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Intel DP67BG motherboard issues, pt 2

Posted 03-05-2012 at 07:23 PM by Rod3775

The wireless dongle that comes with the DP67BG has the USB ids for an MSI 3070. It contains a Ralink 2870 chip, which is not really very documented. Slackware64 comes with dueling drivers for it. Loading both is a bad idea. The ra2870sta driver needs to be blacklisted in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf. The ra2x00/ra2860 set of modules (4 in all) will be loaded. Needless to say, you need to go to the modular kernel to make all this work!

At this writing, there are problems keeping...
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Intel DP67BG motherboard issues - pt 1

Posted 03-05-2012 at 07:11 PM by Rod3775

This motherboard comes with a wireless dongle for connection to an internal USB header, cable included. It also comes with enough SATA cables for army (at least in the retail package). The metal backplate that goes around the external connectors is very fat a springy, and I had to pre-mash it in order to mount the motherboard in my tower. The wireless dongle stays inside the case, and must be mounted on a plastic surface so the signal can get out. Unfortunately, my tower has only metal panels for...
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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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