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RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 3/2 Build 160703 – based on Ubuntu 16.04 – with OpenCPN 4.4.0 pre-installed

Posted 07-03-2016 at 02:04 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

RaspEX – Build 160703 based on Ubuntu 16.04 – with OpenCPN 4.4.0 (latest version) – especially made for Raspberry Pi 3

OpenCPN is a free software (GPLv2) project to create a concise chart plotter and navigation software, for use underway or as a planning tool. OpenCPN is developed by a team of active sailors using real world conditions for program testing and refinement. Read about the new features in OpenCPN 4.4.0 (released 160613)…

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Preserving your existing Home partition when installing a new distro

Posted 07-01-2016 at 10:19 AM by beachboy2
Updated 07-15-2016 at 01:44 PM by beachboy2

Preserving your existing Home partition when installing a new distro


Regardless of the following suggestion on how to preserve your current Home (/home) partition, it is ESSENTIAL to also make a BACKUP of all existing personal data, just in case anything goes wrong!

The backup, to an external hard drive or similar, should include the following:

bookmarks.html (Firefox in my case)
Email profile folder (Thunderbird in my...
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My Aliases used on a daily basis

Posted 06-30-2016 at 01:57 PM by lazydog

Here is a list of Aliases I use on a daily basis, some more then others. For machines I do not have a home directory I carry a small usb stick that I then source them from.

For systems I have a home directory on I source them from bashrc as follows:

# Common Aliases
if [ -e ~/.alias ]; then
         source ~/.alias
Alias List:
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MeX 64 bit Linux based on Ubuntu 16.04 with Cinnamon 3.0.5 and kernel 4.6.0-7-exton

Posted 06-30-2016 at 08:02 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 08-08-2016 at 02:38 PM by exton

Mex Linux is no longer based on Linux Mint. MeX build 160630 is based only on Debian 8.5 and Ubuntu 16.04. I have replaced the original kernel with “my” special kernel 4.6.0-7-exton. All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 160630. This version of MeX uses Cinnamon 3.0.5. Linux Mint 18 (to be released “later this week") will also use Cinnamon 3.0.5 as Desktop environment.

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Install Nagios core 4.1.1 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) Server

Posted 06-30-2016 at 07:56 AM by sridhar11

Nagios® Core™ is an Open Source system and network monitoring application. It watches hosts and services that
you specify, alerting you when things go bad and when they get better.Nagios Core was originally designed to
run under Linux, although it should work under most other unices as well.

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