Buy Toshiba!

It certainly seems to be working out for the best for Rory:

    When I fired up the machine for the first time to make sure he did everything right and it wouldn’t explode in my face, I couldn’t help but notice that I wasn’t getting any WiFi signal. I told him what was wrong. He said he didn’t even see a WiFi card in there when he was repairing. That didn’t surprise me since, at least from what I saw, he tried to fix my computer by repeatedly body-slamming it on the ground and bitch-slapping it. Hard to see the details that way.

TECRA M4 P-M 770 and Ubuntu live CDs

My work machine at the moment is a Toshiba Tecra M4 tablet, and I figured I’d give a Ubuntu live CD a go over the week and play with setting up this disc array. I only have a Ubuntu live CD for version 5.04 lying around, so that’s what I used.

The machine booted fine, once I’d disconnected the USB external keyboard, which stopped the hardware detection from working for some reason. Dunno why. In fact plugging the USB keyboard in at any time killed the X server so that the mouse and keyboard never worked again. Odd.