miércoles, 25 de enero de 2012

MEPIS 11.5...

Although MEPIS 11.5 is nowhere near completion yet (actually, the process has just begun), I am very happy because the rumor about it was true: Warren Woodford is currently updating some packages...

As far as I understand, MEPIS 11.5 will be more like an updated version of MEPIS 11. Even so, it will be quite a big change to me because it will apparently use GRUB 2 and will have a more up to date KDE 4, although we don't know which. Some members of the community have been testing the 4.7.4 version that Stevo built some time ago.

Hopefully, Warren and the dev team will encounter no obstacles so we may have a newer MEPIS soon.

viernes, 20 de enero de 2012


Some people have just gone too far with this idea of "protecting authors." I agree that the rights of artists and creators must be respected, but are SOPA and PIPA intended to do that?

martes, 17 de enero de 2012

A Lazy Post

This appears to be quite a year! Mandriva is in trouble, so was Pardus...and UEFI is doing its part, too.

Well, on the bright side (at least to me), it seems that the developmental process of Mepis 11.5 has already begun.

However, Mepis 11.5 will apparently use Grub 2...that means I'll have to learn about that! :P

Oh, as requested, I'm posting here a small trick to mount USB 3 hard drives. This comes without any warranty...I have just tested it on Mepis 8 with KDE 3.5 with myToshiba NTFS device.

1. Open a terminal and become root. ("su" + root password in my case)

2. As root, type: ntfs-3g /dev/sd?? /mnt/sd?? -o force

(sd?? means the mounting point of your USB 3 device. In my case, it is most of the cases "sdb1", so the line reads: ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/sdb1 -o force)

That's pretty much it. In case of need, you might want to try:
/usr/bin/ntfs-3g --help

domingo, 1 de enero de 2012