I wanna play

I read some thoughts posted on someone’s blog (WolvesLUG, LugRadio?) which set out three types of Linux enthusiast it went something along the lines of I’m defiantly a User I find configuring things a pain in the bum unless there is some sort of hand holding walk through I really get the hump. The old saying of “You can do anything if you put your mind to it” is definitely true but it seems to take me hours to do things others do in minutes.

After LugRadio Live and having been converted by Father Ted (Ted Haeger-Novell) I set about getting XGL working on my SuSE box, now don’t get me wrong, its 97% working I get the cube, I can flip it, I can drag it round but it won’t stop so that two sides are showing. I can zoom, do the flatten thingy but I can’t get the water or the rain. I’ve had a look on the OpenSuse/xgl site, looked at some forums but most posts and FAQ’s relate to totally non working setups not glitches like mine.

The same can be said for Xen again the Novell guys persuaded me to look again at this, now that also seems to be 97% working I have the entry in Grub I can boot into it but X will not start? Now it maybe that I’m doing something wrong as I read a HowTo on the site which walked you through setting up an XP install, I started following it then thought “Hang on this is not what Erin Quill (Novell) showed me he was in Yast with some sort of VM control panel?” its these sorts of problems that keep me in the user bracket I’d love to have the skills that some of my co-conspirators in Wolves-LUG have but I fear my user status will not change for a long time.

Books I own 2006

Linux Professional InstituteI can’t seem to pass a book shop or stand without finding some Linux/Open Source book I wish I had. O’Reilly had a stand at LugRadio Live and I spent a g ood 20 minutes drooling at the wide choice available, if it had not been for my daughter dragging me away I would have had to smuggle my purchase in the house probablysecreted up my jumper.So far I am the proud owner of the following;

  1. LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition
  2. Linux Pocket Guide
  3. Linux Annoyances for Geeks
  4. Linux Server Hacks
  5. Linux in a Nutshell
  6. Learning the bash Shell
  7. LPIC I Exam Cram 2
  8. PHP, MySQL and Apache
  9. Red Hat Linux Bible, Fedora and Enterprise Edition
  10. Linux Troubleshooting Bible
  11. RHCT Red Hat Certified Technician Linux Study Guide (Exam RH202& RH302)
  12. MySQL

I do have all the SuSE manuals from Version 8 onwards, you’d think I
could start my own Library! I did see another book the other day;

Linux Bible 2007 Edition: Boot Up to Fedora, KNOPPIX, Debian, SUSE, Ubuntu, and 7 Other Distributions

If anyone wants to buy me a present………..