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Huge update to slackware-current and what it meant to my laptop

Today, you may be watching the slackware-current ChangeLog.txt slack-faced, with a feeling of horror… … because the update is HUGE. There are well over 300 lines of updates! That amounts to one-third of the full length of ChangeLog for the current development cycle. Those of you who thought Slackware was calmly drifting toward another stable […]

Compositing hard lock in KDE 4.5

People have written about their computer locking up with KDE 4.5.x in Slackware. These locks seem to be caused by the open source video drivers that are part of X.Org. These drivers incorrectly advertise some OpenGL capabilities when the KDE compositing manager queries them. As a result, the KDE window manager tries to enable non-working […]