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In geeky news. I have just finished installing Ubuntu and Open SUSE on some virtual machines and will try play with them for a bit.

Linux Day 1

Jun. 2nd, 2009 01:50 pm
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Linux Day 1:

Last night I installed kUbuntu on Khaine, and it mostly went well.
A couple of snags were hit, but with the right blessings of the Omnissiah and incense to soothe the Machine's spirit all was soon well and I was booting into a new and strange Operating system.

Unlike last time I tried Ubuntu, Nvidia had provided a fairly simply way of enabling Dual-Monitor output. Getting it to save the configuration changes were a different matter as I had to run the program as root and there was no obvious way of doing that.
Coming from Windows I'm used to holding Shift + Right Clicking when I need to do something with elevated credentials.
Never mind though, ridding the galaxy of Xenos, Mutants and Heretics is a journey, not a destination and with the help of [livejournal.com profile] digitalangel I managed to overcome this obstacle as well.
Ok, that's an exaggeration, she told me step by step what to do :-D
A couple of reboots later, and Ubuntu is now stretched across two monitors.

A nice thing about Linux is of course the sheer amount of free software available and I was soon on MSN again courtesy of Pidgin.
I found a couple of Solitaire clients which I'll be trying out later ^_^
Firefox has all my usual add ons installed so the most important things have been taken care off.

Now we come to the 'To Do List' for the evening:
1) Install VMWare
2) Find an e-mail client that allows IMAP access to Hotmail
3) Figure out how to mount additional hard drives!!! (I may have solved this one...)
4) Figure out how to 'map'/connect to network shares so they are always there when I log in!!!
5) Find a decent WinAmp replacement
6) Find a good video player (I'm guessing VLC will be the choice here)
7) Go to the gym
8) Make a big tasty burger
9) Eat a big tasty burger
10) Paint either some Tau or a Razorback
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I don't know how many of you this is of interest to, but it looks like HD-DVD has been killed off...
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So, I have been a bad geek lately. I finally got myself a 3G Datacard from 3 but I haven't actually plugged it in and tried it out yet.
Shame on me...

Anyway, my Google Fu also seems to have abandoned me.
I'm trying desperately to find a 128 or 256mb AGP graphics card that's half-height (Like this one) but ach no luck so far...
/Sigh

I've been dividing my time fairly evenly between studying, working out and playing WoW over the last few weeks with very little time to update social networking sites...

Anyway, I guess it's time to start looking at a solstice present for myself.
I will see if I can put together a reasonably nice games system so I can play WoW with all settings in maximum and still be nicely prepared for W:AR...

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