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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-Slackpkg

Posted 03-10-2011 at 11:17 PM by arniekat

Slackpkg Tutorial for Security Updates

Slackpkg 2.81.1 is included in the Full Installation of Slackware-13.1. One of its functions is to keep your system up-to-date with regard to security updates from the network/Internet. It does not replace pkgtool, but uses pkgtool to install/upgrade packages.

You need to uncomment one mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors file

# vi /etc/slackpkg/mirrors

You can include new mirrors in this file, including...
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Size of swap for Linux machine with 49,133,092 KB RAM.

Posted 03-10-2011 at 04:03 AM by pushpa_dwivedi

Hi,

I have to install RHEL 5.4 version on a machine with 49,133,092 KB RAM. Please let me know what should be the size of swap area ?
Also please tell me how to reduce the size of swap if I have given more swap size than its RAM ?

Thanks & Regards,

Pushpa
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Offense or Defense?

Posted 03-09-2011 at 12:27 PM by tuxandpucks

My brain tends to generate a lot of questions all day long. This latest one has me thinking. Should Open-Source software go more on the offensive and point out any of the faults of proprietary software? Should a website be generated that continuously runs ads pointing out that proprietary software is less-customizable, less secure from virus threats, and doesn't want to be shared? Another part of an ad compaign that would be essential is the fact that very little proprietary software programmers...
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"Trigger" event button through serial rs-232 port

Posted 03-09-2011 at 07:32 AM by matiasar

Serial ports seems to be part of the past, but surely is one of the most straight ways to communicate a linux box with the external world.
Recently I need to use a single button which a user could push and trigger some event, in my case a bash script to scan a document.
I wanted to do a "headeless" print and scan box (of course running Linux), where a user could just print documents (through samba+cups) and scan documents, then the scanned documents are available to local...
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Open door to android.

Posted 03-08-2011 at 05:57 PM by peonuser

My brother bought a B&N Nook and did the 2.x android thing to it. He really loves it. He stated that it had about 7 hours usage available per charge. Wifi works with his android version. He also swapped out some of the apps such as the browser to get better utility from them. More incentive to set up a android development environment. He can test apps without me having to purchase a device with android on it.

Sometimes I unplug my regular network from provider box so I can do...
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