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Upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

My Ubuntu T40 laptop is “only MOSTLY dead”.  The built in LCD display is too dark to read and I replaced it with a HP laptop running Vista Home Premium. I feel slightly guilty about running Vista on it but it runs really well so ptthhhhppp.  I put the T40 […]

An odd Easter Sunday

Today is not exactly how I intended to enjoy Easter Sunday. I’m baby sitting my main server in my basement right now. This morning at 6 AM I noticed my server in the basement was not passing traffic since 2 AM. So I rebooted the server and it came back. […]

openSUSE 10.3 server upgrade

I did not really mean to upgrade my home server today, it just worked out that way. Weeks ago I cleaned up my basement computer room and Alek had dropped off an old PC for my use. It is a dual Pentium III 800 MHz machine with 700 odd megabytes […]

Ubuntu 7.10 on Virtual PC 2007

Today it’s President’s Day, it’s raining, and the kids are off this week.  So naturally I am goofing around with my PC. I’ll head to the basement soon to play with the kids but first I want to setup something on my workstation. My main workstation is a Dell 700 […]

Upgraded the laptop to Gutsy Gibbon

Last night ran the command ‘sudo update-manager -c’ and after a few prompts left the laptop running the distribution upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. This morning I rebooted it at the prompt and poof I’m upgraded. I usually don’t think that Linux has a real chance on the desktop; […]

Installing Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 720

Update 6/3/2009: Follow the instructions here at PenDriveLinux.com for Ubuntu 9.04, it works with the Dell XPS 720 very well. The only odd thing is that I have to re-enable the NVidia drivers between reboots. When you do enable it, don’t reboot. Just log out and let the auto login […]

Ubuntu and Steam

So far so good. I have tried the following with my Ubuntu installation: Tried to get Compiz running on my laptop Updated Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy to 7.04 Fiesty Fawn Get Steam working on my laptop running Ubuntu Compiz works badly. I think it’s the xserver I am using. I’ve un-installed […]