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Old 03-13-2010, 03:09 AM   #1
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My last 3 days (need to vent)


Well it has been a crappy three days for me. I was using for a long time a dual boot of Vista and Ubuntu. I have had little issues here and there for awhile with Ubuntu but no real show stoppers.

In the past I was a gamer which made me use Windows in order to play games that were bought and enjoyed and not to mention my Windows using friends that have always conned me into using it to game with them or to use yahoo to voice chat or whatnot... NO MORE!

The other day I was in bed and browsing the web late at night (I have my computer hooked up to a 32 inch LG HDTV and use a wireless keyboard with a mouse built in, not that this matters LOL) without any problems. Wake the next morning to only boot into Windows and be presented with a black screen... Hmmmmm... Boot into Linux and all works fine? Sooooo I go ahead and boot Windows in safe mode and removed the video driver (I just had a hunch this may be the problem) and booted back to normal mode and it worked....YAY! So I install the driver again and back to a black screen... Grrrr grab my old trusty 850XT and problem fixed.

Wake this morning and go to boot the machine into Windows and what do I get? "Please insert the Windows disk and use the repair" yatta yatta yatta... Registry is missing! WHAT? So knowing I have no backup,I decided to install Debian and let it have a nice new home on my 500GB drive!

From now on anyone who tells me to install Windows so we can do this or that I am kindly going to ask them to install Linux to enjoy the world of stability and tell then there is no real need for Windows when I have an XBox 360 sitting right here (the ironics, leave one MS product for another LOL... But hey, they did the XBox right).

So from now on, no more Windows for me! Besides, I have entirely to much money wrapped up in Windows products anyhow!

Sorry for the long post! I needed to vent...LOL

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Old 03-13-2010, 03:37 AM   #2
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Take it easy! From the title I thought you only had three days left to live -think about that and maybe the three previous days won't seem so bad...
 
Old 03-13-2010, 03:47 AM   #3
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Take it easy! From the title I thought you only had three days left to live -think about that and maybe the three previous days won't seem so bad...
LOL... I guess it may look that way.

Of course if I had 3 days left I would be doing all the crazy stuff I always wanted to do, bank,fast car,plane,suit,hitting.... Hmmmm LQ nowhere in that....LOL
 
Old 03-13-2010, 05:29 AM   #4
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If I were you, I would check whether you hard drive may be going bad. Corrupted drivers, missing registry. You may have read errors occurring trying to read system files. The may not be occurring yet in Linux because that part of the drive is still OK. Another possibility is a bad filesystem which needs repair.

ps. I'm glad you don't have a terminal condition. "Live Long and Prosper"
 
Old 03-13-2010, 06:47 AM   #5
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When I first saw the title I almost felt a little sick until I figured out what it's about.

Maybe "My previous 3 days" would be a better title?

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Old 03-13-2010, 07:20 AM   #6
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I am kindly going to ask them to install Linux to enjoy the world of stability
Just wait 'till your stable buntu boots into a white screen cause the video drivers it just updated aren't really working.
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:28 AM   #7
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Just wait 'till your stable buntu boots into a white screen cause the video drivers it just updated aren't really working.
No, no, no!!! You need to help us maintain the image. Linux does not have problems.....
 
Old 03-13-2010, 07:48 AM   #8
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Just wait 'till your stable buntu boots into a white screen cause the video drivers it just updated aren't really working.
I have a solution - just use Radeon cards with the open-source driver, and don't use a distro that has automatic updates!

I guess I could just rant about how much I don't like automatic updates, but I should probably just go to a terminal and type sudo pacman -Syu instead

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Old 03-13-2010, 12:54 PM   #9
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I have a solution - just use Radeon cards with the open-source driver
What I am using here . 850XT works awesome in Linux!

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If I were you, I would check whether you hard drive may be going bad. Corrupted drivers, missing registry. You may have read errors occurring trying to read system files. The may not be occurring yet in Linux because that part of the drive is still OK. Another possibility is a bad filesystem which needs repair.
chkdsk /f never has returned an error. I thought of that to. Maybe I should run a check in Debian... I may do that .

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Just wait 'till your stable buntu boots into a white screen cause the video drivers it just updated aren't really working.
Using Debian... Over the years I have had my share of issues with X. I am pretty confident I can muddle my way through graphical issues.

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No, no, no!!! You need to help us maintain the image. Linux does not have problems.....
Come on now... We all know Linux is perfect . Least more perfect then Windows LOL.
 
  


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