Calibre interface size

I have Calibre version 3.31 installed from SBo. On my laptop it looks and works just fine. Howevere, my desktop computer has some issues with its QT5 interface. Icons, menus and address bars are way too big. I googled a bit and found that other users have had the same complaints.
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Own packages repository

I decided to try and make my own repository of precompiled packages from SBo. Exactly the same idea as SlackRepo, but made by me for my own use (not public). The tool to use is SlackRepo, which has extensive documentation, that I highly recommend. This post is not meant as a tutorial on how to use SlackRepo. It merely lists the settings I used and the steps I took for my own use.
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Blueman RfKill State

I made a clean install of Slackware64 14.2 on my laptop. I updated the system to the latest patches and when I logged in to Xfce I was presented with a weird dialogue window. Apparently it belongs to Blueman, telling me that “Setting RfKill State requires privileges”. Even when I enter my password, it would appear again upon every log in. Very annoying. However, the solution was recently discussed at LQ.
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ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 sensors

I decided to make a ‘budget upgrade’ on the computer that I use for checking my SlackBuilds and I bought an ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 motherboard and an AMD FX8350 CPU. So, compared to my old FX4100 processor, I now have twice more cores and a bit higher clockspeed. The old CPU and motherboard, in turn, found their use to upgrade another PC. Unfortunatelly, I did not get the hardware sensors to work out-of-the-box with the new motherboard. As a result, I was not able to monitor the CPU temperature, which (for me) is quite important. Read the rest of this entry »

Modify Xfce Terminal cursor

I’ve always liked to have my terminal cursor as a blinking underline. This feature is present for the new Xfce Terminal that ships with Slackware -current. Unfortunately it cannot be enabled from the preferences of Xfce Terminal in Slackware 14.2. It is, however, possible to set it by modifying the config file of the program.
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