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 41 
 on: April 16, 2016, 07:16:05 am 
Started by Assaf-h - Last post by nightflier
If anyone is interested, the test packages are available here.

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/git/m0e.lnx/kernel3.18-nonpae/builds/185/artifacts/browse/kernel3.18-nonpae/

I tested those packages and it runs fine in a vm. However, the kernel still seems to be pae..  /proc/cpuinfo shows pae in "flags".

Tried booting it on a very old VIA C3, got message:
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This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:
pae cx8 cmow
Unable to boot. Please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

 42 
 on: April 14, 2016, 07:14:56 am 
Started by askfor - Last post by nightflier
Anyway, I will switch over to firefox, at least for a while.  If I don't like it I will try Konqueror or opera.

I regularly use FF, Seamonkey, Chromium and Google-Chrome. Each one is configured differently, from paranoid to promiscuous, and which one I use depends on where I go on the 'net. Doing product research in one and on-line ordering in another confuses tracking software, reducing spam. If I absolutely have to watch that hilarious cat video, I'll use google-chrome.

Konqueror does not seem to have kept up with the times, but it is okay for very basic sites. If you're okay with closed source Opera, its offspring Vivaldi is worth a look. I'm using it right now and it's fun to see some new energy in the browser field.  ;D

 43 
 on: April 13, 2016, 11:48:33 am 
Started by askfor - Last post by sledgehammer
Thanks Macondo.

I have watched about half of the frontline story and can see why you are not happy with Google.  The implication is that firefox does not forward info to the government, but Google does.  I hope I have that right.

Anyway, I will switch over to firefox, at least for a while.  If I don't like it I will try Konqueror or opera.

 44 
 on: April 13, 2016, 12:45:25 am 
Started by Assaf-h - Last post by roarde
In the above post, the "grub-mkconfig" line was originally incorrect, but is now fixed. This post is to force a refresh for anyone interested who might have missed it otherwise.

 45 
 on: April 11, 2016, 09:55:59 pm 
Started by Assaf-h - Last post by roarde
Assaf-h: I should have said "change", because there's only one edit to do. As root, edit the file /etc/default/grub. Add the line below somewhere before the line "### DO NOT EDIT BELOW THIS LINE ###":
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GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="forcepae"
That will cause every linux kernel command line created by "grub-mkconfig" to have "forcepae" tagged on to its end, automatically. This will keep you from having to manually edit grub.cfg each time grub needs to be reconfigured. The only drawback is that I don't know what happens if you try to load a non-pae kernel this way. If you try one, it might be best just to remove th e forcepae part from grub.cfg by hand for that kernel.

Once you are finished with /etc/default/grub, as root run:
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grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfgThat will write the grub.cfg you actually want, which includes tagging "forcepae" onto the TUI kernel command line, too. After that's done, you can reboot or just wait to test it at your next regular startup.

Edit: The grub-mkconfig line in the code block above was originally incorrect, and has been fixed. Running the previous incorrect line would have been harmless, but of course it wouldn't have worked.

On the web, you will see references to "update-grub". That's a script or so that some distros use, which calls both "grub-install" and "grub-mkconfig". It might do a couple of other things. VL isn't offering one for now. IMO, it's not a good idea to create one and get users used to doing it a certain way until grub and its documentation settle down a bit.

If anyone is interested, [ . . .]
I actually was trying to count the number of times I've been asked whether a non-pae kernel is available. Gave up the counting part. There are some things I want to try with this myself, but they're very time-consuming so it'll be a while yet. But no doubt there will be those trying it soon. Just hope they give needed feeback.

Again, Thank You!

 46 
 on: April 11, 2016, 01:37:29 pm 
Started by Assaf-h - Last post by M0E-lnx
If anyone is interested, the test packages are available here.

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/git/m0e.lnx/kernel3.18-nonpae/builds/185/artifacts/browse/kernel3.18-nonpae/

 47 
 on: April 11, 2016, 10:51:38 am 
Started by Assaf-h - Last post by Assaf-h
@roarde:
Thank you - that was a grate tip. GDM now works. adding "forcepae" at the end of this line solved the problem

you wrote:
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This may work. Even if it does, there are other changes that need to be made in order to keep it maintainable

well - it works...
What are the other changes that need to be done ?

assaf
 

 48 
 on: April 11, 2016, 08:34:14 am 
Started by wigums - Last post by macondo
Thank you, wigums!

 49 
 on: April 11, 2016, 07:16:19 am 
Started by wigums - Last post by rbistolfi
Wow this is an amazing story, thanks for the link! I never thought people would take ip based location services as if it were a GPS.

 50 
 on: April 11, 2016, 06:14:46 am 
Started by askfor - Last post by macondo
Hi sledge: this is not personal or political or not being able to express views that go contrary to somebody else's.

It's about invasion of privacy.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/united-states-of-secrets/#video-2

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