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The best way to do a new installation, but retain users, groups, and passwords...

Posted 12-23-2009 at 11:16 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

I finally figured out the best way to install a new version of Slackware -- completely wiping out the old version in the process -- while still retaining my users' IDs and passwords.

Naturally, this is no problem when following the upgrade process detailed in UPGRADE.TXT (go to telinit 1, remove the old packages, install the new packages, reboot, voilą), but upgrading from Slackware 12.2 to Slackware64_13 isn't supported. So, this is what I did.

A quick note: I always...
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Register your self as a linux user

Posted 12-23-2009 at 02:40 AM by raju.mopidevi
Updated 03-02-2010 at 07:57 AM by raju.mopidevi

There's a website, called, "The Linux Counter," where you can register as a Linux user and also register the information about your system. No mailing lists or anything, it seems, if you choose to register. Once you register, you get a cool little Linux logo, showing you as a registered Linux user, with your registered user number.

From the website, you can see a breakdown by country, state and city, as to how many registered Linux users there are in each place. Also, you...
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test entry 2K9

Posted 12-22-2009 at 06:58 PM by metalloid

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Virizon wireless card access manager

Posted 12-22-2009 at 05:38 PM by Antarqui

I have a verizon wireless card I will like to use it in my Linux SLES 10.3, and I can not configure it.
I will appreciate a hint.
My pc is a Thinkpad X60s.
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Creating a Random Expression in Haskell

Posted 12-22-2009 at 07:10 AM by primenu

I have a Haskell program for parsing and evaluating an mathematical expression of type:
data Expr
= Num Double
| Add Expr Expr
| Mul Expr Expr
| Sin Expr
| Cos Expr
| Var Name
| Neg Expr
deriving (Eq,Show)

type Name = String

I have the defined a property to perform quickcheck: to check the readExpr and showExpr are valid bothway round, here readExpr takes a string of type "2*3+x" and converts it...
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