Another simple update… Or not?
This weekend I finally updated my LG X130 netbook to Slackware 13.37. This is one of my “stable” machines that I use all the time for day-to-day tasks, so I do not run -current on it, as I depend on it too much. Slackware-current is very interesting for research and testing [...]
Is it possible to change the boot logo in Slackware?
This is a question that pops up once in a while on IRC and the forums, and the answer is yes, but there are some little details to take care of.
I made a step-by-step how-to once for myself, so I thought I might as well put [...]
Fixing problems with Linux systems is something I like. I’ve been in the support business for most of my professional life, and solving a difficult problem still gives me that satisfaction
Recently I upgraded a system that was still running Slackware 13.0. It’s a not-so-new system, but should be good enough to serve [...]
Yesterday I installed Slackware on a computer that came with a Debian-derivative installed. Nothing against Debian, but I’m more used to Slackware, and the hard drive had enough space left…
This box is an all “no-brand / low-price” system, but has very reasonable specs: Quad-core AMD GHz processor, 4GB memory, 400GB hard drive, NVIDIA 6150SE nForce [...]
Today I received my new GSM Modem, a Nokia Internet Stick CS-10. It had the size of an overweight pen-drive and can connect (depending on your service-provider) at speeds up to 7.2Mbps (my contract only goes to 2Mbps).
Here is a picture of the modem, taken from the Nokia site:
As was to be expected, it comes [...]
After some DNS troubles, the new blog is up & running
Something went wrong when I canceled the “CNAME” entry in the DNS server that pointed “blog.nielshorn.net” to the old blogspot site. When I created the new “blog.nielshorn.net” subdomain I couldn’t get it to point at my own server. :-/
But with a little help [...]
As I’ve been using Linux for over a decade, I am asked a lot of questions about my favorite operating system. I don’t consider myself an expert, just an experienced enthusiast
One question that pops up every now and then is about the “ideal” partitioning scheme for Linux.The short answer is that there is [...]
This weekend I tried to help someone on LinuxQuestions.org who asked about the knetworkconf tool from KDEs Control Center.In Slackware this tool hasn’t been working for quite some time, it simply says that our operating system is not supported:
(My KDE is in Portuguese, but you’ll get the idea…)
I never bothered about it, as I prefer [...]
If you want to be sure that your computer clock is accurate – always – you can configure your system to use NTP (Network Time Protocol).
NTP is one of the oldest protocols on the internet and its predecessors, going back to the early eighties. If you are interested in reading a small article about the [...]