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ExTiX 17.7 with Budgie Desktop, Refracta Tools and kernel

Posted 07-12-2017 at 10:24 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 07-13-2017 at 01:32 AM by exton

About ExTiX 17.7 with the Budgie Desktop
Iíve made a new extra version of ExTiX with Budgie Desktop. Budgie is focused on simplicity and elegance. Designed with the modern user in mind. Only a minimum of packages are installed in ExTiX Budgie. You can of course install all packages you want. Even while running ExTiX Budgie live. I.e. from a DVD or USB stick. Study all installed packages in ExTiX Budgie.

Refracta Tools
While running ExTiX Budgie 17.7 live or from hard...
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Using mercurial at BitBucket, a really short introduction

Posted 07-10-2017 at 05:58 PM by rouvas

A really short introduction, just to get you started.

Create a project from scratch based on a BitBucket template

Set up Mercurial on your machine if you haven't already.

mkdir /path/to/your/project
cd /path/to/your/project
hg clone
Create your first file, commit, and push

echo "user NA" >> contributors.txt
hg add
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Post install

Posted 07-10-2017 at 04:48 PM by zapwai
Updated 07-10-2017 at 07:21 PM by zapwai

When there's a major update I usually like to simply reinstall the OS. I'll backup my home directory and anything else relevant (perhaps just a few config files in /etc).

So I've installed, got access to the internet, and updated the official packages. Now what?

In Slackware I access slackbuilds from the command line using sbopkg
The program sqg is fantastic - it produces a queue file for the package you want to install.
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Kernel update

Posted 07-10-2017 at 04:43 PM by zapwai
Updated 07-10-2017 at 07:25 PM by zapwai

After the first few kernel updates you put yourself through you will definitely feel much less anxiety, and it basically feels like updating every other piece of software in the system. (Choosing your own options and building your own kernel will also help to remove any fears, but has a steeper learning curve.)

Still, I tend to forget what steps I took, as it's generally been 6+ months since I last updated the kernel.

In Slackware, there is occasionally an official...
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Partitions - MBR vs. GPT

Posted 07-10-2017 at 08:32 AM by hydrurga
Updated 07-22-2017 at 03:31 AM by hydrurga

The two main partitioning schemes used on Linux and Windows/DOS are MBR and, more recently, GPT. This article doesn't cover the Mac's original Apple Partition Scheme and additional partition schemes used by various other operating systems.

To understand partitions, it is important to remember that storage devices divide up their space into sectors which are traditionally 512 bytes in length. However, since 2010, most large hard disks (called Advanced Format (AF)) now have physical...
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