Problem: On Devuan-1.0.0-jessie-i386-DVD,
avconv crashes while building a video from an image and audio. It worked until a recent update.
According to old notes,
6:11.9-1~deb8u1 worked. However, I do not know if a more recent version worked before I noticed this problem.
There are a lot of people who have been key, at least in hindsight, to my development.
I haven't really thought about populating this topic, but at a glance..
Hardware > Scanners >
Canon CanoScan LiDE 120
I checked SANE's supported devices list, and saw that the LiDE 120 is supported, however the model I received uses a different and apparently-unsupported chipset! (GL848+)
Herein are notes of my misadventure.
Entertainment > Games >
An awkward dungeon management game, with walls you can't dig out, rooms you build but don't know how much of or what size, and an interface that could only be inspired by a 1980s DOS game.
Absolutely not recommended.
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.
Problem: A USB stick cannot boot with any of Porteus, the boot-repair LiveUSB, or SystemRescueCD. It used to be bootable with Porteus, and before that it could boot with other Linux LiveUSB distributions.
World of Warcraft 6 (WoD) >
Various images from World of Warcraft 6.x (Warlords of Draenor)
This was a thoroughly-tested expansion.
.. or not.
Linux distributions + Debian >
Automagically repairs a boot loader.
This is something I wish I had/knew about a long time ago. I've had bootloader misadventures that really stressed me out.
I'll accept this, even though it uses systemd.