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About Me:Darren P Millar

I'm a DJ from Aberdeen (Scotland) that's about me for just now!

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My Pet Hate: is TUESDAY, everything that has ever gone wrong in my life has happened on a TUESDAY! I hate it, it's now my day off so that i don't have to face the world! Don't make me have to suffer TUESDAY by asking me about it!!! I also dislike girls who drink pints, smoke and generally act like men!!

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What's the worst that could happen?
15th May 2007, 16:39   | tags:,,,

Alfie says:

hahaha! :D

Good man, I think you'll find it fun. Getting your head around libraries and dependencies is the crux for me right now.

15th May 2007, 16:43

mat says:

that's not really something you need to know about, to be honest. dependencies manage themselves through apt, as do libraries. Put it this way, I consider myself a fairly l33t linux user, and I almost never worry about libs or dependencies. Even on a 64bit system, where you have /lib32 and /lib64, they really just manage themselves.

As usual, any questions, please ask - I'll do my best to help.

15th May 2007, 16:48

goode NLI says:

I'm installing on a completely fresh drive, just to see how it goes, then who knows? I might even make the switch.... :D

15th May 2007, 17:09

goode NLI says:

is it fairly easy to have your system as such that it will allow you to boot either ubuntu or windows?

I am linux n00b

15th May 2007, 17:12

Alfie says:

Mat,in that case, Im having severe issues installing the Oboe locker (which is kinda vital as I need to re-download all my music) which is here:
I need sip and pyq4 and although it *says* that I installed sip correctly, when I try and install pyq4 it says the sip module is missing :(

15th May 2007, 17:32

mat says:

Goode - dead easy, ubuntu installs that way by default. You can also run windows in a window inside ubuntu, using VMWare.

Alfie - tried this? (I know it's for edgy, but there's a reasonable chance it'll work)

15th May 2007, 17:42

Puddlepuff says:

Mouth falls open and starts to dribble,...


15th May 2007, 17:44

Alfie says:

Thanks Mat, that plus a manual update command on something that was awry at has fixed it, nice one indeed :)

15th May 2007, 18:45

goode says:

Mat, i have managed to install VMware, What now? I have installed Ubuntu on a different HDD from my Windows install, how do i find windows to run? :(

Oh Alfie: How are you finding the browsing? FF's scroll is a bit lagged with my moblog because of the background image i think how are yo finding it?

15th May 2007, 18:59

mat says:

search google for "vmware ubuntu howto", I'm not 100% sure whether you can use an existing Windows installation or not, 'cos I haven't done it.

When doing linuxy things, google is your friend - whatever it is you're doing, chances are someone else out there has already done it and written about how to do it on the web. is a great place too - plenty of advice, and a good community.

15th May 2007, 19:05

Alfie says:

what mat said, the Ubuntu forums are really incredible for advice and solutions.

if you're having scrolling issues just install Smooth Wheel

15th May 2007, 19:07

goode says:

Could be my graphics driver?

Just as you both said i figured Google would help! And looks like you'd have to install a new windows session :(

15th May 2007, 19:10

the worst that could happen seems to have happened for me - installed Ubuntu (or rather it seemed to install itself, I was under the impression I was merely toying with the diskboot trial version when it warned me that what I had done could not be undone) and now I seem to have lost Windows XP completely, along with the entire contents of my hard drive and my internet connection. THAT'S the worst that could happen! (posted from Mrs H's laptop while she's out)

16th May 2007, 09:41

goode says:

I was too scared of this happening so i used a completely new HDD to install on! then just jammed the Drive into my box and it appears on my boot menu when ever i need it... I've had a play about with it, but i REALLY like photoshop... and haven;t worked out how to run windows through it yet :( So for now it's windows for me... Saying that i'm on XP Home SP2.. Pretty sturdy for me, Not seen a blue screen for about 5/6 months now (touch wood)

16th May 2007, 11:56

if you can get to grips with the interface then The Gimp is an excellent alternative to photoshop, just a bit clunkier to use.

18th May 2007, 11:24