[Nottingham] [Fix-It] Navigation, *Today*, Thu Oct 16

Simon Osborne flibble at gmail.com
Sat Oct 18 10:06:37 UTC 2008

On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 10:20 AM, ForkBombFluf <fluf at freeshell.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 17 Oct 2008, Simon Osborne wrote:
>>> Did I miss owt? :-) :-(
> The main event of the evening seemed to revolve around trying to hammer
> Ubuntu onto a laptop with an ATI graphics card, a feat that PC World had
> failed at, along with rendering the wireless card inoperative when booted
> into Windows (easily fixed by Simon with a driver alteration). X would not
> initialize on the lappy for love nor money, and an alternative CD was not
> on hand to do a proper text-mode install.  A lot of to-and-fro-ing of a
> USB memory stick combined with scratching of heads ensued.  Some
> interesting comments were made regarding the usefulness of a text-only
> installation (ie. the thrills of watching movies with aaxine).
> Unfortunately I had to leave for the train at 9, so did not hear the
> outcome of the battle, perhaps someone who was there later than I can fill
> in...

We need the alternative CD sadly, so we will sort this next time. I
fixed the wifi for him so at least he can access the internet with
(pukes) vista.

>> So next event in two weeks time?
> Someone had suggested City International Buffet, but I'm not to keen on
> this one having seen a fairly dire review of it.

Oh god no. Not city buffet, it's dodgy. Few of my friends got sick eating there.

> Keeping student-friendly prices in mind, I'd suggest a pub this time.
> The Bell, which we met at before the last foodie seemed nice, but will
> have to check on how late they serve. Otherwise something like the Slug
> and Lettuce perhaps?

Or the roebuck with the 2 for 1 deals.


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