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Dance with the Devil: UEFI: Getting MS to sign our Pre-bootloader

Posted 11-21-2012 at 01:50 PM by hydraMax (Bits and Pixels)
Updated 11-23-2012 at 11:45 PM by hydraMax

Found this hilarious, and sickening, link on Slashdot:

http://blog.hansenpartnership.com/ad...-uefi-signing/

It's an article written by the poor guy who is trying to get the Linux Foundation's pre-bootloader signed by Microsoft, so we all can install Linux on Microsoft-approved hardware (without disabling UEFI secure boot manually). Describes all the steps he had to go through, compromises he had to make, and agreements he had to sign in the process....
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Gmplayer/mplayer-gui standard package works perfectly on Debian testing (Wheezy)

Posted 11-21-2012 at 12:48 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

If you like mplayer's native GUI, and you're about to install Debian testing (currently Wheezy), avoid using packages from deb-multimedia as much as possible.

To me it seems that the problem is actually with ffmpeg (deb-multimedia's), but I'm not willing to test it. I think it somehow interferes with mplayer-gui/gmplayer.

Just a few days ago I had an Wheezy install where I had gmplayer working, but very inconsistently, I would double click some video file and in five...
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Getting my hands on a PVR for free

Posted 11-20-2012 at 04:37 AM by mafiltenborg (Living with Linux)
Updated 11-20-2012 at 05:37 AM by mafiltenborg
Tags nas, pvr, television

Not since the danish television network went digital have I had a regular video recorder like the VHS machine everyone once owned.

Sure, commercial products exist, but are usually crippled - recordings cannot be exported for long time storage.
A PC running some kind of PVR software will do the trick, but drains power and makes noise. No go.

Hmmmm...
So, I thought to myself: What's always on in my home, and does not consume oodles of energy?
...
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HOW-TO KMyMoney with XFCE desktop on Slackware 14.0 (32-bit edition)

Posted 11-18-2012 at 04:54 AM by gegechris99
Updated 11-18-2012 at 09:26 AM by gegechris99

Hello,

With the recent release of Slackware 14.0, I switched my desktop from KDE to XFCE. Don't get me wrong, I like KDE but it's starting to feel a bit slow on my main laptop (Acer Aspire 7220: AMD Semprom 3500+ 1.8 GHz - RAM 4GB DDR2).

I didn't upgrade from my previous OS (Salix 13.37), but rather made a clean installation. Because I'm using Kmymoney to manage my personal finances and I didn't want to install all the KDE packages just for that application, I made...
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Eclipse And Perl epic-ide.org

Posted 11-17-2012 at 09:06 AM by NullTerminator
Updated 11-17-2012 at 01:34 PM by NullTerminator

Notes from past installation. May be incomplete
Performed onb eclipse helios 3.6 and Indigo 3.7
ActiveState perl.

Add paddwalker to perl
ppm install padwalker

Download site (I think this is the epic-ide site for eclipse)
Extract locally. Capture the site folder name

Go to eclipse Help | Install New Software | Add Site, Provide local Path

You might be able to have eclipse install it directly using the following...
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