[xubuntu-users] you have got to be kidding me

Chris racerx at makeworld.com
Sun Jun 10 03:30:32 UTC 2012

On 6/9/2012 10:12 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On 06/09/2012 10:23 PM, Chris wrote:
>> On 6/9/2012 9:18 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On 06/09/2012 02:46 PM, Michael Comperchio wrote:
>>>> and I CANNOT reboot it without turning it off first
>>>> after installing the last round of updates the top panel refuses to go
>>>> to the top of the window. There's an inch there.
>>>> 50% of the time the mouse will not let me click and drag a window...
>>>> this is not esoteric hardware .... the stuff should work
>>> Ha! I agree! But, methinks that the 9 gigs of ram strikes me as odd as
>>> well. What happens if you use 4 matched sticks of ram at 8 gigs? You
>>> must have a 3gig stick of ram, and three/2gig sticks to get 9 gigs. That
>>> is strange to me.  Might be strange to the hardware and the OS. Ric
>> ... Or, 2 4's and a 1
> Wouldn't the bios tend to upchuck on this combo? But, later he did state
> that it "worked before". Me, I'd can everything and just reinstall
> ...using a CD or DVD for the start of it. Ric

I would do the same - since I have some things in place that makes
reproducing the box down to about 2 hours and in a near identical state.

Things like (and this is for the benefit of Micheal)

1. taring up the dirs in /home, /etc, /root (for me at least).
2. having some crons run that do things like:
	dpkg --get-selections "*" > ubuntu_packages.txt
3. then when you need restore that apps you installed:
	dpkg --set-selections < ubuntu_packages.txt
	apt-get -u dselect-upgrade

Little things like the above can make a rebuild much more palatable when
the inevitable does happen.

Keep well,


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