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Over several years of using Linux distros (Debian happens to be my fave) and BSDs for my primary computing, I've picked up the odd piece of useful info.

Slacking with Slackware

Posted 12-01-2011 at 08:11 AM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 12-01-2011 at 08:14 AM by ofaring

Ok. I've used Debian for quite some time -- although I started with Slackware years back -- and it's been awhile since I attempted anything without a package manager!

I grabbed a copy of Slackware Disc 1 and installed a basic, console-only Slackware.

First snag...WiFi. I live in a busy neighbourhood full of students eager to grab "free" internet off a WEP-encrypted wireless router, so WPA is a must. Well, /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf didn't seem very happy to play...
Posted in Examples, Slackware
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Network Scripting, Debian style.

Posted 09-29-2009 at 07:27 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 01-02-2010 at 02:17 AM by ofaring

Everybody has a different idea of how to get connected. More and more people only look for automagic network connections or fancy GUIs to accomplish their bidding, but that's not me. So, in the interests of old hardware and always knowing exactly where I'm getting a connection, here's my methodology.

This involves modifying /etc/network/interfaces and the use of some simple bash scripting. Pertinent info on the networking process can be found in the Debian Reference Manual, chapter...
Posted in Examples
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