Now at this moment I’m offline, and have been the latest hours. It feels weird
I had a friend come over, and he brought a long cable for the modem, so i could move it downstairs to where all the computers is. The problem is that somewhere in that process, i lost the internet! We have a provider called Bredbandsbolaget, The broadbandscompany, and for some reason we lose our internet a little now and then, might be as fast as we shutdown the modem for a longer time or simila, but it is only to call their helpdesk and ask them to restart some stuff. I’m home alone, as written in previous posts, and it’s my mother that’s written as the one ordering the internet, and in order to get help i need to enter the customers “personal-number”. Ofcourse it didn’t work to enter my own >_<. I sent an SMS to mom, asking for her number, but i haven’t got any answer yet, she is in America, some timezones away from me, so i hope i have gotten an answer tomorrow. If not i will go over to our neighbour and borrow their phone =P
Being without internet is weird, i cannot listen to the streams from di.fm, i cannot browse the web, i cannot play any network games, no upgrading arch, no downloading of anything. The music can be cured, i have a few gigabytes with music, even though I’ve listened to them all a bunch of times they’re still good. The web could be partially cured, in my firefox cache lay 80 tabs, so i got something to read. Instead of playing Tremulous and nexuiz i play Civilization at my lilbros’ windows partition, or Wesnoth at arch. Ofcourse i miss the kick i get from -Syuing my system :’(.
We had some problems with getting Damn Small Nexuiz running at my friends mothers computer, and my lilbros, and he thought that i may be because the default drivers in Ubuntu sucks! So we went and downloaded the proprietary drivers…not, no internet. -_-’
Finally he also came with a cable for my mediaserver, getting the Netgear reciever working was a little more trouble than what i felt for, so i could finally install the media stuff and see if my new sound card worked painless…not, no internet -_-’
I could try and get the dual monitor setup working again…not…or conky, i actually succeeded in launching conky, not that i failed last time i tried, but conky doesn’t like interacting with musca, as soon as i do anything as moving around windows, conky gets hidden. I tried launching it with the -o option, so it would use it’s own window, but that didn’t change anything. I couldn’t search the internet for help, so i read a bit of the manpage before i got bored.
It ended up with him sitting and learning Civilization, and me reading through a thread about copyrigt on the ubuntuforums. I have not been in the mood for reading the Python book, I’ ll post my first scripts as soon as i write them, not that it’s that fun to read hello world scripts, but well, at least i can fill the blog with something that’s almost related to arch, before Crouse takes it back. (Not that i think he will do it =P)
Before he came i had pretty fun at Civilization, i played at Deity (the third easiest), and i have never done that before, and i succeeded in getting a domination victory at a small level the year 2049, and the game ends at 2050, i would have won anyway but it was fun winning one of the “real” ways. After becoming dictator i decided to pollute the world, so i built factories and coal plant in every single city, and bombarded my own lands with ICBM’s. That was damn fun! =D
Archive for June 2009
Now at this moment I’m offline, and have been the latest hours. It feels weird
Now I’m completely alone in the house, except for the whole world, the internet. My sisters boyfriend with his mother took the train to denmark at 20:00 and i have been alone since that. I have been having various success with my setup of the different computers for the LAN. I succeeded in installing Arch at what is going to be the media computer, but i didn’t think of installing the wireless drivers, so right now I’m stuck unless i:
A; reinstall, boring, cowardly, but easy
B; move the computer and plug an ethernet cable, install the drivers and move it back, almost as boring and cowardly, but pretty tiring as i have a bunch of sofas in the way, and the BIOS resets every time i unplug the power cable, due to it not having any CMOS battery.
C; download the needed packages onto a USB-stick on my main computer, and install them on the media computer. That solution is cool, and easy, if anybody can point me out how to get the packages onto a USB.
While waiting for replies there i tried booting puppylinux at my fathers laptop and see if i could succeed in running DSN (damn small nexuiz) or the nexuiz remix at it, it all ended up with me failing at booting puppy from usb, trying to create boot floppys, failing, using a livecd, downloaded DSN from sourceforge, put it on my mp3, mounted in puppy, realizing the zip i got from sourceforge was empty, redownloading from a different mirror, putting the new zip file on the mp3, mounting in puppy and fail at launching it.
At least i learned more about boot floppys.
I failed at running DSN at my arch install at my main rig, and rebooted into ubuntu to see if it worked there, i didn’t reach the arch /home directory for some reason (it’s all on LVM) and had to reboot back to arch having done nothng in ubuntu.
Firefox failed at downloading the nexuiz remix, and I’m gonna wget it tomorrow and see if i can get that running on the computers.
Xrandr failed at outputting anything to a second lcd monitor (my lilbros, it pwns to be alone and in charge of every single computer equipment in the house) so I’m gonna shut down arch now, see if the bios is being output to that monitor, and see if it is arch or something hardware related that causes the problem. After that i will get up to my room and go to bed. I’m tired even though i have eaten quite a bit of sweets that the family got from my sisters boyfriends mom, and that they left for me =D
G’night, please leave a comment if reading so i can see if anybody reads this =P I disabled some stuff so you don’t need to enter a fake name and e-mail when commenting =d
I get 16 at the 24th of june, and I’m gonna celebrate that with having a LAN for some of my close and somewhat computer interested friends. My family will leave the house, going to the USA but my cousin with parents will come and live here with me for a week. We will be 7 guys, my cousin, me, 2 friends from borlange and 3 from sater. I live in borlange and i lived in sater previously. I have made a sketch of the room we will play in, and i will upload it later.
Moving down my computer to the room we will play in will ruin my uptime i have reached 17 days. But that is pretty good, i have a bunch of stuff i will do in ubuntu, that i dual-boot with, and i think i need a reboot. Yesterday tremulous ran like crap for some reason, and i think that firefox crashing every now and then might have caused that.
I will also try to reach my router, for some reason my netgear WGR614 v7 refuses to let me log onto it from within arch with firefox. I have reset it and tried the default password and username and it fails. The reason i want to reach it is so that i can open some ports for rtorrent, if i wanna get something i have to plug the network cable straight into my comp, instead of through the router, and that steals the internet from my other comp. I also wanna draw a picture in gimp of the room so that i can send it to my buds and upload here. There is no need for bloating my arch install with more programs that i almost never use.
Now i will move the comp down, and mail my friends so that they also can prepare for the LAN.
Wow, my first post at my very own blog, cool! I’m too tired to do anything fancy now, my school had ball yesterday, and i haven’t taken any naps today so im kinda tired.