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  1. GNU/Linux and openSUSE power management regressions

    by , 02-Jul-2011 at 02:15 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    There are tidbits elsewhere in openSUSE forums on this possible Power Management regression topic, plus a number of articles on the Phornoix web site, and after a recommendation to do so, I thought I would start a blog entry on the GNU/Linux Power Management regressions impacting openSUSE, and some work arounds ( ! ).

    Originally, my posts on this topic was in an openSUSE forum thread here: Possible Power Management regressions in recent Linux kernels ?

    In that I noted ...
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  2. Switch between English (US) and Thai Keyboard in LXDE

    by , 26-Jun-2011 at 16:23 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    I installed 32-bit openSUSE-11.4 LXDE desktop, with Tumbleweed, on an old laptop computer, that my wife uses a lot. My wife, being a Thai national, wanted to switch between English and Thai keyboards, so I set out to implement this in LXDE.

    This is an old laptop (Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo 7400M with an Intel Pentium M 1400 Mhz CPU), too slow for Windows7 and Windows XP is no longer supported. So GNU/Linux is the only remaining Operating System option for continued support. I chose LXDE ...
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  3. Pondering the Requirements for a tablet ?

    by , 19-Jun-2011 at 02:28 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    This blog issue reflects some of my thoughts about the requirements for a tablet.

    What use is a tablet ?

    As I noted previous, my wife suggested I start playing with her iPod to get a better handle as to what I might want to use a tablet for. Clearly due to both keyboard and also application functionality and file standard compatibility reasons, a Tablet would not serve to replace an Office nor a fully fledged laptop PC for the sort of office work that I do.
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    Updated 21-Jun-2011 at 04:45 by oldcpu

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  4. Interfacing iPod Touch 3G to openSUSE-11.3

    by , 13-Jun-2011 at 02:11 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    As noted in a previous blog, my wife offered to let me play with her iPod Touch 3G when she is not using it. This is so that I can better refine my Tablet requirements, for when I ultimately purchase myself a Tablet. So this blog post is about interfacing 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 to an iPod Touch 3G.

    Her Apple iPod Touch 3G is NOT jailbroken, and she is not keen on risking breaking her warranty with Apple by jailbreaking her iPod.

    iPod Touch 3G

    Creating ...
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  5. Tablet philosophy ponderings wrt free open source software

    by , 13-Jun-2011 at 01:34 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
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    There is a thread here on our forum which motivated me to write this blog, where a number of us chatted about different Tablets. … and also about the philosophy of tablets wrt Free open source software (Free as in the Free Software Foundation definition of free).

    Android OS and Tablets

    After my research into the Motorolo Xoom and the Acer Tranformer Tablet I looked at the philosophy of Tablets wrt free open source software, and I was disappointed wrt restrictions ...

    Updated 26-Jun-2011 at 16:49 by oldcpu

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