Dual booting Dapper

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Download - Episode 16

If you are running Edgy EFt and everything is fine please leave a comment. If you installed Edgy and you had problems installing, yet managed to fix it please tell us all how you did it. You can leave a comment by clicking on the comment link at the end of this entry or you can send me an email by clicking 'Email Me' link on the sidebar.

1. Ubuntu 5.04 has now reached its End of Life.

2. Still running 5.04? No fear, Upgrade link here.

3. Common upgrade problems and solutions

4. Informal poll of windows users who move to Linux instead of Vista

Command Line Command of the Week: cal

This command displays, yep you guessed it, a calendar.


cal [-mjy] [[month] year]


-m Display monday as the first day of the week.

-j Display julian dates (days one-based, numbered from January 1).

-y Display a calendar for the current year.

A single parameter specifies the 4 digit year (1 - 9999) to be displayed.

Two parameters denote the Month (1 - 12) and Year (1 - 9999).

If arguments are not specified, the current month is displayed.

A year starts on 01 Jan.

Other Links

Link to Knightwise tuturial on ugrading to Edgy:


Link to his web page where you will find his podcast

Knightwise, The Knightcast podcast : www.knightwise.com

Posted by harlem at 4:12 PM  


Hello, Harlem. I have been listening to your podcast since the beginning and I had to write and tell you how much I've enjoyed it. I am not by any means a linux noob as I have 1 linux LAMP server and 1 linux desktop on my desk. But, I still find myself picking up very useful nuggets from time to time. The podcast keeps getting better and I look forward to it every week. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...
3:34 PM  

I have Edgy up and running on my Dell Inspiron 8000. I spent ALL of last weekend installing Breezy - finally got it by Sunday night. Tried to update to Dapper the next day - totally fried it. Tried installing Edgy off the disk and failed. Installed Dapper off the alternate disk and got it - though with some issues that needed tweaking - mostly video. Decided to try to upgrade to Edgy just to see what would happen (cause what did I have to lost at that point). Took about 4.5 hours to install, rebooted and couldn't launch X. Found help online that said how to reinstall xorg and Edgy booted just fine. Not sure if everything is perfect, but I can say that I now have a working laptop that my boss was going to throw away because it was too old.

Anonymous said...
7:35 AM  

Your problem seems to be with Horizontal and Vertical Monitor Frequencies. Try the following monitor section:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28.0 - 96.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 75.0

Anonymous said...
12:47 PM  

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