I had a wonderful day today!
Yup, just can’t get any better. I mean, all the fun in my Xorg breaking once more and spending most of my evening fiddling with wine… I may as well go curl up and ask for refuge in the land of green hills and blue skies.
It’s kind of come down to that, which is sad. I get very frustrated sometimes mainly due to the best computer with windows on it is basically nothing compared to this one and I’m not getting a new computer for at least three months.
It may eventually just give up Linux for a little bit and go have fun with XP, all it’s neat little tweaks and the like. Really, I have nothing against Windows and am only worried about viruses. I’ll just give you a bit of insight on my astounding day.
Well, I booted the computer up and grabbed some updates. The updates required a computer restart so I headed that direction. When it was logging me out it froze and I couldn’t boot into GUI once again and no dpkg-reconfiguring would aid me either.
So off I go to install Hardy for the; what… fifth time? Sigh… I wish everything was easier. Anyways, then I configured everything and went off to go install Steam so that I could buy Garry’s mod with Counterstrike source and play a bit.
For some reason steam randomly died on the update process, so I removed it and decided to start again. I once again grabbed the .msi and installed. The install went smoothly that time except Steam didn’t appear in the wine menu.
Oh great. So then I thought Wine needed a total reinstall. Once done I went to go look at the applications menu and the Wine menu is non-existent. I looked around on IRC for help to no avail. So once again, for the smallest stupidest reason, I consider once again reinstalling Hardy.
Or I’ll go install XP, get AVG and have fun. If my nerve breaks, that’ll be the path I choose. At least I won’t be constantly doing what I am now. Well, I hope no more frustration comes my way, anyways, I had a kind of similar experience when Gutsy came out. Oh well.
~ by nikopsk on May 3, 2008.
Posted in Announcements, Linux, Ubuntu, Windows
Tags: annoyed, annoying, better, break, broke, garry, garrys, gmod, hardy, heron, IRC, Linux, mod, newman, steam, trouble, troubled, troubles, Ubuntu, valve, why, wine, x, Xorg, XP