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restoring the configurations of a GNU/Linux system with git

Posted 11-18-2015 at 02:16 AM by jheengut

As a Slackware user, I tend to customise my configurations file a lot, ie the files in /etc. I try to avoid using programs that write into /etc, this helps to have a certain consistency among my configured files. This also has the advantage to understand and optimise for performance and speed while leveraging the work load to a minimal effect.
In view of this methodology, I proposed to myself to setup up a git repository hosted under /etc and I performed this action on all three of my computers...
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Multimedia Framework

Posted 11-17-2015 at 07:59 PM by ernestto
Updated 11-17-2015 at 08:04 PM by ernestto

Im testing MLT multimedia framework,
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ArchEX Dual (Arch Linux) Live DVD with kernel 4.2.5-1-ARCH

Posted 11-17-2015 at 02:56 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 11-19-2015 at 01:48 PM by exton (More INFO)

WHAT IS ArchEX dual?
ArchEX 64bit/32bit dual is a new (151117) Linux live DVD based on Arch Linux. Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). ArchEX uses kernel 4.2.5-1-ARCH and the LXDE Desktop environment.

NEWS 151118: How to install ArchEX 64bit or 32bit to a USB stick with persistence
Today (151118) Ive discovered a way to install ArchEX to a USB stick and enjoy persistence. I.e. all your system changes will be saved directly on the stick. Read my instruction.
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Nvidia 352.41 Playing Bad with GNU/Linux Slackware

Posted 11-15-2015 at 06:59 AM by jheengut
Updated 11-15-2015 at 07:04 AM by jheengut

A Gaming Laptop working well under a GNU/Linux distribution is not a dream anymore. Though some unwanted drivers like the intel management engine that go undetected is a blessing in disguise, most devices already have a driver in the Linux Kernel. Some of them have to be instructed to be loaded while others are proprietary needing some manually intervention and configuration in some rare cases.

I currently posses a MSI GP60 2 PE Leopard Gaming Laptop onto which Slackware was flawlessly...
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Scary massive Debian-testing upgrade went well, it seems

Posted 11-12-2015 at 04:52 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Probably the largest upgrade I've done so far, at least in the last five years or so. Most individual upgradeable packages, if selected individually, would require uninstalling half of the system. But "mark all upgrades" on synaptic in contrast required uninstalling just a few obscure packages, seemingly not affecting anything I use often. There were a few bugged packages, but the bugs didn't seem to apply to me, so I upgraded them anyway, as there was no choice.

But the...
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