Slax update should be this week

I've been somehow busy with other stuff lately, but we had to wait for AUFS for Linux Kernel 3.8 anyway. It's now available, and KDE has released bugfix version 4.10.1, so there is everything we need for the next Slax update release. It should be finished this week, or at the beginning of the next week.

User comments
softy 2013-03-07 06:39

I hope all the apps are updated to firefox, smplayer etc
startup a bit fast in kde,
good to see u back take care

2mol 2013-03-07 12:12

hope startup faster too ~~

Ferenc Kurucz 2013-03-07 21:59

Hi Thomas,

I have an issue to report, i do not know if it is specific to my install or if anybody else has encountered it.

Network Manager can not scan for wireless networks

The iwconfig shows that the wifi adapter is recognized and that the iwlwifi kernel module is ok.

The error message i see points to Policykit :

"Error checking authorization:
The name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 was not provided by any .service files. "

I use slax-English-UK-7.0.5-i486.zip

With the following modules:

I have not tried it yet with other language versions, but will do so soon.


@ferenc 2013-03-08 10:13

I had the same error after installing Chrome. Get rid of the Google Chrome module and re-start. This should do it.


slaxuser 2013-03-08 11:23

Thanks, I was wondering why my wifi doesn't work too -- even after installing all available firmwares that I could get my hands on -- that I'd to resorted to Porteus V2.0 for daily use. Also, notice that the Restart option dissappears after installing Google Chrome.

Chrome 2013-03-08 14:58

@slaxuser Chrome is conflicting with polkit1 for some reason. I notified Tomas and he is aware of this issue. I am happy with Firefox at this moment. Just do no install Chrome for now.


nick 2013-03-08 18:31

yup, chrome hosed my installed also. I'm just lucky that I didnt start with chrome like usual so i figured it out.

Tomas M 2013-03-09 23:03

It is a mystery for me why google chrome module should cause this. It is installed in /opt, there is no reason it should affect other things in Slax whatsoever.

Could that be rather caused by the chrome dependency (gconf) module?

Manfred 2013-03-09 23:47

have a look at http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=104872

Indeed it seems to be a bug in Chrome/Chromium

John McHugh 2013-03-10 04:12

Any chance of an arm build?

rygar 2013-03-10 07:09

@tomas I would not have Chrome available at the store until we find the issue with it.

sorajio 2013-03-10 08:06

我使用Slax 7.05 Chinese (Simplified)
当我想开启朗读时间功能的时候 ,它提示我启动JOVIE语音合成服务失败,找不到服务“KTTSD” 。

sorajio 2013-03-10 08:20

Hi Tomas
Sometimes, when I use the Firefox browser, right click menu will lose response.Restart the browser can solve this problem.
I use Slax 7.05 Chinese (Simplified)
When I want to turn on the function of reading time, it prompted me to start JOVIE speech synthesis fails, can not find the service "KTTSD“.

sorajio 2013-03-10 22:27

"Sometimes, when I use the Firefox browser, right click menu will lose response.Restart the browser can solve this problem."Looks like private browsing mode will occur

sorajio 2013-03-10 23:04

I finally found the problem in Firefox an extension (http://www.toptip.ca/2010/10/firefox-extension-google-dictionary-and.html)

Nomen 2013-03-11 03:45

Hi, any of you (without gpu) have trouble with momentary x-freezes. Seems cutting network access during freeze prolongs it. can't find any error mesg besides reference to gpu and or drm .
It happens on both intel graphic and ati. Worst on intel though!


SORAJIO 2013-03-11 04:26

“I finally found the problem in Firefox an extension ”When I disabled it sometimes problems still exist

Jiří 2013-03-11 09:25

this comment is in czech, because the developer is czech, sorry english-speaking people
nainstaloval jsem si slax 7, a byl jsem opravdu spokojen, nádherné prostředí s transparentností, mnoho nastavení a hlavně rychlost a svižnost i na horších hardwarech, proto bych se rád zeptal, jestli neplánujete možnost instalace slaxu fyzicky na harddisk počítače, boot by byl rychlejší a snadnější a slax by mohl s jeho výhodami dost konkurovat známému ubuntu, přizpůsobitelnost je opravdu dobrá, chci vás pochválit, opravdu skvělá práce

timey-wimey 2013-03-13 07:11

hi did you think about using plymouth for bootsplash?

Manfred Mueller 2013-03-14 05:26


Tomáš už přispěno že on bude nikdy obsahovat instalační (Google translate)

(Tomas already posted that he will never include an installer)

Tomas M 2013-03-14 07:29

The fact is, Slax itself is already "installable", you can put it to hard drive the very same way like you put it on USB disk.

Rogerio Barros 2014-03-29 15:15

Hi Tomas, I have an Ethernet Atheros AR8161, no wifi, and Slax doesn't recognize it. I tried lost of commands but no success. I can post the exits of all I did, but I don't know if here is the right place to do it. Thanks

Rogerio Barros 2014-03-29 15:16

Tomas, another observation, I'm kind noob