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FreeBSD on the PowerMac G3

Posted 04-21-2010 at 03:07 PM by Mr-Bisquit

It's finally been installed.
Xorg is building right now on it.
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A new snag with my updating script ... and a solution!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 02:16 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)
Updated 05-10-2010 at 02:54 PM by Lufbery

The script that I wrote (with a lot of help from the LQ crew) has worked exceptionally well. It is fast (download speed being the limiting factor), secure (it checks md5sums and GPG signatures), and fails in a sane way if something goes wrong.

It requires the user to be logged in as root, and works best when the user:
  1. Has a full installation of Slackware.
  2. Is running the -stable branch of Slackware.
  3. Has a directory set up on the hard drive for a persistent local mirror.
  4. Has
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Think before you act, Brian!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 07:58 AM by brianL

Suffered a major disaster late last night. Completely ****ed up my Slack64. Should have run this before I started:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.brain
/etc/rc.d/rc.brain start
The trouble began when I read another member's posts about Gnome SlackBuild. I'm not keen on Gnome, but I was in the mood for experimenting, so I gave it a try. Everything installed and worked OK. After playing about with it for a while I decided I didn't really want it. Got a bit reckless, didn't RTFM properly,...
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Linux is viable on the desktop!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 05:36 AM by rich_c

Ken (Helios) posted this piece about the perception and awareness of GNU/Linux. To me, it highlights two groups of people who need to be reached. One group isn't even aware of an alternative to Linux. Well, if you were one of those people, if you've got as far as reading this then I guess you are now aware...

The other group are aware of Linux but believe it to be too hard... Perhaps they have had a bit of Microsoft poison dripped in their ear. Well, I don't believe it is too...
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Time to nap.

Posted 04-20-2010 at 02:32 AM by Mr-Bisquit

Oh nap.
Nappy nap.
You are so good.

Close my eyes.
The nappy nap.
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