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April 3, 2010

I need a cable!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Hugsie @ 8:28 am

Not to long ago my EEE PC 900 crapped out, the LED displays nothing but a gray screen, but it still boots fine. Turns out when I had taken it apart to fix something else, and put it back together, I some how pinched the internal cable that that connects the LCD panel to the motherboard and made the screen useless.

So, I’ve completely torn apart my little EEE PC 900 and was able to remove the little cable. It’s wrapped in fabric tape, with some really sticky stuff that’s hard to pull off.  The wires in side are thin but have self insulated coat on them (like if it was sprayed on, not a plastic jacket) and looking at the area where it was “pinched” doesn’t SEEM like it’s damaged at all.  Reconnecting it to the motherboard still gives me a gray screen.  I know the video subsystem is fine since i can get a boot/bios screen on an external monitor with it’s VGA cable but once windows boots up it turns it off.  Even keeping the LCD screen disconnected from the mobo, and using the external connector doesn’t make it use the external monitor as it’s default.  It just dosen’t “know” the LCD is bad, or disconnected.

So i think i need to get another one of these little cables.. but I just can’t find one online at all.  I can find other parts, LCD panels, and keyboards but I don’t need them.  I just need this little weird LCD connector cable thats about 8 inches long

So anyone know where i can get one?

August 26, 2009

Linux Distros are still a pain in the ass

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — Hugsie @ 11:58 pm

Wanna know why windows is so popular?  because when you want to download and install an app, or a plugin/addon to an existing application you have, it just works.  Trying to do the same thing in a linux environment is damn near impossible.

I have an Asus EEE PC 900, and I hate it’s stupid linux install.  So i tried Windows XP, but it’s a bit too large for this little 4gb C: drive.  I had been using Windows 2000 for the the past 6 months or so, but it’s a DEAD OS now. The apps I want to use depend SO MUCH on newest version .net bullshit that the newest .net installer refuses to install on anything less than XP. It’s exactly like Linux where whatever you download either won’t do anything since the OS has no fucking clue what the file does, or the dependencies aren’t satisfactory.  What kina bullshit is this?

With Windows, you just download an installer, and it installs every thing you need.  Some installers are smart enough to download the files you DO need while it installs, and guess what it RUNS.  Why do i have to go though so much BULLSHIT with Linux and it’s umpteen zillion distros that are so fucking particular about every little thing that using this as an every day OS is practically worthless?

Yes I’m a linux noob, but for fucks sake how long has Unix/Linux been around vs Windows, or even Microsoft it self?  At least Microsoft shed it’s user-unfriendliness legacy DOS baggage 10 years ago.. why hasn’t linux gotten the same thing.  Could it be the fact that there is a zillion difffrent distros all trying to do thier OWN THING, while at the same time pretending to be “open sources” and interoperable when they ARE NOT to the average home user.  Sure if you’re a fucking unix NERD you can recompile apps to work on whatever distro you’re using, but when it comes to Joe Average tryng to install FUCKING FLASH pluging.. you’re SOL.

So I’m trying this Ubuntu Netbook Remix on my EEE PC 900.  IT SUCKS.  It has a nice looking UI that it calls it’s “netbook dekstop” that has all the apps you need to use right on screen, but it’s so fucking SLOW.  MY mouse skips and studders making me over shoot the icons of the apps I want to launch.  Ironically it looks like some kina bogged down FLASH GUI animation, since the icons pop when you hover over them, but it just makes my netbook choak. Fortunately you can turn this POS off and just get a normal GNOME desktop that doesn’t make my mouse stutter across my screen.

It comes with FireFox preinstalled (3.0.8) but it doesn’t come with flash plugin. So trying to download the flash plugin for it doesn’t work for the exact reasons i mentioned above.  No point surfing the web with out flash.

So I’m at a loss here.. what the fuck can I run on this shitty little netbook with it’s ANNOYING LOUD CLICKING FAN!  Man I sure did waste $600 on this little pile of shit.

UPDATE: Ubuntu updated it self allowing me to install Flash into FireFox. And the installer applet was then smart enough to install any dependancies it needed, and it installed fine. Yay!  From there I was able to also install Second Life, but it runs horribly on this little lappy. Next I’ll try QuakeLive.

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