Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Slackware Reunited!

Well, I'm back to using Slackware.  I don't know if that's actually proper to say, since I still use Slackware as an IDS for my LAN, but that box is pretty much just monitoring the network...nothing else.  I had an issue with my new FreeBSD box (it won't boot properly) and I needed another box, so I powered up an old machine that had Slackware v12 on it.  Yes, I'll upgrade to the latest as soon as I can, since everything seems to be out-of-date, such as my browsers and such.

I was able to get onto irc.freenode.net (was previously logging in via Xchat-aqua using my Macbook), but had a problem with D-bus:

ron@slackbox:~$ xchat
process 7948: D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up; failed to read machine uuid: Failed to open "/usr/local/var/lib/dbus/machine-id": No such file or directory
See the manual page for dbus-uuidgen to correct this issue.
  D-Bus not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace
Aborted

No, I don't use irssi or BitchX (I used to, awhile back).  Found that I could kickstart D-bus with the following command:

dbus-uuidgen --ensure

Dunno why this was an issue, since I didn't have the issue before I powered off the machine...maybe something broke during the power-down cycle of that last shutdown?  Dunno.

I'm glad to be delving in Slackware again...I love tinkering with different environments, but I'm pretty spread thin with Windows 7 (necessary evil to do my hardcore gaming), FreeBSD, Ubuntu (my colo server), and now Slackware...been meaning to reactivate an old box with OpenBSD on it also.  We'll see how I can cope with with all this.  :)
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