September 18, 2014

Three Set of KDE Packages Released

Although KDE has released their KDE 4.14.1, KDE Framework 5, and Plasma 5 source code to public for few days, it doesn't mean that Eric Hamelers didn't notice. In fact, he has prepared the packages and release all of it at the day of the final set (Plasma) released yesterday by announcing it on his blog. Releasing it one by one is possible, but you will have to perform the update process three times, which may be inconvenience. This also gives us time to test the packages and make sure nothing is broken.

In general, KDE 4.14.1 is a minor update, polishing KDE applications to further improve the translations and provide bug fixes. Most of the efforts are now focused on porting the applications to use Qt5, QML, Framework 5 and Plasma 5. As always, these packages are intended to be installed on top of Slackware-Current machines and please read the README (KDE 4.14.1 and KDE 5).

The new directory for KDE5 is now changed to 5 (not 5.0.x anymore), so you might want to change the download script if you have one. Otherwise, just use the rsync an you are good to go.

Get the packages from these mirror sites:
Kudos to Eric Hameleers and have fun enjoying KDE 4.14.1 and Framework 5 + Plasma 5

September 10, 2014

Security Update: seamonkey

After Firefox and Thunderbird gets updated, seamonkey is following with another security advisory released for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, and -current. All releases gets an update to seamonkey 2.29.

In -current, the default stock has been raised to 3.14.18, the latest stable kernel maintained by Greg K-H. The ChangeLog is available on's site. There has been some minor update on some packages, namely:
  • btrfs-progs: upgraded to 20140909
  • net-snmp: upgraded to
  • rdesktop: upgraded to 1.8.2 (request from LQ)

September 08, 2014

Install Steam on Slackware 64 bit[Stable,Current]

setelah saya baca - baca di pos artikelnya MR.Alien :), saya tertarik untuk membuat sebuah postingan di blog saya. :)
tapi saya lihat hanya untuk versi Slackware 32 bit saja tetapi di lihat lebih detail lagi ternyata bisa juga di install di Slackware 64 bit :)
langkah yang pertama harus anda install adalah:
  • Pertama anda install terlebih dahulu multilib(compat-32) nya agar compatible ketika kita akan menginstall software 32 bit
  • Setelah itu anda install dulu OpenAL versi 32 bit di mesin 64 bit anda
  • lalu anda install flash player plugins versi 32 bit di mesin Slackware 64 bit anda
  • Have Fun, Arief :)

Untuk Menginstall software di atas tersebut, silahkan klik link ini
Nah di sana anda dapat menemukan sesuai dengan versi Slackware Anda
Thanks ;)

Source: Eric Hameleers

September 07, 2014


GNS3 merupakan sebuah perangkat lunak open source di bawah lisensi GNU GPL (General Public License) yang dapat digunakan untuk melakukan simulasi jaringan secara lebih real dibandingkan dengan packet tracer. Mengapa? tentu saja karena software ini memiliki fitur yang cukup lengkap, seperti tersedianya komponen router yang dapat dikonfigurasi seperti aslinya dan dapat dipilih jenisnya sesuai dengan IOS image yang digunakan. Fitur lainnya yaitu terdapat integrasi dengan software VirtualBox, sehingga kita dapat melakukan simulasi dengan menggunakan Sistem Operasi Virtual yang terinstall pada vbox sekaligus mengimplementasikannya pada suatu jaringan dengan menggunakan routing misalnya.

GNS3 menggunakan Dynamips sebagai emulator untuk menjalankan Cisco IOS. Selain VirtualBox, GNS3 mendukung QEMU untuk menjalankan komponen Cisco ASA, PIX and IPS. GNS3 juga memiliki fitur untuk mengelola koneksi virtual sehingga dapat terhubung ke jaringan real seperti pada ethernet adapter atau NAT. 

Setelah instalasi paket GNS3 sempat terjadi masalah pada saat test settings pada VirtualBox. Pesan error yang muncul adalah “failed to load vboxapi”. Untuk mengatasi masalah tersebut, disarankan agar menggunakan VirtualBox versi OSE. Berikut adalah paket-paket yang harus anda install, silahkan download di

  • GNS3
  • VirtualBox OSE
  • vde2
  • xdotool

dan jangan lupa setelah build dan instalasi, eksekusi command berikut.

# ln -sf /usr/share/virtualbox/sdk/bindings/xpcom/python/xpcom /usr/lib/python2.7

setelah itu lakukan reboot.

Untuk Dynamips, download saja di Pilih versi Linux dan sesuaikan dengan arsitektur sistem operasi anda (x86 atau x64). 

Berikut hasil test settings pada Dynamips dan VirtualBox.

Untuk IOS image-nya silahkan cari sendiri, banyak tuh di om google :twisted:

Selamat mencoba dan semoga berhasil … :)

Installing PostGIS From Source on Slackware64

PostGIS is a spatial database extender for PostgreSQL object-relational database. It adds support for geographic objects allowing location queries to be run in SQL. In effect, PostGIS “spatially enables” the PostgreSQL server, allowing it to be used as a backend spatial database for geographic information systems (GIS).

PostGIS is a free open source project, licensed under GNU GPLv2.

In this article, we will discuss about how to install PostGIS on Slackware64. For this purpose, we will use following materials:

  1. Slackware64 14.0
  2. PostgreSQL 9.3.5
  3. GEOS 3.4.2
  4. GDAL 1.11
  5. Proj 4.8.0
  6. JSON-C 0.11
  7. PostGIS 2.1.3

Obtain Materials

PostgreSQL is a DBMS which can be freely downloaded from PostgreSQL. Or download the latest version 9.35 here.

GEOS is Geometry Engine – Open Source, a C++ post of the Java Topology Suite (JTS). To download it, go to GEOS page or download GEOS 3.4.2 from here.

GDAL is Geospatial Data Abstraction Library. To download it, go to GDAL page or download GDAL 1.11 from here.

PROJ4 is a cartographic projections library. To download it, go to PROJ4 page or download PROJ 4.8.0 from here.

JSON-C is a library to read/write JSON objects in C. To downloat it, download JSON-C directly from here.

Now, our main dish. Download PostGIS from PostGIS page, or download it directly from here.

In the end of this section, you should have:

  1. postgresql-9.3.5.tar.bz2
  2. geos-3.4.2.tar.bz2
  3. gdal-1.11.0.tar.xz
  4. proj-4.8.0.tar.gz
  5. json-c-0.11.tar.gz
  6. postgis-2.1.3.tar.gz



We will install all dependency in this order:

  1. PostgreSQL
  2. GEOS
  3. GDAL
  4. PROJ4
  5. JSON-C

All the installation procedure will require root privilege.

Installation of PostgreSQL has been discussed in different article. See here to read it. You can also skip it if you have already installed PostgreSQL.

Next, install GEOS.

tar -jxf geos-3.4.2.tar.bz2
cd geos-3.4.2
make -j4
make install

Next, install GDAL.

tar -Jxf gdal-1.11.0.tar.xz
cd gdal-1.11.0
make -j4
make install

Next, install PROJ4.

tar -zxf proj-4.8.0.tar.gz
cd proj-4.8.0
make -j4
make install

When building PROJ4, you might encounter error like this:

jniproj.c:52:26: fatal error: org_proj4_PJ.h: No such file or directory

To solve it, go to src directory and edit jniproj.c then change this line

#include "org_proj4_PJ.h"


#include "org_proj4_Projections.h"

then resume the installation.

Next, install JSON-C. There is option to use the JSON-C from their github, but when I try it, it would break as JSON-C has removed some macro and functions. So let’s use it as is.

tar -zxf json-c-0.11.tar.gz
cd json-c-0.11
make -j4
make install

Now we are ready to install PostGIS.


Installing PostGIS is straightforward.

tar -zxf postgis-2.1.3.tar.gz
cd postgis-2.1.3
make -j4
make install

Installation finished. You should have PostGIS installed and ready.


Enabling PostGIS

PostGIS is an optional extension that must be enabled in each database you want to use it before you can use it. Installing the software is just the first step. And do not install it in the database called “postgres”.

Connect to database using psql. Run the following SQL:

-- Enable PostGIS (includes raster)
-- Enable Topology
CREATE EXTENSION postgis_topology;
-- fuzzy matching needed for Tiger
CREATE EXTENSION fuzzystrmatch;
-- Enable US Tiger Geocoder
CREATE EXTENSION postgis_tiger_geocoder;

Example of Spatial SQL

-- Create table with spatial column
CREATE TABLE mytable ( 
  geom GEOMETRY(Point, 26910),
  name VARCHAR(128)

-- Add a spatial index
CREATE INDEX mytable_gix
  ON mytable 
  USING GIST (geom); 

-- Add a point
INSERT INTO mytable (geom) VALUES (
  ST_GeomFromText('POINT(0 0)', 26910)

-- Query for nearby points
SELECT id, name
FROM mytable
  ST_GeomFromText('POINT(0 0)', 26910),

September 05, 2014

Security Update: Firefox, Thunderbird, and PHP

Three security advisories were released this morning. They are Firefox, Thunderbird, and PHP. PHP update is backported to Slackware 13.0, while Firefox and Thunderbird updates only applicable to Slackware 14.1 and current.

Slackware 14.1 will use the ESR version, while current continues to move forward by using the latest version from Mozilla, which is 32 (Firefox) and 31.1.0 (Thunderbird).

August 31, 2014

LibreOffice 4.3.1 from AlienBOB

For those waiting for LibreOffice update from Eric Hameleers (AlienBOB), the wait is over as he has published his work and post a blog post about it. You can now grab his package in usual mirror sites below:
The LibreOffice package from SlackBuilds project has been updated as well earlier when i pushed the public update yesterday.

If you happened to still use 4.2.x branch, please note that LibreOffice has released a new secfix release to fix 2 CVEs CVE-2014-3524 "CSV Command Injection and DDE formulas" and CVE-2014-3575 "Arbitrary File Disclosure using crafted OLE objects". Eric no longer published his 4.2.x package, but he kept the SlackBuild script available just in case you want to build it for yourself or your company.

August 27, 2014

Slackpkg Plus on Slackware

Slackpkg plus adalah plugin software 3rd party repositorynya Slackware, kalo dibilang agak mirip mirip si apt-getnya Debian dan Yumnya Red Hat :)
Jika tertarik anda bisa mencoba menginstallnya, klik link ini untuk mengunduhnya Slackfinder
untuk menambahkan repository silahkan anda baca file READMEnya, dan repositori yang tersedia di slackpkg:
click for show/hide:
Supported Repositories:
> Supports GPG
> slackpkgplus:
> multilib:{13.37,14.0,14.1,current}/
> alienbob:{13.37,14.0,14.1,current}/{x86,x86_64}/
> ktown:{13.37,14.0,14.1,current}/latest/{x86,x86_64}/
> restricted:{13.37,14.0,14.1,current}/{x86,x86_64}/
> slacky:{,64}-{13.37,14.0,14.1}/
> mled:{14.0,14.1}-{32,64}bit/
> mles:{14.0,14.1}-{32,64}bit/
> msb:{14.0,14.1}/{1.6,1.8}/{x86,x86_64}/
> slackers:
> slacke17:{,64,arm}-{14.0,14.1}/
> studioware:{,64}-{13.37,14.0,14.1}/
> slackonly:
> Does NOT support GPG
> salixos(*):{i486,x86_64}/{13.37,14.0,14.1}/
> salixext:{14.0,14.1}/
> rlworkman(*):{13.37,14.0,14.1}/
> slackel:{i486,x86_64}/current/
(*) salixos and rlworkman partially supports GPG. These repositories contains the .asc file
for CHECKSUMS.md5, so the 'update' process works with CHECKGPG=on and repository authenticity is guaranteed.
Unfortunately the single packages do not include the related .asc file, so you must install the packages with 'slackpkg -checkgpg=off install ', but the authenticity is guaranteed by the md5 authenticity.

Jika ada yang ingin di tanyakan silahkan comment, karena kita saling berbagi dan sama sama belajar ;)
source: Slackfinder
Thank's, Have Fun Arief ;)

Replace lilo splash with wayan [Slackware]

hello slackers, tonight i share how replace lilo splash with wayan on Slackware. really i newbie Slackware User but i very enthusiastic to use Slackware :)
exactly i find this article on Slackblogs, sorry Mr. Willy i repost this article. :)
okay now i explain:
click for show/hide:
  • su (enter root password)
  • cp /usr/doc/lilo-23.2/sample/slack14.0.2012.bmp /boot
  • nano /etc/lilo.conf
  • Change this line
      • bitmap = /boot/slack.bmp
      • into
      • bitmap = /boot/slack14.0.2012.bmp
  • /sbin/lilo -v (make sure no errors)
  • reboot

you'll see nice lilo splash after reboot :)
source: slackblogs

New Kernel on -Current

After more than 2 weeks without any updates, finally the changelog has been updated with some new packages coming in. One of them is the latest Linux Kernel 3.14.17 with some modifications to the default config by adding two options to become static module.

Other changes are:
  • libcgroup, freetype, tin are upgraded to the latest version
  • xorg-* has been rebuilt to add several parameter to the build script
  • mesa upgraded to 10.2.6 and also some other xorg-related libraries
  • xf86-video-fbdev has been rebuilt to fix ABI mismatch in extra/
There are no major changes yet happening on -current and most of the libraries are still at the same version as in 14.1. This can bring some limitations to upgrade to newer version of packages, mostly that requires newer version of the libraries, such as gtk+2.

I also hope that KDE 4.14.x will be brought to Slackware-Current. It will be easier for Eric Hameleers if the KDE packages has been included in -Current. He can work on Framework and Plasma 5 since it should be installed on top of KDE 4.13 or 4.14.

August 23, 2014

KDE 4.14.0 Packages for Slackware

A new major release of KDE 4.14.0 has been released earlier this week, but since Eric was out of the country, he couldn't release the packages on time even though the packages were already built. Anyway, it's now released to public and to mirror sites.

KDE 4.14.0 is not something as big as you hope since most of the efforts are porting to use KDE Framework 5 and Plasma 5. Nevertheless, there are some packages that gets new feature on this release, while the rest only get bug fixes.

Eric is also planning to build KDE 4.13.x for Slackware 14.1 users as now KDE 4.14.0 has been released. Give him some time and new version of KDE 4.13.3 for Slackware 14.1 will be available in short time.

You can get KDE 4.14.0 from these mirror sites:

August 20, 2014


Shutter merupakan program yang digunakan untuk mengambil screen shoot di Linux yang kaya akan fitur unggulan. Kita bisa mengambil screenshoot baik sebagian area desktop, window dari aplikasi, seluruh layar desktop, bahkan sampai dengan screen shoot sebuah website. Shutter merupakan aplikasi terbaik di Linux untuk mengambil screen shoot yang sifatnya open source dengan lisensi GPL v3.

Dengan Shutter kita bisa mengambil screen shoot di Linux baik dari desktop komputer maupun website. Capture yang bisa dilakukan Shutter ini adalah Capture a Specific Area, Capture your Desktop, Capture a Window, Capture a Menu or Tooltip, dan Capture a Website. Setelah selesai mengcapture, kita juga bisa melakukan editing gambar hasil capture pada aplikasi ini.

Setelah menyimak sedikit deskripsi tentang Shutter, langsung saja kita menuju ke konfigurasi build-nya. File-file yang dibutuhkan  terdapat pada Paket instalasi Shutter membutuhkan banyak dependensi 8-O “Oh… No !!!”

Tapi jangan khawatir bro … ;-) agar lebih mudah, silahkan ikuti urutan instalasi paket-paket dependensi-nya sesuai urutan berikut.


* untuk mengaktifkan fitur web capture install paket gnome-web-photo

Good Luck !!! semoga postingan ini bermanfaat.


Singkat cerita…, beberapa laptop terbaru saat ini menggunakan teknologi yang dikenal dengan nama “nVidia Optimus”. Teknologi tersebut merupakan unit hibrid pengolahan grafis antara nVidia dan Intel yang saling menyatu, di mana grafis nVidia digunakan untuk performance (kinerja) dan Intel grafis untuk penghematan daya (power saving) selama penggunaan. Oleh karena itu, agar dapat menjalankan fungsi tersebut di Linux, maka diperlukan konfigurasi driver yang mendukung teknologi tersebut.

Setelah sekian lama googling dan selalu gagal install paket nvidia-driver dari, akhirnya saya menemukan postingan tentang cara install driver nvidia di slackware khususnya untuk Laptop ASUS K45VD dengan VGA Card nvidia GeForce 610M yang menggunakan teknologi nVidia Optimus.

Oke… tanpa basa basi, langsung saja silahkan ikuti langkah konfigurasi pada thread berikut.

August 15, 2014


Berikut adalah langkah konfigurasi untuk mengaktifkan fitur hibernate pada slackware yang menggunakan bootloader LILO.

  1. cek partisi swap,
    # fdisk -l | grep swap
  2. edit file /etc/lilo.conf
    # nano /etc/lilo.conf
  3. comment pada baris berikut,

    #append=” vt.default_utf8=0″

  4. tambahkan baris konfigurasi berikut (dalam hal ini /dev/sda5 adalah partisi swap),

    append =” resume=/dev/sda5″

  5. restart lilo dengan menggunakan command,
    # lilo
  6. lakukan hibernate dengan command berikut,
    # pm-hibernate

August 13, 2014

KDE Framework and Plasma 5 Packages by Eric Hameleers

This is the day some of you have been waiting for. It's the day where KDE Framework and Plasma 5 packages are released by Eric Hameleers (announcement will be posted soon later) after KDE team announced it last week (Framework 5.1.0) and yesterday (Plasma 5.0.1). The packages has been uploaded to KTown and mirrored through several mirror sites that normally host the KDE packages.

A little FYI, the next successor of KDE will be based on Qt5 and QML and in order to make the transition goes as smooth as possible, KDE team decided  to freeze the Plasma Workspaces and the KDE Platform at 4.11.x branch (but Plasma Workspaces will still be supported until August 2015). Workspace development efforts were focused on Plasma 2 (later changed to Plasma 5), while KDE Platform is in transition to Frameworks 5. KDE Applications will keep using 4.x branch as of now.

Now, back to Framework and Plasma 5. These new packages are meant for early-adopters and serve more like a preview just like in KDE 4.0. Don't expect this to be added to Slackware soon, but the idea is that you can help KDE team to polish this packages. The KDE Team focused on building the solid core as a base first while waiting for the rest of the KDE Applications to get ported to Qt5 and QML. The full transition is scheduled to happen around 2015.

Eric has built this packages since Framework and Plasma 5.0.0, but didn't release them yet since it hasn't reached a quality level to be introduced for public, so we waited until the developers pushed the first update to both and things are progressing nicely. Most (but not all) bugs have been fixed, the performance has increased a lot, and more functionality has been implemented. We think it's ready for public consumption (but again, this is considered a public beta testing), so he delivered the packages for you to try.

If you decided to try this packages, make sure several things first:
  1. Make sure your computer is running latest Slackware-Current (as the time this post is written, it's August 8).
  2. Make sure you have been using KDE 4.13.3 provided by Eric Hameleers.
  3. DO NOT install these packages on a computer where you expect a stable environment. 
When you are ready, go to KTown repository or any other mirror sites below and READ the README first!!.  This will give you an idea about this packages and how to download/install them. As noted by Eric in his previous post, he had tried his best to keep KDE 4 and 5 separated, from both package naming and also configuration files. This means that you can have 2 KDE versions installed on one machine and it's so easy to switch one to another.

We have been doing a private beta testing for few days in both VM and real hardware environment and found some known issues. This list is not a full list,  but it will be added based on user's report:
  • When you switch back to KDE 4, in some cases, all the icons in Application tab in K menu will change to blue folder icon. The solution is to reinstall KDE 4.13.3 packages, log out and login again. That will fix it.
  • Adding new items on KDE Menu Editor sometimes do not work. You might need to logout/login to have your changes appears for the first time. The second addition will work normally.
  • hplip error message can be ignored. The reason is because Plasma 5 do not implement the old xembed, so all other applications that still uses the old system tray will not be visible as they don't have a place to dock. The solution is not elegant, but you can use third-party system tray, such as stalonetray or wmsystemtray (both are available in SBo).
  • There are 2 system settings. One came from Plasma 5 and the other came from KDE 4. The one in Plasma 5 can be seen in Favorites tab, while the one from KDE 4 (which is more complete) can be seen in Applications > Settings > System Settings. The system settings from Plasma 5 is not yet fully migrated and more icons and functionality will be added in the future.
  • There are certain condition that might crash your plasma shell; eg. Typing on search field in Favorites tab and then remove the text, but it will restart automatically.
  • If you need to run applications quickly, use the new KRunner which can be called directly by typing on top of your desktop. However, it will not save your history.
  • Public holiday are not yet shown. See this URL for more information.
  • Some application will revert to it's initial state (such as Chrome or Chromium) since all local files for KDE 5 are now placed under .config5, .local5, .cache5, and .kde5. Your previous configuration stays in .config, .cache, .local, and .kde.
  • It still have high resource usage due to design limitations in KWin, but it will be fixed in future releases.
  • kded5 might consume a lot of CPU resources after some time
Here are the usual mirror sites that host KDE Framework and Plasma 5 packages:
The packages are placed under current/5.0.1 and there's a symlink for current/testing -> current/5.0.1.

Have fun with KDE Framework and Plasma 5 :)

August 09, 2014

KDE Framework and Plasma 5 and New Poll

Eric Hameleers has posted in his blog that he is working on publishing his latest work on KDE Framework and Plasma Next 5 to public. We (me and Eric) had been doing some private testing about this packages and so far, the result is quite promising, despite there were some known bugs by upstream which will be fixed in future release.

As mentioned, this packages should be installed on a machine running Slackware-Current (not stable) with KDE 4.13.3 (or newer). This can be considered a preview of future KDE releases, so don't expect it to be bug free.

Eric has made a big effort on making sure that KDE Framework and Plasma 5 can coexist with KDE 4, so you only need to switch to Plasma to test it and if you want to switch it back to KDE 4, logout and switch back to KDE 4 and that's it. It's that simple.

I wanted to know if you are interested to get down with KDE Framework and Plasma Next 5? Use your votes :)

Poll Results

The poll is closed, but i completely forgot about it. Here's the result from 77 voters:
3.15 11 (14%)
3.16 9 (11%)
3.17 4 (5%)
3.18 3 (3%)
3.19 50 (64%)

So most users believe that next Slackware users will end up using the 3.19 Linux Kernel. The latest version available is now 3.16 and currently, Slackware-Current is still using 3.14 as the default stock of kernel. 

Security Update: openssl

One security advisory has been released for openssl update which fixed quite a lot of security vulnerabilities according to CVE entries related. This update is applied to all supported Slackware release, back to Slackware 13.0. There are 2 versions:
  • Slackware 13.0, 13.1, and 13.37 will get 0.9.8zb update
  • Slackware 14.0, 14.1, and current will get 1.0.1i update
In current, Pat welcome pi kernel (3.14.16), which is the latest stable (and long term release) of Linux kernel released by Greg yesterday. There are no other updates for this batch besides the kernel and openssl.

August 06, 2014

LibreOffice and VLC Update

Eric Hameleers has published his work on LibreOffice and VLC on his blog. VLC is now upgraded to VLC 2.1.5, while LibreOffice has jumped to another major release LibreOffice 4.3.0, while users wanted to build older LibreOffice 4.2.6 are given the build script available.

Many new and interesting features can be found on the new LibreOffice release, mainly better compatibility with other document format, better comment management, more formula supported, and of course there are tons of other new features that can be found Release Notes, Announcement or other blog post by Michael Meeks and Charles-H. Schulz.

As always, you can always get the packages (and source code) from these mirror sites:

August 03, 2014

Security Update: samba and dhcpcd

Two security advisories has been released few days ago (i forgot to make a post about it due to traveling). They are samba and dhcpcd.

Dhcpcd update was applied back to Slackware 13.0 and it was only a small patch, but for samba, it was only applied to Slackware 14.1 and current.

Besides security updates, both stable and current update has another package being changed, which was xscreensaver. In stable branch, it got upgraded to 5.29, while in current, it was patched. Both were to fix the nag screen that display a warning that a system is too old. It happened for those who have the system installed more than 12 months (1 year) since the rebuilt.

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