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by cagehooper47
2020-07-20 19:46
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Who is using old laptops, thanks to linux?
Replies: 52
Views: 48060

Re: Who is using old laptops, thanks to linux?

I still have an old Toshiba Satellite 2250 in the bottom drawer. I don't really use it for much more than running a few old (OOOOOLD) dos games. Ah the good old days. But it has Win98. I don't think I ever tried Linux on it. If I did it would have been Debian, but nope. I also have a Tecra A1 with X...
by cagehooper47
2020-06-19 20:04
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Who is using old laptops, thanks to linux?
Replies: 52
Views: 48060

Re: Who is using old laptops, thanks to linux?

I have an old Toshiba A1 that still has Winxp on it. I tried (like hell) to get Debian on it. But I found there are known, not fixable, problems with the beast. Wanted to get it to work on today's wifi, since Xp only has wep authentication. But just couldn't get it to work. SO it stays as an old Win...
by cagehooper47
2020-06-19 19:47
Forum: Docs, Howtos, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Install TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment) on Jessie
Replies: 15
Views: 34318

Re: Install TDE (Trinity Desktop Environment) on Jessie

I've been an old KDE3.5 advocate since the split. I have NEVER liked KDE 4. From the beginning it felt like it was coded for developers and slowly lost it's polish and gained too much bloat. I remember when KDE 4 came out the developers claimed that to continue KDE3.5 into the new hardware/kernel it...
by cagehooper47
2020-06-18 12:08
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Why do you use debian?
Replies: 508
Views: 333045

Re: Why do you use debian?

Personally I'm old school and I like to keep my old hardware running until it's final post fault. I even had a IBM thinkcenter you had to hit in order to get it to boot (failing cpu R.I.P. :( ) I did my first Debian test install back in 1998. And ran with Mandrake for a couple years until I came bac...
by cagehooper47
2019-11-28 18:40
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Problem with wine fonts
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

Problem with wine fonts

I've got Buster installed. I have wine installed for a couple windows programs. I use an older genealogy program PAF 5.5. However the fonts in PAF only show as blocks. Unable to read anything. DO I need to install a specific font or a specific configuration to get fonts readable in WINE? I've done s...
by cagehooper47
2019-09-14 11:18
Forum: Installation
Topic: Coming back, relearning a new setup
Replies: 1
Views: 2459

Re: Coming back, relearning a new setup

Just to follow up. The clock issue is appearing to be fixed. I usb tethered this box (not on the internet usually) and set the clock here. went back to windows and fixed the clock there. When I came back to Debian it is still fine. so that one fixed. But still looking at why my apt-move repository i...
by cagehooper47
2019-09-11 00:45
Forum: Installation
Topic: Coming back, relearning a new setup
Replies: 1
Views: 2459

Coming back, relearning a new setup

OK. It's been a few years. This is old cage47. Forgot all my login info so new logon. I have been lurking since Lenny days. It worked. I liked it. Nuff said. Well this year my last WinXP machine gave up the ghost. It has been wonky for the last 2 years but still ran and kept Lenny going. But when it...