A short glimpse at "Edgy"

2006-11-03 23:37:00 +0100

Recently I couldn’t resist (those voices in my head told me to…) and give Kubuntu’s Edgy a try. I downloaded the “desktop install” iso for amd64 ignoring the known bug which said that the desktop installer “ubiquity” cannot reuse an existing root partition. I couldn’t believe such thing because in Dapper it worked well. OK, this annoying bug does exist… Very disappointing! So, I downloaded the “alternate install” iso and gave it another try. Installation went smoothly but then another bug: logging in and out of KDE makes all mounted partitions under /media disappear. You have to sudo mount -a to get them back mounted.

 

Using "smart" with SUSE 10.1

2006-10-29 20:33:00 +0100

As already mentioned SUSE’s ZENworks package management doesn’t do it’s job and YOU (Yast Online Update) isn’t really better. The alternative is smart. If you followed my instructions from “Installing SUSE Linux 10.1” you skipped both registration and update configuration. You may do so now either via Yast or by opening a console, becoming root and typing suse_register -n - maybe it works, maybe not… But you don’t need it. Anyway, I’d recommend getting smart from here (there’ a link to rpm’s for SUSE 10.1) and installing all three packages from console by changing to the download directory and typing

 

"Martyr"

2006-10-28 22:05:00 +0200

A little “nerd-off-topic”, but as I’m a big fan of Depeche Mode since the days of “Master and Servant” and “People are People” back in 1984, I’d like to mention that they recently released a new single called “Martyr” which is not featured on their last album “Playing the Angel”. The song sounds a little more electronic than most of the songs on “Playing the Angel” (except for “Precious”) but would have easily fitted on it as well. Though I think (after listening to it a few times) they had better songs, it’s good DM stuff and if you like Depeche Mode, you’ll certainly like “Martyr”!

 

New Mozilla Firefox 2.0

2006-10-25 23:20:00 +0200

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has just been officially released! I’m using Firefox since the days of version 0.4 where it was still called “Phoenix” and I like where it’s going to. So, I just installed the Windows version and my first impression: doing great as always!

 

Installing SuSE Linux 10.1

2006-10-19 21:16:00 +0200

I’d like to write a short HOWTO on installing SuSE Linux 10.1 for amd64. It’s how it worked for me and my computer and doesn’t mean to be THE way.

So first of all grab the DVD image from here, which also includes the non-opensource software like Adobe Reader, Real Player and Flash-Plugin. SUSE just released an updated version called “remastered” which comes with all updates since the initial release. Don’t forget to compare MD5 sums (for Windows: use MD5summer) and then burn the iso to DVD with your preferred software. Once you’ve set your BIOS to boot from DVD-drive, insert DVD and up we go!