I am using Slackware 14.1, but decided to upgrade MPlayer to the version available in -current (20150425 at the moment). I installed the new dependency libvdpau from SBo, although it can be compiled from the script in -current, too. Similarly, I re-compiled and upgraded electricsheep and xscreensaver to their versions in -current. Everything seems to […]
I keep clean installs of Slackware 32bit and 64bit in order to check how my SlackBuilds work. Currently, I use Oracle VM VirtualBox, installed on a Slackware64 14.1 -multilib system from the upstream provided binary (“All distributions”), AMD64 architecture (version 4.3.28). When I first set up the virtual machines, I did not pay much attention […]
I am currently using OpenOffice.org 4.1.1, installed from SBo and want to remove the word autocompletion behaviour. I googled a bit and found a solution here. Go to Tools > AutoCorrect Options, select the Word Completion tab and uncheck the Enable word completion option: That’s it. Phew!
I liked to play the Quake III demo, occasionally. I have never played the full game, but since I am not really into 3D shooters, the demo is quite enough. Years ago, its Linux version installed and ran without problems. Then, at some point sound stopped working, then the game could not be extracted and […]
To make the XFCE desktop icons text background semi-transparent (as opposed to fully transparent) create this file in the $HOME directory: ~/.gtkrc-2.0 and put the following in it: Log out and in. Now, there is a slight and non-obtrusive text background: Hint is from here.