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CRUX Futzing

Posted 04-28-2009 at 11:44 AM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 12:20 PM by chexmix

So I have this 14Gb-or-so partition on my mostly-stationary (now that I have a netbook) laptop -- a result of partly-inadvertantly blowing away the Debian install that lived there. I'd almost forgotten about it, but ...

... I've been playing lately with some of those mini-distributions (DSL, TinyCore, SliTaz) and somehow wound my way around to CRUX Linux, which has been around for a number of years now and which I have always been more or less tempted to try ... even though I am currently...
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New Blinkenlights III: Blinkenlights on Ice!

Posted 03-25-2009 at 03:31 PM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 03:32 PM by chexmix (adding to proper category (I need to remember to do this!))

I got wireless working on the Asus 1000HE. It was pretty easy: I installed the madwifi drivers and -tools from slackbuilds.org, as well as wicd from the Slackware /extra repository, rebooted and ...

... when I brought up XFCE, there was a new icon in the upper right corner of my screen. In seconds I was connected to my work network. Nice!!
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New Blinkenlights II: Blinkenlights vs. Predator

Posted 03-25-2009 at 11:58 AM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 12:00 PM by chexmix (added to proper category)

Waaaallll, I now have Slackware 12.2 installed on the Netbook. My promise to keep (and then post) an exhaustive record came to naught, mainly because the process was a tissue of error (e.g. kinda boring unless you are interested in items like "the Slackware CD #2 I burned appeared to have corrupted sectors on it" or "the thing boots so damned fast that I have to be ultrafast to get into the BIOS screens before bloody Windows takes over").

I tried AlienBob's method...
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New Blinkenlights

Posted 03-20-2009 at 09:27 AM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 12:01 PM by chexmix (added to proper category)

After greedily eyeing ThinkPads for a time (I get a decent discount on some models at work), I veered off in a different direction, did some more research and bought myself one o' those netbook thangs.

It is very cute. It's an Asus 1000HE. Asus has ceased to ship these things with Linux, so this has the mephitic Windows XP on it. No! The lousy! It burns!

My initial plan is to get Slackware loaded onto the new machine (whether using Slackeee or some other method is as...
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Very Bad Thing Make Compy Go Boom

Posted 03-17-2009 at 11:53 AM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 12:03 PM by chexmix (added to proper category)

Last week I got very excited at the big update to Slackware-current. For one thing, KDE4 hadn't worked for me at all when it was in -testing ... BUT the partition I had Slack installed on was nearly out of space. So I fired up the GParted LiveCD ...

... and did something Very Bad (and also Very Very Stupid, considering I'd done it before and really should have known better): by deleting a small waste partition and attempting to shove things around so that Slackware would have more...
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