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RaspEX Build 160331: Now with Kodi (XBMC) Media Center, Bluetooth, Samba, SSH and VNC4Server

Posted 03-31-2016 at 07:31 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 160331
A new version of RaspEX especially built for the new Raspberry Pi 3 is ready. I have upgraded the whole system, replaced the old kernel, added support for Bluetooth and installed Kodi (XBMC) Media Center as an alternative to the LXDE Desktop.

The Raspberry Pi 3 is the third generation Raspberry Pi. It replaced the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B in February 2016.

Compared to the Raspberry Pi 2 it has:
A 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
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New (ish) Laptop :s

Posted 03-30-2016 at 04:04 PM by shsmith

So, someone showed up at my house this morning with a laptop they had dug out of the trash (why are they always in the trash?) and asked me if I could use it. It is a Dell (why are they always Dell?) Latitude D620. Missing the power supply (what's new) and is still running windows xp. I used another power supply to get it booted and took a look at it. All personal files had been removed from it. What they left were the annoying browser bars (a lot of them) and viruses(hundreds!!). It has a couple...
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Mapping the tablet to monitor with the aid of an inkscape, plus fine-grained mouse accuracy

Posted 03-29-2016 at 06:05 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-29-2016 at 06:10 PM by the dsc
Tags mouse, tablet, wacom

I'm speaking of the wacom/genius/aiptek "drawing/writing" kind of tablets, not the "big smartphone", mini-PC-embedded-with-touchscreen type, even though cintiqs and the like blur the distinction a bit.

Without a GUI to actually map the correspondence between the tablet and monitor, one method is to first create an image that is just two rectangles: one representing the full area of your tablet, and another rectangle to the proportion you want to use of the tablet...
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Open SuSE

Posted 03-29-2016 at 04:51 PM by shsmith
Updated 03-30-2016 at 03:52 PM by shsmith
Tags open suse

I am getting annoyed.
I am studying for the Linux+ exam and I need to understand Yast and rpm packages, so I installed Open SuSE 13.1 (32 bit) on an older computer. For 2 days I have been trying to do updates. And for 2 days, updating has locked the computer up solid, forcing a reboot. I know, I can hear it now: dude, why didn't you install Fedora? Why didn't you install Cent? The fact is, I tried. Neither of those would install. Only Open SuSE would. This is turning out to be a nightmare...
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N00b method to toggle some verbosity on command for bash scripts

Posted 03-28-2016 at 11:32 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 03-28-2016 at 11:34 PM by the dsc
Tags bash, newbie

Just something I came up with that is probably not how actual programmers/scripters(?) would advise, specially the parameter/flag thing which is beside the point here.

if [[ $1 == "v" ]] ; then

echo $@


:    # ":" is a "do nothing" command



echo normal output

ver verbose output $a
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