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Handbrake – lost for Slackware

Yesterday, I read about the newest release of Handbrake, the powerful video transcoder. I have handbrake in my Slackware repository, so I decided to dissect the source tarball for the 0.10.0 release and see what was needed to compile it into a package. Boo hoo. Handbrake 0.10.0 switched from a GTK+2 to a GTK+3 graphical […]

Running VLC in XFCE

As you may know I am using KDE for my daily work. However, I use XFCE from time to time – for example when I have to run a remote X session over XDMCP and want to keep a fluid feel to the desktop. When I was working in XFCE yesterday I wanted to use […]

GTK icons suddenly missing

Several GTK-based applications are suddenly showing white icons with a red cross inside. Now what! The update of the “shared-mime-info” package to version 0.70  in slackware-current seems to have changed the mime database format. Slackware will automatically update the system-wide mime info database on every boot. It runs the command update-mime-database /usr/share/mime However, there is […]