Multi-threaded MPlayer

I want to make MPlayer utilise more than one core. I searched a bit and found a tutorial and a discussion about this. The solution is to run the mplayer executable with the -lavdopts option like this:
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Thunar: do not execute shell script files

Every time I need to open a shell script file that is executable (typically a SlackBuild), I right click on it in Thunar and select my editor from the Open with sub-menu. I miss the functionality of Nautilus, where I could tell the file browser to directly open such shell script files in a text editor when double clicked.

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Adding a keymap post-install

I have a non US keyboard and I normally choose the appropriate keyboard layout already at install time. Now, I installed Slackware 14.1 beta1 in a virtual machine in order to check how my SlackBuilds work. However, I forgot to set the keyboard this time. Read the rest of this entry »