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posted by [personal profile] rfunk at 12:45pm on 27/03/2006 under , , , ,
I've had some surprising technical sucesses lately....

- I tested a live CD of Kubuntu Linux (a branch of Ubuntu, itself based on my usual favorite, Debian) on my laptop, and managed to get all three of my wireless network interfaces to work without too much trouble. One of those three I've never been able to get working before, and one of the others took some effort in Debian. With those successes plus the other advantages of Kubuntu over basic Debian Sarge (including a more recent and much-improved version of KDE), I'll probably be installing Kubuntu soon. (The servers stay on Debian though.)

- While testing Kubuntu, I noticed that my laptop's built--in "trackpoint"/"eraserhead" mouse pointer thingy was working properly. Months ago I disabled it in my Debian setup because it kept zinging off to the top or bottom of the screen. Back in my normal environment with it re-enabled, it seems to work fine now. Maybe months of rest made it recover.

- I also took another try at getting my USB photo printer to talk to my computers, with the assistance of a rarely-used Windows 2000 partition on the laptop (figuring that if I couldn't get it working in Windows it must not be Linux's fault). Up to now my computer couldn't recognize the printer, so whenever I wanted to print something I had to plug a memory card into the printer. Turns out the whole problem was that the USB cable wasn't completely plugged into the printer.

On the other hand, I finally got around to looking into the fact that my FunkNet icon no longer showed up as the "favicon" for my LiveJournal pages. Turns out LJ apparently started filtering out the HTML tag I used to make that work, forcing their pencil icon back. :-(
Mood:: 'geeky' geeky

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