ehowton (ehowton) wrote,
ehowton
ehowton

The Other White Meat


Its no surprise that openSUSE wallpaper is void of slender vixens tugging at their clothing in various states of undress. Its unsurprising because that unabashed imagery drips with wanton sexuality and openSUSE is anything but sexy. Oh its pretty enough on the outside. But its a thin coat of lipstick that's been applied to that sow, for it rubs off quick and once it does you realize you're hefting whole hog over the threshold of a double-wide.

That being said, it seemingly works. Pig or not, my needs are being satisfied.

I have dual-monitors back, VirtualBox back (mostly - a lack of dkms for openSUSE means I'll be re-running the vboxsetup script every time the kernel changes) and VPN. And all these are good things. I even decided to leap into KDE for the first time in a decade. So while I'm not yet used to all the front-end tools and I seem to be doing a lot of hunting around for where I think things should be, its still linux - I know all the cli stuff - and I'm hoping as the resident SUSE support administrator, this will just help me become more familiar with the sysconfig way of doing things.

But its not that I was fumbling around so much as the excessive amount of hands on. Like, actual compiling again. And messing with library symlinks and versions. I haven't had to lift a finger for a very long time in ubuntu and perhaps that's made me soft. When you're pig-wrestling, your hands are going get dirty.





Tags: linux
Subscribe

  • XDMCP

    So this was a lot easier than trying to figure out how to get an XDMCP login propmt on the new flavors of linux login screen: On the SGI box…

  • Why A Cosmic Artisan?

    Visiting with my kids over Father’s Day, things eventually turned philosophical as they often do, and as we were discussing the vastness of the…

  • Map the Backspace key in SGI Irix

    Because "stty erase [backspace]" doesn't work in Irix like it does in HP/UX & Solaris: stty intr \^C erase \^? kill \^U FYI, you have to be in…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments