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    Been a long time, been a long time, been a --

    Kinda sorta like Wubi. Been about a year or so more since I used it.

    Use EXE installer to install Puppy Linux in Windows PC. This involves downloading an exe installer and then clicking on it (the usual way of installing programs in Windows). Find the version you like through the links below. Note that the current release is Slacko at version 5.7, Lucid Puppy is at version 5.28, and the default PAE ISO in Slacko enables access to installed RAM in machines with more than 4 GB.

    Worked real well on a Compaq CQ 51 when I used it. Save files I put in the C drive partition. In my own named folder.
    Posted 10-16-2017 at 01:24 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    ExTiX 17.8 – “The Ultimate Linux System” – with LXQt 0.11.1, Refracta tools, Nvidia 384.90 and kernel 4.13.0-15-exton – Build 171012

    Softpedia 171013: "GNU/Linux developer Arne Exton recently released a new version of his ExTiX Linux distro, which he dubs as "the Ultimate Linux System," based on Ubuntu 17.10 and Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch."

    Tagged as Build 171012, ExTiX 17.8 is the most recent update of the GNU/Linux distribution, which appears to be the first to be based on Canonical's upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, but also borrowing some packages from the repositories of Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" OS."

    Posted 10-13-2017 at 12:24 PM by exton exton is offline
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    ExTiX 17.8 – “The Ultimate Linux System” – with LXQt 0.11.1, Refracta tools, Nvidia 384.90 and kernel 4.13.0-15-exton – Build 171012

    ExTiX 17.8 LXQt is now on the front page at This fact will dramatically increase the download rate.

    Posted 10-12-2017 at 10:31 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Hardware Addition

    The Slackware installation problem has been solved - accidentally. The PERC H310 RAID controller was slowing boot-up to a snail-pace. I'm not using RAID, don't need it. So I took a chance and removed the controller. Mint still booted & ran OK. So I gave Slackware another try - and it installed, booted, and runs with no errors.
    Posted 10-10-2017 at 05:24 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Debugging C Programs Using GDB (Including core dumps!)

    Hi bluntroller, I actually don't see comments by way of notification, and you may not either. However just noticed the input.

    I may consider revising this blog to make it more clear. I'm unsure what the comment implies. (1) it seemed to imply that I titled it about core files and then left that detail out. Seems as if I did not, but maybe it's too obscure for people to notice. (2) You may be saying that if someone doesn't receive a core file then they can't debug. A programmer can always use GDB to debug a program, even just running the program and debugging it, you do not have to necessarily have a problem with your code, or a critical fault which would lead to a core file dump; one can merely run the debugger and single step, or set breakpoints, and then learn more about their code, debug it, or just unit test it.

    I'll consider revising to make things more clear and perhaps also add a normal debug session where there is no program fault, but will illustrate GDB operation of a program.
    Posted 10-05-2017 at 11:29 AM by rtmistler rtmistler is online now
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    A lot of (Alternative Package Tools) in Slackware

    Cool list! For Vector (VL), first I needed: slapt-get --update
    Posted 10-02-2017 at 06:40 PM by GentleThotSeaMonkey GentleThotSeaMonkey is offline
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    Posted 09-30-2017 at 12:48 PM by exton exton is offline
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    Hardware Addition

    Kool Beans. My T3500's came from City Hall for free < they upgraded >

    I like em. I slapped a 5 dollar Chinese card reader on the front panel with the small bay and slot for like a floppy drive. Plugged the wires into front usb pins on the mobo. Installed MX on one. AntiX on the other. They fly like the wind.
    Posted 09-29-2017 at 05:28 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
    Updated 09-29-2017 at 05:30 PM by rokytnji
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    Hardware Addition

    Didn't bother finding out the original price in £, but in 2012 that machine cost about $1800.
    Posted 09-29-2017 at 04:01 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    So, I bought an iMac

    Fsk em that disagree. Happy Trails Habitual. I type like crap myself with just 2 fingers. Don't even ask about phone touch screens.

    But I am not a professional. So I plod along.
    Posted 09-29-2017 at 01:32 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    So, I bought an iMac

    Reminds me of a neighbour years ago, bought some speech-to-text software. A bunch of us were nearly wetting ourselves laughing at it trying to understand Oldham accents.
    Posted 09-29-2017 at 01:25 PM by brianL brianL is offline


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