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USB Sound Card + Puppy Linux 430

Posted 11-22-2009 at 08:08 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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Puppy Wins the Printing Lottery

Posted 11-22-2009 at 07:51 PM by SrDorothy

The last time I posted about printing I thought my problems were solved with 2 Puppy boxes telling the Mepis box where the printer was...

But shortly after that, Mepis decided the printer was attached to a Puppy box, and of course couldn't print...again!

So now we have 3 Puppy boxes...and they all know where the printer is, woof!
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Getting the 'windows keys' to work in KDE the easy way

Posted 11-22-2009 at 05:51 PM by trevorparsons

Like most people I have a keyboard with the extra keys that Microsoft introduced, and I like to set these up to do useful things for me in my KDE4 desktop.

At the moment my preference is to set the left key to bring up the often-used 'Run Command' dialogue, and the right key to pop down my Yakuake console.

However, typically if you go to System Settings > Keyboard & Mouse > Global Keyboard Shortcuts and try to set either of the Windows keys as custom shortcuts...
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Installing Slackware 12.2 On An Old Dell Laptop - Part VII

Posted 11-22-2009 at 02:40 PM by stuartd

I guess this is an end to this blog.

In the end I gave up on Slackware 12.2 and downloaded and installed Slackware 13. It works and has got the network.

I really don't know what was happening with 12.2 and I'm disappointed to have had to give up, but I have a lot of studying to do and can't spare the time to work at making the laptop work.

What I miss is learning how that interface stuff works at a fundamental level because I would like to understand...
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lq ftw!

Posted 11-22-2009 at 02:10 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

spent first day on LQ. had no time before. I find it's a great comminity as i specified from the first post i've written when i joined LQ. from google it seems to be best or one of the best forums discussing linux.
many interesting articles, features all around =) needs time to review it all =)
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