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Flash your BIOS

Recently, I had to flash my laptop BIOS. It had a very old version, A13 and the latest version is A34. But my laptop is running ubuntu 14.04 and the dell site provides a windows exe, E6400A34.EXE. So, this is what I did:

1. I used a small usb drive I have, formatted it fat32
2. went to the DELL site, found the latest bios for my E6400 laptop and saved that file to the usb drive.
3. I d/l the sysresccd iso (about 435MB) from sysresccd.org and burnt it to a CD.

New Event---Tucson Linux Workshop

Tucson Linux Workshop
When Sat, March 28, 1pm – 5pm
Where Wheeler Taft Abbett Library 7800 N Schisler Dr,Tucson, AZ 85743
Description install /fix or chat and meet other local Unix/Linux users. Computer users of all types are welcome. Stop by and see Linux in action!

Useless cable/DSL modem info as noted from several recent projects

A question was asked about Cox cable modems and the need to do a custom routing to gain a external IP address The router is a Cisco DPQ3212 this one has VOIP. VOIP needs a IP address so you cannot by default turn off NAT or do a Transparent Bridge because the VOIP would need to be set up externally on another device, not inside the modem.

Computer Technology Conference Feb 19-21

AZLoco is proud to be attending the Computer Technology Conference this year
we will have a booth Friday from 3-6PM in the fountain Building and then
Sat, Febuary 17, 10am – 4pm we will hold the Linux installfest/workshop in the
Superstition Building
Anyone interested in learning more about open source or Linux is invited to a open workshop/installfest!

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