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Old 02-21-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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There was a movie call Dark Star years back. Very good film. Maybe that's it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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hahah funny signature dive!

reading the 'tagline' from imdb, yeah that may might be
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
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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.?
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:37 PM   #5
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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".
 
Old 02-21-2010, 08:47 PM   #6
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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
 
Old 02-21-2010, 09:02 PM   #7
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Do NOT try to find it SOMEWHERE! http://connie.slackware.com/~volkerdi/
Edit: Ups! This is another song. Sorry.

Last edited by Rupa; 02-21-2010 at 09:03 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2010, 09:18 PM   #8
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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?
 
Old 02-21-2010, 10:04 PM   #9
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Pat's a big Deadhead? I KNEW I chose the right distro! <grin>
 
Old 02-22-2010, 06:56 AM   #10
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@niels, wow great howto guide for old Slackware version !

So darkstar is after a song, ok great thanks guys.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 07:15 AM   #11
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Check it out - Dark Star - not a bad song.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 07:15 AM   #12
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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.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 08:02 AM   #13
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[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
 
Old 02-22-2010, 08:09 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 02-22-2010, 03:06 PM   #15
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...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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