Tuesday, March 4, 2008

OT: I'm back

Nobody really noticed but I'm back up and running again with just a few minor problems. Last week Ubuntu decided not to do what it was supposed to do. GDM gave error messages as soon as it started, no I don't know which ones as the characters were just little boxes, it complained about being unable to convert UTF-8. I installed KDM and was able to start a Gnome session but then programs complained about the locales. Installing KDE didn't help and upgrading to Hardy didn't do much either, I got myself in quiet a mess :)
Eventually I decided it was time to wipe out the drive and reinstall Ubuntu from scratch. I was able to backup my work and settings on to another box I have at home. Going over what to backup took some time and in the end I did forget something and made one mistake. The mistake isn's a biggie, I thought I archived my Tomboy notes but the archive only had the Tomboy log so I lost all my notes (grr) the thing I forgot has more impact, I forgot to archive my Getdeb building directory, I don't have my work of programs I build for Getdeb or myself for that matter. I always kept the latest build I did, the archive file and the diff.gz file that way it could quickly rebuild a a new version when it came out. It's not a big deal, I can download them from the Getdeb website for the programs I build but I do miss the stuff I build for myself. Oh well, just have to start over again.

2 comments:

Vadim Peretokin said...

Welcome back! And thanks for the all the .debs you've made (and will make).

Pity you lost the tomboy notes. I found sometimes re-creating things leads to better organization in the end though.

PS. Can OpenID be enabled for us lazy people on here plz?

João Pinto said...

Welcome back Peter.

Vadim,
OpenID was enabled now.