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mpd/mpc is always a headache

Posted 02-05-2015 at 06:33 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Man, I think that it has been something like 4x1 the score of times it got me lots of trouble to make it work versus the times it just worked, or almost so (I don't like that it runs as root by default so I probably changed it).

I'm not asking for help, just ranting -- I can google, there are lots of threads all around the internet with similar error messages. But unfortunately it seems that there's no universal fix. Even though the error messages are the same, there might be a handful...
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Posted 02-04-2015 at 10:03 AM by brianL
Updated 02-04-2015 at 11:01 AM by brianL

Am I crazy? A lot of people say so, and they can't all be wrong.
I was so impressed by my recently acquired Thinkpad (T 410), that I've bought another one. A refurbished X 200: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, 9 cell battery. All for 83. The only thing wrong with it was that it had Vista Business edition installed, but that was easily cured. It's now feeling a lot healthier running Slackware 14.1.
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reinstalling slackware

Posted 02-04-2015 at 01:56 AM by jheengut
Updated 02-04-2015 at 05:49 AM by jheengut (completing)

I always have a knack for testing and deploying Linux/BSD distros on my Big Black Box.

But somewhere last week I pulled in the latest kernel, configured and compiled in less than an hour.

Some hours later when I remembered to reboot , to my distraught I realised that I managed to disfigure my lilo.conf file and bricked totally my slackware install.

Most of my time was lost into finding a good ide cable for my old 500GB hard disk and when I found one...
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Exton|OS Light build 150202 :: Based on Ubuntu 15.04 with kernel 3.18.0-10-exton (3.18.3)

Posted 02-02-2015 at 10:30 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 150202 about Exton|OS Light Live CD ISO file of 755 MB
Ive made a new extra version of Exton|OS based on upcoming Ubuntu 15.04 (alias Vivid Vervet) 64 bit with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Chromium), PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager, GParted (Partition Editor) and Synaptic (Package Manager). I give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages you need after a hard disk installation of Exton|OS Light....
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"Systemd sometimes doesn't shutdown" -- collecting links and info

Posted 01-31-2015 at 10:46 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 09-18-2015 at 10:14 AM by the dsc

It's very sporadic, somewhat rare, so I won't really open a thread on the forums themselves, but I'll just collect links and snippets here hoping there's some way to fix it, if it doesn't get fixed "by itself"/by systemd/debian developers first.

I have Mate desktop and Slim installed:
halt_cmd /sbin/systemctl poweroff -i
reboot_cmd /sbin/systemctl reboot -i
like this, when I request shutdown all applications exit and then slim restart
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