Just for fun

Edit: Unfortunately, the images originally included in this post are gone, because of hosting problems in late 2009. My apologies.

I was experimenting with the Hardy beta again today, putting together a remote music station with Consonance, a few terminal applications and the fuzzyflakes screensaver as the desktop window. When it was over and done with, it looked a lot like this.

Catastrophe struck soon after I took that screenshot. I inadvertently removed the xorg package when pulling out rxvt-unicode, then couldn’t get a terminal working again. I still can’t jump to console screens in Ubuntu on this machine, and I had already built an autologin, so I was kind of stuck. Since I have plans for this machine beyond just another Ubuntu music station, I decided to call it the end.

Oh well. Easy come, easy go.

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3 Responses to “Just for fun”

  1. 1 smbm 2008/04/10 at 6:50 PM

    Why don’t you chroot in from a live cd?

  2. 2 K.Mandla 2008/04/10 at 7:41 PM

    I guess I could have, but I already knew it was temporary, and it wasn’t worth the work to fix. Good point though. I probably could have made it into educational challenge, instead of wiping it out so blithely.

  3. 3 Mikachu 2008/04/10 at 7:50 PM

    if you didn’t lock out the grub/lilo boot prompt you could have used init=/bin/sh and fix things up too.

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