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Ubuntu disaster (blank screen after software update), Debian recovery

Posted Yesterday at 08:57 PM by flshope

A few weeks ago, I did a routine Ubuntu software update. When I rebooted after the update, all I got was a blank screen.

Actually, it was just my backup computer, a 2003 Pogo Linux desktop ( whose dated hardware is still working fine. The machine -- Pogo2003 -- was recently updated to Ubuntu 14.04, which caused me some initial display anomalies because Ubuntu dropped the Nvidia display driver I was using (Nvidia-96). The display was pretty messed up but not...
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Pogoplug does linux.

Posted Yesterday at 06:04 PM by peonuser
Updated Yesterday at 06:05 PM by peonuser

A 486 laptop running floppy based Pitux linux connected via rs232 to a Pogoplug v2 running Arch linux. Knew I would find a use for that old laptop yet.

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Dear World

Posted 12-24-2014 at 07:47 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

I survived another year. I know eventually you'll get the best of me, but until then better luck next go-round...
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Microsoft below the surface.

Posted 12-24-2014 at 04:17 PM by peonuser

Microsoft Surface is just another touchpad. Why not get a generic touch pad for a fraction of the cost that will virtually do the same thing.

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nftables series - part 1 - baby steps

Posted 12-24-2014 at 08:53 AM by serafean
Updated 12-24-2014 at 08:55 AM by serafean

Nftables introduction

I assume a kernel >=3.18 and nft >= 0.4.

I decided to try out nftables, the would-be iptables successor on my home router/server PC.
As a basic guide I used this guide and the pretty good basic documentation on

Nft comes with a completely empty ruleset. Meaning no predefined tables, chains or rules.
You as a user create tables, populate those with chains (which hook into kernel netfilter hooks)...
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