About SlackEX 14.2 64 bit Build 170314
Slackware is the first widely-used Linux system, which is still developing.
Slackware has existed since 1993. In comparison with for example Ubuntu
and Linux Mint, many people believe that Slackware is "difficult". Any
novice can quickly learn to use Ubuntu they say. My remaster of Slackware Current (upcoming
14.2), which I call SlackEX 14.2/Current 64 bit Linux
Live DVD, is however just as easy to use as Ubuntu
and/or Linux Mint. Some tend to complain that the Program Management in
Slackware is awkward. That was perhaps earlier the case, but not
anymore. Now we have the Application Managers Slackpkg and GSlapt - a GTK
version of slapt-get. They are a piece of cake to use! Users of Synaptic will feel at ease with GSlapt.
New features in version 170314 of SlackEX
I have replaced kernel 4.7.1-x86_64-exton with kernel 4.10.2-x86_64-exton with support for “everything”. Most important is that I have changed repositories from Slackware 14.1 to Current.
I.e. Slackware 14.2. KDE is upgraded to
version 4.14.27 (latest KDE version). All other component software is also upgraded to
the latest Slackware Current version by now. I may also mention in particular GParted 0.27.0 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), VirtualBox 5.1.16 (latest, not in Slackware’s repositories), Google
Chrome (not in Slackware’s repositories), Gimp 2.8.10
from source), GSlapt 0.5.4b, Slackpkg 2.82.1, Firefox
52.0, Thunderbird 45.2.8, Samba 4.5.5 and GCC
5.4.0. Furthermore I have installed Grub2,
which can be used as boot loader (if you want) after a hard drive
install. Study the full package
I have replaced Wicd with NetworkManager.
It works better.
The password for root (superuser) is root. Note: You can only run SlackEX live (from a DVD or USB stick) as root.
Requirements to run SlackEX satisfactory quickly
SlackEX is a "big" Linux system. You need att least 1024 MB RAM in
order to run the system satisfactory from live (from DVD or a USB
stick). It might help if you
have a SWAP
space on your computer.
X is auto-configured during the boot from the DVD or the USB pen drive.
In version 170314 of SlackEX Nvidia's
Graphic driver 375.39 (latest driver) is
to see if your card is supported. To use the driver when
running SlackEX live or from hard drive you shall run the command nvidia-xconfig (as
root). Then leave X by pressing Ctrl
Alt F1 simultaneously. Log in again as root and run the
command startx to enter X and KDE again. If your card is supported you will notice a
big difference! Note: Normally you don't have to do anything. I.e. your Nvidia card will automatically be recognized and used.
The default language (locale) is set to English.
Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Mint and many other so-called beginner distributions
(and other Linux systems) use sudo to do something that requires root
(superuser) privileges. There really is no need for a root password.
"Examples of Command": sudo
mkdir /usr/MyFiles. You can also directly become root with sudo su.
Read HERE about how Sudo works. I have installed the Sudo program in SlackEX.
This means, among other things, that Linux users used to Ubuntu can
identify with SlackEX.
Install SlackEX to hard drive
Use this INSTRUCTION.
You can (if you want) use Grub2 (new GRUB) as boot loader. (Slackware original still uses LILO).
Install SlackEX to a USB stick
Please read my INSTALL
INSTRUCTIONS. NOTE: All system changes are PERSISTENT.
Slackpkg is very easy to use.
Basically only five commands:
slackpkg install MyNecessaryProgram
More about how to use
Your Network - access to Windows PCs
If you want to use Samba to access Windows computers in your home Network just start up
Konqueror and go, for example, to the address smb://192.168.1.4. (Your
Windows computer's IP address in the Network). Check it by opening a
command prompt and run the ipconfig command on
the current Windows computer. You can also just go to smb://workgroup
(if your Network is named WORKGROUP).
Google Chrome in SlackEX
You can easily install Google
Chrome if you want. Necessary for watching Netflix movies. Follow
instruction. For Google Chrome to run you also have to install GConf with slapt-get --install GConf. In version 170314
of SlackEX Google Chrome is pre-installed.
Slackware is grossly underestimated (in my opinion). This article give you ten (10) reasons to choose Slackware.
The ISO file is of 1440 MB.
Download SlackEX from SourceForge.net - Fast, secure and free downloads from the largest Open
Source applications and software directory.
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SlackEX 14.2 ISO file
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Other considerations Disclaimer:
This is experimental software. Use at your own risk. Under no
circumstances may C A Exton or exton.se be held liable for damage to
hardware or software, lost data or other damage either direct or
indirect caused by using this software.
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