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Installing Slackware 12.2 On An Old Dell Laptop - Part V

Posted 09-28-2009 at 03:54 PM by stuartd

It's been some time since I did any work on that old laptop. I've been away on holiday and then very busy.
So this evening I tried to get my head back into configuring eth0.
I've come up with a couple of ideas and tried them to no avail. Here goes -

I read here about pcmcia configuration:

and after some more reading around created /etc/modprobe.d/xircom.conf as follows:

alias eth0
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udev and network devices

Posted 08-03-2009 at 07:57 AM by stureedy

After all these years, I finally figured out how to configure udev to load my network devices in the correct order.

In the past I compiled my own kernels and could force the card I wanted to be eth0 by compiling it into the kernel, then loading the card I wanted as eth1 as a module. This worked well. Of course, udev provides a "better" way, and now that it's five years old, I finally decided to learn it!

As with most things Linux, it was easy to do, once...
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UDEV Rules

Posted 03-27-2009 at 09:25 AM by farslayer

udev Rules for the Hard drives..

Use udevinfo to get unique attributes about the devices you are going to write a rule for.

udevinfo -a -p /sys/block/sda | grep -i model
Gives the following output: SYSFS{model}="LD 0 RAID1 139G"

udevinfo -a -p /sys/block/sda | grep -i size
Gives the following output: SYSFS{size}="286515200"

udevinfo -a -p /sys/block/sdb | grep -i model
Gives the following...
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The KDE mediamanager is not running

Posted 12-06-2008 at 02:53 PM by xri
Updated 12-06-2008 at 07:31 PM by xri (Looking to assign a category.)

While using KDE 3.5.9 on Slack 12.1, I installed a couple of programs that I always use; very common stuff.

I don't know if that was the cause, but at some point, when I plugged in my flashdrive, I did not see it popping up on my desktop.

I looked for it on the file manager and when clicking on Storage Media, I got this message:
The KDE mediamanager is not running
groups xri -> users disk audio cdrom slocate plugdev
pstree -> both...
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