Archive for the ‘Mandriva’ Category

oh golly…20 inches is quite a bit..

May 29, 2007

heheh… nasty peeps out there i see…. lml(‘_’)lml

anyhoo, am now using my ancient 20″ monitor as a stop-gap measure before i obtain another…. yes….. its almost two feet diagonally!! gotta get used to this.. but therefresh rate is a mite bit too slow.. at 45Hz i can see it flicker that is the only downside in using such an enormous screen… that is also why i am typing this from about four feet from the monitor….XDXD the word are too bloody small for me to make out…… and that is because the resolution on this thing is as bad as a TV… its native reso is 800×600.. ( wonder why anyone would want such detail…)any hoo.. also am getting help from the forums, so things are not too bleak.

Also, i manage to astound myself….. gems spout out in the haziest of times….. I had commented


you are absolutely correct man…. do what you think is best…. sever ties that may in the end bog you down…. don’t let it be wax in your wings, icarus: friends are those that prop you high when you are down, picky you up when you fall down….
Always look on the bright side…. otherwise one may see the truth and lose all will to live…. that life is bleak…
(after all, life is what you make it to be)
In this world of h8 and fear, let it not be much of a veneer, keep not relationships that hurt, watch out for thine self otherwise you’d be burnt.

“Unquote… on a friends blog …… quite spiffy eh?…. I was stoning and was tired after a day’s work…. didn’t remember i even visited that page….. This advice holds true and should be honoured… it’s almost poetic… :sniff:… i thank all my friends… who have been with me through thick and thin……..Mr.Chivas and Mr. Guinness…….. XD XD

No offence guys… i am not capable of keeping a serious thread when it comes to stolid matters XD……. Smile on!!!!!


Wunderbar…. more jokes

May 28, 2007

Grand things keep happening to me, my spare monitor has gone on the fritz now… hunting around for another…

And no help is coming… on the issue of my Portable HDD not being recognized…. must try it on a different computer…. maybe tomorrow……

Mandriva will have to be installed on another Hdd ( to be bought, i hope), along with windows…. will probably do a fresh install of Feisty Fawn on the C-drive in a week or two

(then the grub wouldn’t be much of an issue would it?…)

Totall cash needed for various endeavours- 32.5kilos!!!!

NVM to all that, I wonder what other grand things are coming for me… ( Always look on the bright side of life :whistles:)

Blast! Computer problems,Again……

May 27, 2007

First my ancient Gateway 15″ monitor goes dead and now my mum’s computer’s USB ports are acting up, what am i to do?…

_m(o-O)m_  I’m hanging on the ledge here. Heck, even my portable HDD is not being recognized. ( must be a driver issue, need to take it to the forums)

Finally, My windows XP OS has decided to leave me forever, every time i try to log on with XP at the GRUB startup, the bloody thing restarts…. 😦 ….

(the OS gods are telling me to go open source… I dare not defy them… XD Your humble servant shall obey :P…) All I have to do now is attempt to back up all my stuff from C.

So the proposed solutions to my woes are as follows:

1. Obtain a new monitor, 17″ or 19″, LCD or CRT, Normal or Widescreen, (anything below rm 400 offer it to me please!!!)

2. Reinstall windows…( hell of a useful option)

3. Buy 4 port Notebook expansion card ( rm 50-80 ish?)

4. Install Mandriva to my C: partition ( nice idea)

5. Any other opinion, comments please?

Hmmph…. the ship is not leaving yet…

May 22, 2007

Ubuntu is here to stay…. Reinstalled it though, another long, long night….

Reason why i didn’t go on with Mandriva ( mandrake), is that there’s a small flaw in the software… it wouldn’t let me choose which partition to install it in….. (it is as flexible as XP is, then?!)… so, here it leaves me with no choice but to keep using Ubuntu ( reinstalled, upgraded to 7.04) and using XP to write to my SFS hdd. (even trying to update to 7.04 is difficult…. bloody windows update……slows the whole damn thing down)

Also if you ask why i did not install the damn thing onto my 2nd disk…. I tried and thus became fearful when the installer suggested I format my 2nd hdd… i mean FORMAT!!!!!

All my carefully collected archives…. NEVER!!!!

So until i get my 3rd drive… Mandriva, until i get my 3rd HDD

Ps: Read the log…. IT was the bloody os on the c partition that corrupted the Grub, causing it to access ubuntu improperly, which in turn effed up the ubuntu and automatix setup skins.

EDIT: noticed something … the processor was doing the “switch”…. the threads were taking turns processing the load…


Hola Mandriva ! Sayonara Ubuntu!

May 22, 2007

The count down to the un-installation of Ubuntu 6.10 (full) has started. It’s a highly simple system to use and is chockful of solutions for light and power users alike; if and only if they do not have a SFS formatted hard disk. that is the only detraction possibly for ubuntu, not even 7.04 has support. so hello to Mandriva Spring One 2007 ….. Updates on installations soon.