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That's right, downloaded the ISOs and installed it today. Pretty involved installtion, and I wasn't too sure what some of those packages where. I actually messed up the installation the ...
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    Just installed Slackware 10.1


    That's right, downloaded the ISOs and installed it today. Pretty involved installtion, and I wasn't too sure what some of those packages where. I actually messed up the installation the first time around trying manually select the packages I wanted. Doesn't really matter cause I got it running and that's good enough. This is actually the first time I try a non-Debian based distro, I've had/have Knoppix, DSL, Debian Etch and Ubuntu 5.04, mainly cause I really liked the package manager. The biggest difference I see between the Debian distros and Slackware is the lack of packages.

    Anyway, let me ask a few questions...

    1. I would like to get Open Office, but don't see it anywhere in the packages page, does Slackware have package for it? I'd really hate to compile from source and would probably just look for something else. If it's not available as a package, is there any package that will open the office files (.doc, .pps, .xls, etc)?

    2. Where can I get the kernel header for the kernel in the system? I need to install some drivers which need the kernel header. FYI, I installed the default kernel during the setup process.

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    You can install the regular Openoffice package available from their website, or you can get a Slackware specific package that's available from http://www.linuxpackages.net

    I think all the kernel stuff is available on one of the Slackware CDs. Did you download all of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozar
    I think all the kernel stuff is available on one of the Slackware CDs. Did you download all of them?
    Nop, just 1 and 2. I did choose to install the kernel source during the installtion, but that didn't come with the kernel header. I checked the FTP for it but couldn't find anything. Also looked for it under the package search option.

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    you need the kernel-headers-2.4.x package


    and you can download the beta 2.0 tarball of oo.o and convert it using rpm2tgz


    tar xzvf tarball

    cd dir

    rpm2tgz *.rpm

    installpkg *.tgz

    you can then keep the tgz pkgs and delete the rpms

    hope this helps

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