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Slackware Linux is a complete 32-bit multitasking "UNIX-like" system. It's currently based around the 2.6 Linux kernel series and the GNU C Library version 2.7 (libc6). http://slackware.com

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How create RAID 1 on working Slackware 14.2?

I use Slackware 14.2 (with kernel 4.4.14-smp) on sda and I'm trying to create the RAID 1 with additional sdb. I'm using the VM VirtualBox. First, I have cleaned the sdb: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb ...
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Supress 3Ware warnings in syslog

I'm trying to suppress the following warnings in my syslog: Oct 13 04:43:33 Winston kernel: 3w-sas: scsi1: ERROR: (0x03:0x0101): Invalid command opcode:opcode=0x85. Oct 13 04:43:33 Winston kernel: md: ...
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It is possible to be informed that libvirt is attempting to shut down a guest?

Is it possible through some hook or callback mechanism for my script or executable running on the host to learn that libvirt is about to or very recently has sent a command for a guest to shut itself ...
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ClamAV Anti-Virus not Classifying Virus Emails as Virus

I have installed Sendmail as my SMTP mail server, SpamAssassin as Spam Classifier and ClamAV Anti-Virus. I tested out sending my server a virus email eicar.txt Now I am receiving the virus email in ...
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Permission Denied in Squid Proxy Server

I have successfully installed and configured Squid Proxy Server 3.5.26 in Slackware 14.2. Im currently logged in as root user and I get an error when starting Squid using the command sudo squid -z: ...
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Configure Squid Proxy Server to Use e2Guardian in Blocking Specific Sites

I have successfully installed and configured Squid Proxy Server. I have to block site like Facebook.com using e2guardian. Unfortunately, I could not find any reliable comprehensive documentation how ...
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Squid Proxy Server Error : Upon Starting

I got this error upon starting Squid Proxy Server using the command sudo squid -z fatal: ipc::mem::segment::create failed to shm_open(/squid-cf__metadata.shm): 13 permission denied How shall I fix ...
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Shorewall - Allow Remote Client to Ping the Internet

My network address is 192.168.5.0. My host machine is 192.168.5.1 and my client machine is 192.168.5.2. Currently, my client is unable to use the internet browser and even ping the internet. The ...
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Add pulseaudio to Porteus kiosk 3.7.0 32 bit

I try to add pulseaudio-9.0-i586-1.xzm and firefox-56.0.1-i686-1.xzm modules to Porteus kiosk 3.7.0 32 bit. I need pulseaudio package, because starting from version 52 Firefox only produce sound via ...
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slackpkg is slow, can I kill it?

I'm doing a slackpkg update slackpkg upgrade-all and the copying from the mirror sites are taking too long; if I kill the process, will it start all over again? Thank in advance.
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How can VM and Docker bridge traffic be routed through a pfSense VM?

I think this question is a result of me not being able to wrap my head around Docker networking and not being super great at Slackware. It seems like there should be a simple solution; I'm just ...
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Find large folders and files on Slackware

I'm trying to free up some disk space on sone Slackware servers. Apparently 69 GB out of 72 GB are occupied so I need to clear up some more. I searched around and found the below to search for large ...
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/var/lib/nginx/client_body/0000000011 failed (13: Permission denied) with node.js

I'm using node.js with Nginx as web server running on Slackware 14.1. I created a page that uploads a file. In my development machine (Debian like) it works fine, but in production (Slackware ...
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Unable/remove last login information from MOTD when login using a shell into Linux /Slackware 13.37/

I am configuring a Linux machine(Slackware 13.37) which should print some instructions right after user login. The user will login using a shell (keyboard and monitor connected directly with the Linux ...
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Diskless node. Unable to mount root fs via NFS

Server: CentOS 7 NFS root filesystem for client and Kernel: Slackware 14.1 I enabled "Root file system on NFS" and "IP: kernel level autoconfiguration" with "DHCP,BOOTP,RARP" support, recompiled the ...
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Resetting root password on Slackware (software RAID)

I'm trying to reset password to root account on Slackware server (with Intel Atom on Intel motherboard and two HDDs). There is software RAID set up (devices mounted during boot: md0 - /, md1 - /usr, ...
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MariaDB 5.5 on Slackware 14 need to change to new password format

Strangely, this worked fine for a while, but my computer rebooted recently and now my php apps won't work: mysqlnd cannot connect to MySQL 4.1+ using the old insecure authentication. Please use an ...
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ntpd server closing unexpectedly [slackware 14.1 64bit linux]

I have an ntpd server running on to provide time for all pc's inside my office. lately it has started switching off unexpectedly. there is nothing in the logs: 30 Aug 02:25:43 ntpd[1590]: peers ...
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Execute script after removepkg in Slackware

I've created a slackware build script so I could build a specific package and then install it on a couple of servers running identical versions. I'm aware you could use doinst.sh to do things after ...
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Slackware 10.1 hangs at boot with kernel 3.x

In Slackware 10.1, what happens between rc.S and rc.M during boot? Trying to boot kernel 3.x (tried 3.4 and 3.10) on this box and it hangs right after rc.S finishes execution. 2.6 kernels boot up just ...
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How to check what process is blocking local linux server (Slackware)

I have a Slackware linux server at my work. This is network, database and web server. Our main web application is used as a backend application to administrate our public website (which is frequently ...
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Router in half bridge floods arp cache

I've set up a Slackware (14.0) box as a gateway for my adsl connection. I have a modem set up in half bridge mode between the NIC and the phone line, and the interface takes up the dynamically ...
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SAS/SCSI Errors in Syslog: Kernel FAILED

I have a Dell 2950 2U rackmount server with 3 146GB SAS drives in a RAID array, running Slackware 10.2 (an old version, I know). Recently I am seeing these errors in my /var/log/syslog repeating very ...
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Symlink - Permission Denied

I'm facing an interesting problem with plenty of Permission Denied outputs when using SymLinks Linux: Slackware 13.1 Directory with Symlink: root@Tower:/var/lib# ls -lah drwxr-xr-x 8 root ...
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Server hangs - rtorrent [closed]

I have server with torrent clients. I run 20 torrent clients - rtorrent. Some times server hangs. How can I find problem - why server is hangs? I use Slackware linux 12.2. On hard disk I use ext3 ...
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Why is there a /etc/init.d/mysql file on this Slackware machine? How could it have gotten there? [closed]

A client of my IT-consulting service owns a web-development shop. He's been having problems with a Slackware 12.0 server running MySQL 5.0.67. The machine was set up by the client's sysadmin, who left ...
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I had a power outage. Now MySQL's lock file won't go away. What do you suggest?

I do freelance IT consulting for various clients, both in Toronto, Canada, and worldwide. A client recently experienced a power failure. Now they've been having various problems with a Slackware 12....
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Compiling FastCGIWrap fails on slackware (nginx cgi support)

I'm currently trying to get nginx to work with cgit which uses cgi. I know nginx doesn't support cgi directly but it appears you can support it indirectly via FastCGIWrap. The link above is pretty ...
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Set generic iptables rules?

This may be a really dumb question but how can you open a port on multiple interfaces without defining the interfaces? For example how do I open port 22 on all interfaces? On my machine I have some ...
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Remote viewing on a Linux server?

I have a Slackware Linux server that doesn't have a monitor. It doesn't run any GUIs. Is there a way to remotely access the screen? I always use SSH, but there are times where the SSH services fails ...
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crontab fails to set variable before job

My crontab looks like: root@slack13x64:~# crontab -l -u dnd # some variables SHELL=/bin/bash PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin:/home/dnd/bin MAILTO=root # Actual jobs 40 20 * * * /home/dnd/cron_jobs/...
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Apache2 on Slackware: VirtualHost config - connection refused on port 8080

I am trying to configure virtual hosts on a Slackware server and have run into a glitch. When I browse to localhost or 127.0.0.1 I get: Forbidden You don't have permission to access / on this ...
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MySQL needed to download in order to compile from source?

I have Slackware 13.1 and due to some bugs on the current version of the MySQL it comes with, I have to upgrade it. Since Slackware does not have 5.5 and I am upgrading I have decided to go with 5.5.x....
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Installing Redmine with apache in localhost slackware 13.1

I just installed Redmine in slackware 13.1 I followed the instructions and test of the installation works fine using webrick: ruby script/server webrick -e production However, I now want to use it ...
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MKINITRD LVM Slackware

Trying to install Slackware 13.1 on a Dell 2950. I have a Perc5 RAID card and my kernel sees it as /dev/sda for the raw device. I've created 3 partitions: /dev/sda1 -- /boot partition type=82 /...
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KVM boot from an iso?

I'm having trouble with a hosting company that can't seem to install a slackware-13.1.iso image O.o I'm not sure if they're just trying to fool me around or it's really possible. I would appreciate ...
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mpstat on slackware 13.0 shows no utilization

As the title says, the mpstat command, executed on Slack 13.0 continuously shows almost no processor utilization of any sort. In fact none of the output ever seems to change at all. The system is dual ...
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Is there a way to reduce the avarage time it takes to fsck a device?

I don't want to avoid doing a fsck, but I would like to know if there is a better approach so it doesn't take ages to complete the process when it runs after a reboot 180 days later. If you had it ...
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postfix: smtpd configured to allow mail to/from local domain only?

I have an email server set up for our company's domain. We want to be able to receive our domain-based mail but we would like to be able to send email to ANY domain through the server as well. Using ...
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Slackware: Chef or puppet?

Do chef or puppet have any slackware support? Are any slackware admins using either of these? What has your experience with them been and which one would you recommend to someone who is maintaining ...
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Apache unknown request from unknown user

I was looking at my homemade server running apache 2.2.10 on it and this is what I saw: **.**.**.** - - [10/Nov/2010:07:05:14 +0200] ">\x03\xb6@\x1b\xbdg\x9e\xe9a)\x1a\xd8\x10U\x0f \xd2\xa4zj\x02q\...
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How to make client C and B receive DHCP from client A?

Using VMWare Workstation 7.1, Client A is my Linux server with Slackware 13.1, I have set it up as bridge so i can access it from my external network, Client B will be a Windows XP and C will be a ...
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How to verify the users connected and how many requests they are doing on MySQL?

How can I check on my MySQL server the follow: what accounts have an open connection to the mysql-server ? how often they request a new connection ? how many requests they usually do per connection ? ...
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GNU Parted and Small Spaces Between Partitions

I wanted to install Slackware on my MacBook Pro (6,2). Because MBP's use GPT instead of MBR, I need to use parted prior to running the installer. I wanted to use LVM, but I cannot even get that far. ...
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Install PHP both as CGI and CLI

I'm trying to set up development environment for some old projects in PHP 5.1.4. It needs to run as CGI (or fastcgi) under apache and I would like to have cli binary. My configure options are: ./...
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How do I change the bg color of chmod 777 directories in tcsh?

On my MacBook Pro, I have iTerm and use the (black background) Pastel color set. World writable directories show up with a yellow background behind grey text. This I can live with, since the grey is ...
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Strange problem with VPN

I have remote VPn server, that Im trying to connect. I have password and username that are correct. In our office we have slackware server, configured with iptables firewall. The firewall has a ...
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Slackware scripts started at boot time need env vars from /etc/profile.d/* to be set

Hey, I have this problem, that scripts started at boot time from rc.local don't have environment variables (defined at /etc/profile.d/*) set at the time of their startup. What should I do ? "su - ...
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Linux udev persistent net rule

I have a Linux system (Slackware Linux 13.0) with two network interfaces. Let's call them NIC0 and NIC1 My goal is to make NIC0 to appear as eth0 in the system. I know this can be achieved via udev ...
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Samba 3.3 or later on Slackware 12 - how do I make this happen?

I'm trying to upgrade the Samba server on a Slackware 12 box to serve as PDC for Windows 7 32bit machines (it now has a 3.0.3 and does the job for Win XP machines, but 7 refuses to join the domain - I'...
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