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NetworkManager on Slackware 13.37

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I found a very easy solution for having NetworkManager installed on Slackware Linux, even without using dirty tricks as I did with Slackware 13.0. How? Take a look at rworkman’s packages for XFCE 4.8.0 😉 In the extra/packages you will find packages for NetworkManager, both the system and the applet. I would also install the packages in the packages/*arch*/deps/ folder, since there are some...

A Generic Quicksort Implementation in C

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As assignment for Data Structures and Algorithms course, we had to work with a modified version of the quicksort algorithm. It came obvious that for modifying a qsort you need to implement it It is difficult to find a clear quicksort algorithm implemented, so I wrote it. Here is the generic C implementation of the Quicksort Algorithm, which sorts an array in place, following the Divide And...

How to install MintMenu on Debian (lenny, sid)

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I really like (and miss) Linux Mint Menu (mintmenu), so I installed it on my Debian Sid box and here is how I managed it: Install mintsystem and mintmenu deb packages (see the links above) Help it to recognize your applications by symlinking some files in /etc/xdg/menus (as root): ln -s gnome-applications.menu applications.menu ln -s gnome-preferences.menu preferences.menu ln -s gnome-settings...

Configure Slackware 13.1 for Macbook Pro 6,2

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In this post I would like to share with you some configurations and tweaks for using our beloved Slackware Linux 13.1 (also current) with the last generation of Macbook Pro, having Intel Core i5 and Corei7 CPUs. It should also work for past Intel based generations of Macbook Pro. Maybe also on some non Pro models. Listed on TuxMobil It won’t be a classical “How to install Slackware 13.1 on a...

Network Manager on Slackware 13.0, the dirty and easy way

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I love to be back to Slackware, my very first distribution. However, there are a couple of things that I’m missing from the other more comfortable distributions. From among them, I totally miss Network Manager. I saw many people asking in forums on how to install Network Manager in Slackware 13.0. There is Wicd, already present in Slackware “repositories”. Every Slackware maniac will tell you...

Ramblings of Daniel Graziotin

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Dr. Daniel Graziotin received his PhD in computer science, software engineering at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His research interests include human aspects in empirical software engineering with psychological measurements, Web engineering, and open science. He researches, publishes, and reviews for venues in software engineering, human-computer interaction, and psychology. Daniel is the founder of the psychoempirical software engineering discipline and guidelines. He is associate editor at the Journal of Open Research Software, academic editor at the Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) journal, and academic editor at the Open Communications in Computer Science journal. He is the local coordinator of the Italian Open science local group for the Open Knowledge Foundation. He is a member of ACM, SIGSOFT, and IEEE.