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What Linux Topics Should I Blog About?

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — TheLinuxBlog.com at 6:13 am on Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I just have a few quick questions for everybody so I’ll try to keep this short.
I’ve been blogging (sort of) for almost a year on this blog now and would like to know what keeps you coming back?

I’ve tried to keep the topics related to what I would want to read about. With Linux its hard to not blog about something that isn’t written some where else (which is part of the beauty of Linux) but what does everybody want to read about?

I could post articles that I’ve found explaining how to do certain things, link to other peoples articles / videos or I could continue to do what I’ve been doing.

One thing I would like to see is more participation from my readers. If you have a blog, feel free to comment and link back to your blog posts or give examples. Call me out when something doesn’t work or I’m wrong, I won’t be offended. Comments are moderated to prevent spam, but once you’ve commented once, you are pretty much pre-approved.

One last time (at least for this month) I’m looking for people to write for The Linux Blog. I’m looking for all levels of Linux users from the novice to the quote un-quote “Linux Expert”. Basically I’m looking for more reader participation. I put quite a bit of thought and hard work into maintaining this blog and don’t think its too unreasonable to ask for this. Especially since the advertising doesn’t seem to be working out.

Oh, BTW I’m still working on an OpenSource Bomgar solution :)

Until next time, be safe!

How to Partition Slackware

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Video Tutorials,Quick Linux Tutorials — TheLinuxBlog.com at 12:14 am on Friday, February 1, 2008

I made this quick video on how to partition Slackware 12


How to partition Slackware 12

You might need to turn up the volume. Let me know what you think of this video and if I should continue to make them.

steps are here for reference:

  1. Boot up the Slackware installation disk
  2. Select a keyboard map (if needed)
  3. Log in as root
  4. Use “cfdisk” to get into the disk manager
  5. Create a swap partition in MB double the size of memory. If you have 256 MB of ram, use 512, 128 use 256 etc.
  6. Change the partition type to swap
  7. Create a root partition on the available space with the full disk
  8. Make this partition bootable with the Linux file system type
  9. write the changes to the disk.

This is a very basic setup. I want to make more videos on various subjects if this one picks up. In the line up is a whole Slackware setup tutorial and possibly various other distributions too. I would like to demonstrate other software and technologies.

Drop a comment and let me know what you think!

KDE 4.0 on Slackware 12

Filed under: General Linux — TheLinuxBlog.com at 12:34 am on Friday, January 18, 2008

It hasn’t been that long since the new KDE 4.0 has been released. To My surprise there is currently no working version of this available for Slackware 12. I have been searching around but haven’t been able to find any evidence of it working yet. In this case I’m going to try and get it working just to see if I can. In the mean time I may start up a new virtual machine and set up the Kubuntu live CD and maybe the Hardy Heron when it comes out. I’ve been watching the podcasts on You Tube but have mixed feelings about the new features, so I figure I’ll try it out myself rather than relying on other peoples opinions and videos. I suggest every one do the same thing.

I know this is old but it is one of the videos from the KDE commit digest. The containment feature seems like a pretty neat feature. What do you think?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGYGzTDHhPg