02.05.07

LIP 24: Mepis 6.0 wireless and wrap up

Posted in Mepis, Wireless at 3:11 am by serge

Winding down our coverage of Mepis in this episode. We take a stab at getting wireless configured on the LIP laptop under Mepis. Some surprises are encountered along the way.

We also talk about some Linux adventures, Moodle vs. Blackboard in the ivory tower, some Rockbox stuff, feedback from our most excellent listeners, and a promo for a new podcast GoingLinux. Lot’s o stuff to cover inside this week’s LIP.

 
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12.28.06

LIP 19: Fedora Core, Wireless

Posted in Fedora, Wireless at 3:48 am by serge

Third episode with the Core keeps the love coming with a fairly straightforward install of the firmware for our wireless card. With this Fedora continues to impress.

We also spend a little time talking about an adventure of replacing a second hard drive on my Etch desktop, and we take some user feedback on board with our new Distribution Scorecards.

 
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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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10.11.06

LIP 08: Mandriva – sleep good, wireless bad

Posted in Mandriva, Wireless at 3:21 am by serge

Our fourth show with Mandriva finds us bailing on the wireless, but finding some joy in having sleep available after some exploration of KDE options.

Overall, we are not highly impressed with Mandriva and this is reflected in only 3 out of 5 penguins in our highly scientific rating system. Compared to Suse, which garnered 4 penguins, this means Mandriva is in last place. Or if you are an optimist, second place.

With the second month of weekly shows under our belt, along with two distros, we move on to victu… err I mean.. distribution 3 next week. Will it be Ubunutu? Tune in to find out.

 
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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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08.30.06

LIP 02: Configuring Wireless on Suse

Posted in Package Management, Suse, Wireless at 4:31 am by serge

The honeymoon with Suse continues, albeit with some interesting twists, as we set about configuring the wireless card that was not configured during the initial install. In the process we explore package management with Suse and find that patience is a virtue.

 
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