Saturday, May 24, 2008

Still fixing the laptop......

Am getting there...... slowly.

Back later.

14 comments:

Fred said...

After all the recent fuss about Debian having screwed up their implementation of SSL, are you sure that Ubuntu is wise?

The Raven said...

You should get the government to help, Dizzy. After all, their computers always work just fine.

Blue Eyes said...

I tried my best with Ubuntu/Xubuntu but I'm afraid I went back to Windows because I didn't have the patience to tweak.

Heaver said...

That looks painful.

dizzy said...

Fred, it's a clean install and has been patched.

kinglear said...

I can't believe you are having a problem - Yu de Man of IT

dizzy said...

self-inflicted. I wear stetson's on my own systems, after all, you are never going to know that something breaks something unless you break it! The sign of a good sysadmin is how he recovers from his own mistakes!

Ed said...

Geek Alert!

Dizzy

Have you managed to get MS.NET operating under Wine? If so, what's the trick? (BTW I'm using Wine under Linspire). Or is there something different to MS.NET for Linux?

Ed

dizzy said...

what is _exactly_ you are trying to do with .NET?

dizzy said...

currently installing Half Life II. Don't expect me to be around to reply!

Ed said...

warning .... more Geek stuff :-)

Trying to install Nikon Capture NX which requires .NET (arrghhh).

Anonymous said...

Ed, which version of the .Net framework (1.1, 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5)? Is the application pure 100% managed code or is it dependant on other dlls? If it is pure code, then you could probably look at Mono, but a capture program is most likely gonna be making loads of calls to dlls.

I'm pretty sure you're going to be sh*t out of luck with 3.0 and 3.5. 2.0 might behave, but I don't know anyone who has managed a stable installation (typically seeing 20%-30% crash rate). .Net V1.1 should be okay, but chances are that your app requires a later version.

How about using VMware to run Windows in a virtual machine for those apps that Wine won't hack?

John M Ward said...

Hmm. It's all Geek to me...

I have the luxury of working almost entirely with RISC OS computers, so my OS is in ROM and I can always get a working machine no matter what happens (more or less! -- the UPS eliminates most 'other' risks) and it is trivial even to replace the main hard drive, as I have full and incremental backups all over the place.

Just copy it back, using the filer, re-start and it's back as it was. These foreign systems are just a pain, and I try to avoid them. Seems to have worked well these past nineteen years...

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't be using a commie OS I reckon :p