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64 bit bootstrap

Posted 03-05-2012 at 06:59 PM by Rod3775

I started my new machine using an existing 32bit Slackware installation disk. I got it running enough to ftp via a hardwired Ethernet cable to my old machine, copied the Slackware 64 bit ISO to the new machine and burned it on a DVD. Slackware64 only comes as a DVD, and my old machine could only burn CDs. I did a full install from the DVD in a second partition. It is important right from the start to use the ext4 filesystem (default on Slack64) and set the fstab option 'discard'. SSDs do internal...
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Notes on building a 64 bit slackware machine

Posted 03-05-2012 at 06:45 PM by Rod3775

I just bought a bunch of parts and built a 64 bit machine:
Intel Core i5-2500k processor
Intel DP67BG motherboard
8GB DDR3 memory
120GB Solid State Disk (SATA 6Gb/sec)
DVD writer (SATA 1.5 Gb/s)
MSI 3070 wireless dongle (comes with motherboard)
Geforce 8400GS PCI-e video card

I am running the Slackware64-13.37 stable release on it, and discovered a bunch of things that others might find helpful. Subsequent entries will discuss each...
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Starting Again

Posted 03-05-2012 at 04:32 PM by lev0207

I am a retired Software Engineer. I retired at age 57 five years ago in April of 2007. I've spent most of my time travelling or dancing. I don't intend to cover those topics in this Blog. But besides those things I've tried to keep involved in technology areas, especially software.

More recently I began building a website that I'd like to use as a learning platform for me and a teaching platform for others who would like to try out different things. The websites name is Software...
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Chuck Schumer - keeping those smart phone developers in line

Posted 03-05-2012 at 01:24 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 03-05-2012 at 01:42 PM by hydraMax (typo)

FTC asked to investigate Apple and Google over personal data collection

Okay, data privacy is a good thing. But when did it become Chuck Schumer's job to decide what kind of security measures are implemented on smart phones? Schumer states:

Quote:
"[Smartphone] makers should be required to put in place safety measures to ensure third-party applications are not able to violate a user's personal privacy by stealing photographs or data that the user did not consciously decide
...
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My Linux Environment

Posted 03-05-2012 at 03:25 AM by maxpolaris

HP Athlon64 X2 Grub .97 PCLinuxOS 32
WinBlowze7
Linux Mint 12 4 Winbloze

NetGear600 Wireless Router/USB
NAS / MyBookLive 3T reognized and functioning on Mint and Ubuntu. Detected by PCLinuxOS but not yet accessible.

Toshiba Satellite A105 Laptop WinBloze XP CD/DVD Media Drive wireless works
Ubuntu 11

Averatec 3200 Laptop blown HD, CD Keyboard runs Puppy Slitaz Ubuntu...
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