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Post#31 by apollo » 18 Dec 2017, 18:57

tried the new beta but wireless on my intel centrino n6300 didn't work out of the box :%)
Performancewise i can't see a big difference to porteus and apt is not the replacement of my choice instead of working with modules. ;)

I stick with Porteus.
My Porteus Module Repo: https://porteus.rw-net.de

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Post#32 by Jack » 18 Dec 2017, 19:31

I try it and it look nice but my WiFi didn't work and I try to make it work and could not make it work.

I will stick with Porteus too.
I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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Post#33 by fulalas » 18 Dec 2017, 20:19

@francois, how much faster and when exactly? How did you measure it?

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Post#34 by francois » 19 Dec 2017, 01:27

Just some impression for now with the palemoon browser based on cpu values and memory. However, mpv with smplayer seem to take more cpu and memory under slax.

Edit:
No benchmark at all. Bananas have to be compared to bananas. My porteus system has a lot of additional packages.
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Post#35 by francois » 04 Jan 2018, 03:49

SLAX 9.3
1.0 Startup file is in /root/.fluxbox/autostart
Where in it should I put a command to start an application in autostart?
Given that I have installed:

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apt-get install smplayer mpv ffmpeg
For example, at which line should I insert?

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smplayer &
to get it loaded at bootup.

Edit:
Answer
Just before string:

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# We want to run systrayicon only after the volumeicon
seems to be a good place. But I would be open to a better proposition.

2.0 In the file structure, I have three partitions:

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root@slax:~# lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
loop0    7:0    0    90M  1 loop /run/initramfs/memory/bundles/01-core.sb
loop1    7:1    0    41M  1 loop /run/initramfs/memory/bundles/01-firmware.sb
loop2    7:2    0  20.8M  1 loop /run/initramfs/memory/bundles/02-xorg.sb
loop3    7:3    0  18.5M  1 loop /run/initramfs/memory/bundles/03-desktop.sb
loop4    7:4    0  16.1M  1 loop /run/initramfs/memory/bundles/04-apps.sb
loop5    7:5    0  59.7M  1 loop /run/initramfs/memory/bundles/05-chromium.sb
sda      8:0    0 119.2G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0  48.8G  0 part 
├─sda2   8:2    0     1K  0 part 
├─sda5   8:5    0  39.1G  0 part 
├─sda6   8:6    0  30.4G  0 part /run/initramfs/memory/data
└─sda7   8:7    0  1023M  0 part 
zram0  254:0    0   512M  0 disk 
root@slax:~# 
As slax folder with .sb or bundles is installed on sda6, I find the content of sda6 in /run/initramfs/memory/data/:

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root@slax:~# ls /run/initramfs/memory/data/
backgrounds-anciens  lost+found  Movies  sda5  slax  TV
root@slax:~# 
I would prefer to find this information into /mnt/sda1, /mnt/sda5 and /mnt/sda6. Trying to modify fstab did kept the changes. How can I mount these partitions?
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Post#36 by beny » 04 Jan 2018, 21:25

hi francois, i can confirm you the sotware installed via apt at reboot is lost and if you run fdisk -l you can see and mount all the device that you have but no via pcmanfm so we can use it only for kiosk use,that is not mine.

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Post#37 by francois » 05 Jan 2018, 07:30

Hello beny. On the 9.3 version the new cheatcode for persistence is slax.flags=perch,automount in syslinux.cfg:

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LABEL default
MENU LABEL Run Slax (Persistent changes)
KERNEL /slax/boot/vmlinuz
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/slax/boot/initrfs.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw printk.time=0 slax.flags=perch,automount
It seems to be new, perch alone seemed to be enough in the previous version.
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Post#38 by raja » 05 Jan 2018, 09:06

Looks like a hurriedly assembled useless offering...

Those who are not able to connect to 'wifi', please try,

Get your 'interface' name from a terminal command,
ip a
Then, use the following command in terminal,
wpa_supplicant -i [interface name] -c <(wpa_passphrase "SSID name" "wifi password")
you will be connected, keep this terminal window open and use one more window for any work.

or you can enter the interface name in Network manager-preferences, and enter password in the new dialogue box and connect.

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Post#39 by Tonio » 17 Jan 2018, 17:52

The new Slax 9.3.0 and the one previous which did not have wireless leaves much to be desired. IMHO the old Slax and Porteus are many times better and have more out of the plain iso than Slax. I understand the time issues, packaging, recompiling which Tomas expresses why he made the change to Debian. My nephew likes it though. Good for him. He does not care that systemd is there and he likes it the way it is. He wants to play games and does not care about the init. If the packaging and recompiling become a problem, I would recommend to fanthom and brokenman to release a (LiveKit, like the Linux Live kit that Tomas makes and is the base for Slax). A bare minimum base like volid linux, install everything you want the way you want it and build a live version of your OS. Otherwise, we can use SlackwareLive from alienbob, it contains everything we could ever want and run mostly every desktop there is like the new lumina. The other way would be to install a minimum base and use pkgsrc, ravenports or the xbps src package(from voidlinux) and make your linux like you want it. Slackware is alive and kicking. And systemd is still away. I have other OSes installed also, DragonFlyBSD and FreeBSD on some of my machines if something catastrophic were to happen, they would take over my PCs. The great thing is that Porteus is a live medium and I can run it wherever it runs. :celebrate3:

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