Sun Aug 6 01:56:14 CEST 2006


Started to figure out TeX. On my system teTeX. And as I tested, I read the homepage of Thomas Esser. There he wrote, that he will not develop tetex anymore. I should join tex live. So I will have to change my installation. Tried out some tex-commands. I think I will change my preparation of the lessons for school to tex. Mostly to learn how to use the system. I created an article that is usefull for me. But then I started searching howtos in the internet, and it seems that TeX is not as easy as I thought. But I will take it as challenge for the next year. It is a combined challenge for TeX and emacs. Wonder what I will tell you in one year.

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Tue Jun 20 23:57:33 CEST 2006


With Alberts help I found out that my ATI graphics card is not supported by ATI because its too old. So I will not have the possibility to play flightgear. Unfortunately.

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Tue Jun 13 23:53:35 CEST 2006

my new kernel

Yesterday I tried to install a new kernel, 2.6.16_2. That endet up after a reboot with "kernel panic". There was no ramdisk for the new kernel. Today I installed 2.6.15(!) and the tool encountered a missing ramdisk from the 2.6.16-kernel, tried to repair it, was successful and so it works with the 2.6.16_2-kernel. On the other hand cups told me that the printer is not connected anymore. The next challenge. Wonder what the reason is.

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Mon Mar 27 00:10:49 CEST 2006

the new PC

I took the other network card, installed the driver I had and all was good. Internet connection from the first second on. Then I installed, Pegasus mail, Irfan View and Antivir. So the PC is working for its purposes and fast enough. All in all 16 times reboot. Well.

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Sun Mar 26 00:11:43 CET 2006

new old PC

This is the story of Claudias new PC:
The old one died, so i got a "new" one, mounted all parts (hdd, fdd, network device, graphic card and RAM). After some reboots I knew, the motherboard was damaged in the RAM section.
Then I got another "new" PC, 333 MHz, 97 MB RAM, ATI Rage 3D graphic card and a guillemont soundcard. I installed Ubuntu and had the following effects:
Very very slow, but now I know, minimum should be 500 MHz and 256 MB RAM.
No sound, the card was not recognized.
No printer, the printer was not recognized too.
A screen resolution of 862 x 680. I dont know the vertical and horizontal frequencies.
All in all, it was not usable.

So I decided to kill Ubuntu: I erased the HDD and installed my Win98II.
13 reboots untill printer and graphic is installed. What a feeling. Only the network card is not working. I have no drivers. So I will use my other card tomorrow where I have drivers. I always thought Win autodetects this devices? Win98II was made for PC's like this. It is running very "fluid".

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Thu Mar 2 23:43:14 CET 2006

emails checking

I detected, that my mobile has the possibilities to act as an email client. So we tried, sitting in the Weli, to check my emails and write one with my mobile. It works fine. But what is authenticated login? Anyway, now I can check my mails anywhere I am. ;-)

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Tue Feb 21 23:56:12 CET 2006

licq works

Started my computer, tried to run licq... nothing. In the evening I did another update of my system. Nothing with qt, nothing with licq. But after synaptic finished, I tried to start licq and it is runnig. Strange. Any hints?

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Tue Feb 21 01:07:08 CET 2006

logo, kde! would some of you say

Since the last update to kde 3.5 there are some heavy problems: After logging in, while kde starts, I get the message: "Could not start kdeinit, check your installation". Clicking it away starts kde anyway. Huh? Apparently this blocks some services from kde (I do not use). causes problems while installing. No reason. So Qcad doesn't work. Since the last update licq doesn't work. All I know is, that the reason is a QT library. And all I know is not enough to solve the problem. So there is no ICQ contact with me. Pardon: when I start "licq -d console" i have licq on the console. :-) But until right now I couldn't get any information how to use it.

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Tue Feb 14 00:39:57 CET 2006

damnd updates

Yesterday I made my usual update with synaptic. 370 MB had to be loaded down. And after a long time I had a new KDE: 3.5, well. First I noticed k3b is working again after 2 months of absence. Then today I started OpenOffice. It froze down. After starting synaptic again, there were 75 MB to download. Most of all OpenOffice. Now it works. But: KDE 3.5 looks fine. It would be better to have a new hardware. It is slower than before. Now it is difficult to recognize the difference between starting an application and a computer froze-down.

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Tue Feb 7 23:34:16 CET 2006

make install

For the first time i did it by myself without asking anybody else. ./configure make make install. And *surprise* it worked. To export files as mp3 out of audacity I have to use lame. I found a hint that told me: get the tar and compile it on your own computer, otherwise it wont work. And I managed it. A small step for mankind but a big step for me.

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Sat Nov 5 01:26:48 CET 2005

big update

After some weeks of doing nothing I made an update. 477 MB to download. I got a full new system. kde 3.4 mostly. But I lost some beloved programs: k3b and gwenview. Maybe in the next days?
After the first update I had no access to the Internet, but after a full restart with no energy to all devices it worked. I lost some programs as k3b and gwenview, as I saw in the first moments. Wonder, what the future will bring. For burning CDs I use now xcdroast. Burnt the first CD with it. So it works.

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Tue Oct 4 00:27:24 CEST 2005

k3b downgrade

Yesterday I installed the testing-version of k3b. Then I wanted to burn a Cd, but k3b crashed whenever I added files to the project. So I downgraded to the stable-version. It works. Thats not what I wanted, but we will see what the future brings.

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Wed Sep 28 00:43:21 CEST 2005

Back in the net

After an exchange of the router, as you can see, I am back in the net again. A fine feeling! Felt like locked away in a prison deep underneath the earth and away from any daylight ;-)

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Tue Sep 27 14:00:35 CEST 2005


After a thunderstorm some days ago, my Router died. Direkt Internetconnection worked for one hour, but in the evening even this did fail. Lets see, what happens this evening after a Router exchange.

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Thu Sep 8 12:44:49 CEST 2005

New features added

Now all features work fine: this and last month, total visits, tidy detects no errors, favicon is shown. well, whats the next?

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