NovusBogus wrote:This smells like bad memory or or a write fail but you might want to try an older version to see if it makes a difference. Cost is zero, it's quicker than memtest, and I've run into issues putting new distros on old hardware.
just brew it! wrote:Or, to put it another way: the non-LTS Ubuntu releases are based on snapshots of the Debian "unstable" development branch... enough said!
Forge wrote:just brew it! wrote:Or, to put it another way: the non-LTS Ubuntu releases are based on snapshots of the Debian "unstable" development branch... enough said!
As a Sid daily driver, I resent, represent, and revile that remark.
It's not OK for everyone, or even most, but it's not invalid for everyone.
just brew it! wrote:Would you load it on a system "cobbled together for my girlfriends brother" (as stated by the OP), knowing that you're going to be getting the call every time something doesn't work as expected?
overall stability is often too iffy for a general-use system
IMO non-LTS is only good for "I want to check out some bleeding edge Linux stuff but don't want to build my own packages from source" systems. Or, to put it another way: the non-LTS Ubuntu releases are based on snapshots of the Debian "unstable" development branch... enough said!
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
just brew it! wrote:OK, fair enough.
So... given the extra care and feeding required, why *do* you run it, if not "to play with the bleeding edge"? Not trying to be disparaging here, I'm genuinely curious what you perceive the advantages to be. If the answer is that you value your role as a beta tester, that's certainly valid, and something I respect; Debian needs people like that!! But it still falls under the "play with bleeding edge stuff" umbrella, IMO.
I could see selectively pulling in a package or two here and there, but I don't think I have the time or patience to deal with what amounts to a rolling beta. This is also why I don't use Fedora on any of my daily use systems any more; while they do have official release milestones (unlike Sid), some of the Fedora releases have been kinda rough.
Forge wrote:To directly answer you, I run Sid because Sid and Testing are the same right now, and I care about recent more than reliable, on my daily use machines. I have backups, I have smart partitioning, and a second OS I can boot in a pinch.
derTorbs wrote:When I start up the machine with the card installed, I cant see what is happening on the screen. When I start it up without the graphics card installed, I cannot install the graphics drivers....
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