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Passing some mplayer options to smplayer from command line

Posted Today at 01:56 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated Today at 02:00 PM by the dsc

Smplayer apparently doesn't have full "command line compatibility" with mplayer (I think it should have something like "--mplayercommands"), you'd have to go to the GUI's options and set permanent options for mplayer there, which won't always be the ideal for command line scriptery.

But as it's often the case with many things in life, it can be fixed with some ugly hack.

Basically you change the mplayer executable to a script, which in turn can have...
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DebEX KDE live with KDE 4.14.2 and kernel 3.18.0-7-exton (3.18)

Posted 12-16-2014 at 10:43 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 141216
I have made a new version of DebEX KDE Live DVD. It replaces version 140821. It’s a pure Debian 8 system. I.e.: There are no Ubuntu or Kubuntu elements involved. DebEX KDE uses KDE 4.14.2 as Desktop environment. (The second latest stable version of KDE) and kernel 3.18.0-7-exton. ('s latest kernel 3.18). I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65 - latest. All other installed packages have also been updated to the latest version of 141216. Study the...
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list users.

Posted 12-16-2014 at 12:32 AM by peonuser
# lsuser - list users
# Assignments
# --------------------------------
# end assignments
# Data input
while read line
do echo $line | cut -d: -f1
done < $datafile
$ chmod +x
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Hardware issues

Posted 12-13-2014 at 04:25 PM by onebuck
Updated 12-15-2014 at 12:04 PM by onebuck (typo)


I maintain my equipment and attempt to keep things updated. Of late my Dell XPS702 Laptop has given some major hardware issue. First off my Wireless mini-pci Intel card started failing. I contacted via chat to get a replacement card. The rep replied it would cost $99 for the card. I asked him if the unit supported Bluetooth? He stated no! I asked for a compatible device that supported through 'N' and support Bluetooth. He came back with a device that met these specs for...
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Happy Hollidays!

Posted 12-13-2014 at 09:02 AM by peonuser

With a little web research squared away my issues with arch arm/x86 and the web servers. The answer was there all along, but it took some experience with arch to realize what was done.

Put old machines back to work as starter systems.
Yes Virginia, Slackware does run on a Pentium I with 256 meg ram.

# uname -a
Linux slacky 3.10.17 #2 Wed Oct 23 17:46:52 CDT 2013 i586 Pentium MMX GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
root@slacky:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
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