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Tips, tricks and tweaks for your system.


I am continuing the configuration of photon as it is now running Gentoo. I figured I would share notes of the process. Logs Log rotation is taken for granted on many distros I have used. Well, not here. logrotate is a common application for taking care of this and is Read more…


I was bitten by this yet again after another xorg-server update. X refused to start. I wrote a little about this in a post a while back which can be found here. This time around there was no nvidia driver module update which would save me. Even the beta version Read more…


Alright. This is a nasty one but I would like to make sure no one else steps in the pit like I did. Take heed. Stick to your practices when you are on your system or any other. Don’t test unless you are ready to sacrifice something. Be prepared for Read more…


A few handy tid bits of shell commands to help one allong!


After installation not many people have need to modify their drive set up. If you do here are some things that may help.


Keep Slackware up to date in a few simple steps. Slackpkg is an automated (for the most part) tool to do just that. In the /extra directory on a Slackware mirror you can find it. Download slackpkg for your version and do the following as root after it is installed. Read more…


Recently I was presented with the task to migrate a Windows XP installation from an 80 gig PATA drive to a 160 gig SATA drive. The purpose of the migration was two fold. One to increase the size and performance of the system by moving it to the larger and Read more…


To add a bit of color to your xcalc so it does not look so plain on your desktop add the following line to your .Xresources. *customization: -color Note-! You must either restart your X session or run this command: xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

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