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Another New Toy to Play With

Posted 01-08-2015 at 05:36 AM by brianL

Well, a refurbished one. Although it looks good enough to be new.
A Lenovo Thinkpad T410. With an i5-520 CPU, 8 GB RAM, and a 320 GB HDD, all for 219. Seems like good value for money to me, considering I paid about 199 for a new eee pc 1001ha a few years ago. The T410 has Windows 7 Professional installed, and the C:\ drive (/dev/sda2) is sandwiched between a system partition and a recovery partition. I resized C:\, tried to install Slackware, but had a problem with lilo. So I tried again...
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Slackware-Current-Acer C720 Setup 1

Posted 01-07-2015 at 10:07 PM by arniekat

When you first get the Acer C720 ChromeBook, you need to turn it on and login to your Google (GMail) Account. Google Chrome is basically a Browser that operates as a Desktop. In order to do anything productive, you need to download apps from the App Store and you can't get apps without a valid Google Account. This particular tutorial will go through installing Slackware64 14.1-Current, which is at Kernel 3.14.27. In order to use the trackpad, you will need to compile a 3.17.X Kernel or above since...
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Slackware-Current-Acer C720 Setup 2

Posted 01-07-2015 at 10:05 PM by arniekat


# setup

Now, you can proceed with the Slackware64-14.1 Installation. The installation of the Full System (7.8GB of software) took 18 minutes.

When you get to the Lilo installation and you are asked if you want to add some kernel parameters, add this:

elevator=noop tpm_tis.interrupts=0 modprobe.blacklist=ehci_pci


elevator=deadline tpm_tis.interrupts=0 modprobe.blacklist=ehci_pci
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Slackware-Current-Acer C720 Setup 3

Posted 01-07-2015 at 10:03 PM by arniekat


In order to map the ChromeBook's Hotkeys, compile and install:


Create the file ~/.xbindkeysrc

$ vi /home/user_name/.xbindkeysrc

# Backward, Forward, Full Screen & Refresh is just for web browser
"xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\A\[Left]""
m:0x0 + c:67

#Full Screen
"xvkbd -xsendevent -text "\[F11]""...
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Old time Winter, at least that's what the weather analyst call it.

Posted 01-07-2015 at 01:46 PM by onebuck
Updated 01-07-2015 at 01:52 PM by onebuck


We just got a 6 inch snowfall and things are bitterly cold therefore very dangerous for everyone. I now live in a small town and do not have to worry about clearing a long lane or access to my barn. That task(s) were a killer in itself.

Just paid a guy to clean my short driveway. Worth every dime to keep from having another heart attack.

I am going south for a while to warm these bones up and get some golf in. With low gas prices the trip will be cheaper...
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