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u-boot is infuriating

Posted 08-08-2018 at 04:36 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Spent the better part of the night screwing around with installing OpenBSD on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (note the subtle extra character right at the end, there). It's irritating that a device can go from Version "3 B" to "3 B+" and so much changed. Spent a good bit of time goofing around with dtb files and trying to find the magic combination that would allow me to boot. Got close a few times, but the ethernet port refused to show up.

Ok, perhaps this is just an...
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ExTiX 18.8 with Deepin 15.5 Desktop, Refracta snapshot, Calamares 3.1.12 Installer and kernel 4.18.0-rc5-extix Build 180807

Posted 08-07-2018 at 03:05 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 08-08-2018 at 01:02 AM by exton

NEWS about ExTiX 18.8 Deepin 180807
I’ve released a new version of ExTiX 18.8 Deepin today with Calamares 3.1.12 and kernel 4.18.0-rc5-extix. Calamares is an installer framework. By design it is very customizable, in order to satisfy a wide variety of needs and use cases. All packages have been updated to the latest available version as of today. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Deepin Build 180807. ExTiX is based on Debian and Ubuntu 18.04.1.

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Persistent naming with multiple internal drives in Slackware

Posted 08-07-2018 at 02:52 PM by Lysander666
Updated 08-08-2018 at 09:19 AM by Lysander666 (spelling + added conclusion)
Tags fstab, lilo

Pre-amble skip to avoid the lead-in:

I told myself Id write a post when I eventually got this sorted out. Im not a long-term Linux user, I started in Feb 2017 with Ubuntu, moving onto Debian in April 2017 and Slackware in January 2018. I had been intrigued by Slackware for years and wanted to run it for as long: it was a like a geek-goal, some sort of nerd ambition. But I also knew that the road to doing so would be hard, and Id have a steep learning curve and a lot of research...
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The beauty of Perl

Posted 07-27-2018 at 06:13 PM by anestis89

It's been some time from my first post. I have almost finished "Learning Perl",
2nd edition from Randal Schwartz and Tom Christiansen, and I have to say I was
amazed by this language. Now, this edition is rather old (1999) because I borrowed
it from my local library, today it's in the 7th edition, but the language didn't
change very much. It is still Perl 5.

A few words about Perl: Perl is an old language. It was created in 1987 by Larry...
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Projects: Slackhammer, ZACL, testing Perl on Slackware-current

Posted 07-26-2018 at 08:01 PM by ttk (Unpopular Positions: One Geek's Take)

I try to stay focused on a small number of projects at a time, so that they get finished sooner, but I seem doomed to spread myself thin.


Sometimes it's because someone gives me a nudge and gets me all excited. Earlier this week, Idlemoor pointed me at which tracks packages' upstream sources, which is one of the core functions of my Slackhammer project

Work on Slackhammer...
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