||[Jan. 26th, 2006|09:15 am]
On computer matters I removed Fedora Core 4 from my old machine and replaced it with an "easy to install" version of Debian ("Sarge"). It has installed Debian but has ignored the prompt to select the packages I wished to install and failed completely to install X Windows Gnome or KDE. So I have a command line prompt and no X-Windows.
Is there a Linux distribution that actually works out of the box ? Heavens guys you've been at this for years and despite the fact I am working with old hardware your installations are seemingly computer user illiterate ! Fedora Core 4 comes with a seemingly nice DVD player but it refuses to recognise a DVD and if you log on as root it moans about the configuration.
I was impressed that Debian seemingly grabbed new versions of some packages over the Internet and even compiled them on the spot.
Who knows if I probe around enough on the net I can possibly discover how to get X Windows and other packages running. It has been suggested that if it fails at attempt one then keep going until I hit the "right" buttons (sigh).
Of course I could try Mandrake Linux..... OR Windows 2000 !
Centrelink rang me last Saturday. I have an appointment with them tomorrow. I had an interview for a contract yesterday morning.
Who knows ?