Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It's Slack time again !

-So what happened to my Debian Talibanism ???

Nothing... Debian is still my fav' distro... But that doesn't mean I can multiboot to enjoy other distros...

My main desktop is now multibooting Ubuntu 8.04 (works fine for me) and Slackware 12.1 (the new one).

I am mainly a Gnome guy, used to apt-get... So it feels really exotic to boot into KDE (3.5.9), in a Slackware environment...

I can't believe I only found out about "xorgsetup" now... I tried Slackware often, and always complained about issues with the lack of scroll mouse, and the wrong screen resolution... Until yesterday, when I happened to find that useful command !

It fixes all the above mentioned issues, automatically ! Good !

Now, I am not (yet) a Slackware guru, so I did the "newb" thing to install slapt-get and gslapt... I even added the Slacky.eu repos, to get all the goodies. I read on Planète Béranger that it isn't supposed to be the best way, but it was so easy to do, I guess you can blame that on the fact that I am a Debianista at heart... Add a repo, and install all the stuff... That simple...

According to Luis, a gentleman who comments on Planète Béranger, I really have to try Arch as well...

Actually I did, the other day, but I could manage to configure the Pacman repos correctly... However, just for fun, I might add a partition to my spanking new sata hdd (320 gigs !!!), and sweat a bit more...

3 comments:

beranger-org said...

> "xorgsetup"

"X -configure" might generate a working config file too! (it did in my case)

> install slapt-get and gslapt...

This is the first thing I did too :-)

> I even added the Slacky.eu repos, to get all the goodies. I read on Planète Béranger that it isn't supposed to be the best way.

You're wrong, I never said that! What I said is that Slacky.eu is *GOOD*, but LinuxPackages.net is bad!

Tropical Swim said...

my mistake... that's a proof that I sometimes "scan" instead of "read"...

-Di you manage to get any internationalization apart from KDE stuff ?

beranger-org said...

I have not played with internationalization yet.