miércoles, 8 de mayo de 2019

Mixed thoughts

Elive 3
In a bout of insomnia, I booted my laptop with Elive and discovered that it had been updated with a feature to notify me if my HD has a problem.  Wow!  Plus, this live wallpaper is simply gorgeous! The Elive signature live wallpaper changes depending on the time of the day.  I hope I don't have to be up at 1AM to be able to see it, hehe.

 


OpenMandriva Lx
After installing OpenMandriva Lx 4 Beta (and accidentally erasing my home partition in the process), I decided to re-install OpenMandriva Lx 3.03.  The process took some time because of the updates, but it was worth it.

PCLinuxOS and iBus
I discovered yesterday that PCLinuxOS can now use iBus as the IME.  That was great because I had been using SCIM so far and it is complicated to enable.  Now I can use iBus for Japanese.  Yay!

Mageia 6
My daughter had been sad because, on her desktop, the Steam client running on WINE was not working properly.  That was a problem because one of her favorite games is a Windows-only game that could only be played with WINE... Not even Proton could run the game.
Well, I ran the Steam client in WINE and the issue was rectified.  Now my daughter can play her game after a long wait.

Fedora 30
I still do not get the reason why the root partition gets full so fast... I need t keep looking.


jueves, 2 de mayo de 2019

Upgrading Fedora again

On Feb, 24, I upgraded my Fedora install from 27 to 29.  Well, it turns out that Fedora 30 was released two days ago, so I decided to upgrade now.

This time, I read the post I wrote two months ago first. 

The process was completed successfully and my system was all ready in two hours, time that included the configuration of the printer/scanner.

And even the gaming headphones were operational from the start!

miércoles, 1 de mayo de 2019

The 9th Anniversary

Wow... Today is the ninth anniversary of this blog, which has its humble origins as my personal attempt to record my experiences as a Linux user when I migrated.

In this journey, I wrote about the different problems that I encountered and how to solve them.  Linux has grown so stable, however, that, as a non-technical user, I barely find problems with my computers, so the quantity of my posts has reduced.

Truly, this has been an awesome path and I am glad I took it!