21st July 23:17
alt.os.linux.slackware FAQ (posted 2004-5-9)
This is the weekly posting of the questions in the
alt.os.linux.slackware FAQ-O-Matic. The full FAQ is
available at http://wombat.san-francisco.ca.us/cgi-bin/fom
for your convenience.
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Below are pointers to each item in the FAQ.
Should I use Slackware?
What do***entation comes with my Slackware installation?
I still need help! What other docs exist on the internet?
Posting guidelines for alt.os.linux.slackware
Are there other places to discuss Slackware?
Administration for Slackers
User Contributed Questions
User-contributed Quick Tutorials
When is the next version of Slackware going to be released?
How do I install Slackware?
How can I install Slackware via FTP?
Where can I get a Slackware ISO image?
Is there a package manager for Slackware?
Can I use RPMs with Slackware?
Where can I find packages built specifically for Slackware?
Which package contains <insert filename here>?
How much swap space should I use?
Mirrors for downloading Slackware
How should I partition my hard disk?
How do I find out what updates are available?
What's the difference between Slackware startup scripts and System V startup scripts?
Why doesn't my <insert hardware here> work in Slackware? It worked in <insert distribution name here>!
Why do I get a weird saying (or fortune) whenever I log in?
How come I get "--MARK--" appearing in my syslogs every few minutes? How can I turn that off?
How come I can play sound as root, but not as a normal user?
How can I start up my computer with an X login, rather than a console login?
Is there any updating tool in Slackware like Debian's apt-get or RH's up2date?
How do I uninstall software?
Doesn't Slackware support PAM? Everyone else does!
How can I authenticate a Slackware client against an LDAP server without PAM?
How do I contribute to this section? (READ ME FIRST!)
Since Slackware 8.0, gcc can't find the gnome libraries.
My scrollmouse won't work in X
How do I get vmware to work on Slackware?
Should I use Slackware (addendum)?
What happened to the forums at the Slackware website?
Why won't my Slackware 8.1 CD boot?
Where is "setup" in Slackware 8.1?
SSL Jabber doesn't work
So what makes Slackware different from all the other distros?
THE BOZO MINI-HOWTO VERSION 0.2
Where can I download the book that's on the Slackware website?
I did a full install of the Slackware 9.0 ISO and I'm missing the kernel sources/KDEi packages...
Where/How do I submit info about a bug in Slackware?
Why can I only write to my FAT32/NTFS drive as root?
Are there any guides on compiling a new kernel?
How do I get my USB mouse working in Slackware?
What do I do when someone gives me a 'Message-ID:' ? http://wombat.san-francisco.ca.us/faqomatic/cache/88.html
I have a question about <slackware derivative>...
I get a huge font in the console/a blank screen on boot since I've installed a new kernel
How do I stop $DRIVER_OLD from loading at boot time? I want to use $DRIVER_NEW.
After recompiling the kernel, the sound doesn't work! (Slackware 9.1)
I Upgraded Mozilla-1.4 and now Galeon Epiphany don't work!
How do I change to GNOME/KDE/other window manager? http://wombat.san-francisco.ca.us/faqomatic/cache/111.html
What is <firstname.lastname@example.org.> and why are people telling me to google it?
$ANYTHING this Web forum ... ?
Slackware is installed. Now what?
This FAQ ****s. How can I suggest changes?
Where can I find the FAQ on the internet?
May I mirror the FAQ?
I sent you email. How come you [were rude to me | didn't answer my question] ?
Tips for moderators
What happened to the old FAQ?
I compiled OpenSSH, and installed it okay, so why can't I log in?
How do I upgrade from a previous version?
Why do I get all these messages "Unresolved symbol" and/or "can't locate module" when I boot my system?
Why are there so many stories about allocating swap space?
Why doesn't my my mouse work in X?