Copying your ssh key

Since I’m frequently trying out new OSes courtesy of VirtualBox, my ssh key changes a fair bit. So I keep forgetting the xclip command, and I got tired of Google-ing “git xclip” so I’ve decided to repost snippets of this article here: $ sudo apt-get install xclip $ xclip -sel clip < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub Now use […]

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Debian-based distro adventures

Since my previous post, I’ve used: MEPIS 8; KDE 3, based on Debian 5; Ubuntu 9.04;  GNOME 2, based on Debian 5; Linux Mint 7: GNOME 2, based on Ubuntu 9.04; Kubuntu 8.04; KDE 3, based on on Ubuntu 8.04. I’ve compared MEPIS 8 and Ubuntu 9.04, in what was called an unfair comparison by […]

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MEPIS 8 and Fujitsu Lifebook S7110

I previously wrote that MEPIS worked (sound, wired networking, wireless networking) out of the box for my IBM R52. FYI, the wireless card is the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG. I’d also previously detailed instructions on Debian “Etch”. What I didn’t state was that I would encounter issues where wlassistant would report that it was unable to […]

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SimplyMEPIS 8.0

My slow laptop is now running on SimplyMEPIS 8.0. Surprisingly, it doesn’t feel that slow anymore. Maybe it was an OS issue, but I digress. The install process was a breeze. I used mepis-network to setup wireless access, gparted to partition the hard disk into two partitions of 8GB (root) and 2GB (swap) each, and […]

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Back to KDE 3.5.1

Two nights ago I reverted to KDE 3.5.1, as the UI was getting less and less responsive. Krunner, Kate, Kdesvn for some reason felt slower than when I first installed KDE 4.1. There was also a silly issue with Kate (my primary text editor) which didn’t help. Maybe it was the hardware, as my laptop […]

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