The reason why it took Slackware 15.0 so long to get released

On Wed, February 2, 22:22:22 UTC, 2022, Patrick Volkerding announced the release of Slackware 15.0. The previous release, Slackware 14.2, was announced on 2016/06/30 so, I’ll leave it up to you to do the math on the time it took between these releases. One can say that it took too long of a development cycle to reach 15.0 from 14.2. Why it took so long?

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Set a random wallpaper at startup in KDE Plasma

I’ve been a Openbox & Xfce user most of my GNU/Linux life. Only recently, I’ve started using KDE Plasma. In Openbox one can easily run a command via its autostart file to set a random wallpaper,

feh --no-fehbg --bg-scale --randomize path/to/the/wallpaper/directory/* &

Xfce makes it even easier as there already is an option to set a random wallpaper at startup in its settings.
In KDE Plasma, I was unable to find any option to set a random wallpaper at the session startup so I came up with a little hack to achieve this.

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How to activate numlock on by default in Manjaro or any other Arch derivative

Problem:

You have Manjaro with Xfce desktop environment installed and you want to turn numlock on by default so that you can use the number-pad on your keyboard at the login screen and after logging-in to Xfce desktop. This should have been the default behavior but sadly it’s not! Anyway, it’s an easy problem to fix. This solution is written for Manjaro but it should work on almost all Arch Linux based distributions and derivatives with LightDM display manager.

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