At best, my computer hangs when prompting for a password. I think this is related to the 4.4.14 kernel but have not confirmed this.
These instructions are a lot easier than they seem, and a smart and patient beginner will be able to follow them!
- These notes were made from instructions from Slackware "current", as of 2016-11-05, and have been tested on Slackware 14.2, and 14.2 32bit.
These notes were made on an everyday system with one hard drive which I completely formatted for this purpose.
- If you are a new user, it is strongly recommended that you remove all hard drive's your using and do this on a spare unused/empty drive.
This concept and these notes build a full-disk Slackware installation which also uses LVM. You can safely ignore the entire LVM post and just follow this one.
Todo - as-yet untested
This concept and these notes are entirely obsoleted by dm-crypt, if you want a complete encryption solution.
These notes were made from instructions from Slackware as of Slackware 14.2 64bit.
It's remarkably simple.
Linux distributions + Debian >
Automagically repairs a boot loader.
This is something I wish I had/knew about a long time ago. I've had bootloader misadventures that really stressed me out.
I'll accept this, even though it uses systemd.
Given a YouTube or Vimeo URL, downloads the underlying video file, with a sensible file name. It downloads the highest resolution version of the video available: first it tries HD MP4, then regular MP4, then WebM, and finally FLV. It also works on playlists, and works as a bookmarklet[doesn't exist] to download the video you're watching.
Given a URL of a photo gallery, this downloads the largest versions of all of the photos.
Tested 2016-03-18 on Lubuntu - Tested and works for instagram, but I couldn't get proper filenames.
An archival program.
- p7zip is a port of 7za.exe for POSIX systems like Unix (Linux, Solaris, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Cygwin, AIX, ...), MacOS X and also for BeOS and Amiga.
I used to use RAR
Google > Chrome >
Software > Web browsers >
A web browser compiled from the released source of Google Chrome.
It's simplicity is overdone to the point of losing functionality. Some of its preferences are so wrong that I can't use it, and because it's inflexible I can't fix their mistakes.
TODO - add my notes
A BitTorrent client.
I use this because it's cross-platform, not just Windows and Linux, but also Linux/ARM, for my CubieTruck and Raspberry Pi.
Writing + Software >
Copyright versus Community in the Age of Computer Networks, July 2000
I know that this would be frowned upon, but I made some minor formatting edits for readability. It seems that the copy I have below is different than what's hosted, so perhaps it's been updated.