Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

Screen Sharing with Skype (Mac and Linux vs Linux and Linux)

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

My son was showing me some fish he’s interested in. But I could barely see them when I was using my Mac. Then called him back on Skype from my Dell Mini 10v, running Ubuntu 10.04 with Skype for Linux, and noticed a huge difference… Click to open the images at full size.

Skype Screen_sharing Using Mac

Skype Screen sharing Using Mac

Skype Screen_sharing Using Linux

Skype Screen sharing Using Linux

My Linux Ubuntu Inspiron Mini 10v Netbook Crashed….

Friday, December 4th, 2009

It was working fine yesterday. I was running a MySQL database (which tends to be one of the most CPU intensive things I do), and the performance was fine. It was working fine this morning too, but then I decided to reboot (I can’t remember why) and bam!…. It crashed… It tells me to press F2 or F12 for boot up options, but nothing happens when I do (The Mini 10V requires you press the FN key to enable the function keys). Instead I get the following screens, and it just hangs on the second one… The main error seems to be:

mkdir: cannot create directory /var’: Not a directory

Ubuntu Crash001
Ubuntu Crash002