Sore Saturday

By , May 3, 2008 8:55 pm

After a long spell of doing little or nothing the amount of work and the miles of walking yesterday wore me out completely. Have done mostly nothing today other than browse on the computer, read, and put a video card in the linux box. Thought that installing the card in would just be a matter of putting it in and rebooting but had forgotten about how particular the X server on linux can be. Ended up booting up with the PCLOS cd I had installed with, logging in as root, copying the /etc/X11 folder to the root desktop folder via the terminal and then using the GUI to replace the /etc/X11 on the boot hd. Rebooted and then set it back up to run the way I had had it before. Now working much better/faster and the 32 meg of ram moving to an off board video card freed up seems to be making a difference in the operating speed of the machine too. I know it’s not accessing the hard drive as often or as much.

Think I am gonna lie back down and finish my book then call it an early night. May try to go out and about tomorrow for a while and see whats new at the flea markets. Till I type again… πŸ˜‰

Sore Saturday

By , May 3, 2008 8:55 pm

After a long spell of doing little or nothing the amount of work and the miles of walking yesterday wore me out completely. Have done mostly nothing today other than browse on the computer, read, and put a video card in the linux box. Thought that installing the card in would just be a matter of putting it in and rebooting but had forgotten about how particular the X server on linux can be. Ended up booting up with the PCLOS cd I had installed with, logging in as root, copying the /etc/X11 folder to the root desktop folder via the terminal and then using the GUI to replace the /etc/X11 on the boot hd. Rebooted and then set it back up to run the way I had had it before. Now working much better/faster and the 32 meg of ram moving to an off board video card freed up seems to be making a difference in the operating speed of the machine too. I know it’s not accessing the hard drive as often or as much.

Think I am gonna lie back down and finish my book then call it an early night. May try to go out and about tomorrow for a while and see whats new at the flea markets. Till I type again… πŸ˜‰

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