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Jaw Jacking

Postby rokytnji » 30 Nov 2013 15:13

Well it's Sunday. I am a happy camper as usual with a full belly of weekend Turkey banquets with fixings coming
out of my ears. My dogs are all in the house being shielded from freezing weather outside, (I keep 8 animals, 6 dogs
and 2 cats)

Why am I writing this? Like someone gives a hoot? Well, Cuz i read from other members who like me, are from
the older class of humanity , like to chat and give points of view and just what I call jaw jack about anything.

Me, My installs sometimes try and act like a bucking horse or a bike out of control. But I wrestle them down
OK to where I don't need to ask for assistance much. I have not Internet Technology background. My expertise
lays in rebuilding motorcycles or knowing how to neuter a pig in 10 minutes. Basically you're uneducated
country boy.

This weekend my adventure was to escort my wife to the store. I am a large, pro football size, linux using biker.
The Black Friday WalMart crowd that thinks they can be rude and bum rush women and kids don't fly with me
and I let them know it. Nothing like seeing wide eyed rude folks. Anyhows. We got our dog food and other
sundries and went home. No big screen TV's or a $179.00 HP laptop do I need or want. There. My adventure
for this weekend.

I did this for the guys at
:lol: Say, when are you guys going to pick out curtains? :lol:
I thought that was so cool I'd start my own thread. If ya got the free time. Jaw Jack away.
No subject is taboo (except for site rules, or if Schoelje or zerozero say nuff said).

Happy Trails, Rok

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby Graybyrd » 01 Dec 2013 07:47

Good morning! (insominia, again. my days 'n nights get twisted around. i think i sprung my biological clock.)

I like that logo ... sexed up variant of 'antix' which I'm guessin' is a reference to the distro... one of the better ones. (anything debian is better, imho) And that moniker ... loosely comes up as 'rocket ninja' ? sweet.

I've been 'way out in west texas' numerous times (Freightliner jockey), on I-20, swooping down on a line to I-10; or staying south on I-10 headin' for cajun-land. Sometimes N-S via Lubbuck 'n Amarillo. I pounded the snot out of US-287 all the way from Limon, CO down to Ft. Worth 'n such numerous times. One time I got to San Angelo. Never saw so much red dirt 'n white cotton in all my life.

My biggest impression of west Texas was how huge and empty; seems every ranch or outpost was just over the horizon from everyone else. And they mostly liked it that way. Looking from I-10 up into the Davis Mountains and the peaks where the McDonald Observatory sits ... huge, huge emptiness. Mostly I got stuck runnin' I-40 across the neck, through Amarillo. The Company had a small terminal there. 'Twas a great place for ice storms, big winds, and bad juju. I never did try to eat one of those monster steaks all the billboards advertised: the truckers were wise to that scam. They loaded the platter with lots of starchy sides, and you had to eat everything on the platter to win the free meal.

Miz Graybyrd 'n I did the turkey thing; we'll have variations of turkey-bird for a week 'n a half, and finish with a huge pot of bird-carcass soup with noodles (or rice). Depends on who gets to makin' it up first, me or her.

Friday is most entertaining, watchin' the aftermath of the Black Friday bad behavior 'n general jack-assery in the big stores. Them store execs is most happy, tauntin' folks to come on down and trash the place, climbin' all over themselves to get at stuff they only want but don't need. I s'pose if road apples (remember them?) was discounted 50%, they'd be peltin' each other with 'em trying to get a basketful first. (I got neat memories of pickup trucks and frozen road apples!)

Here on the island we got water on all four sides, and a 75-years-old bridge connecting us to another island. That bridge is hung on cliffs at its north 'n south ends, with a huge rock in the middle so's the middle ends hang from cliffs, too. One long bridge in two sections: four ends, four cliffs. We've seen pictures of 'em building that bridge way back then ... they don't hardly make guys that fearless (or foolish) anymore.

Those early photos show all the trees stripped off the island hills in all directions from that bridge. Now they've all grown back, big n' tall n' thick as hair on a monkey, and the 'green' folk are screamin' not to cut anymore 'cuz they don't grow back. Funny.

Anyway, when the laughing gods finally deliver our overdue earthquake, we'll be dependin' on our boats to get groceries. We also got a navy airbase here. Maybe they'd arrange a few flights to bring milk and bread for the kids. Mostly they just fly around in circles overhead, low n' dirty, jet engines screamin' at full power, practicin' their carrier-style crash landings. Gets hard on the ear drums, but anybody complains is a dirty commie. I guess it's complainin' to say they get loud enough you can't hear the tv in the same room with the doors and windows closed. They say to love it; it's the sound of freedom. It does make pottin' one of our tiny island deer a snap, tho. They's all deaf and can't hear anybody slippin' up on 'em.

Speakin' of wildlife, we got a bachelor elk that swam over from the mainland side two years ago. Miracle is that he didn't drown in them wild currents we get four times a day fer six hours at a stretch. He's been livin' off the perpetual green stuff we got here, and sleepin' at the edge of the timber where folks got themselves large-acreage places. Comes the season, he stands out there, tall and proud, and bugles fer a girl friend. He's a mighty lonely elk!

I transplanted here from the Salmon River section of central Idaho, where the elk is so thick they line up fer hay in the winter where soft-hearted folk volunteer to feed 'em. The fish n' game officials hate that; but they can't buck public opinion without gettin' the Governor upset cuz he might lose votes. Them elk is mighty precious, otherwise. The fish n' game folk raffle them off at about a thousand bucks a head to the rich Chicago ceo's who think blowing a hole in the side of an elk proves they swing a bigger pair. State-licensed guides n' outfitters run these ceo's into the mountains to 'spot camps' fer the hunt, flying Cessna 182's and 206's into the back-country strips. Sometimes an early snowstorm catches 'em. One guide, a friend of mine, said he tell's some of those fat-bellied buffoons that if they wander off from camp and get lost, to please lay, face down, across a log before they expire. "Why the heck would we do that?" one boss-man yelled. "So's we don't have to cut yer frozen body in half with a chain saw to load you on a horse to get you back to the airstrip. If you're frozen half-folded, we just drape yer carcass across the saddle!" :mrgreen:

Okay, enough of that. Nice that you opened this 'open' chat ... here's hopin' Fleabus finds us.

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby fleabus » 01 Dec 2013 13:34

Of course! :D

Great Idea rok! I'll be back, fooling with the testing... Hopefully our kind Senseis will move our Jaw-Jacking posts out of the "How to Market" thread. We kinda blew chunks all over that one! :lol:

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby rokytnji » 01 Dec 2013 21:32

Before I read your replies. I am finally getting my 128MB linux install finished the way i wanna.
I just got through downloading the .devx for this distro I am posting from (GuyDog 5.0.1). I fought
to get Kernel Sources ,and .devx, (build-essesntial in SolydXK) so that I can install from source now
instead of tracking down .deb libs and .deb packages and hope for the best.

Been a cold weekend down here for Thanksgiving and all the dogs have been bathed/showered so the
house which I will describe in another post don't stink so bad. At least all my pack is almost all small
canines except for Big Black Mamas.

http://oi43.tinypic.com/2a971jr.jpg http://oi39.tinypic.com/35jbbif.jpg

So all in all a good Holiday all around for this biker. Maybe Later I will show one of my scooters.

Nice Jaw Jacking with my kind of folk. 8-)

Edit: Ok, read a few paragraphs . I've been to Mountain Home visiting little brother on one of my scooter
jaunts. Nice little town. My Brothers wife was stationed at the air base. I made sure I rode up in summer.
I was suprised to see that the plains of Idaho looked like the deserts of Elpaso Texas.

I refuse to live or travel anywhere where I can't foot it home. If it involves crossing water. I can't walk on water
so I don't live there. Ages ago when I played Harmonica full time I was invited to England. That mind set of mine
kicked in and I did not go. I figured if things tanked in England. I could not walk home.

I've never been to Washington State. I was USMC in So. Cal. back in the day though so I have been on and seen
the Pacific. I hear Washington stays wet so I'd probably become gloomy being a desert creature myself that rides all year round on 2 wheels.

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby Graybyrd » 02 Dec 2013 17:24

I hear Washington stays wet so I'd probably become gloomy being a desert creature myself that rides all year round on 2 wheels.
Ahhh, rokytnji ... those 'rumurs' about all the damp 'n moss 'n such on the wet side of the Cascades are greatly exagerated. Iffen they weren't, everybody would want to live here! And for desert, one should check out the whole scablands section of the east side of the state. There's sagebrush 'n jackrabbits 'n coyotes 'n even cactus. Heck, we got an island just north of me where we got cactus and African antelope growin' wild ... drop a Google-look on Spieden Island fer fun 'n giggles.

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby rokytnji » 02 Dec 2013 18:10

Looks pretty, but, wet, to me. :D
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Me, I am used to

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I got a feeling my body would swell up and burst like a cactus from too much moisture.

:mrgreen:

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby zerozero » 02 Dec 2013 18:34

:lol: welcome to England rok :mrgreen:
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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby rokytnji » 13 Jan 2014 15:00

Monday morning blues.

My Antec Micro ATX box is in a coma. Edit: She died. DOA 12:09 PM

Original specs when I built it.

Case: Antec ASUS Micro Box
Motherboard: ASUS M2A-VM version: 1.XX
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHz
RAM: 2GB Corsair XMS2
HDD: ~300GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7900GS
PSU: Antec 350W
Optical: DVD-R/W

It's been a good box but broke a cpu cooling fan fan blade. I replaced the cpu cooling block and fan but my original cpu gave "no screen found" on my LCD monitor. It (the fan) sounded like a huey helicopter running with the missing blade.

I purchased a couple of cheap

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CPU: Single core AMD Athlon 64 3500+ (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 1999.93 clocked at 1000.00 MHz 
because I was worried about the cpu socket maybe being damaged instead of the cpu. Kinda a trouble-shooting step.
I was able to post to bios and get my AntiX 64bit install working. I left it on all night and sensors in lmsensors gave me good
temperature readouts. I used artic silver tim pasted (bb sized) in between the aluminium finned cooler block/fan and cpu.

I am a happy camper so next, I look into and buy me a AMD Brisbane 4400+ CPU that should work on my board. Only one step up from my original cpu. It comes in. The box is dented on the corner where USPS (post office) played football with it while delivering. It is wrapped very well in bubble wrap. I figure no big deal and install that cpu.

"No Screen Found". I disassemble and the tips of my fingers get burnt a burnt a bit, because the 4400+ is as hot as a stolen pistol from the cops. I get a sinking feeling then. I think, well, lets put the old 3500 back in. I do this. Post to bios. Boot AntiX. I go to ebay and contact the seller about my findings.

The seller seems to be a standup guy/person, "lucky me". The reply is fast and asks if I want a refund. I just want this upgrade to work. So I say "No, the price was cheap enough".
So I mention I will try a second test just to make sure. Kinda a insane thing to do expecting a different result, but 2 times
aint so obsessive.

Same result. No screen. I pull it apart and do what I did previous with my old cpu. No screen found. Now my gut drops.
I leave it be for a few hours to cool down. I try again and bios posts and AntiX boots. I leave it on all day. Check temperatures again. Seems OK. I stress it just a little by watch flash video of
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365142654/

Everything seems cool till I pause the movie to go get another beverage while watching the show. The show has been running for over a hour. I come back. My mouse pointer is gone. The machine has froze. I do a hard shutdown (no keys are working on keyboard, it is that frozen). I reboot. "No screens found".

I lose it mentally and make some mistakes as a mod on a forum posting in a upset mind set. I am thinking this cpu
upgrade idea has broke my best box/hardware. All I wanna do is get away from computers and ride my motorcycle.
Blow the cobwebs out of my mind at 80MPH. It works.

This is where I am at now
I am sorry about the disappointment.

I feel that the least I can do is refund you, I know it is not a lot of money and I would probably say the same were I in your shoes but for me it is the principle of the thing: you didn't get what you purchased.

I still have the motherboard that I used with that CPU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130123). If you think it would be useful to you let me know and I will send it.
I said yeah, send it and I will pay the shipping. Like I said. Seems to me I got lucky and found a good seller. He/She has been a ebay member as long as I have and is just a regular person like me and not a power seller.
I'm sorry you are still having problems. Have you by chance verified that the CPU temperatures are within acceptable limits? Sudden freezes while doing CPU-intensive things could be attributed to thermal problems.

I will send the motherboard to you tomorrow or Tuesday, I need to find some good packing materials to make sure it travels well. Don't worry about the shipping, I will cover it.
I mentioned I am a Distro Team member and do not panic easily or am clueless about how a computer works. I make my
money tinkering on bikes and computers. So I can't really whine or rant about my circumstances. Just a bummer.
Sometimes I just find myself standing in a bad spot of the universe and sh_t happens.

Lucky for me. Even if the board is bad.
My mind and heart will feel better knowing the sellers heart is in the right place like mine and this is not about money or computers.

It is about people that don't know each other and the worth of ones word and values.
My Jaw Jacking for today. :mrgreen:

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby fleabus » 14 Jan 2014 10:09

That's really great to hear roky. You go thru life seeing people behave terribly towards each other, then you see things like this which restore your faith. I don't have much faith in Homo Sap at the best of times. I hope one day we can get our collective heads out of our butts and start pulling together as humans, instead of all this infighting between various factions, which serves only to waste time and keep us from moving ahead as a species.

But then I love a good faiy story! :lol:

One of those weird days. Fell asleep really early, only to wake up at 0130 unable to sleep any more. Made coffee and got on with it.

Currently involved in resurrecting several of the old machines that have been sitting in the back doing nothing. Need to get some parts, some DVD burners, agp cards, memory of various types, some other stuff. Taking inventory of what I have in stashola, mainboards in broken cases, old memory, pci cards, usb2, sound, whatever might help.

Ran across a 3gig prescott cpu, brand new in the box. Cables cables cables. Bag of old dimms. Few ide drives, some cdrw/dvd readers. I thought I threw out most of that stuff. Ya never know sometimes.

Wow, I might get four or five machines going after all this is done. I shouldn't say that, It's never done! :D Need to get my hands on something new though, haven't messed with UEFI yet, dying for that hassle... :)

Hey roky, how bout we set up a "Free as in Free Beer" thread like this one at Debian?

Just a thought. Do you think the forum is big enough to sustain something like this? Maybe it's not about size of the community, but rather about getting enough ppl interested?

Hmmm.... While we're at it, opinions/thoughts anyone?

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby rokytnji » 14 Jan 2014 14:54

Hey roky, how bout we set up a "Free as in Free Beer" thread like this one at Debian?

Just a thought. Do you think the forum is big enough to sustain something like this? Maybe it's not about size of the community, but rather about getting enough ppl interested?

Hmmm.... While we're at it, opinions/thoughts anyone?
Sun just came up here. Weeelllllllllll. Debian forum has more members worldwide. Heck. I have some of my own antique
spare parts of single core IBM Laptops and even functioning IBM A22M that needs some inverter cable to lcd screen love.
It runs Light house Puppy 5 wirelessly on a external crt on 500hz, 384MB of ram.

What I am saying, is most of my unused spare gear is ancient compared to this younger generations standards on what is old.
I don't think the shipping would even justify the worth of that IBM Thinkpad.

Debian will run on low spec gear where SolydXK is geared towards P4/Atom, 512MB/1Gig of ram, 20 gig of space.
The thinkpad I mentioned has a 2 gig IDE drive.

I doubt anyone will wanna give up anything of worth depending on their age group. You and I are
long in the tooth and have had time to build our nests to be comfy. You remember when survival
was a tooth and nail day to day grind.

But, it won't hurt to try and see if a thread like that goes viral here. I know people will laugh or grin if I
tell em, " I have a low profile HP 16MB twin vga cable video card and a few sticks of 256MB Laptop SDRAM ".

:roll:

That Antec Box I Jaw Jacked about was my best Desktop. Back in 2007.
I can pretty much almost kinda sorta get some form of Linux installed on most
computer gear except for ARM. I would have loved to had a arm distro available
when I got rid of my http://www.rtpcompany.com/wireless-work ... compounds/
I was still learning computers when I had that.

Just a teaser. I have one of these I can give away. The return key does not accept a input (zif cable bad connection?)
It needs a hard drive caddy and cdrom caddy. Needs a power supply. Runs Linux (I have another functioning one, a 786EX.)
Weighs over 11 pounds so it is a bitch/expensive to ship. Ram and CPU work. I have ran AntiX and Puppy and even Mint Fluxbox on it at one time. It'll stop a bullet in a pinch also.
http://i52.tinypic.com/307sz8y.jpg
Specs:
Amrel RT 686 Rocky II Intel 500 Mhz (passive touch screen)
256 MB of Ram
Has no fan. Just a monster aluminum Heatsink.
Toughbook for Soldiers
PCMCIA DVDROM Played Movies in Puppy
If you search on the web "amrel rt686 "
You'll find my handle crop up a bit.

Somebody that likes to tinker or needs a gps laptop for a boat can have it for the shipping. (In the States, overseas shipping will just PO the person paying when he sees it). Only a very skilled tinkerer like me or you or a wanna be should tackle this.

Now go ahead and grin or laugh. :lol:

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby fleabus » 14 Jan 2014 16:08

rokytnji wrote:most of my unused spare gear is ancient compared to this younger generations standards on what is old.
Debian will run on low spec gear where SolydXK is geared towards P4/Atom, 512MB/1Gig of ram, 20 gig of space.
The thinkpad I mentioned has a 2 gig IDE drive.

I doubt anyone will wanna give up anything of worth depending on their age group. You and I are
long in the tooth and have had time to build our nests to be comfy. You remember when survival
was a tooth and nail day to day grind.
Got a couple Antecs around here too. Used to love their power supplies. I think you're right, this is old stuff. To you & me it's a treasurehouse, but like you I doubt the younger folks would see it that way. I can get it out and fool with it again because of getting into Linux. The push to scratch for resources to get newer stuff goes away because of this.

We do have some older folks here too, but yeah, SolydK is mostly geared to faster stuff. I've run SolydX on a few of these old things. It does better than I thought it would!

We may be the only really low-end tinkerers, but ya never know. You're right, If I talked about the pc133 memory in the old dimm bag I'd probably get a lot of laughs. There are folks still wanting this old stuff over there at Debian though, and I even have a p3 or two that can use it.

I do have a few parts that might find a good home. Couple 512m pc2-5300 sodimms from when I upgraded a laptop. few other newer things. Gotta go thru all this stuff and make a really good inventory as opposed to the casual one so far. There really isn't that much.

I think we have discovered that a lot of this stuff has way more value for being what it is than any monetary value. Like these old p3 machines. Worth waaay more as a computer than any kinda money.

I have an old intel D875 board in a broken case. It has a gig of memory and a 2.8 northwood chip. My son threw it at a wall in a fit of rage a couple years ago. Bent that 30lb battleship Antec case all to hell, but the board and all still work! I think I'll take the board and screw it to the bedroom wall and make a garage computer... :lol:

Maybe it was a bad idea. Why start a new one when there's a perfectly good one over at Debian? And truth be told, when I look at this stuff it looks like treasure to me. On the other hand, I'd like to see it being used rather than just sitting. I can only use so many computers. Then the little red guy on my shoulder says, "Yeah, but what if something dies?" :lol:

I'll give it some more thought while taking inventory. Maybe other ideas/opinions will come along too.

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby rokytnji » 15 Jan 2014 14:19

Well, yesterday I answered a post about a p3 IBM laptop with 128MB ram on whether AntiX would tun on his gear.
Of course I was not the only one who answered. ;)
We are the homeless shelter for these abandoned hardware. Dialup is another thing we handle also.

After explaining like we have many times before, (it is almost like kurdish dervish mantra)

/swap, ceni,core or base install, Dillo, more ram=more fun/if you are clueless and new, yes it will run, yes I run it on lower specs than that, command line browser links2, GTK-youtubeviewer, kerneil line acpi=off, gnomeppp, mindnight commander, smxi, inxi, vesa, ifconfig -a, wicd preferences, scan ceni,

We do a lot of teaching.

They are the ones that taught me.

So I see and support the outskirts of the computer world on a Daily Basis (I was one of them at one time). Especially with a i486 kernel on live media for 32bit.
It kinda takes some of them aback when they find out I am replying from a 64bit, 3.12 kernel AntiX installation.

I saw Anti once post for fun a AntiX 6.5 install running a 32 bit version 3 kernel just to trip members out.
I guess there is already long distance way stations that can support homeless old gear for the night.

AntiX, Debian and Spinoffs,Slackware and Spinoffs, TinyCore, Slitaz, KolibtiOS, MenuetOS, Bell labs Plan 9, Blue Flops, Puppy. Plus a lot of others that only the permanently homeless broke computer user knows the location of.

I have a special place in my heart for these broke wanna be linux users being a desert dwelling creature in the Hispanic/Indian southwest of the USA. Kinda hard to explain unless you live out here permanently.
It kinda makes ya realize being lucky in life is just a matter of birth. At least it increases luck.

So some of my gear goes to the senior center here through my wifes contacts, I'll turn on some kid to going to the library here and hook up one of my many netbooks and let him or her play for awhile. Gotta get em young, like the church says.

The older over 80 folks take a little more hand holding but once on the net and looking at cooking shows and pbs shows
or looking up their ancestry and they are hooked. They could care less what the operating system is.

My Mom though said screw it. "Get that idiot box away from me, ya big galoot! I am going outside to pull weeds!"
She is kinda anti-technology. It is probably where I got my temper from. :) I was anti technology myself till I found out
about ebay and motorcycle parts. I had never turned on a computer till I needed something for a bike and the mail order
catalog did not have it.

The rest is documented on google for all the world to see. Now I am a hopeless case. :roll:

Smileys done. Jaw Jacking done. Time to make the Donuts.
Happy Trails, Rok

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby ukbrian » 15 Jan 2014 16:10

Good thinking
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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby fleabus » 15 Jan 2014 23:39

Oboy, thanks for the donuts Brian! :lol:
rokytnji wrote:I guess there is already long distance way stations that can support homeless old gear for the night.
Rok, I'm dead serious, you have the heart of a poet. But then I have a soft spot in my own heart for old gear!

As for my p3, antiX flies on it. This Intel D815eea2 is a weird board, supports up to a max of 512m in its three dimm slots, but you may only use up to four rows of eight chips each. This means one double-sided plus two single-sided, or two double-sided with one empty slot, or up to three single-sided... anything up to 512m that doesn't go over four rows of chips. I had forgotten; built many a box with them back in the day.

Currently running two 128m single-sided pc133 sticks from the old dimm bag.

Really snarky onboard intel video which I couldn't get to behave. Even though correct resolution/position was reported almost a quarter of the display ran off the right edge of the screen. Couldn't lasso it back in, so found a Riva TNT 32m in the card-yard that works with antique nvidia driver, 71.86.15.

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby rokytnji » 16 Jan 2014 13:29

Good Morning from the chilly deserts of Texas.

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sh-4.1# inxi -wxx
Weather:   Conditions: 28 F (-2 C) - Clear Wind: Calm Humidity: 86%
           Pressure: 30.12 in (1020 mb) Time: January 16, 7:19 AM CST (America/Chicago)
sh-4.1# 
I am in my SlackO 5.6 netbook left out from last night.
I was doing a keymap fix for a physically broken right arrow key on this one.
I now am using the right shift key for the right arrow key.
Owning 6 dogs and 2 cats jumping in your lap can get a claw popping a key out. :lol:

I was gonna sell this one but some of the young folks that saw the broken off key and my Puppy linux screen :shock:
slack0.jpg
Anyhows. I think I'll keep it for a while. I already sold my 2 eeepcs with Puppy Linux on em. I think
the broke off key kinda throws em off. I figure later when I show them playing xsoldier or nininvaders or galaga
and they see me using the shift key to move the gun ship around. Oh well. No hurry.

The used replacement amd msi micro atx board for the Antec is in the mail. It Should be here by Sat. or Monday.

In the meantime I pulled the trigger on a 320 gig IDE 5400 rpm used govt. server hard drive from ebay.
It is for the IBM M41 (ancient by most folks standards).

They wanted 18.00 bucks. I got it for 10.00 as I had some ebay bucks to redeem from my processor
purchases.

I plan on testing the new MX (It used to be called MepisantiX , I think).
It is a collaboration of Jerry in NY and Anti and us boys trying to make
a XFCE spin for mepis but using some of AntiX tools. I agreed to beta test it
so I figured I could spare 10 bucks for a bigger drive.

It may last a few years. It may last a few days. Cheap crap shoots always turn out that way.
But, I don't care. Feeling good this morning. :P

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby fleabus » 16 Jan 2014 14:56

Glad to hear it Rok, I'm glad the antec disaster straightened out. I was over there reading about the new xfce editions. I'd love to get a copy of the a3, I would love to help test that. guess I gotta wait for the beta. this p 3 would be an ideal test machine for it! :D this didn't come out to good posting on the phone...

not sure I quite understand mx14 is the Mepis xfce, and will there be antix Xfce spin also? the antix Xfce will have a different name? I guess I'm confused if its two new editions or 1.....i need to go back over and read some more.

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 16 Jan 2014 18:38

I tried to follow your conversation, but...it was...too much...words...dizzy...

However, rokytnji, that is one mean looking bike you have there!
Wish I had the money for such a thing of beauty.


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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby fleabus » 16 Jan 2014 21:08

Schoelje wrote:I tried to follow your conversation, but...it was...too much...words...dizzy...
:lol:
Same thing happens to me when I try to get into programming or try to figure out what a developer actually does. All I ever managed was a bit of Jet, some SQL, and some shell scripting. It was over 7 years ago and gave me monster headaches. Forgot most of it... But I'm a hands-on type and I love my hardware! Pretty good at getting all kinds of software to work with all kinds of hardware. I can tinker and talk about it for hours, usually causes people to cross the street when they see me... :lol: :mrgreen: :twisted:

So. Get it going, get it fixed, get it up and running, make it sing. Make any software sing on whatever hardware they have -- so the coders and developers can get the real work done. I was very fond of that job. Now that it's no longer a job it's even more fun.

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby rokytnji » 16 Jan 2014 21:16

Schoelje wrote:I tried to follow your conversation, but...it was...too much...words...dizzy...

Insert by Rok: Sounds like me when I pushed my first keyboard key and looked at my wife and said "turn this POS on for me!".

However, rokytnji, that is one mean looking bike you have there!
Wish I had the money for such a thing of beauty.
You only live once dude.



I got 6 of those plus a 63 F100 Ford PU that runs on propane and a little

fast car.

My work is never done though


But Mamas watches my back

I am a Happy Camper with little Popeye by my side. I own 6 dogs and 2 cats to also keep my ju ju clean.

Yay, the board just came in the mail. I got a fence project this weekend. I'll post pictures when the fence is done this weekend so the msi board is on hold till the fence is done.

See, I aint afeared of anything.

But those pictures are coming down off this post this weekend. Edited by me 18Jan2014 Saturday Night.

@fleabus. The Mepis XFCE spinoff is just Mepis. We at AntiX are staying out of Desktop Environment territory as our motto has alway been, "Lean and Mean".

Sorry if that confused you. We are just loaning some AntiX text files (custom scripts) to their Mepis spin.

Heck. People that talk like that always make my head jerk and my
body starts moving in that direction. I got a weakness for ginger and freckles and lean and mean. 8-)

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Re: Jaw Jacking

Postby fleabus » 16 Jan 2014 21:29

rokytnji wrote:You only live once dude.
You're quite an inspiration Rok. I also maintain machines for some of the seniors in my sister-in-law's neck of the woods, 60 - 70 miles south of here in the Blue Ridge. Also it amazes me how fast the really little kids catch on! You only have to show 'em once, they devour it. It's a real pleasure.

<sigh..> I rode for a year or so back in '82 - '83. There was no better feeling. Unless maybe you're a pilot and fly F-18s. House, kids, sky-high insurance -- the job wasn't THAT good, couldn't support it all. Had this crazy idea I'd get back into it after the kids. When you're young you don't think about it's one of those things you have to stay with if you want to take it into older age with you. Too broke down now. :cry:
rokytnji wrote:The Mepis XFCE spinoff is just Mepis. We at AntiX are staying out of Desktop Environment territory as our motto has alway been, "Lean and Mean".
Oh, ok. :D I was reading both forums and somehow got the idea y'all were doing one too. :?


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