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HOWTO install... slackbuilds

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 61 views

HOWTO install... slackbuilds I can't take credit for this instructional guide, but I can take credit for posting a question in the forums asking how to do it.  Basically, I wanted to install packages in my Slackware system.  Unlike the big popular distros, Slackware doesn't have a repository full of ready-made software packages for you to just RPM...


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Gutsy Gibbon - LINUX has arrived

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 46 views

Ubuntu version 7.10 was released a week ago, and I've installed it on my Linuxbook. And am beyond pleased-as-punch and well into amazed.   With Gutsy Gibbon (for that is the codename of this version), the Linux desktop has truly arrived for the mainstream. The installation was quick and easy. The functionality is smooth and pleasant. Sure, there are t...


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How the Nokia N800 made happy an unhappy iPhone owner

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 58 views

Am I glad I "lost" my iPhone and got a Nokia N800 instead?   Well, let's approach this logically, mathematically, scientifically.  What can my Linux-powered Nokia N800 do that my iPhone could not?   _COPY & PASTE_  Well, that alone would sell me on a Nokia over an iPhone. Copy and Paste (to say nothing of Cut) were kind of early computeriz...


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Fedora 8 + iBook G4. A Love Story.

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 211 views

Fedora 8 + iBook G4. A Love Story. Installing Linux on your Mac?There are a few things to consider, most beyond the scope of this HOWTO....but let's talk distros.  Ubuntu no longer releases for PowerPC, so the knee-jerk choice of Xubuntu PPC or something like that might not be a great choice.  Let's face it; all support for PowerPC is pretty much...


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remapping the apple & enter keys to act as mouse buttons in Linux

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 59 views

remapping the apple & enter keys to act as mouse buttons in Linux This definitely works on my iBook G4 running Fedora 8. Some slight variation may be necessary for a Debian system but the idea is the same.  My Slackintosh partition had this functionality turned on by default...but then again, by the time I installed Slackintosh I knew enough to be VER...


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1.1gb RAM in an iBook G4 - don't believe the tech specs

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 65 views

The Apple technical sheet for the G4 933mhz 14" iBook states that the maximum amount of RAM for the system is 640mb (12bmb built-in and one slot for additional).   Popped the RAM into the iBook, and sure enough both Mac OS X.4 and Fedora 8 recognized that now there was not just 128mb RAM, not just 640mb RAM, but a full 1.1gb RAM.   Has it made much of...


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Turning Touchpad Tapping Off so it stays off in Fedora 8

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 67 views

Turning Touchpad Tapping Off so it stays off in Fedora 8 The default touchpad settings of Fedora 8 "Werewolf" on an iBook G4 are frighteninly sensitive.  The merest brush of the touchpad sends the cursor flying to the opposite corner of the screen.  A slightly heavier brush against it and you've clicked on something by accident.  It is enough...


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Enabling Compiz-Fusion in Werewolf

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 76 views

Enabling Compiz-Fusion in Werewolf Fedora 8 by default has a few lightweight compiz-fusion effects available. You can turn these on in the System > Preferences > Look and Feel > Desktop Effects. Simply click "Enable Effects" and it will attempt to turn on compiz-fusion. If your graphics card does not support this, it will let you know,...


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Adding Fonts to your Linux OS - Fedora 8

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 93 views

Adding Fonts to your Linux OS - Fedora 8 Open an application on a Mac and you'll see quite a few fonts. Many you'll never use. But some you'll appreciate...and you'd better, because you've paid for them. What you don't get with those fonts is the permission to actually use them in any way you like.   With Linux, you get fewer fonts...


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Sleep Mode on an iBook G4 + Fedora 8

Posted by notKlaatu , 04 March 2008 - - - - - - · 57 views

Sleep Mode on an iBook G4 + Fedora 8Getting laptops to properly go to sleep is a notoriously difficult hurdle, but at least on my iBook G4 with Fedora 8 "Werewolf" it was as simple as installing a single little app.   # yum install apmud  apmud is the power management system for the PowerPC computers, and works like a charm. I close the lid. The i...






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