Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Still Playing, Still Disappointed, Netrunner

Netrunner 19.01 is a debian-based, rolling release.

Cool right?

They and others are currently working with PINE64 developing their OS to work on the Pinebook and Pinebook Pro.

How cool is that?

Well, if it worked, it would be awesome, but...

Maybe, just maybe, if I was using a laptop, instead of a desktop computer, and maybe, if I didn't need gfx card drivers, I might not have noticed anything.

But, alas, here we go...

I tried to download the nVidia driver thing so I could configure and use my card. Some distros freeze up because of the lack of drivers, so I don't have a choice in the matter.

It just chugged and stopped downloading. It was as if I was trying to pull from repos on the other side of the globe. With no repo manager or tool, I wasn't sure how to fix it. I was able to click around and found something to click on that made it go a little faster (don't know what it was), but it was still slower than trying to blow up party balloons with a lung full of jello.

The menus though

large, beautiful, well laid out.


Then, back to the gfx.

I was able after several attempts to get the nVidia X Server program downloaded. The problem (next problem) was getting the monitors configured. They configured easy enough, but after a restart all the setting were lost.

Then I found that there was a configuration setting inside the nVidia X Server program. But, in order to "save" the settings, you have to be some sort of wizard, or person of higher learning. I couldn't figure it out.

I continued to pick and poke around in the setting and opened up everything I could including the back ports. Now all of the sudden there's several hundred updates...

But, I still can't configure my monitors and have the setting stay put.  

Oh well...


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