Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Setting up a new Laptop

Just got a new midrange laptop and thought I'll install xubuntu 7.10 on it. but hay its 64 bit so lets install the 64 bit version.

OK that seemed to work so lets install the things I'm playing with at the moment. vim-full ... sorry no can do, Erlang ... no not this one either. In both cases the problem was a dependency on tk8.4 which does not work in 64 bit mode.

perhapses in 8.04 but then there's no easy way to migrate from 32 bit to 64 bit so I might not do that either.

Anyway I reinstalled in 32 bit mode and everything installed nicely, about the only thing I don't have working yet is flash but I'm sure that can be fixed if I get around to it. honestly I don't do much web browsing from my laptop, even though