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Enabling Hardware Acceleration with X11 and the DRI.

Posted 06-19-2012 at 11:41 PM by ReaperX7
Updated 07-25-2012 at 11:27 PM by ReaperX7

Getting video hardware to work on Linux is far from painful, especially on Slackware.

Note: A steps taken are done as admin "root".

Step 1: Configuring the X-Server.

Setting up the X-Server is fairly simple. Run command:
at a command prompt and it takes care of most of the basics for you, and usually handles all the defaults fairly well, but there are some exceptions.

Step 2: Confirm your driver is setup...
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ACER Aspire One A150 running dual boot Linux and WIN XP now

Posted 06-19-2012 at 10:47 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 05:24 PM by error_401 (New Information)

Updated: see at end of article

Had some time to fiddle with my netbook lately.

As I use it only for work abroad to connect to the internet and listen to music it was not a priority to change the OS on that one too. And sometimes it comes in handy to have a native Windows System running somewhere.

So I decided on setting up LINUX Debian 6.0 Squeeze to dual boot with Windows XP SP3.

First I had to generate a bootable USB stick following...
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ffmpeg - and why it mostly won't work for normal users

Posted 06-19-2012 at 10:38 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)
Updated 12-18-2015 at 05:31 PM by error_401

Since I've got a new compact digital camera about a year ago I have the trouble that it's internal format is .MTS

.MTS ? What the heck is that? A question a lot of people will come up with as not all of us are the video cracks and sooo knowledgeable about all that stuff.

So - what would work under Linux to do something useful with all your videos having an .mts format?

Searches will lead you to ffmpeg a very powerful tool for video conversion. But unless...
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SELinux, syslog-ng, and the like

Posted 06-19-2012 at 10:12 AM by sag47
Updated 08-05-2012 at 12:58 AM by sag47

So recently in my home setup I installed a scheme for centralized logging. I use rsyslog or syslog on the client servers and syslog-ng on the central server. This is nothing new and has been done before.

rsyslog + syslog-ng = gold.

I have a script which parses the syslog-ng logs across all the servers, filters them, and then sends and email with a summary and unusual logs. Each time I got an email I would get, on average, ~200-500 log messages of SELinux errors and...
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Raspberry Pi - Debian Build

Posted 06-19-2012 at 04:38 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:32 AM by markyd

18th June 2012

So little time to play :-( had my Pi many weeks!

So far had the official Debian distro loaded, config file tweaked to shrink the screen to fit my HDMI TV's and fstab file modified to mount my music and vidieo SMB shares on the server. Will back date this blog with details of the above later, very lax of me I know.

Sound ... oh joy of joys ... Linux and sound is like a shit sandwich, anyone who knows me knows I am a big Linux fan but the...
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