifi-6000-ucode ​ +
-n/​iwlwifi-6xxx-ucode / +
-x/radeon_ucode ​ -----+
  
-x/xf86-video-sisusb --\ +//All of these are moved to the new xfceset://
-x/xf86-video-tseng ​    \ +
-x/​xf86-video-xgi ​       | all of these are obsolete and/or will not +
-x/​xf86-video-radeonhd ​  | build with recent Xorg and/or toolchains +
-x/​scripts ​             ​/ +
-x/xaw3d  -------------/+
  
-xap/​thunar-volman ​-------\ +  * xap/​thunar-volman 
-xap/​xfce4-notifyd ​        \  all of these are moved to the new xfce/ set +  ​* ​xap/​xfce4-notifyd ​        
-xap/​xfce4-power-manager ​  / +  xap/​xfce4-power-manager ​  
-xap/​xfce ​----------------/​+  ​* ​xap/​xfce ​
  
-extra/jdk - removed due to licensing issues 
  
 +  * extra/jdk - //removed due to licensing issues//
 +   
  
-*** OTHER NOTABLE CHANGES AND HINTS ***+===== OTHER NOTABLE CHANGES AND HINTS =====
  
 Use one of the provided generic kernels for daily use.  Do not report Use one of the provided generic kernels for daily use.  Do not report
-  ​bugs until/​unless you have reproduced them using one of the stock  +bugs until/​unless you have reproduced them using one of the stock  
-  generic kernels. ​ You will need to create an initrd in order to boot +generic kernels. ​ You will need to create an initrd in order to boot 
-  the generic kernels - see /​boot/​README.initrd for instructions. +the generic kernels - see /​boot/​README.initrd for instructions. 
-  The huge kernels are primarily intended as "​installer"​ and "​emergency"​  +The huge kernels are primarily intended as "​installer"​ and "​emergency"​  
-  kernels in case you forget to make an initrd. ​ For most systems, you  +kernels in case you forget to make an initrd. ​ For most systems, you  
-  should use the generic SMP kernel if it will run, even if your system is  +should use the generic SMP kernel if it will run, even if your system is  
-  not SMP-capable. ​ Some newer hardware needs the local APIC enabled in the  +not SMP-capable. ​ Some newer hardware needs the local APIC enabled in the  
-  SMP kernel, and theoretically there should not be a performance penalty  +SMP kernel, and theoretically there should not be a performance penalty  
-  with using the SMP-capable kernel on a uniprocessor machine, as the SMP  +with using the SMP-capable kernel on a uniprocessor machine, as the SMP  
-  kernel tests for this and makes necessary adjustments. ​ Furthermore,​ the  +kernel tests for this and makes necessary adjustments. ​ Furthermore,​ the  
-  kernel sources shipped with Slackware are configured for SMP usage, so you  +kernel sources shipped with Slackware are configured for SMP usage, so you  
-  won't have to modify those to build external modules (such as NVidia or  +won't have to modify those to build external modules (such as NVidia or  
-  ATI proprietary drivers) if you use the SMP kernel.+ATI proprietary drivers) if you use the SMP kernel.
  
-  ​If you decide to use one of the non-SMP kernels, you will need to follow the +If you decide to use one of the non-SMP kernels, you will need to follow the 
-  instructions in /​extra/​linux-3.2.21-nosmp-sdk/​README.TXT to modify your +instructions in /​extra/​linux-3.2.21-nosmp-sdk/​README.TXT to modify your 
-  kernel sources for non-SMP usage. ​ Note that this only applies if you are +kernel sources for non-SMP usage. ​ Note that this only applies if you are 
-  using the Slackware-provided non-SMP kernel - if you build a custom kernel, +using the Slackware-provided non-SMP kernel - if you build a custom kernel, 
-  the symlinks at /​lib/​modules/​$(uname -r)/​{build,​source} will point to the +the symlinks at /​lib/​modules/​$(uname -r)/​{build,​source} will point to the 
-  correct kernel source so long as you don't (re)move it.+correct kernel source so long as you don't (re)move it.
  
 As with 13.37, the system udev rules now reside in /​lib/​udev/​rules.d/​ instead As with 13.37, the system udev rules now reside in /​lib/​udev/​rules.d/​ instead
-  ​of /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/​ in older versions. ​ There should never be a reason  +of /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/​ in older versions. ​ There should never be a reason  
-  to edit anything in /​lib/​udev/​rules.d/,​ so if you think you have a case  +to edit anything in /​lib/​udev/​rules.d/,​ so if you think you have a case  
-  where this is required, either you're wrong or it needs to be addressed in  +where this is required, either you're wrong or it needs to be addressed in  
-  the upstream source. ​ However, you can override default rules by placing  +the upstream source. ​ However, you can override default rules by placing  
-  one with an identical name inside /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/ ​ The rules files in  +one with an identical name inside /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/ ​ The rules files in  
-  /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/​ are still intended to (maybe) be edited as needed by  +/​etc/​udev/​rules.d/​ are still intended to (maybe) be edited as needed by  
-  local system administrators,​ and as such, the rules for optical and network  +local system administrators,​ and as such, the rules for optical and network  
-  devices will still be placed there.+devices will still be placed there.
  
 Speaking of udev, pay particular attention to 70-persistent-net.rules and Speaking of udev, pay particular attention to 70-persistent-net.rules and
-  ​70-persistent-cd.rules in /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/​ -- these two are automatically +70-persistent-cd.rules in /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/​ -- these two are automatically 
-  generated by the system. ​ If you remove, add, and/or replace some hardware +generated by the system. ​ If you remove, add, and/or replace some hardware 
-  (specifically network cards and/or optical drives) in a machine, you will +(specifically network cards and/or optical drives) in a machine, you will 
-  probably need to edit one or both of the rules files mentioned above.+probably need to edit one or both of the rules files mentioned above.
  
 If you are upgrading (as opposed to a new install), there are some stale files If you are upgrading (as opposed to a new install), there are some stale files
-  ​in /​etc/​modprobe.d/​ that you will need to remove: ​  ​blacklist.conf,​  +in /​etc/​modprobe.d/​ that you will need to remove: ​  ​blacklist.conf,​  
-  bluetooth.conf,​ isapnp.conf,​ psmouse.conf,​ and usb-controller.conf +bluetooth.conf,​ isapnp.conf,​ psmouse.conf,​ and usb-controller.conf 
-  See /​etc/​modprobe.d/​README for a more detailed explanation.+See /​etc/​modprobe.d/​README for a more detailed explanation.
  
 Both printing and scanning require that your user account be a member of the  Both printing and scanning require that your user account be a member of the 
-  ​"​lp"​ group (membership in the "​scanner"​ group is no longer needed); we had +"​lp"​ group (membership in the "​scanner"​ group is no longer needed); we had 
-   ​to configure sane to use the "​lp"​ group or else multifunction devices  +to configure sane to use the "​lp"​ group or else multifunction devices  
-   ​(e.g. print/​scan/​copy units) would only do one or the other (depending on +(e.g. print/​scan/​copy units) would only do one or the other (depending on 
-   ​whether the group ownership was "​lp"​ or "​scanner"​).+whether the group ownership was "​lp"​ or "​scanner"​).
  
 Xorg no longer uses /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf by default (and in most cases, there Xorg no longer uses /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf by default (and in most cases, there
-  ​is absolutely no need for it).   You can still create an xorg.conf file if  +is absolutely no need for it).   You can still create an xorg.conf file if  
-  you wish, or you can create some minimal xorg.conf snippets with only the  +you wish, or you can create some minimal xorg.conf snippets with only the  
-  specific contents that you wish to override (as an example, to use a binary +specific contents that you wish to override (as an example, to use a binary 
-  video driver) as separate files in the /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ directory.+video driver) as separate files in the /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ directory.
  
-  ​/​usr/​share/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ is the "​packaged"​ configuration directory; all +/​usr/​share/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ is the "​packaged"​ configuration directory; all 
-  files ending with "​.conf"​ in this directory are used by the X server  +files ending with "​.conf"​ in this directory are used by the X server  
-  unless there is an identically-named file in the local sysadmin directory. +unless there is an identically-named file in the local sysadmin directory. 
-  The local sysadmin config directory is /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ - all files +The local sysadmin config directory is /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ - all files 
-  ending with "​.conf"​ in this directory are parsed.  ​+ending with "​.conf"​ in this directory are parsed.  ​
  
-  ​There are several default config files in /​usr/​share/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/:​ +There are several default config files in /​usr/​share/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/:​ 
-    * 10-evdev.conf +    * 10-evdev.conf ​- //a "​catchall"​ file for input devices using the evdev driver; this should work for most hardware in the absence of a better driver// 
-        ​a "​catchall"​ file for input devices using the evdev driver; this  +    * 50-synaptics.conf ​- //overrides the earlier 10-evdev.conf file and uses the synaptics driver for all touchpads// 
-        ​should work for most hardware in the absence of a better driver +    * 50-wacom.conf ​- //overrides the earlier 10-evdev.conf file and uses the wacom driver for Wacom tablets// 
-    * 50-synaptics.conf +    * 90-keyboard-layout.conf ​- //this sample ("​normal"​ en layout) keeps the "​old"​ default of allowing Zap'​ing the Xserver.//
-        ​overrides the earlier 10-evdev.conf file and uses the synaptics ​ +
-        ​driver for all touchpads +
-    * 50-wacom.conf +
-        ​overrides the earlier 10-evdev.conf file and uses the wacom driver ​ +
-        ​for Wacom tablets +
-    * 90-keyboard-layout.conf +
-        ​this sample ("​normal"​ en layout) keeps the "​old"​ default of  +
-        ​allowing Zap'​ing the Xserver. +
-  If you need to modify any of these defaults, then copy the relevant file +
-  from /usr/share/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ to /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ and edit the +
-  copy.+
  
-  ​Regardless of your chipset (though it seems more common with intel), if KDE +If you need to modify any of these defaults, then copy the relevant file 
-  crashes on startup, try disabling the Composite extension (which will also +from /​usr/​share/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ to /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​ and edit the 
-  disable all of the fancy desktop effects). ​ Place the following content in +copy. 
-  a file at /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​disable-composite.conf:​+ 
 +Regardless of your chipset (though it seems more common with intel), if KDE 
 +crashes on startup, try disabling the Composite extension (which will also 
 +disable all of the fancy desktop effects). ​ Place the following content in 
 +a file at /​etc/​X11/​xorg.conf.d/​disable-composite.conf:​
     Section "​Extensions"​     Section "​Extensions"​
       Option "​Composite"​ "​Disable"​       Option "​Composite"​ "​Disable"​
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 Now that KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) for graphics cards has (mostly) stabilized, Now that KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) for graphics cards has (mostly) stabilized,
-  ​it is enabled by default for intel, ati, and nvidia graphics chipsets. ​ It +it is enabled by default for intel, ati, and nvidia graphics chipsets. ​ It 
-  is possible to disable it use "​nomodeset"​ as a kernel append in lilo.conf,​ +is possible to disable it use "​nomodeset"​ as a kernel append in lilo.conf,​ 
-  but Xorg will not work at all on intel (and some ati) chips if you do that.+but Xorg will not work at all on intel (and some ati) chips if you do that.
   ​   ​
-  ​If you want to change the resolution of the KMS console, that can be done +If you want to change the resolution of the KMS console, that can be done 
-  with something like this as a kernel append in lilo.conf:+with something like this as a kernel append in lilo.conf:
     append="​video=1024x768"​     append="​video=1024x768"​
  
-  ​Speaking of lilo.conf and KMS, make sure you use either vga=normal or  +Speaking of lilo.conf and KMS, make sure you use either vga=normal or  
-  vga=extended -- some of the framebuffers don't like KMS very much...+vga=extended -- some of the framebuffers don't like KMS very much...
  
 If you see some log messages like this: If you see some log messages like this:
     mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!     mdadm: sending ioctl 1261 to a partition!
-  ​They'​re completely harmless - do not be alarmed. ​ Here's why:  +They'​re completely harmless - do not be alarmed. ​ Here's why:  
-  http://​lists.debian.org/​debian-kernel/​2012/​03/​msg00446.html+http://​lists.debian.org/​debian-kernel/​2012/​03/​msg00446.html
  
 The version of logrotate in Slackware 14.0 added an "​su"​ option to define ​ The version of logrotate in Slackware 14.0 added an "​su"​ option to define ​
-  ​user/group for rotation. ​ Logrotate now skips directories which are world  +user/group for rotation. ​ Logrotate now skips directories which are world  
-  writable or writable by a group which is not "​root"​ unless the "​su"​  +writable or writable by a group which is not "​root"​ unless the "​su"​  
-  directive is used.  This has ramifications for third party packages that +directive is used.  This has ramifications for third party packages that 
-  installed e.g. /​var/​log/​somedir owned by a non-root user and/or group.+installed e.g. /​var/​log/​somedir owned by a non-root user and/or group.
  
 If you are using a KVM switch, you might experience problems with the mouse If you are using a KVM switch, you might experience problems with the mouse
-  ​when switching from one system to another. ​ If so, you probably need to be +when switching from one system to another. ​ If so, you probably need to be 
-  using the imps protocol for the psmouse driver, and that's a simple fix: +using the imps protocol for the psmouse driver, and that's a simple fix: 
-  Copy /​lib/​modprobe.d/​psmouse.conf to /​etc/​modprobe.d/​psmouse.conf,​ then +Copy /​lib/​modprobe.d/​psmouse.conf to /​etc/​modprobe.d/​psmouse.conf,​ then 
-  uncomment the following line in /​etc/​modprobe.d/​psmouse.conf:​+uncomment the following line in /​etc/​modprobe.d/​psmouse.conf:​
     #options psmouse proto=imps     #options psmouse proto=imps
-  ​Next, unload and reload the psmouse module (do this as root):+Next, unload and reload the psmouse module (do this as root):
     modprobe -r psmouse ; modprobe psmouse     modprobe -r psmouse ; modprobe psmouse
  
 If you have set up an encrypted root partition, you will need to have access ​ If you have set up an encrypted root partition, you will need to have access ​
-  ​to your keyboard in order to type the passphrase. ​ This may require you to  +to your keyboard in order to type the passphrase. ​ This may require you to  
-  add the uhci-hcd and usbhid modules to your initrd image if you have a USB  +add the uhci-hcd and usbhid modules to your initrd image if you have a USB  
-  keyboard. ​ Also note that if you are using a non-US keyboard, you can use the +keyboard. ​ Also note that if you are using a non-US keyboard, you can use the 
-  '​-l'​ parameter to the '​mkinitrd'​ command in order to add support for this +'​-l'​ parameter to the '​mkinitrd'​ command in order to add support for this 
-  keyboard to your initrd.+keyboard to your initrd.
  
 If you have permission errors when attempting to burn a cdrom or dvd image, If you have permission errors when attempting to burn a cdrom or dvd image,
-  ​such as the following:+such as the following:
     /​usr/​bin/​cdrecord:​ Operation not permitted. Cannot send SCSI cmd via ioctl     /​usr/​bin/​cdrecord:​ Operation not permitted. Cannot send SCSI cmd via ioctl
-  ​then cdrecord almost certainly needs root privileges to work correctly. +then cdrecord almost certainly needs root privileges to work correctly. 
-  One potential solution is to make the cdrecord and cdrdao binaries suid root, +One potential solution is to make the cdrecord and cdrdao binaries suid root, 
-  but this has possible security implications. ​ The safest way to do that is  +but this has possible security implications. ​ The safest way to do that is  
-  to make those binaries suid root, owned by a specific group, and executable +to make those binaries suid root, owned by a specific group, and executable 
-  by only root and members of that group. ​ For most people, the example below +by only root and members of that group. ​ For most people, the example below 
-  will be sufficient (but adjust as desired depending on your specific needs):+will be sufficient (but adjust as desired depending on your specific needs):
     chown root:cdrom /​usr/​bin/​cdrecord /​usr/​bin/​cdrdao     chown root:cdrom /​usr/​bin/​cdrecord /​usr/​bin/​cdrdao
     chmod 4750 /​usr/​bin/​cdrecord /​usr/​bin/​cdrdao     chmod 4750 /​usr/​bin/​cdrecord /​usr/​bin/​cdrdao
-  ​If you don't want all members of the '​cdrom'​ group to be able to execute the +If you don't want all members of the '​cdrom'​ group to be able to execute the 
-  two suid binaries, then create a special group (such as '​burning'​ which is +two suid binaries, then create a special group (such as '​burning'​ which is 
-  recommended by k3b), use it instead of '​cdrom'​ in the line above, and add +recommended by k3b), use it instead of '​cdrom'​ in the line above, and add 
-  to it only the users you wish to have access to cdrecord and cdrdao.+to it only the users you wish to have access to cdrecord and cdrdao.
  
 Input methods for complex characters (CJK, which is shorthand for Chinese, Input methods for complex characters (CJK, which is shorthand for Chinese,
-  ​Japanese, Korean) and other non-latin character sets have been added. These +Japanese, Korean) and other non-latin character sets have been added. These 
-  input methods use the SCIM (Smart Common Input Method) platform. +input methods use the SCIM (Smart Common Input Method) platform. 
-  The environment variables for SCIM support are set in /​etc/​profile.d/​scim.sh +The environment variables for SCIM support are set in /​etc/​profile.d/​scim.sh 
-  The requirements for getting SCIM input methods to work in your X session +The requirements for getting SCIM input methods to work in your X session 
-  are as follows: +are as follows: 
-  ​(1) Use a UTF-8 locale. Look in /​etc/​profile.d/​lang.sh for setting your +  ​Use a UTF-8 locale. Look in /​etc/​profile.d/​lang.sh for setting your language to (for instance) en_US.UTF-8. As a word of warning: maybe you should leave root with a non-UTF-8 locale because you don't want root's commands to be misinterpreted. You can add the following line to your ~/.profile file to enable UTF-8 just for yourself: ​<​code>​export LANG=en_US.UTF-8</​code>​ 
-      ​language to (for instance) en_US.UTF-8. As a word of warning: maybe you +  ​Make the scim profile scripts executable. These will setup your environment correctly for the use of scim with X applications. Run: <​code>​chmod +x /​etc/​profile.d/​scim.*</​code>​ 
-      ​should leave root with a non-UTF-8 locale because you don't want root's +  ​Start the scim daemon as soon as your X session starts. The scim daemon must be active before any of your X applications. In KDE, you can add a shell script to the ~/​.kde/​Autostart folder that runs the command "scim -d". In XFCE you can add "scim -d" to the Autostarted Applications. If you boot your computer in runlevel 4 (the graphical XDM/KDM login) you can simply add the line "scim -d" to your ~/.xprofile file. This gives you a Desktop Environment independent way of starting scim. 
-      ​commands to be misinterpreted. You can add the following line to your +When scim is running, you will see a small keyboard icon in your system tray. 
-      ​~/.profile file to enable UTF-8 just for yourself: +Right-click it to enter SCIM Setup. In '​Global Setup' select your keyboard 
-        ​export LANG=en_US.UTF-8 +layout, and you are ready to start entering just about any language 
-  ​(2) Make the scim profile scripts executable. These will setup your +characters you wish! Press the magical key combo <​Control><​Space>​ 
-      ​environment correctly for the use of scim with X applications. Run: +in order to activate or deactivate SCIM input. The SCIM taskbar in the 
-        ​chmod +x /​etc/​profile.d/​scim.* +desktop'​s corner allows you to select a language. As you type, SCIM will show 
-  ​(3) Start the scim daemon as soon as your X session starts. The scim daemon +an overview of applicable character glyphs (if you are inputting complex 
-      ​must be active before any of your X applications. In KDE, you can add a +characters like Japanese).
-      ​shell script to the ~/​.kde/​Autostart folder that runs the command +
-      ​"scim -d". In XFCE you can add "scim -d" to the Autostarted Applications. +
-      ​If you boot your computer in runlevel 4 (the graphical XDM/KDM login) +
-      ​you can simply add the line "scim -d" to your ~/.xprofile file. +
-      ​This gives you a Desktop Environment independent way of starting scim. +
-  When scim is running, you will see a small keyboard icon in your system tray. +
-  Right-click it to enter SCIM Setup. In '​Global Setup' select your keyboard +
-  layout, and you are ready to start entering just about any language +
-  characters you wish! Press the magical key combo <​Control><​Space>​ +
-  in order to activate or deactivate SCIM input. The SCIM taskbar in the +
-  desktop'​s corner allows you to select a language. As you type, SCIM will show +
-  an overview of applicable character glyphs (if you are inputting complex +
-  characters like Japanese).+
  
 If you have an older machine (with a BIOS released prior to 2001) and it will If you have an older machine (with a BIOS released prior to 2001) and it will
-  ​not power off on shutdown, try adding this to your kernel'​s lilo stanza:+not power off on shutdown, try adding this to your kernel'​s lilo stanza:
     append = "​acpi=force"​     append = "​acpi=force"​
  
 If you have a Thinkpad T400 or T500, you probably want to append "​pci=reboot" ​ If you have a Thinkpad T400 or T500, you probably want to append "​pci=reboot" ​
-  ​to the kernel boot parameters. ​ For more information about this issue, see +to the kernel boot parameters. ​ For more information about this issue, see 
-  https://​encrypted.google.com/​search?​hl=&​q=t400+%22pci%3Dreboot%22+https://​encrypted.google.com/​search?​hl=&​q=t400+%22pci%3Dreboot%22
  
  
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