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Archive for August, 2017

Build box: step 1, install Slackware

The new computer with its Ryzen CPU created some issues for me. To start with… I had not considered the possibility that a Ryzen CPU would not have an embedded GPU and so I did not order a graphics card. Bad idea! I ended up ripping a GPU from one of my other computers (the […]

New server arrived in the post

The hardware I ordered for the new build server arrived today – all components assembled and tested. I am too tired to connect and boot the thing, so all I provide today is a pic of the package. Then I have a lot of installation and configuration work to do the next couple of days… […]

OpenJDK7 and Flash Player security updates (Aug ’17)

On the blog of IcedTea release manager Andrew Hughes (aka GNU/Andrew) you can find the announcement for IcedTea 2.6.11 which builds OpenJDK 7u151_b01. This release includes the official July 2017 security fixes for Java 7. Note that the security updates for Java 8 were already pushed to my repository some time ago. Here is where you can download the Slackware packages for […]

Pale Moon update fixes high CPU usage for HD video playback

Some people had reported choppy playback and/or a high CPU load when using the 27.4.0 release of the Pale Moon browser – for instance when playing HD videos on Youtube. See these topic posts on the LQ Slackware forum. A bugfix update of Pale Moon was released a few days ago and according to the releasenotes, the […]

New build server was ordered

OK, so I got frustrated too many times when waiting for packages that were compiling. My current build machine with its AMD ‘Athlon II X4 640’ CPU and 8 GB of RAM, is now 5 years old and obviously no longer quite fit for the tasks I need it to perform. Compiling Chromium for 64bit […]