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"What is a good distro for my old computer?" (1)

Posted 11-24-2009 at 11:35 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)

Toshiba Satellite 2590CDT, ~1999, 400 MHz Celeron, 192 MB RAM.

Yeah, baby. I'm using the old girl right now with Kate (based on KDE 3.5.10, more on that later.)

It seems to be a common question. Truth is, most of them would work. You just have to learn some of their ins/outs and then set up according to your needs. Of course, there are some which are almost entirely inappropriate for this 400 MHz Celeron processor with 192 MB of RAM. Take source-based distros like...
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simple bash password generator

Posted 11-24-2009 at 03:04 PM by roybal (Subjectively)

Here's a quick way to create arbitrary length passwords on most any *nix flavor.

Password generator

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mounting DVD on suse linux 11.0

Posted 11-23-2009 at 01:02 PM by goldeneye075

Originally Posted by bigrigdriver View Post
You may have a problem with your hardware configuration for the DVD drive.

I have OpenSuSe 10.3 installed, with an IDE cd-rom drive (/dev/sr0) and a SATA DVD drive at /dev/sr1.

Start the YaST control center. Click on Hardware in the left hand column, then Hardware Information in the right hand column. When YaST is done probing your hardware, click on CDROM in the listing and verify that your DVD drive is /dev/sr0.

If that is correct, then you may have
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mounting DVD on suse linux 11.0

Posted 11-23-2009 at 01:00 PM by goldeneye075

Thank you very much,

i checked my CD-ROM and it was /dev/sr0
so i might be the DVD , so i have to burn it again !!

then i unchecked the DVD as a source, and was able to install "xmgrace"

so thank you very much..
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USB Sound Card + Puppy Linux 430

Posted 11-22-2009 at 09:08 PM by SrDorothy

One of our volunteers has a Sony Vaio tiny laptop (the type now known as 'netbook'), several years old, given to her by a friend-- but with the hard drive removed (presumably to protect data). She had been using Knoppix, but couldn't get online. So...I set her up with Puppy Linux 430 on a CD + a USB flash drive for saving the pup_save file. Worked great.

One of the terrific things about Puppy is that it has a great record of getting connected to the Internet via modem (even some...
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