Back to Ubuntu

So I’m suppose to be revising for the Big Testâ„¢ that I’ve got tomorrow, but instead I decided to reboot in Ubuntu. And by gosh, I’d forgotten how nice it looks. And this is still the 7.04 version! Sounds are nice too – it’s probably just subjective perception, but playing music sounds nicer too, although I’d still like to get my hands on an equaliser and turn the bass down a bit. Yes, I could see myself using this for a while, especially as there aren’t as many game distractions on here…

Why did I ever leave?

Irritation: Falling back to the standard locale (“C”)

Due to the pressures of university (labs, reports, and a dissertation), coupled with some of the other things I’ve been doing I haven’t posted here in ages. For now I’ll have to give you a post that is as much for you as it is for me.

Occasionally on my debian box I get an error such as:

$ perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale ("C")

I always forget how to fix this, but the following should work:

# dpkg-reconfigure locales

If you get dpkg-reconfigure: locales is not installed, do an

apt-get install locales

and say yes when it asks you if you want to remove base-config. The functions of base-config have been superseded by locales.

You can also try using localeconf.

You’re Looking Very Dapper

A few days ago, I was planning on posting that I had migrated my laptop to Ubuntu 6.06 [Dapper Drake], away from Debian Etch (testing/unstable) which had been the primary OS. A copy of XP still resides on there for certain things, but it rarely gets used. I had been very happy with Debian’s performance as a desktop distro – my laptop had happily run icewm, and everything was peachy. Everyone knows that I like Debian.

Ubuntu is even better. Continue reading “You’re Looking Very Dapper”