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Raspberry Pi Log - OpenELEC - XBMC - Raspbmc

Posted 06-13-2012 at 02:37 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 06:33 AM by markyd

10th October 2012
Has it been that long since my last entry? Crikey! Have been busy, just lazy on the blog sorry .. after the earlier failure of OpenELEC or it being too hard for my pea brain .. I concentrated on other issues. Then I discovered the Raspbmc project ... yes another XBMC affair but ...

OMG what a polished and professional distro, working media centre in no time with Android remote, Android media streaming (OK it does iPhones...
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Lubuntu 12.04

Posted 06-05-2012 at 11:19 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 06:34 AM by markyd

In my never ending quest for the distro that does everything, is easy to use and uses zero resources (going to be a long quest) one distro always comes back time and time again, Lubuntu.

Been giving Lubuntu 12.04 a spin on my media PC (ASUS AT3IONT based) and a Dell D600 both installed ok, main gripe was the need to add "smbfs" so I could access my music and movies on my XP based media server ... and the reason for that is the need to mount these drives in /etc/fstab as...
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Puppy Log

Posted 05-17-2012 at 04:25 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 06:36 AM by markyd

Been a big fan of Puppy Linux for many years, having a bootable USB stick in your pocket in the IT game is a very handy thing. When I got a new work laptop (ooooooh!) my Puppy stick broke due to drivers and time for an upgrade. Oh work laptop is a Dell E5420, nothing special but not bad either.

After a bit of a search in the forums someone suggested I try Precise Puppy 5.3 and I was mighty impressed, both the LAN and WI-FI worked, yey! I am not sure how mainstream Precise is as a...
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Fuduntu - Dell D600

Posted 04-02-2012 at 05:33 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 06:37 AM by markyd

After a mostly favourable installation within VMware it was time to take Fuduntu 2012.1 for a spin on my Linux Donkey Test machine, an old Dell 1.8Ghz, D600, 2GB RAM and a PATA SSD, yes you read that right took a lot of hunting to find that baby!

The intall was smooth, no issues and up and surfing within 10-15 minutes, the "updates" took forever and the "porgress/how long do I have to wait indicator" did not leave me very well informed, minor gripe but still, as...
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Fuduntu Again

Posted 03-29-2012 at 08:37 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 06:37 AM by markyd

A couple of rants ....

1) I am sure I said I lived in London during the install and shure that means by default I should get a UK keyboard layout? Not going to rant on to our American friends, us Europeans should contribute more and then make it SOOOOO hard to get a US keyboard ... or default dictionaries to German all the time even after seting to US etc ... that would be fun! Or how about a distro that has all the worlds settings and no US ones at all? Take my hat off to the 'buntu...
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