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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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I'm beginning to lose faith in Arch due to the lack of help here on LQ

Posted 10-25-2010 at 09:21 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Here it goes: I posted this thread some time ago and have renamed it a few times since then. I did get help getting Arch to boot (and turns out I had to re-build the initrd). However, that is not enough.

I can get to a twm session -- by typing 'startx' at the shell. But trying to start GNOME (or GDM) -- both of which I have installed, returns an error that a DBus configuration file isn't found -- when I have DBus installed too.

After I got the system to boot, I still...
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GNOME Shell 2.91: Installing in Ubuntu 10.10

Posted 10-23-2010 at 04:56 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 10-23-2010 at 07:20 PM by Kenny_Strawn

http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/gnome...o-reality.html

According to this article, GNOME Shell is making more progress than I originally thought. However, Shell 2.91 is not in the original location that I thought it was in.

I once thought that the version of GS in Florian MŁellner's screenshot wasn't uploaded to Git -- yet. When I submitted a bug saying that changes to the Shell weren't getting pushed to GNOME Git, I got pointed to this:
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Firefox 4 supposedly codenamed Minefield

Posted 10-19-2010 at 05:53 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

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Ubuntu HowTo: Upgrade from any release to any release, anytime, anywhere

Posted 10-12-2010 at 07:45 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-14-2010 at 11:36 AM by Kenny_Strawn

Many of you are already aware of the roadblock with Ubuntu upgrades: if you skip a release, Update Manager doesn't permit you to upgrade without upgrading to the skipped release first. Here is a tutorial to work around that.

Please note: These commands are meant to be typed in a terminal!

All upgrades are in Linux is this: Essentially, they're additions of software repositories and installations of updates of your software from those new repositories. The difference...
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Posted 10-10-2010 at 09:59 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...n-ipod-837298/
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