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RaspEX for Raspberry Pi 2 based on Debian “Jessie”, Ubuntu “Vivid Vervet” (15.04) and Linaro :: Free

Posted 04-03-2015 at 07:48 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 150403
RaspEX can now be downloaded for free.

News 150318
I have made a perfect (as I think) Linux ARM system for Raspberry Pi 2. I call it RaspEX. It is based on Debian Jessie (upcoming Debian 8), Ubuntu Vivid Vervet (upcoming Ubuntu 15.04) and Linaro (Open Source software for ARM SoCs).

What is Raspberry Pi?
The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and...
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Pondering version two of "sel"

Posted 04-01-2015 at 04:15 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

Some years ago, I wrote a little utility called "sel", short for "select" (to avoid confusion with bash's "select" builtin).

It's more or less SQL's "select" statement for the command line, reading structured data on stdin and writing structured data on stdout, optionally filtering rows (like a structured-data-savvy grep) and creating / removing / reordering columns and changing the format. For instance, it could read CSV in and write tab-delimited...
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A new and better version (4) of Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 – Exton build – with Google Play Store

Posted 03-30-2015 at 05:57 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 03-31-2015 at 02:11 AM by exton

A new and better version (4) of Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 – Exton build – with Google Play Store and Aptoide App Manager

Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Exton build version 4 can run live (from CD) on almost all laptops (and some Desktop computers). For example Acer (Aspire), HP, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, Lenovo, Thinkpad, Fujitsu, Panasonic and Ausus laptops. The Android system is distributed in the form of an ISO file as the rest of my Linux distributions. I.e. you must (as usual) burn the...
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Devil in the details.

Posted 03-29-2015 at 01:03 PM by peonuser

Was trying to get a list of systems up on the network. would not work at all. It was driving me nuts. So I went to another system and it worked.

$ cat
for i in {1..254}
ping 192.168.1.$i -c1 -w1 -v | grep "icmp_seq=1"

$ ./
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.623 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.113 ms
64 bytes...
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DebEX Barebone 64 bit Live DVD with Xfce 4.12, released 150228 after three years of work

Posted 03-29-2015 at 08:59 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 03-29-2015 at 04:56 PM by exton

NEWS about DebEX Barebone 150329
A new version of DebEX Barebone with Xfce 4.12 and kernel 3.18.0-8-exton (equivalent to’s stable kernel 3.18.1) is ready. I have installed Nvidia’s proprietary graphic driver 340.65. All packages have been updated to the latest version as of Mars 29, 2015.

Announcement about Xfce 4.12, released 150228
Today, after 2 years and 10 months of work, we are pleased to announce the release of the Xfce desktop 4.12, a new stable version...
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