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So Much for Ubuntu

Posted 01-23-2007 at 12:30 PM by Oblivia

Well - that was kinda disappointing. I got loads of good advice about how to install new stuff onto an Ubuntu system (thanks to one and all!) but none of it seemed to work for me: the 'alien' program wasn't there so I burned a CD with the right Ubuntu package ("Edgy"?). I played around with the Package Manager thing and was able to read the CD from it. When I tried to install all the things I wanted, it complained that I wasn't connected to the Internet! Why did I go through all the...
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A Rude Surprise

Posted 01-06-2007 at 11:15 PM by Oblivia

OK, so I got Ubuntu installed and slowly running (slowly, until the replacement RAM comes in. I hope.) so the next step should be to install stuff I want to run on it, right? I downloaded a bunch of such installation files from work and put them on CDs to load up at home. As it turns out: Ubuntu doesn't like RPM files - you have to use something called deb files to load new software. Of which I have none. Aaargh! I guess this is why they call what I'm doing the "School of Hard Knox"....
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Posted 01-04-2007 at 09:47 PM by Oblivia

OK! So asking dumb newbie questions on the forums <strong>does</strong> work. Between this site and, I got the idea that this was probably a hardware problem. Generally, the advice was "bad CD drive" or "not enough memory" -- as it turns out, everyone was kinda right: it was actual RAM that had gone bad. Of course, it took a <strong>lot</strong> of Googling to find the documentation for the PC and a long time to pore through it all and...
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My First Blog!

Posted 01-04-2007 at 02:19 PM by Oblivia

Now I can say I'm a blogger, too! I guess this will be the way I chronicle my journey from Total Linux Newbie (my Linux experience, to date? I saw some guy at work using it once) to..... Linux Geek? Dunno -- I think Competent User would make me happy enough.
So, where am I now? One of my New Years resolutions is to get smarter about this computer stuff. I inherited a cast-off PC from work that has a really old version of Windows on it -- nobody knows of any logins or passwords so I'm starting...
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