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Old 08-20-2003, 09:31 AM   #1
Registered: Jun 2003
Location: London
Distribution: Debian (unstable Branch) 2.6 Kernel
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Thumbs up two thunbs up to RedHat

This morning I was on my Computer, like most mornings and the redhat agent kept bugging to update my software....
Now after my windows experience 2 years ago, I have never updated anything on my computer because it either stops responding or slows down to a compleate crawl.....

Now dont get me wrong, i am not compareing windows with GNU/Linux by anymeans.... But as the saying goes, once bitten twice shy!!!

But I havent used windows at home for such a long time now, and i only have Linux on my computers.

Anyways, to cut a very long story short, I decided to take the plunge, It told me there was an updated Kernel, and a few other updated software RPMS. So i duley decided i will update the lot..... Now, Once it was all downloaded, it installed it all.....

Now.... I got really worried, because the Up2Date software crashed and i could not recover the software so i had to KILL it.

I thought to my self, here we go again, I have made a mistake updating and might have to reinstall my system........ How wrong i was.

Anyways, i rebooted my computer and was told i had a new kernal, which i booted. It started so quickly i was nearly blinded by the speed, and it got to the command prompt in under 20 seconds, as apposed to usally over 1 min of waiting.

Altho, X did not start, which i expected anyway because of the kernal update. But redhat decided the it would help me reinstall my graphics card automaticly when it noticed it could not load the NVIDIA module.

It installed the Generic version, and booted right in to Gnome.

From there it was a quick edit of the X config with VI and i was sorted.

So, I am very happy with the update process, i dont even mind the crash of the up2date software.

So, i just wanted everyone to know which is why im posting this here.



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