Because I hate myself or something, I got out my windows/linux laptop and upgraded it from “Edgy Eft” to “Feisty Fawn.”Â X11 stopped working. Great.Â Whatever.
I decided to give it the old “reinstall.”Â See how the Feisty installer works.Â Welllll…. I had some adventures there.Â Always a challenge to get linux going on some wacky old laptop, you know?Â I redid things that worked before and they worked again.Â (Note to self: the secret code to tell it to use 1280×768 resolution in /boot/grub/menu.lst is ‘vga=797’.)
The thing that amazed me though is that I still had to do this to get sound working.Â Â Was it only a year ago that I was messing with that?Â It seems like forever.