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by pidsley
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Distros of interest
Replies: 215
Views: 9142

Re: Distros of interest

^ Thanks. Bookmarked for when I have time to try it on my rpi.
by pidsley
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: To BBQ
Replies: 15
Views: 1050

Re: To BBQ

This is a very old thread, and the OP hasn't been here since March 2017. I'm going to close it now.
by pidsley
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: ✞ Obituary ✞
Replies: 182
Views: 9150

Re: ✞ Obituary ✞

by pidsley
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Intro rvijay
Replies: 44
Views: 512

Re: Intro rvijay

Welcome rvijay. I am also a user of ancient hardware, including a few machines I collected for free. ^ I'm not speaking for anyone here, but why compilers for "retro feel"? if anything, should it not fall to the developer to install their own requirement rather than having it shipped to everyone? Ex...
by pidsley
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: CONFIGS & XRESOURCES (/home/bbq/.config)
Topic: config.fish
Replies: 18
Views: 792

Re: config.fish

^ I can't count the number of support threads on the Arch forum that have been tracked to problems with oh-my-zsh.
by pidsley
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: POLLS (/usr/bin/dialog)
Topic: What's your uname?
Replies: 162
Views: 6186

Re: What's your uname?

Did a dist-upgrade to move the NFS server (an ancient P4) from wheezy to stretch. Linux oldman 4.9.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.9.51-1 (2017-09-28) i686 GNU/Linux Took a little coaxing to complete the upgrade, and I was surprised to see that it did not force me to install systemd (left the init at sy...
by pidsley
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Dell Mini recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Dell Mini recommendations

OK one more thing to try. Run "xrandr" and note the default resolution. Run xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode 640x480 Do you have a visible mouse pointer now? Run xrandr --output VGA-0 --mode <default you noted in step one> Is the mouse pointer visible now? If this doesn't work I'm out of ideas. That mac...
by pidsley
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Dell Mini recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Dell Mini recommendations

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lspci | curl -F 'sprunge=<-' http://sprunge.us
Then post the link.

(oh never mind -- pagebreak, I see the output now)

Off to walk the dog, but I will see if I can find anything later.
by pidsley
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Dell Mini recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Dell Mini recommendations

Can I see the full output of "lspci -knn" ? I will try searching if you give me more information.
by pidsley
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Dell Mini recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Dell Mini recommendations

Does anything change if you try sudo xsetroot -cursor_name left_ptr ? I really have no clue at this point. All the searches I have tried pointed at the input or video drivers. Sorry. (edit) I suppose you could try Debian Xfce or Lubuntu -- Lubuntu might have drivers and a kernel that would work bett...
by pidsley
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Dell Mini recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Dell Mini recommendations

Crap. Sorry about that. I thought you'd be able to switch to another tty and reinstall the intel driver if it broke. ctrl-alt-f2 doesn't work? Let me do a little more research. You should be able to boot without LXDM by editing the grub kernel line at boot time (press 'e' when you see grub) and add ...
by pidsley
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Dell Mini recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Dell Mini recommendations

^ Does "lspci" tell you the machine has intel video? Try removing the xserver-xorg-video-intel package and restarting (yes I know this seems wrong, but please try it anyway -- the intel driver has some known issues and this should fall back to the modesetting driver). Do you have any xorg config fil...
by pidsley
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Dell Mini recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 660

Re: Dell Mini recommendations

I'd go Debian stable with LXDE. I used to use an Atom all the time.
by pidsley
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Meme'd ;)
Replies: 175
Views: 6020

Re: Meme'd ;)

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by pidsley
Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: TV series
Replies: 606
Views: 16705

Re: TV series

"The Gifted" is one of the worst shows I have ever tried to watch. I tried, really -- but I should have known when they cast Garret Dillahunt as the evil doctor (you can tell he's evil cuz he has a beard) and I kept waiting for him to turn into Cromartie. There is not a single likable character in t...
by pidsley
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: TV series
Replies: 606
Views: 16705

Re: TV series

Stranger Things season two has two separate story lines. The story line with the 11 character from the first series is interesting, the other is a long stupid gory boring monster movie. If there is a season three I will be surprised.
by pidsley
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: TV series
Replies: 606
Views: 16705

Re: TV series

"Stranger Things" season two is on Netflix now. Not as good as the first season, and I barely made it through that one.
by pidsley
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: POLLS (/usr/bin/dialog)
Topic: What's your uname?
Replies: 162
Views: 6186

Re: What's your uname?

NFS server (still running wheezy) Linux oldman 3.2.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.2.93-1 i686 GNU/Linux main machine (still running jessie) Linux toybox 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2+deb8u5 (2017-09-19) x86_64 GNU/Linux CRUX box (running LTS kernel) Linux ivymike 3.16.46-pidsley #1 SMP PREEMPT...
by pidsley
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: TV series
Replies: 606
Views: 16705

Re: TV series

Dark Matter Season Three is on Netflix now.
by pidsley
Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: show us your iron
Replies: 231
Views: 9700

Re: show us your iron

Nice one bacon. Many many years ago I used a Toshiba T1100 for a little while (might have been the "plus" model, I can't remember). My first laptop. Can't remember what I paid for it, but it was old and used, so less than the new price, and more than one Euro. :)