If you are having problems playing some movies then you might need more Codecs. Goto http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/dload.html and download the Codecs for your Linux installation. Example: Linux X86 tar -jxf essential-#####.tar.bz2 cd essential-##### ls -l /usr/lib/win32 To check if it is there. If not mkdir /usr/lib/win32 mv * /usr/lib/win32 That should do it. This is where ..

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I like to install some plugins and extension. Go Here and install NoScript and Here for AdBlock by clicking on Install Now and I like to install Fasterfox to help with the performance. There are many other extension check them out. I like tab browsing so I enable theses options: 1. Always show the tab bar. 2. When ..

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To compile kernel for Ubuntu 7.04. One of the reasons this is a custom kernel for Desktops is because I really tweaked the kernel for sound cards (I find that sound cards need a 1000hz so there isn't any sound problems when the system is under load.) etc. Also the kernel will need to be ..

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Usefull configuration scripts in Slackware 1. Netconfig, Menu based network setup tool. 2. xwmconfig,  Choose your default window manager. 3. liloconfig, Setup and install LILO to boot drive. 4. xorgcfg, Setup utility for X Windows. 5. alsaconf, Automatically detects the the so..

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Mounting USB Flash Drive 1. Plugin the USB Drive 2. Dmesg and see where the drive mounts. 3. Edit /etc/fstab /dev/sdd1 /mnt/usbkey auto users,rw 0 0 4. Make sure and create /mnt/usbkey 5. You should be able to mount and umount 6. If you have problems unmounting try theses command lsof /dev/sdd1 fuser -muv /dev/sdd1 ..

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Update Software Utility 1. Download swaret. 2. Install swaret, installpkg swaret###.tgz 3. Copy /etc/swaret.conf.new /etc/swaret.conf 4. Edit version # from 10.1 to 11.0 5. Type swaret  --update 6. Type swaret --upgrade -a 7. Type swaret --dep 8. Type swaret --purge to clean up Had some problems with updating with program so I also tried Slackpkg ..

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Fix up some sound problems 1. Type in alsamixer and click on M and adjust volume. Hit ESC to exit. 2. Type alsactl store to save in..

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Install roller mouse in x windows. 1. Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf Add in the mouse area: Option "Protocol" "auto" Option "ZAxisMapp..

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To compile kernel for Slackware 11.0. One of the reasons this is a custom kernel for Desktops is because I really tweaked the kernel for sound cards (I find that sound cards need a 1000hz so there isn't any sound problems when the system is under load.) etc. Also the kernel will need to be ..

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Needed stuff for installing VMware Server on Slackware 11.0 1. Download VMware Server from VMware.com 2. Extract VMware tools 3. cd vmware-tools directory 4. Create symbolic links to this directory ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc0.d ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc1.d ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc2.d ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc3.d ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc4.d ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/rc.d/rc5.d ln -s ..

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