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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Looking for a new Linux dist

Too bad.  Ubuntu was good for a couple of years.  Now, I just spent an hour online trying to spelunk how to disable the bootup sound.  No one on the interwebs knows.  It clearly should be in a menu.  It was in a menu.  But now it is not.

I often get up at 4:30 and turn on the ham set, and the computer.  My wife doesn't have to hear the bootup sound at that hour.  But there appears to be no reasonable way to turn it off.

This is not the first time I have spent a frustrating hour on such a task.  I must have spent twenty of them in the last couple of months. Ubuntu was good, but now it is not.

Ah well.  Gotta get a new distro.