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Debian 8 on ACER Aspire E15 - E5-573

Posted 09-09-2015 at 05:29 AM by error_401
Updated 10-11-2015 at 06:14 AM by error_401 (Update)

A new laptop with Debian 8 with KDE

Just bought the latest from ACER an

ACER Aspire E15 E5-573-74BW

Nice laptop. Nice large screen, keyboard with num block, touchpad. Intel i7 processor and 8 GB of RAM.


It took longest...
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Debian Jessie - 3 weeks in

Posted 09-07-2015 at 01:33 PM by WestCoastSunset
Tags 8.1, jessie

Well, I've been using Jessie for about 3 weeks now and after a rocky start, everything is going smoother. Samba was not a big all night process this time since I backed up my /etc folder before doing a fresh install (along with my home folder of course).

Cinlerra & Firefox installed without a hitch since as of right now they are just downloadable binaries. Audacity, and Avidemux would not install without first upgrading some libraries. I believe this might have been due to an...
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Adding a "copy image to clipboard" editor (not really) to geeqie

Posted 09-07-2015 at 02:22 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-07-2015 at 02:22 AM by the dsc (closing tag with the wrong tag)

First you need some script or command-line application that does that to begin with. Apparently things like xsel and xclip used to be able to do that, but that's no longer the case, if it ever was.

But some people have come up with scripts that do that. I've copied one from somewhere that looks somewhat like those found here:

But there's a problem when you add this...
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idiosyncrasy (?) with gnuplot -- or just pilot error?

Posted 09-06-2015 at 11:56 AM by flshope

I just ran into the damnedest idiosyncrasy with gnuplot ( I was doing my routine spending/budget plots when suddenly gnuplot bombed with a cryptic message. I spent all morning figuring out what was wrong. In the end, as usual, it was pilot error ...

I am plotting a data file with up to 12 blocks of data (counted as 0, 1, 2, ..., 11), where each block is separated by a blank record. The command

plot "datafilename" every :::07::07
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Member response

Posted 09-03-2015 at 04:40 PM by onebuck


Days before Labor Day holiday and the forecast is for July temps in September. In central Illinois when the temps get near 90° with the humidity above 80% it can be unbearable. Our golf league has moved our start times to 10:00 a.m. That helps a bit and we are not wasting time to get a round in. Today we got nine holes in 1 hr 20 minutes for a five-some. Consolidated the teams to get in before it got to hot.

My putting has gone to the pits lately. Practice, practice...
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