Virtual disk data recovery

The last weekend was terrible. On Friday evening I was writing some VHDL code for a small project and testing step-by-step all the stuff through a VHDL simulator runningĀ on Windows. Obviously, to do this I used a VirtualBox virtual machine, since my host OS is a Linux distro. Once I finished to work I simply ...

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Upgrade to PHP 5.6.2

In the last days I was trying to create some packages for Slackware 14.1. I’ve created two virtual machines with VirtualBox, one for the 32 bit version and the other for the 64 bit version. These VMs have a clean Slackware installation and are intended to be used only for building packages. I’ve configured slackpkg ...

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Toshiba DVB-T TV tuner on Linux 4

My attention is focused on this specific USB device: Toshiba DVB-T TV tuner P/N PX1211E-1TVD. I got it together with my old laptop in the summer of 2006. Albeit this DVB-T TV tuner comes with a standalone mini antenna, I usually prefer to connect it directly to the TV antenna cable using the adapter. This ...

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The laptop reboots instead of shutting down: what to do?

A few days ago I finally fixed a problem that has plagued my laptop for a few months. I bought the PC last year at the end of December. The first thing I did once I got my hands on it, was to format Windows in order to install Slackware on the whole disk. After ...

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