Category Archives: system

Syntax highlighting

I’ve been writing a text document, where I want to paste an excerpt of a shell script. I want to put it in a frame as a separate “figure”, referred to in the text as “Box ##”. To make it … Continue reading

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XFS duplicate UUID

During my disk cloning exercises, I stumbled upon an issue when cloning a partition formatted as XFS. Cloning with dd went fine, however, when trying to mount the newly created partition in Thunar, I would get an error (sorry no … Continue reading

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Disk cloning

About half a year ago, I needed more space for my ThinkPad x230 laptop. I had a 256 GB SSD, running Slackware 14.2, so I bought a new SSD of 1 TB. I did not want to go through all … Continue reading

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Electricsheep save directory

I have Electricsheep installed and have selected it via XScreenSaver. However, my /home is on a SSD and I decided that maybe it is not a good idea to have the constantly evolving sheep stored in ~/.electricsheep. Therefore I looked … Continue reading

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Freetype hinting mode

I just upgraded to -current, which should become Slackware 15.0 at some point. I immediately noticed that hinting was awful. I tried changing the settings in Xfce, but there was no improvement. Finally, I realised that it should be set … Continue reading

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