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First thing to do in an emergency: Nothing!

Posted 11-28-2013 at 10:33 PM by flshope

A few days ago I had a heart-stopping moment on my main linux box running Ubuntu 12.04. I had just deleted two links from my desktop when suddenly I discovered that none of the remaining links on the desktop were working. Worse, clicking on any one of them them produced an error box saying the linked file no longer existed. I actually broke out in a sweat. All of these links are to files on a second internal hard disk where I keep my own data files, as opposed to the files for the OS and the various...
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MeX Linux 64 bit – now with KDE 4.11.3 and kernel 3.12.1 (latest)

Posted 11-27-2013 at 02:47 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 131127
I have upgraded all installed packages to latest version and changed kernel to 3.12.0-3-exton. (Kernel.org’s latest kernel 3.12.1).

Feature OVERVIEW for the Linux 3.12 kernel

FOUR DESKTOP ENVIRONMENTS
The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu) 7.1. I have replaced Unity with KDE 4.11.3, Gnome 3.8.4, Gnome Classic 3.8.4 (which makes Cinnamon expendable) and Razor-qt 0.5.2. Everyone can on the spot (during live operation)...
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Happy thanksging

Posted 11-25-2013 at 07:34 AM by peonuser

Went one more step with the PII and made it a squeezebox server for the Chumby to access.

Modding RC controllers for adaption to computing devices.

Looked at flingo only slightly to see if I could use it with my piece of crap streaming device Neotv. It has been pretty much replaced anyway with an RPi.

Prices of android devices are seming to drop like a rock.

Found a new OTA TV RF amp schematic. Going to try to build it.
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A new version of EXTON OpSuS (openSUSE) is ready!

Posted 11-24-2013 at 07:41 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

EXTON OpSuS 13.1 KDE is based on openSUSE 13.1, released 20131119. EXTON OpSuS KDE uses kernel 3.11.6 and KDE 4.11.3. Installed programs: Among many other programs, Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Gimp, Vlc, Network Manager, Samba client, GParted and LibreOffice. Study the full list of PACKAGES. You’ll run the system as root or as the ordinary user live. Root’s and live’s password is root/live. EXTON OpSuS can easily be installed to hard drive (of those who so desire). That is directly while running...
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Almost thanksgiving.

Posted 11-23-2013 at 07:24 AM by peonuser

Turkey stew: http://www.instructables.com/id/Turkey-stew/

Found a couple of bricked routers, Not good enough at soldering to put in posts for the jtag cable. Oh well nothing to lose.

Setup a wireless ad-hoc hotspot for grins.

Put a new third party image on the Chumby.

Installed squeezebox to test with the Chumby.
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