aethel: (janeway [by softestbullet])
The answer to my wireless problem.

So Ubuntu appears to be working now. Maybe. I haven't tried to watch a DVD on it yet. And it looks like a low-rent version of a Mac OS. But as long as I can do stuff on this thing, I guess I'm happy.
aethel: (stiles sleeping [by circa77])
reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04....

Meanwhile, read this excellent Derek/Stiles hookerfic: Don't Worry Baby by kalpurna. Somehow, I don't think this plot represents a realistic depiction of high-end prostitution, but realism would be depressing.
aethel: (kurt gaga)
1. Took break from trying to install Ubuntu; think I will burn a new install CD with better version.
2. Also, I forgot Loki had a 64-bit processor.
3. Am deeply suspicious about the health of my netbook, Thorhalla.
4. Will probably try editing this podfic on it anyway.
5. Muskrat Jamboree call for panel suggestions. I want to suggest something for podfic, but then I would have to moderate it? Maybe someone else will suggest something more specific than podfic = awesome.
aethel: (buffy cranky)
I took Loki to a computer repair store, where they told me that it was riddled with viruses and gave estimates for repairs that exceeded the cost of a new computer (the casing is also cracked so I can't close the laptop and upgrade the RAM). So naturally I took Loki home again and attempted to install Ubuntu instead. Woe! For the install appeared to have worked until it restarted and got as far as "Starting system log daemon...." before it sat and thought and thought and thought until it shut down again. What.

I'm googling this as we speak, but if anyone's got any ideas, speak up! Otherwise I'll try to install Ubuntu again since it's a brick either way.

ETA: Ubuntu version is 5.10 because I happened to have the CD lying around.

ETA2: Hitting Ctr-c after "synchronizing clock to ntp.ubuntulinux.org" prevented a long wait for the [fail], but now it's stuck at "Starting kernel log daemon". I really hope this isn't the solution.

ETA3: Second attempt at installing Ubuntu better than the first. Now past the point it got stuck last time. Except now it's stuck at "Preparing to configure libltdl3" 17% WHY.
aethel: (basil confounded)
I may have corrupted my hard drive somehow, so that random audio files that worked fine before now won't play and refuse to be copied to mass storage devices. Oh, yeah, and before that, Chrome was crashing instantly the moment I tried to open it, and I had to uninstall it. Good thing I have two computers, unless it's a virus and I infected both of them. I tried googling for 2013 computer viruses, but I only got news items about the flu.

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