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Old_Fogie 02-21-2010 07:35 PM

Question for you long time users, "darkstar" ; where does that name come from ?
 
Hello all, I was wondering, where if any is the reasoning behind the default hostname of "darkstar" ? Is it a movie, planet, etc. ? Does anyone know why Mr. V chose that name? - Fogie.

dive 02-21-2010 08:01 PM

There was a movie call Dark Star years back. Very good film. Maybe that's it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/

Old_Fogie 02-21-2010 08:14 PM

hahah funny signature dive!

reading the 'tagline' from imdb, yeah that may might be :)

niels.horn 02-21-2010 08:29 PM

Well, I don't know the origin of the name, but it has been around for a while. At least in Slackware 1.01 the name "darkstar" was already present. Check out my post about this version here. There were also some funny user names at the time :)

Does anyone know if this came from SLS or was this an idea from Pat V.?

chess 02-21-2010 08:37 PM

Since Patrick is a big Deadhead (as I am myself), I am pretty sure it refers to the well-known Grateful Dead song "Dark star".

niels.horn 02-21-2010 08:47 PM

Chess,

I heard / read about this reference. Never heard the song though.
As a long-time slacker, I guess this is a shame, so I'll try to find it somewhere :)

Rupa 02-21-2010 09:02 PM

Do NOT try to find it SOMEWHERE! http://connie.slackware.com/~volkerdi/
Edit: Ups! This is another song. Sorry.

damgar 02-21-2010 09:18 PM

http://www.slackbook.org/html/glossary.html

It appears chess is correct.

P.S. is this thread a sign that it's time for some activity in the changelogs?

halborr 02-21-2010 10:04 PM

Pat's a big Deadhead? I KNEW I chose the right distro! <grin>

Old_Fogie 02-22-2010 06:56 AM

@niels, wow great howto guide for old Slackware version ! :)

So darkstar is after a song, ok great thanks guys.

bgeddy 02-22-2010 07:15 AM

Check it out - Dark Star - not a bad song.

Crashbox 02-22-2010 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chess (Post 3872019)
Since Patrick is a big Deadhead (as I am myself), I am pretty sure it refers to the well-known Grateful Dead song "Dark star".

Yep, I'm pretty sure that's it.

Alien Bob 02-22-2010 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by damgar (Post 3872044)
[url]P.S. is this thread a sign that it's time for some activity in the changelogs?

There is a lot of activity... but it is all going on behind the scenes. Some of the updates are pretty invasive and those need testing (and a lot of package recompilation) before it is all released to the masses in working condition.

And in case you wanted to ask: no PAM.

Eric

hitest 02-22-2010 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 3872553)
There is a lot of activity... but it is all going on behind the scenes. Some of the updates are pretty invasive and those need testing (and a lot of package recompilation) before it is all released to the masses in working condition.

And in case you wanted to ask: no PAM.

Eric

Thanks for the heads-up, Eric. :)

mrclisdue 02-22-2010 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 3872553)
...And in case you wanted to ask: no PAM...

Eric

Wow, that's sure to infuriate, erm, um...no one.

cheers,


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