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Uhm goodie goodie.

Posted 10-13-2010 at 12:51 PM by peonuser

Just received some goodies from Jameco. Some crystals to play with some micro-controllers.

Almost done with my parallel port controlled directional antenna for the mythbox.

printer port > uln2803 > 5 wire stepper motor (from old 5 1/4 inch floppy drive) with freebasic to control it.

www.antennaweb.org can get the details for what direction to point the antenna.
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Ubuntu HowTo: Upgrade from any release to any release, anytime, anywhere

Posted 10-12-2010 at 07:45 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-14-2010 at 11:36 AM by Kenny_Strawn

Many of you are already aware of the roadblock with Ubuntu upgrades: if you skip a release, Update Manager doesn't permit you to upgrade without upgrading to the skipped release first. Here is a tutorial to work around that.

Please note: These commands are meant to be typed in a terminal!

All upgrades are in Linux is this: Essentially, they're additions of software repositories and installations of updates of your software from those new repositories. The difference...
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A slacker builds Linux From Scratch!

Posted 10-12-2010 at 09:29 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

Once again I'm writing about another "distribution" purely from a Slackware user's perspective. But this is a little different. I put distribution in quotes because Linux from Scratch (LFS) is a distribution in the same way that corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and an egg is corn bread -- you have to make it yourself following a recipe. Everything is built from source.

I successfully built an LFS system, and surprisingly learned a lot about Slackware at the...
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openbox and repeating keys

Posted 10-11-2010 at 01:50 AM by sag47
Updated 10-11-2010 at 01:52 AM by sag47
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Recently I've been using openbox but it has been driving me crazy! Mainly because when you hold down a key it does not repeat like it does on all other WMs and OSs. After googling around forever I found I can enable my auto repeating keys in ~/.config/openbox/autostart.sh with the following code.
Code:
xset r on
Handy.
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Posted 10-10-2010 at 09:59 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-ipod-837298/
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