I am running slackware64-current on a samsung smart pc pro. It has a very high-resolution but not-too-large native display. I usually use it at work connected to a much bigger monitor. I have been using it either big-monitor-only (while at work) or small-native-display-only (when elsewhere).
The thing is, the dots-per-inch (DPI) of the native display works out at a very high 191.
I'd upgrade to Slackware64-14.0 and when I was with 13.1, I had the latest firefox and thunderbird installed by scripts, each one in my native language. But now I would like to use the official slackware's packages, and notice that they show up in english after I upgraded to slackware64-14.0.
I have tried three times to get into the Slackware Linux distribution, but each time there has been something that has put me off (I've struggled with wireless configuration and lack of my favourite Desktop Environment included in the past).
I really really want to use it. I even quite like compiling the odd software package.
I just installed Slackware64 14.1 on a HP Pavilion DM1 netbook. Slackware64 14.0 was previously installed. The netbook has a Broadcom wireless card:
[root@buzz:~] # lspci | grep -i network
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
With Slackware64 14.0, I've been using the broadcom-sta driver for the wireless card.
I was trying out Alien Bob's new KDE packages and decided I would rather downgrade and stick with what is provided in Slackware64 14. after removing those packages and the deps and then re-installing the KDE packages that come with the stable release I am unable to run them.
I have a Dell Latitude E6400 (intel cpu etc) that I dual boot with WinXP sp3 (ugh, needed for work). Both XP and Slackware64-14.0 (kde and/or Xfce) have always matched in reporting battery life - starting at 100% and about 2-4 hrs of life, now a bit longer since I swapped in a SSD drive, depending on screen brightness, wifi etc usage.
The FFmpeg package, a complete solution to record, convert, and stream audio and video, is now at version 2.1. FFmpeg has been released featuring a large number of changes and fixes, but it's mostly only a maintenance version. As we announced a short while ago, the developers have also managed to implement native HEVC/H.265 decoder support and it's one of the highlights of this release.
I've just recently installed Slackware64 release 13.1 in my HP6910p laptop for the first time. I am a new to Slackware, a "Slack-Baby" if you will, but I am not new to UNIX/Linux. I've built several desktops and a few laptops using Fedora & UBUNTU. But, I really wanted to get to know the Slackware.