Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Dec. 31 2007,16:56
I sometimes think people update things without proofreading them. For instance, I just edited FrugalGrub install and fixed it myself. A true lack of technical writing at its best. I wasn't very pleased with that fact, since I just did the poor man's install via net. I'm the one who updated the page and discussion page in the wiki, too.
After the poor man's, I decided to do the frugal install from the Live-environment. After noticing it didn't work, I was like, "Oh @Q#$Q@#$, now I have to look for that file, edit it, and test it until it works."
If there is something I've learned from my years of dealing with science (in the lab and out) and with technology, it's that you don't release something unless you've fixed it. Or at least you don't say you've fixed it until you've tried it over and over and over again like a person with an obsessive-compulsive disorder. That's part of the scientific method, which people fail at.
However, I do understand Linus's (do my work for me) philosophy. :|
It works now. I pretty much changed the protocol to ftp. I took out those stupid mirrors that weren't ibiblio: distro.ibiblio.org NOT ibiblio.org. And for another thing, I think the "l" in Linux was still capitalized, which needs to be lower-case. Now, the mirror issue is somewhat independent. I'm not too sure, but the letter "l" is a serious problem. Either way, the script didn't work and I made it work.
Another thing would have to be the numlock issue I'm having.
Other than that:
1. The mydsl stuff is super buggy
I tried scrolling through the available items, but it gave me the info page for each one. I didn't want the info page each time. I just wanted to scroll down.
2. Where are the ttys?
I'd like at least 1 tty in the background. It seems like tty1 was used to startx on tty2, and now I've got none in the background.
3. How do I switch to workspace 2?
I was doing the frugal install, and I decided to move it to workspace 2. Brilliant...not a smart move, because I couldn't get to workspace 2 with a ctrl+alt+right
I lost my work.
Other than that, things look a little better than 3.4, or whatever I was using a while ago.
mtpaint looks interesting. But I'd still like a tty in the background, because it would give me the ability to quickly access a terminal. And I don't have a mouse, and the ctrl+alt+numlock didn't work, so my only alternative (without knowing everyting about jwm and whatnot) was to try to use a tty to understand the system I am using. It wasn't there, so I was SOL. Luckily, I did find solitaire.