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Removing accumulated old Linux kernels

Posted 01-17-2017 at 04:28 PM by flshope
Updated 01-17-2017 at 09:31 PM by flshope (fix typos, add clarification)

I have a 2008 HP 2133 Mininote PC, which is a small laptop machine. It has a 32-bit VIA C7-M Processor running at 1200 MHz. The memory is 2 GB and the single hard disk is 120 GB.

I originally purchased it with a vendor-installed SUSE distribution. I later installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The machine is now at 14.04.5 LTS. I generally do weekly software updates as provided by Ubuntu.

Over the years, the machine gradually accumulated a lot of old Linux kernels, and it began...
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Using an HP-2133 with an external display under Ubuntu 14.04

Posted 12-11-2015 at 10:23 AM by flshope
Updated 12-12-2015 at 08:49 PM by flshope (Fix typo)

This little note will be of interest to anyone (1) running an HP-2133 Mini-note PC (a little laptop), (2) with Ubuntu 14.04 and (3) Gnome Flashback, and (4) who wants to use it with an external Dell UltraSharp display. There must be maybe three such individuals (counting me) between earth and the Andromeda galaxy -- I include the end-points of the interval.

The 2133 has a nine-inch diagonal (viewable) screen. Although the display is crisp and readable, I am no longer pushing 70 (I'm...
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Anomalous KVM event: messed up screen colors

Posted 05-02-2015 at 12:01 PM by flshope

This morning when I booted up my primary machine and started Libre Office Calc, which I use for my To-Do List, I saw that all of the colors had been significantly changed. For example, the greens and yellows were almost the same and were almost fluorescent in flavor. All of the colors had a different tint. Most solid lines in the spreadsheet display seemed to have dark shadows. I didn't check any other display applications, like the Image Viewer.

I did notice just after initial power...
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Image Magick will open Seattle Film Works (.sfw) photo files

Posted 03-22-2015 at 08:25 AM by flshope

For a couple of years near the end of the 20th century, I was using camera film from the Seattle Film Works. As part of their service, they generated electronic format picture image files in some sort of proprietary format. The files came on 3-1/2-inch floppies and had the extension SFW. They also provided Windows software to display the images. I never bothered much with the image files but hung on to the floppies. Recently, I was browsing my older picture files and came across the SFW thingies....
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Dell UltraSharp UZ2315H Computer Monitor, 23-inch

Posted 02-11-2015 at 09:51 PM by flshope

Dell UltraSharp UZ2315H Computer Monitor, 23-inch

My old monitor, a 2003 Dell 15-inch 4:3 flat-screen E151FPb, started having white-out failures, which were becoming more and more frequent, sometimes minutes apart. Powering it off and on always fixed the problem, but sometimes I had to wait minutes before the power on. So I decided to replace it with the subject monitor.

This review is my initial impression within a few days of acquisition, installation, and usage of...
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