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Datashack Update - Shelves!

Posted 01-01-2015 at 11:06 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I finally got around to hanging a couple of shelves in the Datashack, and I don't think the crazy person who constructed the building used proper 2x4 studs. The shelf brackets had holes on either side, about an inch apart, and I had to toe-in the screws pretty hard to get both of them to bite into stud. They must have used 1x4's or 1x2's or some other wacky thing.

Anyway, two shelves are in, and the equipment on that side of the building is on them (though I need to figure out something...
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MeX 64 bit Linux based on Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” with Cinnamon 2.4

Posted 12-29-2014 at 02:54 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 12-29-2014 at 02:55 PM by exton

NEWS 141229
All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 141229. Cairo-Dock has been added. The most important change is that I have replaced the install program Ubiquity with MeX Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can do it. Watch a SLIDESHOW of the hard drive installation process.

MORE NEWS 141229
MeX Linux is once again based on Linux Mint. (I.e. Linux Mint 17.1 – codenamed Rebecca, released...
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Beware of wrong mount options when mounting /var at a separate partition

Posted 12-28-2014 at 11:54 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 12-28-2014 at 11:57 AM by the dsc
Tags mount, var


So, it suddenly dawned on me that the permission denied thing may be related to the noexec option in /etc/fstab (I'm mounting /var on a different disk than /). Turns out I'd used the following mount option: UUID=b5ae50cf-58e6-46f8-8313-6c1492dcc8ad /var ext4 defaults,users 0 0 and, while defaults implies exec, users instead implies noexec - as the latter is last, it will override the previous one. Changed
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exGENT (Gentoo) live 64 bit with Xfce4 and kernel 3.18.1-gentoo-exton

Posted 12-27-2014 at 04:33 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 20141227
I’ve made yet a new version (20141227) of exGENT. Now with Xfce4 and Lxqt. It is for the 64 bit architecture. I call it exGENT 2015 Xfce4 Live DVD. It replaces version 20141130. Version 141227 of exGENT uses kernel 3.18.1. (The latest stable kernel). The ISO file is of 1690 MB due to the fact that this version has a lot of packages preinstalled. Among them four different Web Browsers: Firefox, Opera, Chromium and Seamonkey. Despite this exGENT version 141227 runs surprisingly...
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Ubuntu disaster (blank screen after software update), Debian recovery

Posted 12-26-2014 at 08:57 PM by flshope
Updated 01-06-2015 at 09:45 AM by flshope (Correcting directory of grub file)

A few weeks ago, I did a routine Ubuntu software update. When I rebooted after the update, all I got was a blank screen.

Actually, it was just my backup computer, a 2003 Pogo Linux desktop ( whose dated hardware is still working fine. The machine -- Pogo2003 -- was recently updated to Ubuntu 14.04, which caused me some initial display anomalies because Ubuntu dropped the Nvidia display driver I was using (Nvidia-96). The display was pretty messed up but not...
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