Here's the breakdown:
|Hardware Components||Status Under Linux||Notes|
|Intel Core i7 (quad core, x86_64)||Works||No special setup needed. Make sure you download the x86_64 dvd/cd's|
|4GB RAM||Works||No special setup needed|
|500GB SATA Hard Drive||Works||Had to use install DVD to setup a ext3 for / as ext4 install off LiveCD wasn't working for whatever reason|
|Touchpad||Works||Had to yum install gpointer-device-settings and run it to get Vertical/Horizonal Scrolling Working|
|Intel HD Graphics||Works (external VGA / DVI too)||No special setup needed|
|Intel Gigabit Ethernet network card||Works||No special setup needed|
|Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 /td>||Works||No special setup needed|
|CD/DVD Reader/Burner||Works||No special setup needed|
That's about it, besides the small hickups w/ the root FS and touchpad-scrolling installation went as smooth as possible and everything worked out of the box. Even after I did a pre-install re-partitioning w/ gparted, Windows 7 still boot up as well, so that's an additional plus.
This is my first Thinkpad and it is really looking to be as Linux friendly as everyone says they are.
Here is how I orchestrated my recent screencast on Fedora 15:
- $ sudo yum install recordmydesktop ffmpeg avidemux openshot xorg-x11-utils
- Start the program you would like to record, in my case it was virt-manager
- $ xwininfo
- then click on the window to record, this will give you the window id
- $ recordmydesktop --windowid [id-of-window] # this will create an ogv file of the recording
- Feel free to create multiple recordings, to piece together later on
- ffmpeg -i [file.ogv] [file.avi] # convert to avi for editing
- then used avidemux extract specific clips out of the avi files
- then used openshot to piece the avi clips back together w/ any transitions (fade in/wipe out/etc)
- finally I used avidemux again to boost the audio on the final avi file
Now you will have an AVI file which you can upload to youtube / embed in websites or to do with what you want.
Try this one out.
$ wget http://yum.morsi.org/aeolus/cloud.rb
$ sudo ruby cloud.rb
You will be prompted for cloud provider credentials, instances to create on all those providers, and repos and packages to use on those instances. All using Aeolus framework tooling.
Doesn't get much simpler than that huh? :-D
Also checkout the screencast of the tooling in action. It's my first screencast so its a bit rough (especially around the audio and transitions) but it should convey enough of an overview of how Aeolus currently works to get you started (feel free to ask any questions)
Over the last few years I've become an avid practitioner of the sport of Aikido. It is a phenomenal martial art, we have an amazing dojo right here in Syracuse w/ an amazing Sensai, and the physical and mental training is extremely helpful in all situations (everyday and otherwise). I highly recommend that everyone check it out, most likely there is a dojo in your area!
I'm pleased to say that I've been given the privilege of redesigning / reimplementing the Aikido of CNY website which I've just deployed this past weekend. It's still a work in progress, but the general look and feel has been established and alot more content / information has been added. I will be adding more content as I shore up the site, and tweaking the layout/workflow/design as it progresses, but am also looking for any constructive feedback that anyone may have. Any thoughts or feedback would be more than appreciated. Thanks alot!
Haven't had a week like this one for as long as I remember.
Earlier on in the week my laptop b0rked, think its due to corrupt video memory or something similar but the system was rendered unusable.
No biggie, took the SATA drive out of it, put it in an external enclosure and connected it to my desktop, proceeded w/ business as usual.
Today one of the pins on my video adapter of my desktop broke. OK so now I don't have any working computers. No biggie, just went on down to the hackerspace and used one of the PCs there. Not as good as my beast of a machine back home, but will suffice until the new adapter I just ordered arrived.
I connected my SATA drive to one of the unused spare machines, popped in a live Fedora CD and bam a working setup again. Since the machine was unused, I decided to install Fedora to the disk to get better performance. And of course like the tired genious I am, in the live cd installer, I selected my SATA drive as one of the drives to blank and use for installation.
Now all my files are gone. My ssh keys, my task lists, my working code and application settings, everything. Last backup is from a while back.
Now that the shock has somewhat passed (not really, I still can't believe what happend) what can I say. It'll probably take a while for me to get fully operational again. In the meantime I'll try to prioritize my recovery efforts to focus on things which are more pressing than others.
I apologize if this causes anyone who is waiting on me for anything any inconvenience.