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Absolute Linux 13.1.2

Posted 07-16-2010 at 11:22 PM by masinick

I installed Absolute Linux 13.1.2 on Friday evening and I've been using it for a few hours now. It features a nicely customized IceWM lightweight window manager, a slimmed down set of Slackware packages. By default, in place of the usual Firefox, you see the Google Chromium Web browser, which is starting to mature nicely. You can block ads now, and you can add a lot of convenience applications.

Slackware was once very much a command line based Linux distribution, very much in the...
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Posted 07-16-2010 at 04:46 PM by Skankpuss (2010 linux experiences)

OK, so this is what I've got to work with:

dual core pentium 4 CPU 3.06GHz
Freq 3065.419MHz
L2 cache 1024KB
DVD HP DVDwriter 840b on scsi3
HDD ATA WDC WD2000JS-60N on scsi4
Generic USB SD Reader on scsi6
Generic USB CF Reader on scsi6
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Love Linux... NOT

Posted 07-16-2010 at 02:27 AM by maxie

The never ending config continues...

Tried to get surround sound going on Buntu 10.04. After about TEN hours I give up. It is so complicated with workings from here to Xmas and beyond. It really is a joke to keep it so messed up. I tried two sound cards.
Pulse is a complete mystery. If you install some pulse tools you have multiple entries in the menu all for the same peice, PulseAudio.
There's Alsa, Pulse and a host of other sound servers configs and things to keep...
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My Console

Posted 07-16-2010 at 12:31 AM by goldwave

This is how my console looks like.
Check it out. v(^o~)v
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Why a Linux Driver Reverse-Engineering Program May Make Sense

Posted 07-15-2010 at 11:47 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

There have been many attempts to reverse-engineer Windows drivers to make Windows devices work with Linux, but they take a ton of time and effort.

Here's the killer Linux app that could make Linux on par with Windows: a program that automatically reverse-compiles Windows .sys files, clones the code using the Linux Kernel API using C instead of C++, compiles the Linux API-based C code into a Linux kernel module (.ko file) and then contributes the cloned driver's source code back to...
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