Swap speakers

I have a pair of active speakers and I need to swap Right and Left. Simply, cabling will be much easier this way. I cannot set this in the speakers themselves, so I searched for a software solution. I googled around and found this discussion for Ubuntu. One of the posts had the solution, that works also for Slackware.
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TP-LINK TL-WN722N driver

I bought a TP-LINK TL-WN722N usb wireless adapter. Turns out it is not supported out-of-the-box on Slackware 14.2. The adapter box said that it is supported in Linux, so naively I put the CD provided and looked for the driver. In the Linux folder, there was a README file advising me to go download the drivers from http://www.tp-link.com/. I will not discuss the requirement to go online in order to obtain the drivers for a network adapter…
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xflock4: lock the screen

I am using XFCE and I want to have an entry in the menu that will lock the screen. The command that locks the screen in XFCE is


yes… it took me some time to figure it out. Anyway, from here it is quite straightforward. I made the following xflock4.desktop file:
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Removing multilib

I came to the point where I no longer needed a multilib system, at least on one of my computers. I rarely use Adobe Acrobat Reader, I have Skype running on my phone and, there’s of course ZeroUno’s package if I happen to need Skype on my computer. I decided to simply use slackpkg, to clean up the system and revert to the gcc-* and glibc-* packages from the original installation.
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A sbopkg GUI

An interesting post appeared in LQ, announcing a graphical user interface for sbopkg based on PyQt. It is described as being similar to the Synaptic Package Manager, just simpler. The developer is Gernot Walzl and his web-page contains a lot of interesting stuff, among which the sbopkg_gui can be found.
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