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 Post subject: Just a funny (haha) mini-rant
PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:29 am 
Monkey Federation (Top 10)
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Just tried to do an internal update from Ubuntu 6.10 to 7.04
and the system went bonkers.

A warning box popped up stating that I needed to do a dist-update and install all updates prior to upgrading the system. Answered 'yes' to do so, it downloaded and installed 527 updates (this system was kept updated weekly since I've had it). After a required reboot, all the text in the system is showing as little squares.

Now I am waiting on an ordered optical drive (the one in it died) so I can
do an honest upgrade to 8.04. Over all it has been a fun experience messing
with the system and trying to figure out just what in the hell went wrong.
The only thing I can think of is the default language got goofy and it is attempting to use a non-existent font (not installed on this system) and it is failing miserably. Probably Mandarin Chinese or something like that.

Just thought I'd share :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:02 pm 
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This is a wild shot in the dark, but it sounds like it could be your font DPI settings. You could try backing up your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and then running
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
to auto-configure your graphics card. If it is completely screwed up after that, just switch to a different console, log in, and copy the backup back to the original name.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:22 pm 
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I'll give this a shot when I get home this evening, thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:10 pm 
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Worked like a charm! Thanks.

Now it has WinXP being installed on it for maximum GPU2 goodness ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:00 pm 
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8.10 arrives in < 2 weeks!!!

Get with the times man! ;)


Edit: Oh, and I've run the GPU2 client on Linux, that works just as good as windows. :-D

Dan


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:10 am 
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I hate to say it, specially here in the alt.os forum...but I installed Windows XP on this machine to get the GPU client folding as quickly as possible.

I really want to get GPU folding going on Linux though, seeing as how I already have 8 systems under it, all begging for the GPU awesomeness.
Have one more spare Windows XP license should I get another card before
I can get this going, after that, I am NOT buying any more just to fold with the GPU client.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:06 am 
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We're pretty easy when it comes to non-linux OSes here .. even Windows.

The important thing is to be able to use the tools that work best for you. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:13 am 
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Belboz99 wrote:
8.10 arrives in < 2 weeks!!!

Get with the times man! ;)


Edit: Oh, and I've run the GPU2 client on Linux, that works just as good as windows. :-D

Dan


I should note that I do have all of the live CD's from v6 all the way up to 8.04.
Just couldn't get any of them installed without a working optical drive for it.
If and or when I get this thing figured out for GPU folding under Linux, that machine
will more than likely go right back to Ubuntu (or Arch). I like not having to
worry about the linux machines like I have to for the Windows boxes...


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