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Upgrades

Posted 08-09-2016 at 03:43 PM by zaivala

OK, the Lenovo ThinkPad X130e ran much better than the ASUS EeePC 1015PEM. But my eyes just weren't getting any younger, so I upgraded to a Lenovo ThinkPad T430. All these machines were purchased through eBay, and the unused two are now for sale there. Nobody wants to buy them BECAUSE of Linux -- if they had Windoze on them, they'd be sold already.

I do love the T430. I'm getting moved into my new home. An old online girlfriend has decided to get serious, but we have a border in the...
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Run your Slackware installation with the latest kernel – 4.7.1!

Posted 08-06-2016 at 08:25 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 08-17-2016 at 11:02 AM by exton (New INFO)

NEWS 160817
Kernel 4.7.1-x86_64-exton is my newest Slackware kernel. Kernel 4.7.1 was released yesterday (160816).

I have compiled a very useful (as I think) 64 bit kernel for Slackware Current (14.2) and/or all Slackware derivatives. For example Slax, Zenwalk and SlackEX. The kernel is compiled exactly the same way as Slackware’s latest kernel huge. “My” kernel 4.7.1-x86_64-exton has even more support for new hardware, etc. Kernel 4.7 is the latest kernel available from Kernel.org....
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Hot And gettting hotter!

Posted 08-01-2016 at 04:36 PM by onebuck
Updated 08-01-2016 at 04:38 PM by onebuck (typo)

Hi,

Summer days of July/Aug in Central Illinois are miserable at times with heat index in triple figures. I play in the senior summer league and we tee off at noon. Shows how smart we are in old age. Sure it's nice in early spring or late fall but when the heat index gets high then things can get dangerous. I drink at least 4-6 bottles of water per round and everyone teases me for drinking so much water. Still I can have some problems, at times I sweat so bad that I cannot stand...
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ExTiX 16.4, Build 160731, with KDE 4.15 together with KDE Frameworks 5.18.0 and kernel 4.6.4

Posted 07-31-2016 at 02:01 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 08-01-2016 at 04:19 AM by exton (More INFO)

I have made a new version of ExTiX – The Ultimate Linux System. I call it ExTiX 16.4 KDE Live DVD. (The previous version was 16.2).

ABOUT
ExTiX 16.4 KDE DVD 64 bit is based on Debian 8.5 Jessie/Debian 9 Stretch and Ubuntu 16.04.1. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed KDE Frameworks 5.18.0 with KDE 4.15. KDE Frameworks are 60 addon libraries to Qt which provide a wide variety of commonly needed functionality...
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gpxeboot

Posted 07-31-2016 at 04:27 AM by peonuser

Use at your own risk.

Slackware gpxeboot script.

#!ipxe

dhcp any

initrd http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...nux/initrd.img

chain http://slackware.cs.utah.edu/pub/sla...esmp.s/bzImage load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw printk.time=0 nomodeset SLACK_KERNEL=huge.s
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