Sometimes a firmware update can be the answer to a tricky problem — but alas, not always.
Jamie's Mostly Linux Stuff
Various thoughts and adventures, including but not limited to Linux, assorted bits of hardware new and old, and occasionally Windows XP/Vista/7.
I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.
Taking a look at this excellent Linux distribution suitable for anyone from first-time Linux installations to seasoned hands.
I've been experimenting with installing the new Debian release across a number of devices - here's what I've found so far.
Korora is based on Fedora, but comes with lots and lots (and lots) of additional packages — here's my screenshot gallery of the desktops and contents.
UEFI and GPT are OK, Secure Boot not quite yet, according to my exploration of a recent pre-release build.
A test of the newly-released Ubuntu 13.04 release across four systems shows it's a solid release. But if you've previously been a fan of Ubuntu or feared it, this isn't the release to make you think otherwise.
The Live image is Secure Boot compatible, but the installed system is not?
UEFI BIOS and Secure Boot work perfectly well with only Linux installed according to the experiments I have conducted on my own PC.
PCLinuxOS now has 32-bit mini, normal, and FullMonty versions, and a 64-bit KDE version as well. But be careful; it still doesn't support GPT disk partitioning.
How I configured grub as the default bootloader on a UEFI Boot systems
Here's my experience of installing Fedora 18 with UEFI Secure Boot - and why the much-maligned anaconda installer is not as bad as a lot of people think.
A step-by-step screenshot walk-through of how I installed Linux on a system with UEFI BIOS and Secure Boot.
My previous post on LMDE uncovered a lot of confusion. Here's an explanation of how to get around the problems.
Here's what you need to know and the latest LMDE roll-up release, and where you need to pay attention.
I've just bought a new Aspire One 725 Acer sub-notebook/netbook - here's my take and my adventures loading it with three different flavours of Linux.