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 Post subject: BLAG Database
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2020 5:14 pm 
I think It would great to have a section in the forum where the users could explain on what hardware their BLAG is running and explaining what works or not.
It also would be great to share what you have done to have a fully fonctionnal distro. So if in yours there is something not working we can share our Xperience ;-).
If you made some modifications or special script it is also interesting.

Personnaly I modified the bootsplash, the rhgb output, the loginscreen and the Gnomesplash. I also have the latest kernel in 2.4 series.
I always use Gnome without BLAG Theme (Crystal Gnome inside).

It it a good idea?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2020 10:58 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2020 2:42 am
Posts: 223
Location: Charleston, SC USA
I like it.. I done some crazy stuff also made some special editions an so forth, Got a love this BLAG distro.... thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2020 4:21 am 
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Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2020 3:17 pm
Posts: 4492
Location: Loveland, Colorado, USA
What would you think for the forum name? Also, how about just General?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2020 6:15 am 
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Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2020 6:08 pm
Posts: 973
Location: Canada
Also, this forum REALLY needs an off-topic area, i see too much crap making it into the other areas. I'll volunteer to moderate it. Either that, or I'll create an off-site off-topic forum. By off-topic though, i mean relevant info, not just crapflooding. E.g. talk about PC hardware, music, movies, etc. Not just crapflooding.

Also, a BLAG: Other forum might be nice that contains anything relevant to BLAG but doesn't fit in the other areas. E.g. the blag linux symphony.


Stephen Clement

BTW, the Politics section NEVER gets anything, maybe close it?

E-mail me at s.clement@localhost (replace localhost with or stevo32@localhost (replace localhost with

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2020 9:02 am 
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Joined: Sun Mar 14, 2020 4:45 pm
Posts: 621
Location: London
General should be for anything non specific i.e. symphony.
Off Topic for anything not BLAG related.

Then just keep -


I think the forums are easy to maintain right now.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2020 12:31 pm 

Joined: Thu Sep 23, 2020 11:03 am
Posts: 48
Location: Linuxville GNULAND
My idea was like this :
Pentium II 300 Mhz 224 Mb Ram 4.4 Gb HD Nofloppy

Install : OK
Video : Neomagic 256 driver with 2 Mb memory on Generic LCD Panel 1024x768
Sound : CS 4232 driver with IBM script to start|stop driver (allows a clear sound).
All laptop specific disabled (running as workstation cause a dead battery)
Fstab configured /dev/sda1 in vfat to read USB Key formated in Fat 32 and allows by hotplug to use my Fuji EX20 digital camera (no driver available in GPhoto).
External using of a Polaroid Burnax 52x USB without specific stuff.
Internal modem : disabled, I use an IBM V90 PCMCIA with builtin Linux driver (generic Modem).
Network : 3Com 10 Megs PCMCIA works with builtin Linux driver.

This computer is on Suse Nowell site labelled as "Linux compatible". The soundcard is on the bios blacklist because it may crash with 2.6 kernel series.

The journally use of heavy desktop environment like Gnome or KDE allows a good working speed (due to enough Ram I think ;-))

Tested with RedHat 7.0/7.3/8.0/Fedora Core 1 Suse 7.0/9.0 DamnSmall/Bonsai Linux
Never be able to work with Mandrake (X crash in 10.1 community, Bad peripheral identification in 8.2).
Best distro tested today : BLAG 10K (Very good work from the Brighton guys ;-))

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2020 11:45 am 
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Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2020 6:17 pm
Posts: 1340
Location: London, UK
May I also suggest that anyone with a laptop to make an entry for BLAG at ? I promise to make mine tonight :oops:

BLAG 'em up!

 Post subject: here is my system
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2020 5:17 pm 

Joined: Tue Jan 25, 2020 9:07 am
Posts: 3
Location: Germany
Asus A7V880 (via 880 chipset)
512 MB Ram
2400+mobile XP@ anywhere between 400-2500 Mhz
Radeon 9000/64MB
80GB IDE hdd with win98/win2k/Blag.
Integrated sound - works
Integrated Lan (Marvel Yukon ) was not autodetected
HP Netserver Network card - works
LG DVD burner

Took me 3 installs to have it working, it detected only the PCI NIC.
Sometimes programs take quite some time to start
Otherwise works just fine

The programs are starting normally now.
Changed quite some stuff, so i cant tell what the culprit was.
The integrated lan is still not workin but that does not bother me, didnt even try to set the thing up manualy.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2020 12:48 pm 

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Posts: 8
Install: first try
system: Gateway GP6-350
80(thats right count em)mb Ram
5 gig Hd
generic Cd Rom
Lite-on-LTR 16101B Cd Burner (haven't had to use it yet since the installl, but I'm sure it'll work)
Ancient Dell Monitor: works just fine
US Robotics internal Modem: works, the only other distro this worked with was Xandro$, I was plesantly surprised.
Everything worked right out of the box, so to speak. not as fast as when I had win98 on here, but I don't have to delete spyware 3 times a day so it's definately worth it!

The car's on fire and there's no one at the wheel, and nobody tried to put on the brakes at all.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2020 12:32 am 

Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2020 10:34 pm
Posts: 186
Location: Ontario, Canada
Install: Good
video: on board AGP 8 MB shared
monitor: Samtron 55E(plus)
NIC: D-Link 220 ISA PnP
HDD Western Digital 15 GB

Install detects D-Link NIC but uses Novell instead..on re-boot I'm told the D-Link has been I want to re-configure...I say no and the boot continues with the network working fine....internet DSL FAST !!! through D-Link router (DHCP)

Great Distro...Best I've tried so far....FC 3 freezes my machine !!!


Registered Linux User # 342652 Mandriva One 2007 Spring

 Post subject: Re: BLAG Database
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2020 9:44 pm 

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2020 5:32 pm
Posts: 62
Location: Buffalo, NY
Is this still something that would still be useful to highlight what hardware people have had success on recently. I think it would be nice to discuss what people are using here, but also have a hardware database. I was thinking a design similar to Cyanogenmod, divided by desktop and laptop with details on the hardware.

In addition information that could be highlighted would be that people could use for hardware would be

SBCs and
Respects Your Freedom hardware product certification

Enjoy your day ahead!

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