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slackware:slackware [2006/03/29 21:16]
alien
slackware:slackware [2009/08/14 15:13] (current)
alien Add link to multilib article.
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 ===== SLACKWARE ===== ===== SLACKWARE =====
  
-I am a long time [[wp>Slackware]] user. My first experience with Slackware dates back to 1995, at which time it was used by my company as the OS for developer workstations where applications were written for Solaris... equipping the developers with Solaris workstations was too expensive, so we used Slackware and a crosscompiler :-) I had nothing to do with that project, however I used to peek at what the systems administrator was doing.\\ +I will use this Wiki to share the things I learnt over the years, and make Slackware even easier to learn and understand. My articles will be for beginners as well as experienced system administrators. The topics will vary greatly, and I welcome your input, and questions for me to write about specific topics.
-I then setup a workstation for the non-UNIX developers with a dual-boot configuration of Windows 95 plus Slackware. Windows 95 was just out and we did not even have a CDROM drive in any of our computers... and it was a nice way for people to get their fingers on two new Operating Systems...\\ +
-The rest is history, as they say. I became hooked to Slackware and it's underlying philosophy. I have been using it ever since on servers, desktops and laptops. +
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-At a certain point in time, I started sending in feature requests, bug reports and general questions about Slackware. Seeing that Pat Volkerding responded and actually did something with my input was nice. I have continued to send stuff to Pat V. until present day. Try that with one of the 'popular' distros... the bugzilla's or user forums are the farthest you'll get. The reward: my own space at [[http://www.slackware.com/~alien/|Slackware dot com]]. +
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-Anyway. Over the past years I have gained much knowledge about Slackware, Linux and UNIX in general. I have used many distributions in my daily job, and Slackware is still the distro that I'd stick onto any computer if I had it my way. I will use this Wiki to share some of that knowledge, and make Slackware even easier to learn and understand. My articles will be for beginners as well as experienced system administrators. The topics will vary greatly, and I welcome your input, and questions for me to write about specific topics.+
  
 These are the high-level topic areas that I want to attend to. I guess there will be more levels of detail below these, but hey! I must still find the time to write it all!\\ These are the high-level topic areas that I want to attend to. I guess there will be more levels of detail below these, but hey! I must still find the time to write it all!\\
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   * [[http://slackworld.berlios.de/|The Slack World]]   * [[http://slackworld.berlios.de/|The Slack World]]
  
-  * [[http://slackwiki.org//|The SlackWiki]]+  * [[http://slackwiki.org/|The SlackWiki]] 
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 +  * [[http://slackbuilds.org/|SlackBuilds.org]]
  
   * [[http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/forumdisplay.php?f=14 | The LQ Slackware forum]]   * [[http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/forumdisplay.php?f=14 | The LQ Slackware forum]]
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 +  * UseNet news group a.o.l.s. (accessible via [[http://groups.google.com/group/alt.os.linux.slackware/ | Google Groups]] or a news reader)
  
 </note> </note>
  
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 +
 +==== Fixes ====
 +
 +  * [[.fixes | Fixes for annoyances in Slackware]]
 +
 +
 +==== Installing ====
 +
 +  * [[.pxe | Installing Slackware over the network using PXE-boot]]
 +
 +  * [[.usbboot | Installing Slackware from a bootable USB key]]
 +
 +  * [[.current | Notes about installing Slackware -current]]
 +
 +  * [[.setup | The Slackware installer]] (contains errata for README_LVM.TXT and README_CRYPT.TXT)
 +
 +
 +==== x86_64 aka 64-bit Slackware ====
 +
 +  * [[.multilib | Adding multilib to 64bit Slackware]]
 +
 +
 +==== Mail ====
 +
 +  * [[.sendmail | Catching SPAM and viruses with Sendmail]]
 +  * [[.cyrus | The Cyrus IMAP server]]
 +
 +
  
 ==== Network ==== ==== Network ====
  
   * [[.rc_scripts | Slackware rc scripts]]   * [[.rc_scripts | Slackware rc scripts]]
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 +  * [[.network | Configuring your network in Slackware]]
  
   * [[.samba | File- and printersharing]]   * [[.samba | File- and printersharing]]
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   * [[.alsa|Mixing sound sources]] with ALSA   * [[.alsa|Mixing sound sources]] with ALSA
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 ==== Terminal Services ==== ==== Terminal Services ====
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   * [[.nx|FreeNX and Nomachine NX]]   * [[.nx|FreeNX and Nomachine NX]]
  
 +==== Transparent Proxy ====
 +
 +  * Setting up a [[.proxy|transparent content-filtering proxy server]] for your network using iptables, tinyproxy and dansguardian.
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 +  * [[.parentalcontrol|Parental control for your Linux desktop]] - safe Internet access for your children using iptables, tinyproxy and dansguardian.
  
 ==== Virtualization ==== ==== Virtualization ====
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 ==== Wireless ==== ==== Wireless ====
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 +  * [[.network#wireless_networks|Generic instructions]]
  
   * [[.madwifi|madwifi driver]] (Atheros chipsets)   * [[.madwifi|madwifi driver]] (Atheros chipsets)

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