MSB and SBo common entries

I decided to make a quick check of the common entries between MATE SlackBuilds (MSB) and SlackBuilds.org (SBo). The following packages provided by MSB 1.8 (as “base” and “extra”) for Slackware 14.1 are available at SBo 14.1 repo: Read the rest of this entry »


MATE SlackBuilds

I have been following the development of the MATE SlackBuilds (MSB) project for quite some time. Finally, I decided to give MATE a try. I wanted to have a relatively clean system before I install, since some of the packages provided by MSB are also available at SlackBuilds.org. Read the rest of this entry »


Reboot instead of shut down

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 laptop. Occasionally, when I want to shut down the machine, it would power off and a second later turn on again. Seems to happen more often when using the battery, but I am not sure. I am using XFCE and this happens when I select shut down from the Log out menu. This behaviour can be really annoying if you are on a hurry… Read the rest of this entry »


Installing from a USB

I had never installed an operating system from a USB stick. However, I had to deal with a netbook (dual core Atom CPU and 1 GB of RAM) that had no CD-ROM. It was not for my own use, so I ended up installing Lubuntu, but I tried Slackware first just to see how it runs. Read the rest of this entry »


Slackonly: packages built from SBo

I read about a new project at SlackWorld, with a domain called Slackonly. It provides a repository of packages (for the x86_64 architecture at the moment) built by the scripts at SlackBuilds.org. The repository contains MD5 sums and GPG signatures for all of its packages. In addition, to resolve dependencies problems, the REQUIRES information from the *.info files will be provided in a separate file. Read the rest of this entry »