Slackware 14.2 and Adaptec AIC94xx SCSI

I recently upgraded a Supermicros X7DB8 motherboard server from Slackware64 13.37 to Slackware64 14.2. Initially, I had issues with the built-in Adaptec AIC-9410W SAS not detecting the attached drives. After much thinking and some poking around, I finally discovered that the package kernel-firmware-20191108 is missing the firmware for this card: aic94xx-seq.fw. As an expedient, I … Read more Slackware 14.2 and Adaptec AIC94xx SCSI

Rsync: error starting client-server protocol (code 5)

While setting up a new server, I encountered the, sometime vague, “error starting client-server protocol (code 5)” when trying to rsync the files from the box to be replaced. On the source server, the in /var/log/messages, I found: Apr 12 08:59:09 REDACTED rsyncd[19871]: auth failed on module etc from REDACTED (REDACTED): invalid challenge response I … Read more Rsync: error starting client-server protocol (code 5)

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Building SLiM on Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37 and 14.0

I’ve recently built virtual machines of Slackware64 13.0, Slackware64 13,1, Slackware 13.37, Slackware 64 13.37 and Slackware64 14.0 on which I build custom packages to support our Linux servers. For convenience, I installed X.org and XFCE on the virtual machines. For installs like this, I typically use SLiM as my login manager. On both Slackware … Read more Building SLiM on Slackware 13.0, 13.1, 13.37 and 14.0

My STUpidity: Simplifying my opera.SlackBuild

Early this morning, I realized that my opera.SlackBuild could be simplified by using the spell from Slackware’s google-chrome.SlackBuild: ar p $CWD/google-chrome-${RELEASE}_current_${DEBARCH}.deb data.tar.xz | xz -d | tar xv || exit 1 Sometimes my skills are weak (as opposed to mad)! I’ll work on this and post an improved version tonight after my day job. UPDATE … Read more My STUpidity: Simplifying my opera.SlackBuild