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    Posted 11-21-2016 at 03:44 AM by exton exton is offline
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    mimeopen: a nice tool to setup default applications

    xdg-open will ise the native desktop tools to open files if the desktop is detectable, eg exo-open when using xfce.
    Posted 11-20-2016 at 07:13 AM by Keith Hedger Keith Hedger is offline
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    mimeopen: a nice tool to setup default applications

    Thanks. I'll look into this, rather than xdg-open for my Openbox pipe menus. Maybe it will make sharing them easier. xdg-open works for me, never ran into any issue Keith has (I use Openbox, no DE) but then again I guess some application I have installed may have pulled in what makes it work.
    Posted 11-20-2016 at 04:54 AM by goumba goumba is offline
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    mimeopen: a nice tool to setup default applications

    I think that fairly recently I've had problems with file associations, but unfortunately I had forgotten about this tool then, and sorted it out in a much more annoying and clumsy manner, whatever it turned out to be.
    Posted 11-17-2016 at 04:55 PM by the dsc the dsc is offline
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    Ubuntu OS upgrades usually degrade function on older machines

    rokytnji: Thanks for your thoughts and for taking the time to help. I'll take another look at AntiX. Fluxbox and BBQ Linux look like they require significant investments of time and study. I think my next move will probably be Debian since I already have some (limited) experience there.
    Posted 11-16-2016 at 11:49 AM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Posted 11-15-2016 at 02:43 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Ubuntu OS upgrades usually degrade function on older machines

    Well, they do make a minimal cd at around 50 to 90 MB download or so.

    You can install fluxbox during the install procedure.
    Then build up from there. Worth a shot if you really like Ubuntu. I have done what I am saying myself. On a Ubuntu 14.04 minimal Icewm Window Manager install where I installed synaptic and worked my way up from there.

    But if just wanting prepackaged. My IBM T23 still functions on AntiX 15 pretty well using the Fluxbox window manager and a wireless G pmcia cardbus.

    AntiX can be Debian Jessie, Testing, or Unstable

    $ inxi -r
    Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
    deb jessie main nosystemd
    Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
    deb jessie main contrib non-free
    deb jessie/updates main contrib non-free

    Older gear just requires more elbow grease as time moves on. It is not just Ubuntu full iso dvds that are leaving older gear behind.

    So check out little known jems like BBQ Linux

    It can teach you a little something something. I am a elder statesman myself. Retired. Not College educated.
    But self taught, with good enough linux skills to be accepted as a distro team member.
    Posted 11-13-2016 at 12:07 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    Debugging C Programs Using GDB (Including core dumps!)

    Nice but...
    Without core-dumps you can't actually debug so why the headline.
    Nice essay but it doesn't even give the slightest view inside the gnu-debugger.
    You forgot to put in some links to the download-section of the documentations.


    You -> rectifier :-)
    Posted 11-13-2016 at 11:09 AM by bluntroller bluntroller is offline
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    mimeopen: a nice tool to setup default applications

    mimetype and mimeopen work so much better than xdg-open, especially as i run a custom DE, xdg-* only really supports kde/gnome/xfce
    Posted 11-12-2016 at 10:09 AM by Keith Hedger Keith Hedger is offline
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    Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.0 Build 161107 with GAPPS and kernel 4.4.27-exton-android-x86_64

    Run/install AndEX Nougat 7.0 in VMware Workstation and/or VirtualBox

    I have noted today how good AndEX Nougat 7.0 is running in VMware (Workstation-12.5.1-4542065). You can of course run the system (or install it) directly from the ISO file android_x86_64-nougat-7.0-gapps-exton-build-870mb-161107.iso.

    I knew already from before that AndEX runs very well in VirtualBox.

    Screenshot 1 – AndEX Nougat running in VMware
    Screenshot 2 – AndEX Nougat running in VirtualBox

    READ MORE about AndEX Nougat...
    Posted 11-10-2016 at 11:26 AM by exton exton is offline
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    They stole the parts off of my pinchiiiii lawnmower! Cabrones.

    Rube Goldberg Lives!!


    Thankfully, rubism is not dead. I have rubed a few things in my lifetime and some people wonder how these evolve and I tell them that it is a necessity at times to jump in and just make it work. By using innovation that by applying my thought process and using past experience to come up with a solution.

    I like to tinker!
    Posted 11-10-2016 at 08:40 AM by onebuck onebuck is offline
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    Posted 11-09-2016 at 11:27 AM by exton exton is offline
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    No Root For Coders

    Thanks for the update.
    My folks taught me to not sweat the small stuff.
    They were kids in a concentration camp in WW2.

    That "A bird never feels sorry for itself" type of mentality. I've seen a lot of injustice in my life
    time. I do get/have dark thoughts at times.

    But then. It hit's me I wanna keep a 12 year old mentality. Which brushes the dark thought away.
    I look good and am fit for a old man because of this.

    At least it works for me. Don't let the world rule your inner universe. Hard to do I know. But it is do able.
    Posted 11-04-2016 at 10:20 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    No Root For Coders

    No, he got dumped. He was offered up as the second human sacrifice in that little imbroglio. The home office thought "One head good, two heads gooder" I suppose. In retrospect, not really something I should celebrate.
    This is a really old post, Rocket, and not one I'm especially proud of, I just hammered it out one night because I was pissed at the stupidity of what was going on around me.
    Unfortunately, I do not have a craftsman weed-whacker on steriods to work out my frustrations on and I also lack that tremendous positive attitude you display, I just get pissed and wish disaster on my fellow man (which occasionally comes to pass, so I should cut it out).
    Thanks for the comment
    Posted 11-04-2016 at 09:35 AM by dijetlo dijetlo is offline
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    No Root For Coders

    Damn, reminds me of the Warden in the prison I worked at, as the Head of fixing things.

    He'd assign me hard core convicts as a work crew. To assist me .
    Then call me to task for them building and fixing tattoo
    guns during working hours. On the sly. At least I made sure nobody died over stolen screw drivers.

    When I left. Mind you. The company I worked for was about as principled as Donald Trump. Human Resources admin and the Assistant Warden were told to follow me
    out the door. The warden was assigned to another facility. Seems that corporate home office was a little upset with my leaving. Seeing I kept the place running on the cheap.

    I don't miss that job one bit.

    Now you have me curious on how

    He apparently studied java programming in college before deciding it was easier to sell his soul but even that short term exposure was sufficient to unhinge his mind. He and my junior guy can probably talk that out while they're waiting on the unemployment line.
    How all that turned out. I don't expect to see him fired. The higher up the food chain. The more they don't want to drain the fish tank. Costs too much for new fish. Kinda like guppies vs a Lion fish.
    Posted 11-04-2016 at 09:07 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 11-04-2016 at 09:08 AM by rokytnji
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    Create your own Ubuntu 64 bit live installable system using MeX and Refracta tools (pre-installed)!

    Softpedia 161102: "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton is always ahead of time, and it looks like he has just released a new build of his MeX GNU/Linux distribution that ships with the Refracta tools pre-installed".

    Softpedia article: "You Can Now Create Your Own Ubuntu 16.04 or 16.10 Live ISO with MeX and Refracta":
    Posted 11-03-2016 at 07:23 AM by exton exton is offline


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