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Linux compatible hardware.

Posted 09-21-2011 at 06:53 AM by rich_c

So, I've been shopping online for a mouse for my new netbook. I settled on a Logitech M125. While looking at the specifications, I noticed that it specifically states that the mouse is compatible with Linux 2.6 kernels and better. Same info on the manufacturer's site. Well, it's not often you see that!
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My N900. (Bricked!)

Posted 09-07-2011 at 07:54 AM by rich_c

Oops! I was messing with my N900, installing the power kernel and doing a spot of light overclocking. This had the effect of breaking the fcam camera drivers. I tried to fix that by installing the latest drivers from the development repositories. This pulled in the very latest power kernel which seems to have resulted in a reboot loop situation. :-( I'm hoping that a kernel only reflash will put it all back to normal...
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Four letter word! (EULA)

Posted 09-03-2011 at 03:11 AM by rich_c

I recently bought myself a HP Mini 110-3612SA, which I'm generally very pleased with. Running Mepis 11 Linux, it's very pleasant to use with all the eye-candy KDE4 can provide on the available hardware. Installing Mepis was reasonably easy and everything worked out-of-the-box. (With the exception of hibernate/suspend to disk which I may not bother trying to fix as shutdown/startups are reasonably quick.) There is one issue that's left a sour taste in my mouth though.

My issue...
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Kernels & version numbers.

Posted 06-30-2011 at 05:07 AM by rich_c

I just managed to find a Liquorix kernel that works for me! My crusty old antiX laptop has gone from a Mepis 2.6.36 kernel to Liquorix 2.6.39 courtesy of the famous smxi script. Usually when I try this, my wireless adaptor stops working or something similar.

On the subject of versions and kernels, personally Linus' move from 2.6.nn to 3.n for the Linux kernel is a good one. To me, the old system wasn't reflective of the changes between versions. On the other hand, Mozilla have...
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Sometimes the 'easy' way isn't the best way.

Posted 06-18-2011 at 02:32 AM by rich_c

I put my openSUSE box on the network using a Comtrend Powerline adaptor. It was connected using an Edimax wireless/usb adaptor which worked OK but wasn't particularly fast or reliable. The connection over the house wiring is much better on both counts.

I found with the Comtrend adaptor that the official way of syncing with the access point adaptor didn't seem to work. What did work perfectly was to go into the adaptor's admin web page and entering the network name and encryption...
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