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Trying to Chain of Fools Fedora

Posted 06-14-2012 at 05:49 PM by wagscat123

I tried to perform a chain of fools style experiment (upgrading through every version of Fedora from 1 to 17) of Fedora in VirtualBox. It went great, chugging along right up through Fedora 1-8. Once I got to Fedora 9, the menu functions and keyboard input began to get weird, and by Fedora 10 the cursor froze upon X startup. I have ran into this issue when Chain of Foolin' around before in both SUSE and Fedora and couldn't get a solution (even when asking here). I might do a command prompt Chain...
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Old SUSE Linux in VBox

Posted 05-11-2012 at 08:25 PM by wagscat123
Updated 05-11-2012 at 08:27 PM by wagscat123

I've ran and test SUSE 7.1 and 7.3 and later in VirtualBox. Here's some notes about each
-2001-
7.1 - Offers KDE 1.1 and 2.0 and Kernel 2.2/2.4. GNOME 1.2. Only 640x480 with 16 colors with XFree86 4. Includes as both Sax1 and SaX2 and Yast1 and YaST2. You may have to fight the sound server, but it works well once you have it fired up. This is the only one older than 9.2 I installed from an Install CD instead of an FTP server.
7.3 - KDE 2.2 and GNOME 1.4. Same video resolution and...
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The Great GNOME Schism

Posted 02-10-2012 at 10:31 PM by wagscat123

I personally switched back to KDE in wake of 12.1 approaching over the summer. GNOME 3 isn't too bad for me, just different and weird, and if was tweaked a little might be good. In the past,
(starting with KDE 2.5\GNOME 2.16) I've bounced around between the two and have voted differently over the years. I've always used SUSE though.
Comparing LQ Members Choice Awards this year to last year, there seems to be a Great Schism in GNOME. KDE has kept about the same amount of votes, while...
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Christmas Computer

Posted 01-06-2012 at 07:53 PM by wagscat123

Ahh... for Christmas I got a new computer

My old computer was a 2005 Dell Dimension B110 with 32-bit 2.53 GHz Celeron 256 MB (upgraded to 1.2) RAM, 40GB (160 GB) and a CD RW (upgraded to a DVD-RW drive) drive. Those specs probably bring back memories of computer history. I remember freaking because it didn't have a floppy drive.
That computer could only virtualize Linuxes before 2008, couln't run 8 preview, barely ran 7, and could barely run openSUSE 12.1 with desktop effects....
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openSUSE 12.1 GNOME Clean-Up

Posted 11-22-2011 at 06:22 PM by wagscat123
Updated 11-22-2011 at 06:27 PM by wagscat123

Even though there technically is no connection between the releases in the 11.x series, I'm still very happy to see 12.x out now. (11.0-11.4 all had been under Novell, used KDE4 by default and used GNOME 2)

Something I've learned about openSUSE 12.1:

1. To imitate GNOME 3 as much as possible
Unlike previous changes to the GNOME default look, it is impossible to bring GNOME 100% back to the way to was before. However, you can make it look much more similar.
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