Adventures in Kubuntu: A testimonial
crossbones.ex at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 21:19:30 UTC 2009
This is just a story about my weekend with Kubuntu. If Linux is your
primary OS then you certainly have a story of the same ilk.
I want to fool around with making Android apps. I got some programming exp
points but never much used and IDE. I would always use Kate on one desktop
and Konsole on another. But I was told it'd be best to get the Android SDK
and use it with Eclipse. So I did.
Google made it very easy with thier SDK/ update manager thingie. And it
even plugged easily into Eclipse- I found that part amazing. I ran into
some issues with Eclipse it's self. Now I realize it was because I DLed
some tar file that basically had some generic binaries ready to go and so of
course there were some configuration problems. Also on top of the at I had
issues even starting an Android project.
After about 8 hours of trying to get everything to work right (not strait
hours, in between whatever it is I do at work) I finally reinstalled Eclipse
from the Ubuntu repository and then realized that I could not see all the
feilds on the Android Project Wizard, I was using my Eee900 and the
screensize kinda cut it off.
As I mentioned I was at work so I was trying to multitask personal stuff on
my Eee as much as possible; updating some bugs, configuring Eclipse and
apt-get'ing some stuff. And then I finally got my "Hello World" Android App
to run on the Android emulator, so I was very happy.
But then I had an improper shutdown. After that Things acted very buggy.
First thing after start-up I am told that my HDA internal sound device is
disconnected or something meaning i could not listen to mp3s. Also I could
pick up routers on my WiFi but I couldn't connect to anything... like the
click action wasn't registering.
I restarted in recover mode. I checked for broken packages, had some broken
Linux Header packages, couldn't fix them because I couldn't connect via wifi
before logging in to KDE. I Proceeded to do normal log in but I had to
manually to it from command line 9the command 'startx' is how you enter your
GUI mode for those who don't know). Sound works and I can use WiFi again.
But I couldn't use the Package Updater because I "didn't have the
privilege" Apparently somethings are different then when you let KDE start
up the normal way.
The second time I booted up using the same method I got the HDA sound error.
After that, I switched to root before preforming 'startx'. Everything
worked fine so that I could watch Hulu in peace. I created a new user while
in root. My idea was to have an experiment- see how much of my original
user account I could use with the new user? Would i be able to execute
binary files in my old User's Home folder?
I became distracted and accidentally logged into my old normal user account
(GRUB starts the defualt boot after time-out).
Now the original user account i was having issues with works fine.... Go
I am David and I approve this message
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