PulseAudio in Slackware

This is a work in progress that I later plan to post on http://docs.slackware.com/. Look in the comments section for changelog.

Today, 2015-05-12, while I was forced to work as a secretary during a slow season, I had nothing to do, so I remembered this post on LQ and decided to write some sort of a HOWTO for PulseAudio. I do not possess extensive knowledge about PulseAudio, nor do I even use it on a regular basis, but I do have some experience with it and want to provide at least a base that can be later extended by other members of Slackware community. This article was written by memory (plus some googling), so I’ll need to improve it later.


Slackware universal install USB

Last Sunday, after upgrading my old netbook (ASUS Eee PC 900) from Debian Wheezy to Jessie, I decided to try Debian Jessie Live on my laptop. Unfortunately, the provided image couldn’t boot in UEFI environment, so I had to switch booting mode from UEFI to legacy. After playing with the distro for a while (it had problems with my wireless card’s drivers), I changed the booting mode back to UEFI and rebooted. To my surprise, there wasn’t Slackware option in the boot menu anymore. It looks like changing the booting mode changes something in UEFI settings. Anyway, I needed my Slackware, so I booted my rescue USB with Parted Magic. It was a bit dated (version from June, 2014), maybe that’s why efibootmgr (v0.5.3) refused to work with my laptop’s UEFI firmware. At least I confirmed that my ELILO files were intact in EFI partition, so all I needed was efibootmgr to add an option to the boot menu. Somehow I didn’t think about booting into Windows 8.1, which I also have on my laptop, to add a boot option to UEFI, but if I did that it wouldn’t be so interesting, would it?



It turned out, that I need a full featured website much less than a simple blog. I don’t want to have a blog on Tumblr, but I do like their implementation of it, so I went with Chyrp, which is pretty close. But then Chyrp died, so I moved to Hugo. The blog is NSFW, as I might occasionally post some pr0n and other disturbing stuff.