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Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby Spec-chum » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:48 am

Am I the only one who gets a bit bored when everything works? I surely can't be the only one who exclaims "Yes!" under his breath when something breaks :)

Maybe it's just me? lol

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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby Habitual » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:56 am

It's not just you.

I sometimes have to invent things to do on/in Linux just to remind myself that I still have a brain cell or two that work.
YMMV ;)

Lately, it's been yad/zenity to "GUI'fy" my bash scripts and automated tasks.
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby tdockery97 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:57 am

No, you're not the only one. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby SimonTS » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:00 pm

Isn't that part of the reason why we choose to use Linux? The knowledge that something WILL go wrong sooner or later, but that when it does go wrong we actually have a chance of fixing it, unlike running Microsoft where we may well just be sat there swearing at the computer and praying for a miracle? :mrgreen:

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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby Elmacus » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:23 pm

+1
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby Roken » Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:31 pm

I get upset when there are no updates that have the potential to break my system, simply because I know it's another day of smooth running. Where's the fun in that?
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby zerozero » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:31 pm

+1 to join this club :lol:
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby sgosnell » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:37 pm

If you're bored, switch to Unstable. Or if you're really bored, Experimental.

Actually, I see less borkage with Sid than Wheezy, and what there is gets fixed in a day or so. I am running a few specific packages from Experimental, notably Iceweasel 7.0. I really like it.
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby autocrosser » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:52 pm

sgosnell wrote:If you're bored, switch to Unstable. Or if you're really bored, Experimental.

Actually, I see less borkage with Sid than Wheezy, and what there is gets fixed in a day or so. I am running a few specific packages from Experimental, notably Iceweasel 7.0. I really like it.


It's funny that I get more b0rkage with Sid than Experimental.....The last fun I had was with the Mesa/Nvidia driver bit a couple of weeks ago...Experimental just works.....and the only things I have held back are Perl & Python updates.

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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby xircon » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:17 pm

Me too :) Mandriva Cooker kept me on my toes!

I have spent the last week setting up my machine to run SLiM and Compiz as a standalone window manager, but it all works now (mostly, but there must be something that doesn't, I just haven't found it yet :D ).

We need a thread of challenging projects perhaps.
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby zerozero » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:30 pm

hi xircon, yeahh cooker was a wild beast :lol: :lol: i'm trying to get the same fun out of cauldron, but it looks more well-behaved :mrgreen:
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby Habitual » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:31 pm

xircon wrote:...We need a thread of challenging projects perhaps.


Actually, I want to ask the Admins/MODs about starting a "Basic Programming Talk" section.
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby xircon » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:34 pm

zerozero wrote:hi xircon, yeahh cooker was a wild beast :lol: :lol: i'm trying to get the same fun out of cauldron, but it looks more well-behaved :mrgreen:


Haven't tried it yet, lot of respect for the Mandriva forums and people, really ought to give Mageia a a go, but haven't had the time.
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby xircon » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:37 pm

Habitual wrote:
xircon wrote:...We need a thread of challenging projects perhaps.


Actually, I want to ask the Admins/MODs about starting a "Basic Programming Talk" section.


Anything but Python :) Been attempting to hack Python scripts (with some success) all week. Horrible language can't understand the hype.
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby Habitual » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:52 pm

xircon wrote:
Habitual wrote:
xircon wrote:...We need a thread of challenging projects perhaps.


Actually, I want to ask the Admins/MODs about starting a "Basic Programming Talk" section.


Anything but Python :) Been attempting to hack Python scripts (with some success) all week. Horrible language can't understand the hype.


How about "Basic BASH Programming Talk" ??

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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby vrkalak » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:21 pm

"If it's NOT broken ... tweak it until it b0rks, Fix it and tweak it again" :P

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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby jeffreyC » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:55 pm

I broke something, I fixed it....... even that can get boring after a while, then what ?
Distro hopping ? Window manager hopping ?
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby LifeInTheGrey » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:02 pm

If you're ever bored, and REALLY want to devote yourself to troubleshooting and struggling to get a working system ... install Gentoo. Guarantee you'll learn something. Side-by-side with LMDE, of course. ;)
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby rjs » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:37 pm

Spec-chum wrote:Am I the only one who gets a bit bored when everything works? I surely can't be the only one who exclaims "Yes!" under his breath when something breaks :) Maybe it's just me? lol


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Try sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


Now that will keep you busy.. :)
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Re: Running smoothly? Bored now :(

Postby Dr.m0x » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:27 am

The first time I tried Linux (mepis) several years ago I ended up shifting back to Windows because I got bored with the lack of maintenance required.

Now days I have better ways to spend my time than constantly running virus scans and defrags, tweaking the registry, and dealing with driver regressions just to play a new game.

Stable is good, and honestly I've been surprised how stable testing has been.

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