I recently installed slackware and i really dont know much about it. Or where to get software for it can someone please tell me where I can get some .tgs files for plugins for mozilla so I can watch divx avi and other video formats online in my browser please and any help with some good places for slackware software would be most appreciated
The best sources that I've found to get Slackware packages are the various slackware mirrors themselves, linuxpackages.net, and slackbuilds.org.
You can google slackware packages for some other options.
Multimedia support in slackware for patent encumbered and non-free formats is a wee bit lacking.
Here is an article which lists a lot of software you can use to flesh out multimedia support.
Human Readable - A Full-Featured Multimedia Slackware
One thing that isn't metioned there is gecko-mediaplayer, which is a web browser plugin for playing various media. I've always found it works better than the vlc or xine plugins.
SlackBuilds.org - gecko-mediaplayer
It does require gnome-mplayer as well (an mplayer front-end). Despite the name, it doesn't actually have any gnome dependencies.
SlackBuilds.org - gnome-mplayer
you sure like these forums dont you reed9 lol we keep meeting and thanks
I thought you would like to know that i was able to get 4 or 5 programs to install on slackbuilds last night before going to bed. All thanks to you now im just trying to find places to get good software for the new os besides slackbuilds.
I'm not a programmer and I don't have much money to contribute to projects, so helping people out is a small way I can contribute back to the community.
Originally Posted by kcnewslackuser
You can find more slackbuilds and binary packages at these two sites:
Index of /slackware-13.0
Alien - Alien's Wiki
well your doing a very good job i learned to use slackbuilds and .tgz files from you now if only i knew the other ways to install software like from source code and such
We have a nice HowTo here that explains how to install software from source and a few other ways, depending on the distribution:
Thank you ozar much appreciated
One thing to keep in mind when installing from source is to always check for any readme files that might be found in the folder of the extracted file because they will often have specific instructions for installation and sometimes removal of the package.