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Dual boot install on Compaq 1540 DM

Posted 12-04-2008 at 05:53 PM by rokytnji

Compaq Armada 1540DM running Windows 95 and Linux Puppy 2.15CE
L4Linux has been wanting me to post some kind of article on here and I think I finally came up with a rare one. My Wife picked up a Compaq Armada 1540 DM , Pentium I 144mhz, 64 or so mb ram, and the hardrive is 2gig . Google Compaq for the specs.

Windows 95 is the main 0/S. The laptop has a bootable Floppy and a unbootable cdrom because bios doesn't give cdrom as an option, (even with compaqs firmware upgrades...
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Linux pains

Posted 12-04-2008 at 06:48 AM by papajon

Somewhat to the annoyance of my family and friends, I am an active, avid, and vocal user and promoter of Linux - especially Ubuntu distros, but really all of Linux and the whole Open Source concept. Now, having said that, there are 2 main areas that our OS needs improvement - ok, maybe 3.
1. connectivity - particularly wireless. I have tried 10+ adapters and only one works without being a tech wizard. My wifes desktop is 15' from my wireless router. She gets barely 2 bars with Ubuntu but...
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Gentoo on the Thinkpad x61s

Posted 12-04-2008 at 03:16 AM by zsejk
Updated 12-04-2008 at 09:11 AM by zsejk

To immediately start putting my money where my mouth is, Gentoo will be put on my Thinkpad x61s (currently running Windows Vista Business 64-bit). I tried it before with some luck, but not a lot, as wireless and sound worked, but emerge crapped out after one too many builds. So in order to prevent this...


[EDIT: before I forget again, to facilitate .mkv: add matroska to USE flags when emerging media players; not needed for mplayer, has it by...
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Windows World

Posted 12-04-2008 at 12:46 AM by zsejk
Updated 12-04-2008 at 12:51 AM by zsejk

Ah, this is what I missed for all this time.... a sense of community! LQ has shown me the way again, after years of Windows slaving, it is time to return to the fold. I even got me very own blog now!

A brand new distro will be downloaded, and it will be installed.

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One Liner Dependency Check for existing binaries

Posted 12-03-2008 at 11:15 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 12-03-2008 at 11:16 PM by lumak

I ran across this a while ago and was reminded of it recently. I'm placing it here for safe keeping in case I ever need to do a full install of gnome to compile a program just to find the 26 specific dependencies it needs so that everything else can be uninstalled (did I say gnuCash? you lie! it works on all modern OS's... well except for slackware

# Find out all the needed dependencies of a binary

objdump -x $1 | grep NEEDED
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