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Ubuntu Hardy on Compaq Presario 1240 (Living Without X)

Well, the Nethack Server is gone. I know that couple of people played on it, and Anthony even ascended but it is now gone. It was actually off line for months now and I didn’t even notice. It got knocked … Continue reading

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Installing Fluxbuntu on Compaq Presario 1240

This post is yet another entry in the Compaq Presario 1240 saga. If you have been reading this blog for the past week or so, you know what is going on. If you are new, let me explain. Last December … Continue reading

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Installing Slax Popcorn on Compaq Presario 1240

I was slightly disappointed with my installation of Damn Small Linux on the Compaq Presario 1240. Since Arch Linux didn’t work I decided to try another compact distribution called Slax. It’s based on Slackware and is designed to boot from … Continue reading

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Resurecting Compaq Presario 1240 with Damn Small Linux

In December I got two old, broken laptops from the relatives. The older, crappier one of them was a 200 MHz Compaq Presario 1240. The machine had only 98 MB of RAM, and a crappy on-board video card. In fact, … Continue reading

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Old Laptops

A relative gave two old, defunct laptops to my dad. He gave them to me to see if they would be possible to fix. images © me; click for larger versions First of them (see the image on the left) … Continue reading

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