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15-year-old desktop kept alive with Debian 9 and Xfce (but not GNOME)

Posted 06-29-2018 at 11:25 AM by flshope

I have a 15-year-old Pogo Linux Altura desktop machine using an AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2400+ 2GHz processor. I call it Pogo2003. The machine has 1 GB of RAM and two 120 GB hard disks. Despite its age, the machine shows no indication of hardware deterioration. So it has become a bit of an obsession and hobby of mine to keep it running with a current operating system. It serves as one of two backups to my primary machine (Pogo2011), which is only seven years old.

Until recently, the machine...
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Ubuntu+Debian Installation for Dual-Boot from Two Hard Drives

Posted 07-22-2017 at 12:53 PM by flshope
Updated 01-15-2018 at 01:43 PM by flshope (Update on Thunderbird/gmail problem)

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I have a six year old desktop machine from Pogo Linux (my hostname: "Pogo2011"). The machine has been running Ubuntu since it was new and is now at 16.04.2 LTS. The machine has an AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 450 Processor, 64 bit, 8 GB RAM, and two 500 GB SATA hard disks. One drive contains the OS and the other, my own data files. This is my primary desktop, though I have a 14 year old desktop ("Pogo2003" running Debian 8.8) and a 9 year old HP laptop...
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Brother HL-2140 B&W Laser Printer under Debian 9 only prints blank pages: a fix

Posted 07-04-2017 at 05:28 PM by flshope

I recently installed Debian 9.0 on my primary machine (Pogo2011). This installation is dual boot with Ubuntu 16.04 and each OS booting from a separate hard disk, each with its own Grub installation. The machine had Debian 8.8 previously. I decided to do the Debian 9 installation as a clean install (rather than as an upgrade) because the 8.8 was a bit messed up (let me not go into that here). The Debian 9 install was done from a netinst CD. It appeared to be a textbook-successful install. The post-install...
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Removing accumulated old Linux kernels

Posted 01-17-2017 at 03:28 PM by flshope
Updated 01-17-2017 at 08:31 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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Command-line control of network activation and deactivation

Posted 12-12-2016 at 12:33 PM by flshope

It took me a while to find this, so I thought I would post it. After searching through various sources, I finally took the time to read all of the hundred or so lines you get from 'apropos network'.

A terminal command to activate or deactive networking is

Code:
nmcli networking on
nmcli networking off
Under Ubuntu I usually depend on a networking control icon that appears on the tool bar of the indicator applet, but sometimes the icon is missing. I...
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