07 May 2008

Everything went to pot yesterday. At least on my computer. I had noticed a few odd things recently like my TV capture card stopped working. Yesterday everything stopped working. The clue was that during boot every executable returned a "Unable to execute binary file" error.

Thankfully I could recover most of my files with Fedora Rescue. So as of this afternoon I am running Ubuntu 8.04. The first setup attempt messed up. So I tried again and the install failed completely. I tested the install disk and it failed. Burned another, tested it failed too. Tried installing off the second burn anyway and it worked.

Dual monitors was a snap to setup once it installed NVidia's driver for me. All I had to do was add the TwinView option in the xorg.conf. VPN is working - quite a bit nicer than the old pptp-config I used to use.

I'm still in the process of getting Eclipse to where I want it and I'm sure there are other things that I will find I need in the next couple of days.