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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2014, 09:27:35 PM »
It is smooth. I tweak it for my cpu and unload some of the video drivers - like trident - that I'll never use and pick up a bit of performance.

Using VSIDO for an NFS file/media server. Need to get it going as an (internal) ftp server; I carried over my ftp configuration from slackware (or so I thought), but something isn't right now. But all things considered VSIDO as server = happiness.

Great to hear that about a VSIDO server...  How do you go about the tweak and removal with the kernel?  That would be a great How To if you ever felt up to it

This is the method I use for a debian kernel -

http://verahill.blogspot.com/2012/07/compiling-kernel-35-on-debian-testing.html

You need to install kernel-package, fakeroot, and build-essential for this to work.

There is also a site called kernel seeds (kernelseeds.org I think) that has some good commands to determine your hardware - appears to be down at the moment.

The only additional step I do is after the make oldconfig command. Once you have answered all the questions, use the command -

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make menuconfig
to bring up a graphical menu of your kernel config file. I make these changes -

Change the cpu type to my cpu - the default is generic 64 or 32 bit
Change the maximum number of CPUs to what you have or 2x what you have - the default is 512 CPUs and something like 8k of memory is alloted for each one.

The real changes are in the drivers sections - usually your hardware isn't going yo change, so you can remove plenty of stuff you don't have - like broadcom ethernet devices and trident video cards.

That decreases the size of the compiled kernel, as well as memory needed since those drivers are dropped - and won't get loaded.

Save the new config and finish the steps in that linked guide.

The performance increases are really only slight - it's more about building a more efficient kernel designed for your computer.

The Slackware beginners' guide and Arch Wiki have good HowTo's for building kernels that are generic build instructions.

oh right. screenshot thread; more funtoo - including the menu from "make menuconfig"



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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2014, 10:53:41 PM »
hmm, maybe I should go with green?   ::)

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2014, 01:21:55 AM »
^
Verrrry close to blue!

Incredible desktop as usual jedi.
Trust Spring has warmed up northern Maine. :)

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2014, 02:40:46 AM »
Thanks zbreaker, it is indeed starting to warm up!  Nothing green growing yet though...
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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2014, 04:50:03 PM »
Green is nice; good job jedi, green is also tough to make work in a theme.

Two shots - desktop running VSIDO, laptop running Funtoo. I knew compiling everything would require more disk space, but not like this. Same basic setup as far as installed apps go - because vastone made awesome choices with VSIDO (note the installed packages though).

     

I went through the Funtoo and Gentoo install manuals again - they don't really point out how much disk space a "typical" desktop setup would require - just a 10 GB minimum for / mentioned in the Gentoo manual.
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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2014, 02:13:32 AM »

Green is nice; good job jedi, green is also tough to make work in a theme.


I agree, well done jedi!


Same basic setup as far as installed apps go - because vastone made awesome choices with VSIDO (note the installed packages though).


Thank you for this... I really enjoy all the apps installed, and must admit that I always hope everyone else does too... as anyone knows,  all requests are listened to and debated. To hear you say this makes my day!

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2014, 01:44:35 PM »
^ I read The Stand when I was living in Las Vegas. Now we have to tag a suitable forum member as the Trashcan Man  8)
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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2014, 01:53:22 PM »
M O O N that spells Trashy

That is a really easy one... lwfitz is Trash... just look at the spew from his avatar
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2014, 03:11:39 PM »
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Yes, lwfitz does indeed have a knack for disturbing avatars  :D

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2014, 08:31:23 AM »
More for May...  Not really any changes other than wallpaper...

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2014, 10:30:49 PM »
And that wallpaper is otherworldly! Please do share.

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2014, 11:11:21 PM »
Sure, get it below.  Glad you like!

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2014, 04:02:13 AM »
I like that wall too, Thank you.

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2014, 08:25:36 PM »
Got it. Thanks jedi!

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Re: May 2014 Screenshots
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2014, 09:20:59 PM »
I got it, too.

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