Slackware for Pandora 14.2


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Feb 13, 2010
SL4P - Slackware for Pandora.

Version 14.2

ARMv5te, little endian, software float ("soft-float", "armel"), EABI.

SL4P Wiki page, installation, updates, advanced usage etc. :

About Slackware :

Features :
-full hardware support
-12 window managers, including Xfce, Minimenu and Enlightenment DR17
-KDE (512M RAM recommended), installed via internet in two commands
-pnd support
-PNDManager and PNDstore support
-armhf compatibility layer
-rebuilt optimized video player (MPlayer2)
-integrated YouTube player (SMTube, no Flash plugin needed)
-rebuilt optimized audio player (XMMS)
-integrated VOIP with Linphone
-integrated office suite, with AbiWord and Gnumeric
-integrated DisplayLink support
-more than 400 Pandora-optimized pre-compiled packages (hosted @
-slapt-get and gslapt for easy installation of these pre-compiled packages
-an automatized package building system (sbopkg)
-three optional standard firewall configs for eth0, usb0 and wlan0
-other optional firewall configs for routing/firewalling
-kernel recompilation made easy
-updates through official Slackware repository
-the SL4P build system (hosted @, which can be used to port any Linux/*NIX to Open Pandora
-official OP 3.X kernel + realtime kernel
-optimized Notaz's SDL
-Bsp's c64-tools for the DSP
-glshim from Lunixbochs
-gl4es from ptitSeb
-gcc, make, perl, python2, python3, ruby, OpenJDK, SFML, etc.

Not yet included features :
-no system-wide automounter, only Xfce and some other WM automounts
-no video playing through Firefox and SeaMonkey, disabled to avoid system crashes

List of official Slackware ARM 14.2 packages :

Extra packages compiled for SL4P :

Tested .pnd compatibility list :


Hi, this is Linux-SWAT.

I'm the maintainer of SL4P, Slackware For Pandora, and you can find me here :

So this is the 14.2 release.

The improvement continues.

Slackware is the most reliable Linux distribution. It includes only stable and tested programs.
See Slackware as a tool for doing whatever you decide, a workstation, a server, a gaming station, a scientific laboratory etc..

And the Pandora deserves it.

If you don't like the default Xfce backdrop, I suggest you to take a look a the ones I included.



Thanks to OP team :
(Some are still missing here)

And other people :

Very special HUGE thanks to Notaz.
Without your help, I probably won't have succeeded.

Thanks to skeezix for Minimenu help.

Thanks to milkshake and Tempel for PNDstore help.

Thanks to McLovin for the Wi-Fi tricks.

Thanks to sebt3 for solving the /usr/share/applications/op_* mystery.
Also for compatibility help.

Mega-Supra-Thanks to Blastrock.
Join the OP community, man ^^.

Thanks to Binky for the banners.

Thanks to B-ZaR for PNDManager, and for helping me to make it run.

Thanks to Cloudef for PNDManager patch, and for some other things.

Thanks to ingoreis for spreading the word on the German boards, and creating the USB Image Tool images.

Thanks to Eric Hameleers for his OpenJDK and OpenJRE packages. Dude, you rock !

Thanks to pepone for noticing I still used the old SDL.

Thanks to vandyswa for making VOIP finally possible. That was unexpected !

Thanks to pder for his port of MPlayer2 and his advices.

Thanks to slaeshjag for his Keyboard Layout .pnd.

Thanks to Askarus for his endless feature requests.

Thanks to F_Slim for his tutorial.

Thanks to quartercast for having noticed the missing firmwares.

Thanks to _wb_ for suggesting the truetype fonts path symlink.

Thanks to PaulForey for reporting the Wi-Fi re-enable bug.

Thanks to marlim for the SD card.

Thanks to mindlord for his bug reports.

Thanks to KickAss for the Wiki additions.

Thanks to ptitSeb and fantomid for the xfce4 battery monitor patch.

Thanks to everyone else not listed here who contributed to find bugs, bring ideas.

Thanks to the enthusiastic users for the additional motivation.

Thanks to EvilDragon for providing web space. I'm honoured.

Thanks to Patrick Volkerding :

And Stuart Winter :

Eric Hameleers :

Thanks to all answerers :

Thanks to OSS developers.

And, of course, Richard Stallman and Linus Torvalds.


Slackware for Pandora Donations:

Please consider making a donation.
This will help the SL4P project and also the whole Pandora community as part of it funds pre-orders.
To do so, go to PayPal, log in and click on "Send Money". Donate to .
Important : indicate in the PayPal comment field that you are donating for the Slackware project.

Then PM me, so I will include you in my Thx list below ;^).


The Generous Donators List, may the Computer Gods be with you:

Thanks to ingoreis.

Thanks to hmc.

Thanks to Askarus.

Thanks to A2000.

Thanks to cube48.

Thanks to FZERO.

Thanks to misterbrisby.

Thanks to TrashyMG.

Thanks to Link.

Thanks to the U.S. based Open Pandora shop.

Thanks to MarioPandio.

Thanks to FaeMinx.


SL4P is a Slackware ARM overlay.
Slackware ARM is the official ARM Slackware port.
Slackware ARM was formerly known as ARMedSlack.

Important notes :
SL4P is not affiliated in any way with Slackware or Slackware ARM.
DO NOT contact any of them if you have problems with SL4P. Contact ME.

SL4P is not affiliated in any way with Open Pandora GmbH or Open Pandora Ltd.
DO NOT contact any of them if you have problems with SL4P. Contact ME.

This software is distributed as is.
You are on your own responsibility when using it.

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Any specific reason for using glshim and not gl4es here? Compatibility issue I have to fix or a just a choice?
Just too many things to handle with little feedback.

Can you give me the link to the sources please ?
Is it a drop-in replacement ?
Linux-SWAT does SL4P work with drobox at all? Just looking for some dropbox solutions. Thanks!
Glshim is creating those links during the "make install" phase.
ln -sf
ln -sf

Can I use the info in your version.h for that ?
I'm not sure. I think it's expected to have, not related to internal version libGL is.
So these symlinks are not needed ?
Why make install doesn't work btw ?
I haven't done the "install" par of the make, it's a single file to copy, and simlink are not mandatory, most game/software look for "" and "". But I can add the install part one day.
Wow thanks for that new Version.
I will download it and try it soon.

Maybe i see you @ the Gamescom?
I will be there the full Time this Year and want to help.

Do you can create Symlinks with sudo?
My knowledge say me something you must be SU in this Script then.
When i renembering right i cannot create Symlinks with sudo afaik.
I haven't done the "install" par of the make, it's a single file to copy, and simlink are not mandatory, most game/software look for "" and "". But I can add the install part one day.
Ok, I'll stick to those then, thx.

Maybe i see you @ the Gamescom?

Do you can create Symlinks with sudo?

Depends on my exams, I still have a lot to do during the holidays.

Yes it's possible to do anything as root with sudo.
Did you read my Mind today?

I bought Today fresh SD Cards for Pandora...yay... :)

Its downloading yet...thaaank you :D

..its installing yet ;)
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