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30 days with Ubuntu 7.04 (feisty fawn)

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Day 26.

more updates

 

The orange icon has 11 more updates for me, so I apply them.

 

Most of the day I was with my family (mothers day) so not much to report here !

 

here's today's desktop screenshot for you :) the background is from here

 

 

cheers

anyweb

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Day 27.

 

yet more updates !

 

Well this morning I have another 8 updates, and importantly, there's a new kernel update, I apply it and prepare to restart wondering if the kernel update will break my wireless setup.

 

I reboot and I'm glad to see that the new kernel has not broken wireless, and I'm still connected to the internet. Nice.

 

anyweb@anyweb-laptop:~$ uname -a

Linux anyweb-laptop 2.6.20-16-generic #2 SMP Wed May 23 01:46:23 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

 

However, it appears that my goodweather applet is now no longer working, it starts up ok, but lists 'n/a' for all the values and it's grey in appearance. I've tried restarting the applet but it's still not working. So I follow the instructions earlier on in this thread, and re-download the goodweather applet, install it and now it's working again. Odd...

Using a digital camera

 

I connected a Canon EOS 350D to the usb port on the side of the laptop, and powered the camera on. I was greeted with a 'camera found' wizard, and then strangely after accepting to import the photos, it showed me 'no camera detected', however the camera LED was flashing wildly so I guess it was still reading from it.

 

Indeed, after a few minutes, it displayed another window showing me that it DID infact correctly identify the camera, and it showed me the photos on it, I selected all of the photos and created a directory to store them in, then started importing them.

 

Sadly, it popped up an error after starting the process, the error was PTP I/O error and it seems I'm not the only one seeing this bug.

 

I decide to turn off the camera, and try again. While doing that I browsed the destination folder and it did suceed in copying quite a few photos, but clearly not all (408). Many were there by filename only and zero bytes in size.

 

Finally after trying again, it worked, and opened another browser window to show the results, all 408 photos imported successfully. Nice :)

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Day 28.

 

nothing to report so far. All working fine apart from networking issues again,

 

look at this

 

--- www.l.google.com ping statistics ---

214 packets transmitted, 179 received, 16% packet loss, time 213043ms

 

It's been going up and down like that all day and it shouldnt be happening, I don't know why.

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Days 29-30

 

the 30 days are up!

 

Nothing to report as I was away on business and didn't bring my Ubuntu laptop with me,

 

I'll now start putting together a review of the 30 days, thanks everyone for reading this and being patient.

 

cheers

anyweb

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Its all good. I think that this has been quite a successful jaunt into Ubuntu, proving it not to be a worthless distro, maybe not living up to hype in some areas but just as equally not letting the user down.

 

I was generally impressed from the looks of things.

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