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I run oracle virtualbox to run XP for one program for which there is no comparable Linux equivalent. I use to have sound working when I had debian 7 installed. But with debian 8 sound on a prexisting image does not work the virtual device is only recognized as a pci device which means XP's plug and play feature will not work.
The problem? I was using the K desktop and just about everything I have ever seen in linux is usually developed with Gnome in mind. The solution? Install Gnome...
Posted 11-21-2015 at 11:40 AM byonebuck Updated 11-21-2015 at 11:41 AM byonebuck(typo)
I woke up this mourning to find over 3" snow fall today. Too much too early, just playing a round of golf here last week and it was 60° with slight wind. Now its 30° expecting another 1" or more. Glad I got most of my outside work done earlier this week. Since my move from the farm into town it seems that my to-do list is bigger than anything while on the farm. I had a routine on the farm to get all the chores done so there were not many minor to-do that accumulated....
A couple of weeks ago a recruiter found my profile in the web and contacted me for a job as Linux Administrator.
He asked me about my server and was very surprised that I had not tried virtualization.
I answerd that I did not any need to have a virtualization as I did not have any Windows installed in any computer at home.
I did not understand the power of virtualization then.
Last weekend I had some time and decided to start with virtualization....
As a Slackware user, I tend to customise my configurations file a lot, ie the files in /etc. I try to avoid using programs that write into /etc, this helps to have a certain consistency among my configured files. This also has the advantage to understand and optimise for performance and speed while leveraging the work load to a minimal effect.
In view of this methodology, I proposed to myself to setup up a git repository hosted under /etc and I performed this action on all three of my computers...