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by Silent Observer
Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Imminent hard drive failure
Replies: 31
Views: 6911

Re: Imminent hard drive failure

BTW, which GUI disk partitioning app is least likely to cause problems? I've used both Gparted and KDE Partition Manager with almost indistinguishable results. One of them refuses to put a label on a FAT32 volume (says that format doesn't support labels -- while showing me the old label!), but that...
by Silent Observer
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: To Escape Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 13995

Re: To Escape Windows

I believe there is a 3.2 kernel in Squeeze-backports. That might let a CDE package made on 3.13.something work -- I was thinking "major" version was 3.10 vs. 3.13, but likely I just need 3.x to work with a 3.x kernel CDE. Now the question is what else will break in Mepis 11 if I install a 3.2 kerne...
by Silent Observer
Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: To Escape Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 13995

Re: To Escape Windows

I see a potentially huge problem with using CDE to package Skype for Mepis 11 -- looking at the entry in Synaptic, it appears it requires that the target system have the same "major kernel version" as the packaging system. Given my Kubuntu 14.04.1 is at kernel 3.13.0.34, and Mepis 11 (at least on my...
by Silent Observer
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: To Escape Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 13995

Re: To Escape Windows

I was just reminded of another possible solution reading this week's Distrowatch weekly, which is to use CDE on your Kubuntu install to create a CDE container for Skype, then running that on M11. It's in the repos and easy to run. What it does is watch you run an application, and copy all the neces...
by Silent Observer
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: To Escape Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 13995

Re: To Escape Windows

The best thing on M11 would be to stay on 32-bit for these closed-source 32-bit only type of programs. Given I'm now running Kubuntu 14.04.1 as my primary OS, I think the best thing do with Mepis 11 is going to be to put something else that uses up-to-date repos in that partition. Once I get my SSD...
by Silent Observer
Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: Installation
Topic: Partition Sizes for 40GB Hard Drive?
Replies: 19
Views: 4897

Re: Partition Sizes for 40GB Hard Drive?

I've got a 40 GB on my second desktop machine, upgraded it from 512 MiB to 1 GiB about the time I put antiX on it. It's still got Win98 taking up about 15 GB, and a single instance of antiX, 2 GiB swap, and /home in the remainder. I've got it partitioned with /home separate, and I don't see any reas...
by Silent Observer
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: To Escape Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 13995

Re: To Escape Windows

Okay, successfully installed libssl version needed from the MepisCR Test repos, but now I'm getting other things that are required and not present: dpkg --force-architecture --install skype-debian_4.3.0.37-1_i386.deb dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled: package architecture (i3...
by Silent Observer
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Newbies
Topic: To Escape Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 13995

Re: To Escape Windows

I tried another build for M11, using the latest Aug. 6 version from wheezy-security, and that was successful, so something must have changed in the patches. I'll send it up to the test CR; but packages are also here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1UMhse3gjfPdkUtUlpMOTBiU2c/edit?usp=sharing Cool...
by Silent Observer
Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Bugs and Non-Package Requests Forum
Topic: Flash player
Replies: 11
Views: 4241

Re: Flash player

Breadbox Ensemble--wow, that used to to be the GEOS 2.0 operating system! I loved that system! It was so fast, with many amazing technical advances, but it was difficult to develop for, and MS used their typical underhanded monopoly tactics to make sure it never came preinstalled on machines. Yes i...
by Silent Observer
Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Newbies
Topic: To Escape Windows
Replies: 58
Views: 13995

Re: To Escape Windows

I did try backporting ssl 1.0 to M11, but I get build errors relating to the code, not packaging errors, so I'm lost there. Odd, since presumably the same code builds in M12 (and surely in Ubuntu). Needs a newer compiler version than what's in M11 packages, maybe? I'm not a packager, and the last t...

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