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"What is a good distro for my old computer?" (1)

Posted 11-24-2009 at 10:35 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)

Toshiba Satellite 2590CDT, ~1999, 400 MHz Celeron, 192 MB RAM.

Yeah, baby. I'm using the old girl right now with Kate (based on KDE 3.5.10, more on that later.)

It seems to be a common question. Truth is, most of them would work. You just have to learn some of their ins/outs and then set up according to your needs. Of course, there are some which are almost entirely inappropriate for this 400 MHz Celeron processor with 192 MB of RAM. Take source-based distros like...
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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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Network Scripting, Debian style.

Posted 09-29-2009 at 07:27 PM by ofaring (Debian, This That and the Other)
Updated 01-02-2010 at 02:17 AM by ofaring

Everybody has a different idea of how to get connected. More and more people only look for automagic network connections or fancy GUIs to accomplish their bidding, but that's not me. So, in the interests of old hardware and always knowing exactly where I'm getting a connection, here's my methodology.

This involves modifying /etc/network/interfaces and the use of some simple bash scripting. Pertinent info on the networking process can be found in the Debian Reference Manual, chapter...
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Neat sysinfo script for IRC

Posted 07-09-2009 at 10:01 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 07-10-2009 at 11:22 PM by craigevil

inxi" is (#1) http://www.inxi.org, or (#2) as root: cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc techpatterns.com/inxi && chmod +x inxi, or (#3) now in debform ---> wget ftp://cathbard.com/binary/inxi*.deb

$ inxi -F
System: Host craigevil Kernel 2.6.30-1.dmz.1-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit) Distro Debian GNU/Linux squeeze/sid
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 (HT) cache 1024 KB flags (sse3 nx lm) bmips 5593.87
Clock Speeds: (1) 2793.256...
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Easy way to install Multimedia codecs, flash, java, mplayer

Posted 07-07-2009 at 11:06 AM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)

New Debian users tend to struggle tryng to get things like java and flash installed. here is a simple and easy way to get the things you want.

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Originally Posted by craigevil View Post
exoodles debian multimedia installer script

To install, do, as root: cd /usr/local/bin; wget -Nc ex.505.ru; chmod +x exoodles; exoodles
Quote:
Here are some popular multimedia packages for you to install.
You can install them one at a time.
When you are done, just hit the quit number and the...
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