huludesktop for linux … and slackware !!

so i just saw that labs has recently published a desktop player for linux. using my rpm-slackpack script , i converted the fedora packages they have for download, into slackware tgz’s.

you can download the i386 and x86_64 from

once you’ve downloaded and installed it, pending you have the flash-player-plugin installed from, or some other means, you will need to edit the file ~/.huludesktop, on the line “flash_location = (null)”, to the location of the flash library. For me, its as follows.

$ grep libflash /var/log/packages/flash-player-plugin-10.0_r32-x86_64-1_SBo

then you have a command `huludesktop`, and away you go!

Take care,


kde-4.3.2 and koffice-2.0.83, for slackware{,64}-current

sorry for the short post, but see

kde-4.3.1 x86_64, for slackware-current

i realize i just posted 4.3.0, but now 4.3.1 is tagged.

take care,


kde-4.1.96 for slackware-current

again, for those who are on slackware-current, and are taking part of the kde4 packages in /testing. i’ve posted the latest build of kde-4.2rc1 (4.1.96)

these pacakges are on cardinal (

you should upgradepkg to the latest version’ed pacakges in the deps/ directory as well.

enjoy !

kde-4.1.87 for slackware-current

up on you’ll find the 4.1.87 packages, and you’ll need to also pick up the deps/soprano-2.1.64 package I have there.


google-gadgets update

a few posts ago i showed how to convert the SuSE *.rpm’s from the google-gadgets-for-linux project, into slackware packages.
well for a couple of their releases now, i’ve been maintaining a Slackware build script. you can browse it on my viewcvs or check it out on subversion

svn co svn://

have fun !

kde-4.1.85 and soon kde-4.1.87 for slackware-current/testing

hosted on i’ve put the latest build of kde-4.1.85 for slackware (if you on -current, have un-installed kde-3.5.10 and have installed kde4 from /testing).

just download the deps and the 4.1.85 directory, then

upgradepkg –install-new */*.tgz

i had done this version a little bit ago and had forgotten to blog it, i also realize that 4.1.87 came out on Jan 01, i will publish it shortly.

broadcom on slackware-12.1

so i’ve heard from numerous people complain about the difficulty of broadcom wireless cards on linux, and i agree, it was not anything straigtforward.

After finding b43 info on i took there pasted info on

0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11a/b/g (rev 01)

and pasted it to a simple shell script

tar xjf b43-fwcutter-011.tar.bz2
cd b43-fwcutter-011
cd ..
export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR=”/lib/firmware”
tar xjf broadcom-wl-
cd broadcom-wl-
sudo ../../b43-fwcutter-011/b43-fwcutter -w “$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR” wl_apsta.o

while that was going on, i built the latestwicd in the 12.1 repo, you can go here

after adding /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd to rc.local to start on boot, i rebooted, and magically networks are discoverd and availble to connect to !
i’m only on a WEP network right now, so maybe i’ll have some issues when i need wpa, but for now, we’re gravy.


googe gadgets for linux (and slackware:)

there is always a couple of ways to do things. for the google gadgets for you desktop, it is its own seperate application. while for windows and mac, they have packaged it all together.while for linux there has been a seperate, not so publicized project for support.

so two ways of going about this for slackware, Build It or repackage it. the SlackBuild in my pub/src/ is a perfectly viable solution if you have all the build dependencies. Otherwise, just like my last post you can get their RPMS and use my repackaging script, to include all their installation scripts.

google-gadgets-qt-0.10.1-5.1.i586.rpm and the corresponding slackpkg google-gadgets-qt-0.10.1-i586-5.1.tgz

google-gadgets-0.10.1-5.1.i586.rpm and the corresponding slackpkg google-gadgets-0.10.1-i586-5.1.tgz


google-desktop for slackware

using a script that i’ve churned up, and the rpm download. it makes for a good and simple conversion of the Google Desktop rpm to a slackware package.