02.26.07

LIP 27: Gentoo Linux – Getting X Up and Running

Posted in Gentoo, X at 5:56 am by serge

We continue on with our Gentoo adventure, setting out to get X11 configured. But first we are forced to detour to revisit network configuration. After that scenic trip, we get even more familiar with emerge and the compile machine that Gentoo is. We are rewarded with a visit back to one of your host’s favorite (but long ignored) window managers: Icewm.

 
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11.22.06

LIP 14: Slackware 11.0 postinstallation exploration

Posted in Slackware, X at 4:43 am by serge

We continue our exploration of Slackware by changing runlevels to boot into a graphical display manager. We also learn how to add a user from the command line. Additionally, we make some time for listener feedback this week.

 
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10.25.06

LIP 10: Ubuntu Drake is Dapper

Posted in Live-cd, Ubuntu, Wireless, X at 3:30 am by serge

Second round with trying to install off the livecd results in success, eventually. (If only our neighbors with the free wireless access point would turn the thing on for show time!!)

On our third try (1 for Edgy, 2 for Dapper), wireless gets nailed down and the install goes off pretty smoothly. Great hardware detection in the installer gets us sound, wireless and X mojo flowing.

We also transition to a Linux based setup for producing the podcast, so there might be a few bumps as we get it all dialed in. If you can read this, well, at least we got over a few of those bumps.

 
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10.04.06

LIP 07: Mandriva and X, third time’s a charm

Posted in Mandriva, Wireless, X at 3:37 am by serge

In a rare display of common sense, I realize that all three installation cds are needed, not just the first one. I am rewarded with a very nice X and KDE install. Kudos to the Mandriva team for a very pretty graphical installer.

We also come to find that Vim 7.0 comes installed out of the box. But this is the old school vim, terminal only. We then take a shot at installing the gui version and, after a little fumbling, get it working.

We then move on to the wireless card and find ourselves still fumbling around when the clock ran out. Will we get the wireless and sleep working before the fourth and final Mandriva episode? Tune in next week to find out.

 
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09.27.06

LIP 06: Mandriva take two

Posted in Mandriva, X at 4:16 am by serge

After a quick install from last week we revisit trying to get X going on Mandriva. We try different approaches, reconfiguring our Xorg.conf file, some google dancing, and another reinistall. Still no joy. We run out of time before we run out of will, so we shall try again next week. Oh, we also spend some time thinking about the world of Linux podcasts and offer ideas about what might be missing in the podcast soup. (And we get a clue about bitrates so the file size shrinks magically).
 
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