OoOoooOoh Aaaaaaah

It’s quite amazing how the visual aspects of Linux desktop environments have improved since I first started playing with it. Here’s a page that has a review of Corel Linux (one of the first distros I tried out)… man was that ugly. I think I still have the squeezy pengiun that came with mine (though his head is falling off).

A modern Ubuntu system with GNOME 2.12 is now more akin to this. Man, five years can make a huge difference. =)

… Crap… it’s been five years?!

Not only does it look better but GNOME has improved quite a bit in usability as well. Things are automounting, there are more multimedia applications, it’s crazy! I haven’t really tried a recent build of KDE yet, but I’m sure I’ll get the itch to change soon and I’ll give that a spin as well.


Done with Ubuntu Reinstall

Since I know I’ll be looking for this info again the next time I reinstall (maybe)… here goes some info dump:


netbios-ssn stream tcp nowait root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/smbd
swat stream tcp nowait.400 root /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/swat
vnc stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/bin/Xvnc Xvnc -inetd :10 -broadcast -desktop=Nibbler -once securitytypes=none -fp /usr/share/X11/fonts/misc -depth 24 -geometry 1024x768
cvspserver stream tcp nowait cvs /usr/bin/cvs cvs -f –allow-root=/cvs pserver


vnc 5900/tcp #VNC & GDM
cvspserver 2401/tcp

Notes: Have both vncserver and vnc4server packages installed, but I think vnc4server overwrote the old version.


/dev/hda3 /mnt/macosx hfsplus users,rw,auto,exec 0 0

Ummmm… that’s all for now. =)

Linux Tip #1

Woo, I created a Linux category so I wouldn’t lose/forget all the things I do to my distro everytime I install and forget the next time around. Note that this is for personal use mainly so I probably won’t have much explanation… heh…

Here’s #1:


remove Shift = Shift_R
keycode 62 = slash question
keycode 61 = period greater