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After X number of years, I still get very frustrated/disillusioned

Posted 08-01-2010 at 12:23 PM by bigjohn

This is a prime example of what annoys the hell out of me with "things linux".....

Damn I must have been using it for something like 8 years now, and no, I'm not a techie, I'm not even an enthusiast per se.

I'm one of those weirdo's, just an ordinary user.

When it works, it's absolutely fantastic, but when it doesn't, it's a total PITA!

For instance, I've been lured to the darkside (part A) and now use Ubuntu 10.04 - even managed...
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amazing.......

Posted 11-17-2009 at 11:06 AM by bigjohn

By way of a bit of an update......

So, I've been through various distro's, most successfully but some not so.

I've currently settled on Ubuntu and got the 9.10 version installed.

I was using KDE for my desktop, but when "they" started using KDE4 by default, I got so frustrated trying to understand how to do stuff that came naturally with KDE3, I said "bollocks" to it and installed gnome.

I don't quite understand why,...
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Is KDE 4 supposed to be such a dis-organised pile of shite ???

Posted 12-22-2008 at 09:03 AM by bigjohn

Ok, so over the last weekend, I was doing my regular updates - a habit I picked up when I was using sidux, but it made sense to try and update regularly.

Anyway, I reload the Kubuntu 8.04 sources and it tells me that there's a dist-upgrade available i.e. to 8.10 (whatever they've called it).

Ok thinks me, I might as well, so I fire it up........

It gets all the way through and then says I have to reboot the system - well it had installed a newer kernel...
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Ha ha! something else to drive me up the wall!

Posted 12-06-2008 at 11:08 AM by bigjohn

Since my last post on this....I spent quite a long time using sidux - which was excellent.

But I'm now back with Kubuntu, because the sidux lot, decided to use a different network configuration tool. Which I found out doesn't like my network card at all - there was a work round for it but it would only work with the live version of sidux, not the installed version.

And I only found that out as I managed to screw up when I got a new monitor and was trying to configure...
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Kubuntu and sudo ???

Posted 07-15-2006 at 08:46 AM by bigjohn

Well I'm really starting to get pissed off with kubuntu and it's use of sudo to run/administrate things.

It would appear that the only way round this issue, is to modify the sudoers file so that only root can do stuff with sudo - which defeats the object of making it work like that i.e. if I still have to use sudo to run/administrate the system, but I've set the sudo to only be used by root, then what the bloody point of having sudo installed other than it's what "they"...
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