As a quick reference:
tar zxvf package.tar.gz mv package-version.tar.gz package/ cd package sudo ./package.SlackBuild installpkg /tmp/package.SBo.tgz
Stick with NVIDIA's package. Anything else and you risk errors. Use glxinfo if you run into any problems.
If you run into unfixable issues, reinstall:
chmod +x ./NV [tab]
Do what it says and install and reboot at the very last step.
If composite does not work, do: `nvidia-xconfig --composite`
If your flash videos turn blueish or something similar, right click on the video and turn off hardware acceleration.
My old video card issues..
If you have a screen-configurations.xml in ~, you can safely delete it.
If you run into a problem with Pidgin, do this:
removepkg pidgin ./configure --disable-gtkspell --disable-gstreamer --disable-meanwhile --disable-avahi --disable-nm
If this error is seen:
`pidgin: error while loading shared libraries: libpurple.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory`
There is a bug mainly in KDE 4.4. When I set my desktop to consider each page a different activity, it allows me to move my desktop. However I don't like that, so if you're experiencing something similar and need to set KDE straight:
Repeat if you have to with however many desktop you have.
I think future Slackware / KDE will have a lot of the Compiz stuff built in. But in the event that you are building Compiz Fusion from grounds up, you need to install the following in this order:
The reason for 13 and 14 is because neither KDE taskbar or pager support viewports. Add `ShowAllWindows = false` to `[General]` in `/home/sif/.kde/share/config/ktaskbarrc` after installing.
If you run into problems, try this first: `compiz --replace --sm-disable --ignore-desktop-hints ccp &`
Make sure desktop icons are enabled.
When KDE+Compiz-Fusion just doesn't want to work..
Alt+F2 then paste in `kwin`.
To access the profile manager with Firefox or Thunderbird, type this:
`firefox -profilemanager` `thunderbird -profilemanager`
The profiles are stored in: ~/.mozilla/
I don't know if this "trick" still works but..
At the time of this writing, both of the documentation that I refer to when I accidentally break my Lilo are offline! So here is my guide:
All you need is the first CD or DVD of Slackware. Any version will do but preferably the latest version if possible.
Boot with defaults.
mkdir /spreadlove mount /dev/sda1 /spreadlove mount --bind /proc /spreadlove/proc mount --bind /sys /spreadlove/sys mount --bind /dev /spreadlove/dev chroot spreadlove vi /etc/lilo.conf lilo exit reboot
Of course, change sda1 to something else if you know it's not sda1.
If you want something relatively random.. a quick generator for your password or something, here it is:
`dd if=/dev/random bs=1 count=16 | xxd -ps`
If you want to mount asap:
`mount -o loop image your_folder`
Remember, it's `cfdisk /dev/sda`, not `cfdisk /dev/sda1`.
To archive: `tar cfv "file.tar" file`
To compress: `tar cjpv "file.tar.bz2" file`
Speaking of tarball, in order to preserve symlink, use --preserve.
`updatedb` was useful for slocate, not sure if still is.
To clear bash: history -c && history -w
My NVIDIA was not working; I got `Error: glXCreateContext failed`. This error pops up in three cases:
So to fix it.. first run `glxinfo | grep -I renderer` to double check on your machine. Usually re-installing would work but in my case, my video card was fried.