The upgrade went well for the most part. After the packages were downloaded, the system was suppose to install the upgrades. I waited for an hour, but nothing happened. Time to reboot and try again. This time the upgrade worked correctly. The total time to upgrade my PC was 2 hours 10 minutes. My PC […]
Well, I’ve deceided to update my version of Ubuntu 8.10 to Ubuntu 9.04 RC. I updated my backup for Linux, and I will run the update with the command update-manager -d -c. Good luck to me!
About a week ago I read an artical about Dropbox. I installed it from the .deb file provided on the web site. Installation was smooth, the way it should be all the time. I rebooted the PC and I saw a new icon on my upper panel near the clock. I followed the directions to […]
Friday and Saturday are looking to be really nice days weather wise. I am planning on mowing the lawn, having lunch with a good friend, and purchasing some replacement parts for the grill. Johnsonville bratwurst and a good beer is in the forecast. If I am lucky, I can get in some bike time too.
I read Keir’s book, Ubuntu Kung Fu and use it as a reference. I thought it was well written. Plus, it has a kitten on it doing some kitten kung fu. It reminded me of my old cat from a few years ago… except he was a different breed, color, and somewhat evil. Keir posted […]
Just two weeks remaining until Ubuntu 9.04 is released. I was talking with a colleague of mine yesterday about Vista, and how much we don’t like it. I found out he like to use Linux, openSUSE to be exact. However, he hasn’t used it in a few years. Work is taking up a lot of […]
G-mail is 5 years old today! I use G-mail with Evolution in Ubuntu using IMAP. It works well, and I even searched for a script (which someone else wrote) to add calendar entries in Evolution to sync with G-mail. Too bad I can’t access my G-mail from work.
I just read the Mainstream Support for Windows XP is ending on April 14, 2009. Extended support will continue until April 8, 2014. Here is a table from Microsoft defining the difference between Mainstream Support and Extended Support. Support provided Mainstream Support phase Extended Support phase Paid support (per-incident, per hour, and others) X X […]
I was able to complete the backup of my XP and Linux partitions. I also resolved a video issue when trying to play videos in Ubuntu. I had to run the NVIDIA setting manager as root (sudo nvidia-settings) and save the setting in the xorg.config file. I still can’t enable the cool 3-D effects, but […]
After I got back from the gym this morning, I tried to start my Dell Dimension 8200 PC. The word being tried. Of course I checked the power strip, made sure everything was plugged in, blah blah blah. Finally the after holding the power button in, I was able to boot my PC. Looks like I […]