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Debootstrap Yourself, or "What is a good distro for my old computer?" (2)

Posted 12-01-2009 at 09:28 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 12-04-2009 at 09:53 AM by ofaring (Just a couple of minor changes.)

And why am I doing this instead of a normal install? Well, that involves a rain storm, an experiment, and an eBay purchase. The end result was not being able to boot from the CD-ROM. Since it's too old to boot from USB, and flashy new Linux kernels have forsaken floppy installs, my options narrowed considerably. During the course of my research I stumbled across "debootstrap", and the rest is written below.

This entry is the continuation of this post.

An obvious...
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Online Radio Fun

Posted 11-04-2009 at 07:05 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 04-19-2010 at 03:38 PM by ofaring (slight update)

In the spirit of old hardware and minimalism I've set up my fave radio stations in a little bash script. Perhaps not the most elegant solution, but it works for me. Especially since I employ Debian Multimedia's mplayer-nogui package.

Code:
#!/bin/sh
#
# This is my online radio station list/script. Simple and relatively easy
# to use, it gets the job done without an irritating GUI.
#
# Electronica #
OPTIONS="--Electronica--- DI.Trance Proton.Radio
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Set that sudo up.

Posted 09-29-2009 at 07:54 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 12-06-2009 at 09:24 AM by ofaring

This isn't a howto but rather a basic example on setting up "sudo".

Sudo is an excellent tool to aid your pursuit of security and unnecessary root usage. Regardless of what certain individuals will say, and unfortunately some of them even put distros together, using the root account all the time is begging for trouble. So...

Is it already installed on your Debian system? While you might be using aptitude or synaptic, my preference is for apt-get.
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Slackware Undocumented 'Well Duh' Quark #2917 - console vim and X11 clipboard

Posted 03-20-2009 at 11:41 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 05-31-2009 at 02:41 PM by lumak

The special registers * and + do not function in console vim in Slackware. Vim has been compiled both with -clipboard and -xterm_clipboard. If you enable GPM, you can shift highlight in console vim to middle click past in any x application. You can also Shift+middle click in console vim to past text from any x application. If you don't want to use the Shift modifier, you can sacrifice mouse functionality and type ":set mouse=r" in normal mode. This issue does not affect gvim.
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