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    Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    Have you ever broken something entirely trying to fix a minor annoyance?

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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    yep, and broken stuff worse than it was broken
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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    Haven't we all? If you haven't broken it, you aren't trying hard enough!

    I looked to see if the xorg-edgers ppa would improve my systems graphics, so I updated the system using the ppa, logged out and tried to login again. Unfortunately, I could not even get to a cli login screen without going to recovery mode, so using that I had to remove all of xorg plus its dependencies and disable the ppa then reinstall all of xorg again.

    Thank goodness for the Linux command line!

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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    Sure, that is why I burnt an ISO to disc so I can easily re-install


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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    I break stuff all the time, sometimes accidentally.
    I break stuff both physically and virtually.
    Most things from time to time annoy me, so I'm often going the route of utter overkill, which normally causes severe breakage. I prefer it that way, and am somewhat disappointed when what I've done still works.
    In terms of something like an OS, it is nice to have backup and the fact that Ubuntu and other distros are quick to reinstall make me even more want to throw caution to the wind.
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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    Of course, that is why I like using virtual machines. If it gets messed up, it can be redeployed from an earlier snapshot.
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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    I know I have...

    I feel this is true in all walks of life and not just in the computer world. For example, I recently tried to fix a door frame and ended up doing more damage
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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    Yes, the entire GUI, trying to remove the chat indicators on the panel. Had to reinstall, messed up big time. Still haven't found a way to remove those indicators.

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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    Haven't we all? If you haven't broken it, you aren't trying hard enough!
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    Re: Have you ever broken something trying to fix a minor annoyance?

    dude i used to keep a pendrive installed with xubuntu sitting in my desk drawer just cause when i first started learning to use it i was messing around trying to figure everything everything out and consistently once every couple weeks i would have to reload my os

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