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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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So because my relatives didn't get to see me over Christmas, I'm sitting in a motel room in Edinburgh, Indiana (yes, baxil, that Edinburgh), my father asleep in one of the beds as I continue to poke around with my new SuSE system.

Working with Linux is why I've been relatively silent the last few days. IT KICKS SO MUCH ASS, but it took a good ten hours to install. Considering that the installation involved streaming three and a half gigabytes of software off an FTP server in Oregon (the fastest one I could find), this can be forgiven.

It's still running at 800x600, but that seems to be a common problem for the model of laptop I'm using. I guess I won't stress out over it, because it's quite usable this way, and nobody else has figured out how to fix it. My father has shown intrest in writing his own kernel patch over the summer for this anyway, so the problem may wind up solved for everybody...

Anyway, this Hampton Inn has free wireless Internet for customers, and free ethernet-to-wireless bridges for people like me with pathetic old computers (three years, oh no) that don't have wireless Internet built in. (Next time around, I'll get a computer with built-in wireless support. Also one known to be fully compatible with SuSE Linux.)

My aunt Joyce has responded about as expected to my vaguely long hair; her word of choice was "eeew", but she didn't argue harder than that. An "eeew" is far less family drama than I had feared, so I'll accept that. Also, because I have a week full of exams immediately after Spring Break, my mother figures it to be a good idea for me to avoid allergens, so I don't have to go to Bucket Of Perfume, AKA "church." This is good because it's not a church I theologically or philosophically believe in- it's rather rabidly anti-gay. I'm glad to have an easy out, or else I'd be digging for another excuse.

Oh, and frameacloud is AWESOME. That is all.

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"My father has shown intrest in writing his own kernel patch"


I don't know if you are committed to SuSE (as I imagine you might be since you mentioned a lot of time devoted to the install), but if you are willing to try another distro, you might like Fedora. I've installed and used it on the desktop a few times and it works quite easily and well. Graphics (hi-res) and network setup were automatic for me.

Just a suggestion. :)


I actually tried Red Hat before (on a different computer) and it was, compared to SuSE, a total disaster. So for now, because it works well enough, I'll stick to that.

Searching for my problem with the graphics to see if there was a solution resulted in just as many people with Fedora having the problem as people with SuSE, so it is not a distro-specific problem.

Ah, ok. As I said, my installs were on the desktop so I wasn't too sure about how well it runs on laptops - specifically or generally.

May I add you to my friends list? This is the same botmind you play Go with on DGS by the way. :)

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