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Xmas coming.

Posted 12-21-2013 at 03:47 PM by peonuser
Updated 12-22-2013 at 11:39 PM by peonuser

Decided not to use the pogoplug cloud starage and then installed arched linux on the pogoplug. Systemd is like a culture shock.

Used ndiswrapper to get an old nic working. Experimented with wifi to make an ad hoc access point using a spare pc.and mad

Doing more and more page scraping via bash via elinks, grep, and sed.

Using imagemagick more and more. madea collage of pictures with convert, mogrffy, display, and montage.

$ montage *.JPG...
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A new version of DebEX Barebone 64bit “Jessie” is ready!

Posted 12-20-2013 at 06:23 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 131221
The DebEX Barebone ISO is now a ISO-hybrid, which means that it can very easily be transferred to a USB pen drive. You can then even run DebEX Barebone from the USB stick and save all your system changes on the stick. I.e. you will enjoy persistence! Read this INSTRUCTION. NetworkManager has been removed. It doesn’t go together with Wicd when it comes to configuring wireless networks. I’ve added the applications GParted (partition editor), AbiWord, Icedove (Thunderbird) and AlsaPlayer....
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A new version of ExLight is ready!

Posted 12-15-2013 at 11:51 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

ExLight 13.10 Linux Live DVD is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 (alias Saucy Salamander, released 131017). The Desktop Environment is Mate 1.6.0. (A fork of GNOME 2).

I have replaced kernel 3.12.0-1-exton with kernel 3.12.0-7-exton, fixed a running problem with Skype, installed the lastest Nvidia propriatary driver 331.20 (released 131106) and upgraded all packages in ExLight to the latest stable version by 131215.

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The decline of Linux boards.

Posted 12-14-2013 at 11:27 PM by Randicus Draco Albus

It is painfully easy to see. Look at almost any Linux users' forum and the obvious jumps out. Almost no knowledgeable members. This is true of all pan-Linux boards: LinuxQuestions, LinuxForums, LinuxFormat,, etc. It is also true of many distro-specific boards.

The Cause
In their drive to attract Windows users, the people who manage most boards have enacted policies of enforced "politeness". "Read the manual and ask questions about the parts you do not...
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"AccelMethod sna" seems to fix some issues with intel 82G33/G31

Posted 12-13-2013 at 07:26 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

On Debian testing/wheezy, I was having some video issues (video players, VLC and mplayer, would cease to work every now and then, and I'd need to restart X to get them to work again) with the new intel driver (2.20-something, I guess; the last one to work with no issues was 2.19, if I recall).

"Xorg -configure" wasn't generating any usable xorg.conf (exiting with error as it came up with a number of displays that "didn't match" something -- I have only one display),...
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