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Accessing from the outside world

Posted 12-16-2017 at 02:09 PM by kingbeowulf

After some maintenance on the antique hardware and a new hard drive, I decide to upgrade to slackware-14.2. All seemed ok until I noticed (months later) that web site was no longer accessible from the outside world, as was murmur ans ssh. All worked well from inside my network. Therefore, it's not a web/murmur/ssh server configuration. The firewall script is passing though the correct ports - even turned it off for a bit and no change. Thus, its either:
  1. OpenWRT port forwarding
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Old down for cleaning and upgrades.

Posted 09-04-2017 at 02:56 PM by kingbeowulf

My hobby server is down while I fix up the ol' gal. The boot HD was an antique 40GB IDE Seagate that has started to flutter a bit. 15+yrs continuous use. Not bad. I'll move data to a new 1GB WD SATA drive and move on up to Slackware-14.2 "real soon now." I might even get done by the time current hits RC1 ! At this point I am not sure if I'll finally toss this old 2000 vintage HP Compaq d530 CMT (P4 2.66Ghz, 2GB). I had neglected cleaning it for a bit, and the case had quite a few cobwebs...
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Getting iOS 10.x working with Slackware 14.2

Posted 03-10-2017 at 06:54 PM by kingbeowulf
Updated 06-10-2017 at 05:26 PM by kingbeowulf (Updates)

The version of libimobiledevice-1.2.0 released Jan 28, 2015 and shipped with 14.2 stable is too old to support plug and play for newer iDevices. IPhones, etc will generate a mount or access error. For my work iPhone, I usually just want to dump photos and video. There are patches and workarounds - such as using iCloud. Just goes to show that in 2 years much changes in the mobile device space. There has been dead silence on requests for upstream to push a new release. For example:
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Fixing MS or webcore font display issues.

Posted 03-09-2017 at 12:41 AM by kingbeowulf
Updated 04-09-2017 at 09:40 PM by kingbeowulf (clarifications)

There are numerous threads on LQ and elsewhere on how to pretty up fonts on Linux. However, I one thing has still bothered me for years: on some web sites the font rendering looked jagged despite using a system or downloaded font, sometimes a fallback font family, that looked fine elsewhere. It didn't matter which browser was used and sometimes affected LibreOffice, etc.

As it turns out, Microsoft fonts look jagged because Freetype, the font rendering engine used by Linux, takes...
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