Upgrading to Slackware -current

I do not use -current, but since Slackware 14.0 is just around the corner I need to test my SlackBuilds on it. So, I booted my Slackware64 13.37 DVD and did a direct netinstall of -current on my desktop PC. All went flawlessly and the system is very stable. Read the rest of this entry »


EMBOSS and primer3

I finally figured it out. Since primer3 version 2.2.3, its EMBOSS wrapper eprimer32 somehow did not work. I was wondering what the problem was and did not submit any updates of my primer3.SlackBuild for the sake of compatibility with EMBOSS. Read the rest of this entry »


Convert the kernel source to no-smp

Back in the days of Slackware 12.2 I used the generic nosmp kernel with my old laptop. I used the patch fromĀ /extra/linux-2.6.27.7-nosmp-sdk/ to switch the kernel source from SMP to non-SMP. All went well until the kernel was upgraded with the rest to 2.6.27.31 and the patch stopped working. Read the rest of this entry »


Menu entries in E17

Every now and then I get this ideas to use the amazing Enlightenment17 — a truly beautiful semi desktop environment. The problem with it was that no menu file was provided by default. Recent versions include a menu file, but I still prefer to use the one from before. Read the rest of this entry »


More firewall scripts

Following this discussion at LQ, I would like to take a note of a few more options for a rc.firewall: Read the rest of this entry »