3. Packages and their problems
3.1. Scanner, USB stuff
It seems practically impossible to test the scanners under VirtualBox. There is a
process under Fedora that steals the access to the devices from VirtualBox
(not only the scanners, but also webcams, hard drives, bridged network adapters etc.) As this is a
VirtualBox or Fedora problem,
the scanners will have to be tested after the first install.
Note that I have tried to do the scanning on a Windows 10 virtual machine, and that also
I have a script that administrates my slides and digital images. It is a TCL/TK script
that uses a mysql database for storage. Or a maria db.
Under Salix, maria db is already installed. TCL is not; so install:
slapt-get -i tcl tk mysqltcl
Next, configure the mariadb. This is well documented.
chown -R mysql.mysql /var/lib/mysql
chmod 755 /etc/rc.d/rc.mysqld
-Set root (master) password
mysqladmin -u root password 'NEW_PASSWORD'
And then some script-specific things:
bash create__db.sh create
bash create__db.sh import diaadm.dump
The library for the mysql-TCL is, on Slackware, in a different location than
on Fedora. For the test, I made a link instead of changing the script. And then:
To my surprise, you can install GNS3 with
Of course, you need a lot of dependencies:
slapt-get -i python3
slapt-get -i PyQt PyQt5 python3-PyQt5
slapt-get -i gns3 dynampis qemu
Virtual PCs (VPCS)
must be downloaded from Sourceforge. You can download a binary.
When testing, I found that gns3 also needs the package xterm. Of course, you can
tell gns3 to use another terminal, but
slapt-get -i xterm
is not that much trouble.
The result is a working gns3:
Nesting VirtualBox is not possible. That is also something that has to be tested
in a real installation.
3.5. NVIDIA drivers
VirtualBox has its own display, so it is not possible to try the NVIDIA propriety drivers.