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Upgrade of 2003 machine to Debian 8 -- a bumpy ride

Posted 10-19-2015 at 10:53 AM by flshope

I have a 2003-vintage machine that remains useful despite its age, and I am determined to keep it running as long as I can as a backup to my main machine. The 2003 machine was born with Red Hat 9, migrated to Ubuntu, and finally to Debian 7 last December when Ubuntu dropped support for the display card.

Yesterday, after much study of the release notes,

https://www.debian.org/releases/stab...e-notes.en.txt

I decided to proceed with the upgrade...
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Keeping OpenBSD up to date with security (errata) patches

Posted 10-19-2015 at 07:09 AM by cynwulf
Updated 10-22-2015 at 04:26 AM by cynwulf

Introduction

I've seen people struggling with this on the web and decided to write a short 'blog' on the subject - hopefully some will find this useful. Before we begin, please note that this is not a professional guide, wiki, manual, documentation, nor am I providing guarantees of any kind. If you stumble across this article in a few years time, follow it and break your system - or hose your employers server(s) and get sacked - it's your fault.

What this is NOT...
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ExTiX 15.4 LXQt and KDE versions Build 151017 with kernel 4.2.0-16-exton (4.2.3)

Posted 10-17-2015 at 03:45 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 12-22-2015 at 01:15 PM by exton (More INFO)

I have made two new versions of ExTiX The Ultimate Linux System. I call them ExTiX 15.4 LXQt Live DVD respectively ExTiX 15.4 KDE Live DVD. (The previous version was 15.3).

ABOUT
ExTiX 15.4 LXQt/KDE Live DVD 64bit is based on Debian 8.2 Jessie/Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity (Ubuntu). After removing Unity I have installed LXQt 0.9.0 respectively KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 with KDE 4.15. LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version...
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The Linux Crusade

Posted 10-15-2015 at 10:00 PM by Randicus Draco Albus

It is encouraging that the Linux religion is thriving. The contingent of missionaries embarking on the crusade to convert the computer heathens to the one true operating system continues to grow at a healthy rate.
(In case there is any doubt, yes, that is sarcasm.)

From what I see on various fora, it seems that the mentality of the Cult of Ubuntu is spreading vigorously throughout the rest of Linuxdom. Missionary zeal used to be restricted to the fantasy of a world dominated by...
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How I got my microphone to work in Arch Linux and How you can save time and frustration

Posted 10-15-2015 at 05:40 PM by donatom
Updated 10-15-2015 at 06:45 PM by donatom

I am writing this to help any poor soul who like me has spent hours trying to get his microphone to work. I am an Arch Linux user and Arch has excellent support. For instance the following website offers all kinds of help to get sound and recording to work: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...roubleshooting

Another website that I found quite helpful is: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1703092

And of course there are many other sites that offer...
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