Linked by Steve Husted on Mon 12th Apr 2004 09:30 UTC
Slackware, Slax This is an article about my experiences with Slackware 9.1, a distribution of Linux that I find enjoyable, along with programs that I find useful and enjoyable.
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- Seems impossible to install gnucash.

Install the gnucash slackware package from

- The wheel on my mouse still doesn't work.

Add "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" to the mouse input section of your XF86Config. That information is readily available on the Net

- CUPS didn't work at all, I just get an error message.

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.cups
/etc/rc.d/rc.cups start

Again, readily available on the Net

- I don't understand the reasoning of having sound muted.

I'll give you that one. Thats a default behaviour of alsa after installation. I remember seeing the reasoning behind it in the past, but I don't think it was a good reason.

- Lilo wouldn't install, I had to boot from floppy and do a liloconf.

Never heard of lilo not installing during a Slackware install, unless there was a problem with the HD. Possible that you attempted an install on the bootable partition without it being marked as bootable. I always install to the mbr, but that's just me

- I have Win2K installed on the same system. The windows gui is much more snappy than gnome. Gnome blurs and leaves trails.

Don't blame gnome for that. That's a problem with your X setup, or the driver itself.

- Plays DVDs very well, better than windows, IMO.

Amen =)

- During the install, I specifically chose no games, but with gnome, I get about 15 games, like it or not.

There's a difference between BSD games and Gnome Games. I believe the description of the games packages specifically states BSD games like nethack, fortune, etc, and you still have the option to install / not install gnome games on CD 2

My $0.02 CDN