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At best, my computer hangs when prompting for a password. I think this is related to the 4.4.14 kernel but have not confirmed this.


These instructions are a lot easier than they seem, and a smart and patient beginner will be able to follow them!

  • These notes were made from instructions from Slackware "current", as of 2016-11-05, and have been tested on Slackware 14.2, and 14.2 32bit.
  • These notes were made on an everyday system with one hard drive which I completely formatted for this purpose.

    • If you are a new user, it is strongly recommended that you remove all hard drive's your using and do this on a spare unused/empty drive.
  • This concept and these notes build a full-disk Slackware installation which also uses LVM. You can safely ignore the entire LVM post and just follow this one.

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(on Infogalactic)

Yet another "everything" wiki, starting from fork of Wikipedia (Mediawiki)

Just as exists for their biblical worldview, Infogalactic exists to separate itself from Wikipedia's increasingly-disturbing ideologies and general untrustworthiness.

  • 2017-01-21 -- Since President of the United States was not updated, this project is being abandoned.

    • It's obvious this is an under-loved project, and I'm not willing to take it on to keep it updated.
  • 2016-10-24 -- I migrated this website's use of Wikipedia links to Infogalactic links.

    • Yes, it was really that trivial. I planned ahead for this.

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I wanted to play Okami on my PlayStation 2 again. My old monitor had an S-Video input, but newer ones do not.

There are little adapters and adapter-cables, but those will not work on most monitors. They are a sort of "straight through" adapter which rely on the monitor understanding the signal a certain way. I bought a "HDV-G3000 PS2 to HDMI Video Audio Converter Adapter 1080P" which did not work.

Solution: Most people have RCA connectors, but what you really want is to have the highest-quality output from the PS2 and convert it using a device. So you take the high-quality cable for a PS2, which gives you S-Video output, and plug that into a converter box. The plus side is you can do upscaling and probably video switchboxing.

I ended up getting:

An two-source audio mixer, so I can use one set of speakers for my computer and the PS2 is another project I only briefly looked at and haven't started yet.

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