I also broke Chrome. I did an apt-get upgrade and noticed that it was held back so I looked in aptitude(no idea what I'm doing there never used it before) and saw a package called libappindicator1 highlighted in red so I friggin quit and and installed it with apt-get. Updated chrome and got a seg fault. Couldn't figure out how to remove the package but I had a cache of version 33 so I'm back in the swing of things.
My question though, is do I need to do anything to mark this libappindicator1 package for not installing in the future? Or should everything work itself out with the next build?
Oh god, I'm going to sound like a neck beard here but something something free as in beer vs free as in speech. Crunchbang isn't totally free because it includes MP3 playback and whatnot. MP3 isn't open source. Some people get really pissy about this sort of thing, I don't have a problem with closed source drivers for my video card or wifi or the ability to watch flash or listen to MP3s instead of FLAC.
Crunchbang is free and awesome. If you want to learn more about the difference and whatnot, just look up Richard Stallman. Yes he is is that kind of nerd who wants to constantly point out that it is GNU/Linux not just plain ol Linux but it is cute and lovable like how we need strict libertarians even if they are really out there just to give a frame of reference to the other end of the spectrum.
Have you thought about buying a palm phone or old windows phone? They can do features of a smart phone but you know, the calculator doesn't need to read your address book. Also, you could just keep your smart phone with it browser and email and whatnot and just not use any apps. I don't know. Just throwing it out there.
I'm running crunchbang as my home server's distro. It is headless and I try and use SSH to configure it but I usually cheat and VNC into it. If you just want something that works, go for it. If you want something you can use to learn more about server administration, go with Debian minimal.
My IBM xSeries 206m server is running #!. I'm having trouble getting the raid to work. lspci shows it as "RAID bus controller: Adaptec AIC-9405W SAS (Razor-Lite ASIC RAID) (rev 08)" Most of the support pages online are from 06 and not very helpful. I downloaed aic94xx-seq.fw to /lib/firmware. When I restarted I got this dmesg: aic94xx 0000:03:04.0: firmware: agent aborted loading aic94xx-seq.fw (not found?)
I would really like to get raid working on here so any and all help is greatly appreciated.
Those links don't work but from my experience, the bargain tablets are simply older components. In fact, they may well be the same boards in both. I'm not sure, and I hope someone will let me know, but with a 800 x 480 resolution that may be all it displays from your virtual desktop so you have to do a bit of scrolling. Regardless, I'm not sure you are going to see a big difference at that price point.
I can't stress enough, your best bet would be to save up and buy like a refurb 2012 Nexus 7. They sell for 120 and would be much more useful. I gave my friend's daughter a Coby tablet because it was cheap and if she breaks it(which she did) it wasn't a big deal. It was a bit sluggish and the low res screen was not something I wanted to look at for very long at all.
If you don't wish to spend 120, perhaps you would consider a used netbook? You don't have to muck around with a on screen keyboard and touch screen mouse pointer.
Just my two cents anyway.
I have multiple backups of my actual data and media but what I'm running a home server and I want to back up the actual system so if I tinker with it and break something I can simply recover it from a backup. I'm planning on using a tape backup and I have the basics of using the tar command for a tape drive but I'm wondering what would be the best solution for backing up my whole system partition to the tape drive. I tried "tar -czf /dev/st0 /dev/sda1" and got back "Removing leading `/' from member names" What am I missing? Should I implement something more practical?
I added a SSD to my R60. Didn't see a huge performance increase. Now I don't know how different the models are over all so you may see more of a difference. The ram and processor upgrades are definitely worth it. I don't know about thinkpads but for every laptop I have worked on, the bluetooth and wifi cards have antennas that run all the way through around the screen. I would check out a service manual for your model to see what it says. Worst case scenario, you can just buy a USB BT dongle. I mean how often do you use it anyway?
Seven is pretty nice. I never had any issues really. My mobo on my desktop died and I went a few months using my old desktop and decided to find a good linux desktop to use instead of XP. Grew from there. By the time I got a new board for my nice PC, I didn't even bother with installing Windows.
I don't have any family left of my own so me and the missus went to her folks tonight and now I'm off work till Friday with some video games to play and computer stuff to play with. Yeah, I'm pretty excited about that. That, and the steaks to grill and the bottle of scotch to drank. Maybe I'll be in the holiday spirit when I have kids or something.
I really wanted to go the VM route but I ran into the time constraint of setting up my home server. Plus it is just me and the wife and I know she has no desire to go mucking about with it. She is just happy with the media streaming to the living room.
Now if your question was more like "how much can my system run?". Well that depends on your hardware. Speaking of which, care to share the specs?