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Life of a linux newbie... darker hours while installing debian... sunshine when it does what you want to...

Posted 01-16-2006 at 11:34 AM by patolfo

Let's start a novel, now let's copy a famous phrase to catch the eye of the reader, this is a snoopy advice...

In a cold winter during a dark and stormy night, when the souls were glancing at the leaves of the trees dancing at the rhythm of the blowing wind, mine was starting a common battle, guided by ancient writings, anxious to dare the luck, to fight against the paradigms to try to become a man. Eons ago a wizard devised a way to freedom, his name Linus he found the philosopher's stone, a kernel, something that gave us all hope, then another hero was born Murdock, who fused this philosopher's stone into a powerful enchanting, he named using his muse's name and its own, Debian was born...

My battle started as all the battles started, I got from the repository a copy of debian sarge the dvd version,
http://www.us.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/index.en-gb.html#stable
then after guarding my precious treasures, I finally could release me from the curse imposed by the very devil's pope on earth, Bill, and trashed every single bit of its venom.

At my cave I started to experiment with this new spell that promises to get all the engines work as I would like them to. Oh nymphs from the styx thanks for your support at my darkest hours, everything went find, my space was not so much, only 80 giga's, then I split it into 8, 2, 70, magic numbers as well as their names, root, swap, home. Then I allowed my self to put the mark, the flag for the beginning at the very root of the universe, where the big boot must begin.

Strange runes appeared through looking glass, must of them I have read from the ancient writings, my happiness was at its peak, then an fork, where to go... where... I decided not to choose the fancy ways, only the base is needed after all, to build a castle, or a fortress. Thus a being was asking many questions about the engines, and I was answering them, me a wizard's apprentice...

The being become thirsty, and I teased him giving it a mirror to oregon where the rivers flow I told him, then he started to drink trough it. Meanwhile, a question was in the air... did they get me to trade my heroes for ghosts... then the answer was there, no, you haven't trade them, you are in the way of becoming one.

Before the nevermore of the raven perched upon the bust of Pallas, I shall write down, where these ancient writing were found, read them thoroughly my fellow mage, its they who allow me to uncover the secret runes and their magic...
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=224547
These hieroglyphic bring back all memories.

How many time passed I can not remember but then the spark of light was there, a simple matter, but it was just black and white, and we magicians love colors, so, I said let's make it bright as the rainbow, and I cast this powerfull spell,
apt-get install x-window-system
and then other runes appeared, questions from the basics up to the most guarded secrets of my engines, then I thought let's call a deamon, an slave from the pits of the Maxwell's chambers, to rule over this coloured world named deskTop, and then I summoned IT with this enchanting words,
apt-get install kdm kde
after that I remembered the wise advice of an elder mage, when you have summoned the commander of your world do call this spell...
apt-get dist-upgrade
and so was done.

This new world of mine, look pretty but something was missing, I can not hear the songs of the birds, neither the whispers of the clouds in the sky, or the lullabies of the wind, so I started to search, to question, and then I found this place a holy place were the chants were blood written and still available for simple mortals, this was possible because I had chanted this powerfull spell to bring this weapon,
apt-get install synaptic
and then in a dream I saw that this weapon with the right words, would bring me joy and will remove the silence in my world... search alsa
were those words.

The place I told you before, were I learned that more tools like, to make the moon shine, or to see the life of others or hear the music from distant lands, can be unleashed is,
http://www.madcarters.com/content/view/18/1/

but then again the pain come to my heart, the colors were bright but not enough, only 256... but I know that my engine is capable of more even more, countles colors can be generated, so were is the secret I asked to my self, and then I found this scroll, using a google to look under the sea, I was looking for the secrets to make my nVidia, this is how my engine is named, to generate more colors...
http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debian-nVidia/installation.html

Oh how beautiful morning, ah!!!!
Finally is almost over, I just need a tool to record my experiments, to make backups of my thoughts, and then I chanted,
apt-get install k3b
and the doors of heaven were open.. nothing more ...

A last word of advice my fellow mage, try this after all your experiments, is a spell for good luck...

you must install
libqt-perl
libquantum-entanglement-perl
libquantum-superpositions-perl
libquota-perl

next on how I get to see flash animations, and more...
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