EDIT: I posted this as a new page initially, reposted as a blog entry, as it should be (did I mention wordpress is my enemy?)

People are asking if the repo attached to the iso will work on a standard installation. My answer to this is yes and no. If you just install the packages on an existing Slackware install, you’ll be missing users/groups and GDM will not work, slackpkg+ won’t exist properly either. My advice if you wish to install to a HDD is to do your install from the liveslak ISO, included on the image is an installer “/usr/local/sbin/setup2hd” you can run to install locally on your HDD.

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I’ve just completed testing changes for the final package-set for GNOME 43.1, and prepared a new LIVESLAK to replace the existing 43.0 one found here. The LIVESLAK contains slackware64-current as of today October, 26th 2022. Featuring the core GNOME modules, except gnome-boxes and gnome-builder. I’ve excluded them because of the large amount of extra dependencies, but I’ve included built-in system-wide flatpak installations for flathub and gnome-nightly repos. You are recommended to install them through gnome-software if you require them.

Outside of the needed libraries not included in Slackware-proper, this Live ISO contains the core GNOME modules, including the gnome-console, gnome-maps, gnome-control-center, gnome-music, gnome-photos, gnome-software, gnome-disk-utility, and much more.

Slackware is shipping with the latest 5.19.17 kernel and Firefox 106.0.1, Thunderbird 102.4.0, and GNOME includes their browser Epiphany, using the webkit2gtk4.1 rendering engine, which boasts amazing speed in my limited use so far! I’ve also included the GNOME Extension from Ubuntu, Appindicator, which you must enable within the Extensions application upon first boot.

By default at boot GDM loads up a Wayland session for your Live User (password also “live”) and sudo is configured for root access (the root password is “root”). The ISO contains a complete Slackware installation except the KDE and XFCE desktop environments. The ISO weighs in at 2.9GiB. In order to use a usbstick with persistent storage, one must run the script as root during the writing process (or use ventoy).

If there’s anything you’d like to see added, that you feel would be useful on a live system, leave a comment, and I’ll consider it. I’ll also be adding a couple add-ons which you can add to your usb stick shortly for broadcom-sta, ufw, maybe gufw… any suggestions?

See latest post for downloads::20221031 – liveslak – gnome 43.1

Many thanks to AlienBOB (for liveslak) and my fellow GNOME loving teammates – Frank (snuk) and Nathaniel (N4t3R).

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