Category Archives: Slackware

Slacky diary: Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver on Slackware 12.2

Finally I was able to replace the b43 driver with a native one from Broadcom. It took a while to get it right but the reward is appealing: my signal quality has dramatically improved since then! Here were the steps … Continue reading

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Slacky diary: Adobe AIR on Slackware 12.2

Adobe AIR allows Internet applications to run on multiple operating systems. For Linux, only package-based OSes such as Ubuntu, Fedora Core, and openSUSE are suppored. Much as I like Twitterfox, I still want Twhirl and TweetDeck to be my primary … Continue reading

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Broadcom STA driver failed in Slackware 12.2

The title says it all. I’ve spent this whole morning trying to get this shitty  broadcom sta wireless driver to work in my Slackware box. The reason is the quality signal is way better than the native kernel driver (b43). … Continue reading

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