Saturday, June 14, 2008

Friday the 13th?

Hey guys,

Did anything happen to you yesterday - Friday the 13th?

As the day was considered a day of bad luck, I took extra care of everything in order not to get into any problem. But when I came back home, I was informed that the power supply had burnt away. I could not get anything done last night, other than watching the fantastic victory of the Netherlands against France.

Today I had to spend a few bucks to get the thing replaced. Fortunately enough, the mainboard did not suffer any damage.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2008.1 finally

Didn't want to reinstall the whole system from scratch, I have been trying to upgrade the old packages manually.

Things went fine until yesterday.

After a massive upgrade of more than 100 packages, I rebooted the system and found myself logging into the text mode. X server failed to start. Looking at the logs I found that a video driver module failed to load. Well, that's the worst situation you could get yourself involved in.

So I decided to take the risk and try updating my system using the installation CDs. The estimated time was more than 3 hours, but actually the packages were all upgraded in just an hour. In the end, I got an error claiming that some media.cfg file could not be found, but after rebooting everything went fine.

Finally I got my system up-to-date (hopefully) with minimal efforts. Now it's time to try out all the new features!