Friday, July 31, 2009

Jaunty Jackalope

Well, that went... (*caff caff*)... well. The only (heh) remaining issue is scratchy sound quality, which I suspect has something to do with drivers on this Dell Inspiron 1525.

Going from Hardy to Intrepid to Jaunty via Upgrade Manager is maybe not the best idea. It preserves a lot of history, including some stuff that really needs to change (like the grub menu.lst), which interacts in strange ways. I repartitioned and did a fresh install, discovering to my horror just how much isn't in Ubuntu 9.04 after all. The hours of prep and backup paid off big time.

Btw... GNU Backgammon 0.9.0 is in the repositories, not part of the distribution.

Update: I always forget how dead easy the Apache2 install is on Debian-based systems like Ubuntu. Even CGI comes out of the box (scripts go in /usr/lib/cgi-bin), and all I had to do was create two symbolic links at the command line to enable user directories. Not bad. (PHP is even easier.)



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