Tips, Techniques, Examples about my favorite musical instrument, the Twelve-String Guitar.

If you play guitar check out Playing Technique, or Strings / Setup. There are also some interesting posts about guitars at, you guessed it, Guitars.

If you want to spread your musical talents around, you will find some good info at Recording.

Marketing - meh - I'm probably the world's best bad example. Although you could find funny stuff there.

I've made some music videos through the years, and you can find them and other interesting music at Music I Like, Music I Play.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fedora 11

I just upgraded from Fedora 10 to 11. As usual the upgrade did not go well and I've spent a few days banging my head against the wall trying to get nvidia drivers loaded (It only works in single user, non-x display-mode without them), then getting sound to fully work.

Without going into details, because everyone has a slightly different system, I think next time I will change my strategy and do a clean install into the non-home partition. But before I do the install, I will list out all the packages that I've added by running:
sudo yum list > existing.packages

This will create a file that looks kind of like this:

xterm.i586 242-3.fc11 installed
xulrunner.i586 1.9.1-0.20.beta4.fc11 installed
xulrunner-devel.i586 1.9.1-0.20.beta4.fc11 installed
xvidcore.i586 1.2.1-2.fc11 installed
y4mscaler.i586 9.0-8.fc11 installed
yelp.i586 2.26.0-3.fc11 installed
yp-tools.i586 2.9-6.fc11 installed
ypbind.i586 3:1.20.4-19.fc11 installed
yum.noarch 3.2.23-3.fc11 installed
yum-metadata-parser.i586 1.1.2-12.fc11 installed
yum-utils.noarch 1.1.22-1.fc11 installed
zd1211-firmware.noarch 1.4-2 installed
zenity.i586 2.26.0-1.fc11 installed
zip.i586 2.31-7.fc11 installed
zita-convolver.i586 1.0.0-2.fc11 installed
zlib.i586 1.2.3-22.fc11 installed
zlib-devel.i586 1.2.3-22.fc11 installed
Available Packages
0xFFFF.i586 0.3.9-3.fc11 fedora
AGReader.i586 1.2-5.fc11 updates
AcetoneISO.i586 6.7-6.fc11 fedora
AcetoneISO2.i586 2.0.3-1.fc11 fedora
Ajaxterm.noarch 0.10-8.fc11 fedora
AllegroOGG.i586 1.0.3-5.fc11 fedora
AllegroOGG-devel.i586 1.0.3-5.fc11 fedora
BackupPC.noarch 3.1.0-5.fc11 fedora
BasiliskII.i586 1.0-0.20060501.3.fc11.1 rpmfusion-free
Finally write a perl script that will parse the yum output so the installed items in the left column can be used as input to a 'yum install' command.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have toyed with the idea of trying out Fedora (or Arch) several times.

I suppose it would be a small matter to learn the different terminal commands (yum vs sudo), but we get accustomed to doing things a certain way.

Three years ago, it was intimidating making the switch from WinXP to Ubuntu, so all things considered, this is a much smaller step.

Keep us posted on your progress, and I hope your finger is getting better.

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