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2007/07/11 Ryan Orsers’ Laptop New Operating System

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

I have just moved (on my laptop) from Windows Vista to Fedora 7. There was a lot of test trials on my laptop including but not limited to Mandriva (Formally called Mandrake) and PCLinuxOS.

Yesterday I put Fedora 7 on my Laptop as I was looking for some Operating System to boot…. Vista would not. So I booted up Gutsy Alpha 2 which I say is quite remarkable since still it is in Alpha…. But its Great! Then I tried Fedora 7 and I thought it boots up fast, makes the hardware run smoother and does not take up so much resources as Vista does.

Mandriva was the only Distro that worked with my hardware right out of the Box. So this means that i did not have to configure the Xorg.conf with Tom Dryer from and it was nice looking though along with its other distros like PCLinuxOS it has a great texture to its desktop and has nice looking icons and all that kind of stuff. It just did not feel right for it to be on my laptop. Mandriva also worked with my Graphics Card though Mandriva was using my Nvidia Drivers. The rest of the Distros that i tried defaulted to Mesa. Mandrivas’ Metisse (sorry if i spelled it wrong) 3d Window manager looked magnificent though it would have put a lot of ware and tear on my graphics. Though Metisse worked smoothly I was wondering if it would work with my BroadCom wireless card. Trust me I will try the next Mandriva and the next PCLinuxOS though I found that Fedora made my Computer run smoother and a lot faster.

So I have Decided to use Fedora which is very good though it has a few draw backs… it does not have Synaptic, and when I try to turn off Compiz I get the White Boxes….. Which is not very helpful. Though when I try to charge my Ipod it also stops charging after a while so i will have to fix that. I like Fedora a lot and I will be testing out Compiz Fusion when it comes out.

I will also be testing the New Ubuntu 7.10 along with what follows it. I may be using fedora for school next year, which is great … though if it crashes alot i may have to switch back to feisty or go to the new Gusty. I will be running VMware sometime with some new testing Distros. Anyways here is what you all have been waiting for! the Password:


Unscramble these to get the password.

Ryan Orser

2007/07/08 Welcome home Tom!

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

Hello and welcome baCk Tom! I hope you had a good Vacation!

to find the password for today look for thE unusual spellings… reorganize them To get the passwORd.

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2007/04/22 Sunday: DO NOT RESTART YOUR ROUTER!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2007

I have been the Network Technician, Linux Enthusiast, Computer Upgrader, and the only one computer literate in my Family. Plus I am only 16!

So it begins:

On Saturday the internet is down or is really s l o w …… if you get what i mean. so I was going to browse My other website and when I typed in to the address bar, the router login came up…. I was so disbelieving that i went on to this website… there again was the router login! I went to my dad who works on the Home Office here and asked what he did to the router, this is what he said, “I restarted the router.” then it hit me, my Networking teacher had said that the grade 12s’ had restarted the router and had made the room into a no internet zone! Thats when I made the discovery that I had to make a new login and password plus redo all the other stuff for my server (which runs Ubuntu LAMP.) I then did that with a little help with Tom and we got the whole server and internet working again. Since yesterday and could have been Friday as well that you probably could not have come to see the blogs, as I haven’t been able to write a blog since Friday Morning.

So I end this by saying, “DO NOT RESTART YOUR ROUTER!”

Thats a rap!

UPDATE FOR 2007/04/17 Tuesday: Ubuntu RC Released! POST
it did update the packages and the RC was the final Release.

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2007/04/08 Sunday: dv6000ca + Feisty Fawn = Installed

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

I now dual boot: Feisty Fawn and unfortunately windows :(

I know that Tom who wrote yesterdays blog would like to say that Tomorrow we will get either compiz or wireless internet working… I have just installed the OS today. that is all.

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2007/04/07 Saturday: Dv6000ca Works with Fiesty

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

The HP Pavillion DV6000CA is a very Linux un-friendly laptop. It took me week to get it to even boot Ubuntu. But it is possible!

Simply add these boot perameters:
noapic pci=routeirq

Next up is trying to get wireless and Compiz working, reports on these coming later.

Post written by Tom.

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