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    4GB Ram is enough?

    TinyCore linux has a quite limited package pool, and is somewhat difficult to wrap your head around. I like it, but don't recommend it as a daily driver type distro, but it's very interesting to see how it works. If you just ignore Gnome, KDE, and anything derived from those, you will probably...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    captain-sensible, yes, that's the Llama book. Easy to find used, cheap. Just make sure to get the latest edition if it has multiple ones.' Geany is a nice editor, I've started using it for lightweight stuff, it's a good replacement for medit, which is gone now (python upgrade broke it, lol...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    One major thing Perl barely does is threading, it doesn't do it natively, I added it to acxi, but it's hard to work with, very tricky, and that's kind of one of the reasons that Larry Walls decided to make what was first going to be Perl 6, then it was too different, and was named Roku, which is...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    I can tell you the main mistake I made, I'd faintly dealt with perl for years, but never seriously, so I got some perl books before starting the rewrite, and read the basic stuff, but I stopped 1 step too early, and recently had to back in and refactor all that stuff I'd done because I didn't...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    Perl is a shockingly amazing language, but it's VERY old fashioned, it's designed to be very close to the metal, so it's stunningly fast, unless you make mistakes and create bottlenecks. I hated it when I started, because it's very hard on a conceptual level, because unlike python, that is many...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    Just as an aside, the reason -h actually helps you understand the options, is almost all from working with BSDs, where they seem to believe that putting in even the faintest hint beyond listing the physical options in a help menu is a great sin. I followed better examples, like rsync, when I...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    stan, re the man page, it always gets updated as I do the changes in pinxi, they are co-developed, otherwise I'd never keep it up to date, that is, if I extend say, -Sxxx to show vt: virtual terminal number, as I did after realizing some stuff about old inxi shell data logic, as soon as I add...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    captain-sensible, as stan noted, all linux distros have inxi, and if it's not packaged, or not current, it's a simple matter to install it, then use -U to update it the first time, which will also install the man page when run as sudo/root. Slackware does seem to fit your nick, lol, sensible...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    Wayland is so slowed by their errors in design that it's hard to really say when it can truly replace xorg. Their whole thing, which after typing that, I honestly believe is that the primary developer, who was a primary Xorg developer, simply did not want to carry the burden for the rest of his...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    -Gay1 was largely at the request of a fairly well known linux forum support guy, he asked for the extended -a data, and, while not directly asking for -y1, asked for some output granularity that could only be done with a feature like -y1, those were both really hard to do, but massively boosted...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    Great to hear! that was the goal, re having the data you need for support be available without having to jump through hoops. As an aside, while following forums on bluetooth, I realized, they are at it again, and making people jump through hoops just to provide basic bluetooth data, and also...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    For kicks, this is from the original fork of infobash, version 0.1. (oct, 2008), the first working prototype. Note how ugly the output is, and how crude and almost useless, but you can see the very basic raw ideas. The reason I forked it was a guy in the distro I was with was a dick, and flat...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    The best place to catch my attention is filing an issue on github, just say you're stan from linux.org so I don't mistake it. You're one of the best, most patient, testers, I've come across in recent years, that's a rare skill I have to say. If you want a chuckle read the changelogs, until your...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    I only do bsd stuff in those brief moments where either someone shows up actively to help, as you d id, or or when I simply have too much time on my hands, as now. Normally I don't really look at it, I will fire up an openbsd and maybe a freebsd vm and see if latest changes work, but as you...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    And with that, 3.3.03 flew out the door, to catch some bugs I found in the following days when checking some totally unrelated stuff. Note that helping with inxi is always appreciated, there are many ways to do it, one is to really learn all the ways it can run, all the scenarios, and try to...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    New inxi 3.3.02 just went live, thanks for all your help, stan!
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    Oh, and it also exposed a false assumption I have always had, that $XDG_VTNR is the same value as tty, so I'm going to rethink using that, will have to research that false assumption too I think. Yes, that's it, we're done, lol, thanks for helping making the BSD stuff so much better, it's kind...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    Thanks so much for your patience with this, stuff like this can be maddening, but in weird sense, oddly satisfying once it's resolved, and in this case, resolving this issue meant fixing some of the oldest logic in inxi, and questioning stuff internally that had just been running, a few things I...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    This is corrected, I believe this to be a perl bug, related to how it's handling the > redirect, it returns always undefined in that case, as noted, once I could reproduce it, it was easy to debug. I've added to keep it simple a fallback test, run tty directly if its there if tty is not...
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    Testers for next inxi (pinxi) - USB, Bluetooth, USB upgrades

    lol, I KNEW It was something subtle, the cause is that when you output to > file then the running in goes away. Not sure exactly why. Just tested, and now I can finally confirm, this has actually been working all along, ok, good, why that tty data goes away when > redirect used is the actual...
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