November 13th, 2006

Eric

Kubuntu Edgy

Sorry princessleia2, but we're going to have some pretty similar entries today.

Here we go:

I have never had a problem with any version of ubuntu I've installed anywhere on anything. That is, until this weekend. The folks over at ubuntu have created this 'live cd' onto which you then install the operating system from. This being a colossal waste of time notwithstanding, I would have eventually relished in it if I could have gotten the damned thing to work. BOth the LiveCD and the 'alternate' CD (which allows you to install directly from the CD without first booting into the live environment, failed with this:

Busybox can't access tty: job control turned off

I can only assume that my SATA interface is suspect at this point. BAM! Moved my uber-box aside and dusted off my 1.6GHz P4 768MB IDE box. v6.10 installed without a hitch. Now, I'm not much up on GUI's outside of CDE & WindowMaker, but I know this: I dislike Gnome, and I chose KDE (or, in the odd case of different 'distro' equals different GUI - Kubuntu) for the same reasons I was trying to replace her XP box with FreeBSD last time; to look like Windows. With this I have finally succeeded. She has a 'windows-style' start-screen, bliss as the background image, and I even replaced the Konqueror icon with one of IE and set the default homepage to *shiver* msn.com. It is done. As a humorous side-note, it came bundled with something I've never heard of before, Amarok - Amarok is the music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface. Amarok makes playing the music you love easier than ever before - and looks good doing it. Which does not, by default, play MPEG Layer-3 files! *sigh*



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