Tag Archives: Fedora

Xubuntu 8.10

Great news, Xubuntu 8.10 was released last week.

Although I’m a big fan of Fedora I wasn’t very happy with the lack of speed while running a few applications, then I’ve decided to try a different Linux distribution.

The first one that I thought it would be a good alternative was Ubuntu, but after reading a couple of threads, I’ve finally decided to get Xubuntu.

Xubuntu is an official derivative of the Ubuntu operating system and it uses the Xfce desktop environment.

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Gnome took the weekend off…

Last week I’ve been installing and uninstalling stuff from my laptop trying to enable my webcam on Linux, unfortunately with no success.

If anyone has some informations on it tell me something, it’s a Lifetech FlexCam 760MP.

In the meanwhile last Friday I went to Évora and turned my laptop off.

Yesterday I got back, turned my laptop on, and for my surprise Gnome was gone too.. maybe he decided to take the weekend off.

It seems that something got screwed up while I was trying to enable my webcam and I didn’t noticed it till then.

Fedora 9 (Sulphur)

That’s right new version of Fedora is out, this time it’s codename is Sulphur.

Yesterday I’ve downloaded it and burned it into a DVD. A couple of minutes ago I tried to install it with no success, since it kept giving me kernel panic when booting:

VFS: Cannot open root device “<NULL>” or unknown-block(253,0)
Please append a correct “root=” boot option.

Since I haven’t much time to spend on this at the moment, I decided to re-install Fedora 8. For my surprise it kept crashing on /sbin/loader while booting from DVD.

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