I installed Slackware 14.0 this morning. Have only had a little time to mess around with it, but I have to say that I'm very impressed. I'm a linux novice since I've only used Angstrom & Ubuntu (and know almost no command line). I immediately felt comfortable with this OS. The integration with the PNDs is amazing. With the info on the wiki, I was able to build my own install packages using slackbuilds in no time (well, it does take the Pandora quite a long time to build the packages).
I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time with this. I'll report back in a day or two.
I've been really enjoying Slackware! It's amazing having a full OS on my Pandora. Multitasking has been great and Firefox seems to be much more stable & responsive than in Angstrom on the Pandora.
I do have two questions:
1. I can't get my SD card in the second slot (the one on the left) to open. I followed the wiki where it said to take it out and then put it back in again, but when I do this and try and open the card in the file manager, I get this error: "Failed to mount "name of SD card". Adding read ACL for uid 1000 to 'run/media/me failed: Operation not supported." I tried this with both a FAT32 & EXT 2 formatted SD card.
I saw on the first page that you can change custom kernel or manually mount the SD card. Can you give me newbie instructions on how to manually mount it?
2. How do I run PNDs in Slackware? I've just been running them directly from a folder with the "Run PND Application." Is there an easier way?
finally I took the time to read the main SL4P Wikipedia article. Great work, really! I'll give SL4P another try, this time following your instructions. Maybe this will avoid some problems I had before.
You might want to change two lines in that article for better understanding (I hope I understood them correctly ;-)
In some builds, i ship KDE. 256M users, avoid selecting it as full desktop.
In some builds, i ship KDE. users of 256MB-Pandoras, avoid selecting it as full desktop.
Due to 3.2 kernel and dynamically linked libraries, all .pnd are not compatible.
Due to 3.2 kernel and dynamically linked libraries, not all .pnd are compatible.
Now I'll read all those advanced-usage articles.
Many thanks for all that work. I guess, Slackware will be my OS choice in future, and I hope I'll be able to help with bugfixing and development, at least a bit.
By the way: Is anyone free to edit / add info in this Wiki article and those advanced-usage articles?
The link to "-current" in your article leads to a diretory with only subdirectories, not with an actual image. That confused me a bit. Following the subdirectories, I got to the image referenced above...
Question remains: Is anyone welcome to edit your SL4P articles, or are you the only maintainer?
I mean, if I use SL4P on a daily basis, I may discover things I'd like to document. If these are new topics, I will create new pages for it and may add links to your main page. But if if it's part of a topic you documented already, I may simply add the info to your page.