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Slackware for Pandora 14.1

Discussion in 'Alternative OS' started by Linux-SWAT, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Holliefant

    Holliefant Member

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    hmm I tried slackware last night, bought a 64GB Card for it... but gmu wont start, that is a showstopper to me, as I use gmu to listen to audiobooks. Funny how one simple program can spoil all the fun. But the rest looked really fine, I must say.

    Ok I found something...
    http://wej.k.vu/files/gmu-0.9.1.tar.gz

    Maybe I should try and compile it myself :D
     
  2. Linux-SWAT

    Linux-SWAT Advanced Member

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    You mean "gmu pnd won't run" right ?
     
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  3. ekianjo

    ekianjo Hardcore Member

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    easy enough with sbopkg
     
  4. Holliefant

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    :D when I am home tonight I will give it a try :D Jeah I meant the pnd won´t run. It really seems quit good Slackware, but I must confess slackware is one of the few linux distributions I never even tried :D
     
  5. Linux-SWAT

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    So first thing to do is to see in /tmp if the related .out file has information about why the pnd is not running. Sometimes it's a matter of a simple ln -s.
     
  6. rygD

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    With 16 or so years using Linux, that was true for me as well until last year. I had used things based on it, but never the real deal. I thought it was a difficult to use distro that would be beyond my skills. Turns out I was totally wrong and would have been better off switching to it early on. It took a few hours/days to figure out some things, but now it is my favorite distro I have used (and I am still learning things that every Linux user should know, even after I took 3 Linux admin courses in recent years).
     
  7. joachim

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    On sbopkg I found gmusicbrowser but no GMU Player maybe its the same. It works so far but the dependency glib gives an error when trying to download - 404 not found. When checking , there was no glib 1.307 so I installed 1.308 manually and it worked. Maybe you try this one.
     
  8. eric

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    Funnily enough, slackware was the first distribution I ever tried, back in kernel 0.99pl12 days, when it came on floppies!

    But I'm Debian through and through these days.
     
  9. joachim

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    @LinuxSWAT : thanks for the tip with ln -s. After reinstalling Calibre I got an error of file is no link. Maybe this was because I tried something with it. After resetting the link Calibre is working now.
    Yippieh ! Now trying gstreamer.
     
  10. Holliefant

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    I did make and make install with gmu and it works like a charm. Don´t know really how to use sbopkg or how that is called :D
     
  11. Holliefant

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    Ok what bugs me a bit, is that I am now for the 4th day and night trying to get all the updates from sbopkg through :D That takes really long. Right now my pandora is still doing some Webkit? update which I started yesterday at 19:00 and now it is 10:00 and it is still running :D
     
  12. ekianjo

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    webkit, qt, stuff like that can take DAYS to compile :)
     
  13. Linux-SWAT

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    Yes, webkit is very long to build. That's where fastest SD cards are useful.
     
  14. lukey

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    And/Or RAID 0. It gives me more than double the speed with two class 10 Cards(Around 44 mb/s reading speed with dd).
     
  15. joachim

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    To the mentioned gksu command while installing software with sbopkg I have some info.
    After installing gst-plugins from source I got 3x gksu when doing a make. So its the make process
    that starts it (and so in sbopkg when installing). So if you install some software check with top and when it needs lot of time so kill the gksu command with 9 and it is running a lot faster.
     
  16. Linux-SWAT

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    I'll begin work on 14.2 soon, I'll check that although I think it's triggered by something else.
    Did you bind something to the Pandora key ?
     
  17. joachim

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    I did no changes to the Pandora key. One question to sbopkg : when installing software there is no access to the database. Or is there a file I can check without sbopkg. Man page says there are 145 MB of data. Where is that stored ?

    I found another audio player that seems preinstalled - moc player. It is CLI and plays different formats and internetradio. Just type mocp in a terminal. Type h for help or man mocp. Very resource saving.
     
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  18. Linux-SWAT

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    I don't understand the question.
     
  19. joachim

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    I found the dir /var/lib/sbopkg/SBo/14.1/ where the info is stored, so I can look in the repo while sbopkg is doing a install. Because sbopkg can only be started one time and some install needs a long time I want to check for other programs while it is doing a install job.
     
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