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tarballs.
that sounds almost dirty when you say that way

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Pretty much. Only now I actually know what the hell is going on. Before it was "I booted the cd and it didn't work. This distro sucks"

Oh wait... I still do that, sorry Slackware!
could be worst i guess, you could wake up and find out that your entire playlist has been replaced with justin bieber, lady gaga, britney spears and some funky band who's music sounds like a sanblaster on a electric guitar with a banjo for dramatic effect and bells...who do you suppose i should blame that on? i wrote it off to weak password...
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Pretty much. Only now I actually know what the hell is going on. Before it was "I booted the cd and it didn't work. This distro sucks"

Oh wait... I still do that, sorry Slackware!
I think that's your loss. No need to apologize. I'm pretty sure those who have actually tried it for more than an afternoon are not hurt nor worrying in the slightest. From what I've detected as patterns in your posts you were probably best served by sticking with Arch used almost like an embedded system with no changes unless you swapped out some hardware.
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I don't like Slackware's default KDE config, too bloated, and for some reason even after I disabled desktop search it kept popping up with "Starting Akonadi server". Honestly, I would probably use it if it had Gnome. Dropline Gnome had me genuinely interested, but it doesn't work in 13.37.
    
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I think the furthest I got into installing gentoo was around 24 hours of compile time before dropping it.
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I think the furthest I got into installing gentoo was around 24 hours of compile time before dropping it.
I read an online article a few years back about how long it would take and decided LFS would be a better solution. Unfortunately LFS takes longer and I'm lazy. LOL
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I don't like Slackware's default KDE config, too bloated, and for some reason even after I disabled desktop search it kept popping up with "Starting Akonadi server". Honestly, I would probably use it if it had Gnome. Dropline Gnome had me genuinely interested, but it doesn't work in 13.37.
Greetz
While I can't say I have actually turned off Akonadi (nepomuk et al) recently, I did exactly that on 13.0 with first iterations of KDE v4 as per KDE's instructions and it worked exactly as advertised. I turned it back on after the suite was improved since it is so worth it and ease of locating apps is just the tip of the iceberg. Regardless this is a KDE issue, not a Slackware issue.

Now granted, I didn't install 13.37 fresh but as an upgrade from 13.1 and already had Dropline installed. It works well with the only issue I can see, considering I rarely use the Gnome DE, just a lot of GTK apps, is that the Gnome Desktop background often bleeds into others upon login but then goes away. Again, apparently a Gnome issue, not a Slack issue and not a big deal anyway.
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post #17 of 18
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Go ahead, laugh. I am. What the hell was I thinking trying to install Gentoo? I think I was just pissed that it didn't come with a nice easy installer like Ubuntu did.
From the sounds of it the Ubuntu installer didn't cut it either
    
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Driver support in 7.04 sucked.
    
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