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And the Hotness Doubles

on Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:35

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Cinnarch 64 bit, Installation Review

on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:16


Howdy folks, this is FiftyOneFifty, and today I wanted to talk about my experiences installing the 64 bit version of Cinnarch net edition on a dual core notebook. Cinnarch of course is a relatively new Arch based distro running the Cinnamon fork of Gnome. I had previously installed Arch proper on this notebook, but when I rebooted to the hard drive, I lost the Ethernet connection. This is not uncommon, but there the notebook sat while until I had time to work the problem. I wanted to start using the notebook, and I'd heard good things about Cinnarch, so it seemed like a simple solution.

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Of Fuduntu, RescaTux, and the Joys of Configuring a New System

on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 23:21

I've found that it's not just ATI and nVidia drivers that get deprecated.  I recently bought a used dual core Dell with an integrated Q965/Q963 graphics accelerator, and I've found I'm not the only one not getting the full resolution in Linux.

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About ready to call Shenanigans on this whole Raspberry-Pi thing

on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 19:00

OK, about a week after Raspberry-Pi 's were first offered for sale, I get an e-mail from saying they could fill my pre-order.  Since this was neither of the RPi's announced distribution partners, I had to look them up. is listed as a partner here on the Element 14 website and the Raspberry Pi website confirms Element 14 is part of Premier Farnell, one of the orginal announced trading partners.  Then I hear the first run has to be remanufactured because the wrong RJ-45 sockets