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Linux 0.01 reminiscence

Posted 07-31-2011 at 08:46 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Tags hacking, linux

Yesterday, just like always I was slacking around the net and decided to look into Linux development history. So, I took 0.01 sources and started looking through it. Even without good knowledge of i386 and C, this code looks just really good. I'm happy Linus actually made it to this state. Well, he was born a real hardcore hacker, there's no way he couldn't make it
Just looking at these sources is a pleasure.
I also found this thread, to help you building/running Linux 0.01 easier:...
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Posted 07-23-2011 at 01:16 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])
Updated 06-21-2012 at 12:52 AM by Web31337

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Building an open-desktop environment

Posted 07-08-2011 at 02:25 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

It's more a notes for myself, but can be useful for someone.
My target was to build a lightweight X11 desktop system that will perform very basic tasks, but my extra requirements were an ability to use clipboard manager with history.
Previously, I've been using Xfce for a long time, but, when it came to impossibility of taskbar manual sorting in it, I decided to go for something much more minimal.
Though, my first attempt was to build xfce-panel from 4.6 tree, which I successfully...
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Two computers, one old acoustic system, no digital input: what to do?

Posted 05-09-2011 at 04:07 PM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

The short answer could have been "utilize analog and digital inputs" but my case here is quite old system having only one input.
I didn't really look into this question until I had to, today.
Some days before, when I was experiencing troubles with sound in Steam I installed pulseaudio and during search for it noticed "network" word in description. So I thought maybe I can set it up so I will send sound from second computer to first(over gigabit home LAN), which...
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More notes on HD video playback in Linux: vlc code++, mplayer speed++

Posted 04-26-2011 at 11:16 AM by Web31337 (In The Middle Of Nowhere [edK's blog])

Few days ago I've built a new gentoo environment: my previous system became a junkyard, so I ended up rebuilding it. First thing I've tested, is how it runs HD.

To mention entire list of updates:
Old system: Linux x86_64 [amd64], nvidia-drivers 260.19.29, libx264 0.0.20101029(portage), mplayer 1.0_rc4_p20100612(--version gives SVN-r30554-4.4.3), vlc 1.1.4.
New system: Linux x86_64 [amd64], nvidia-drivers 260.19.36, libx264 0.0.20110223(portage), mplayer...
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