View Full Version : Fellow MT Ubuntu Users: Hello!

June 9th, 2008, 10:33 PM
I've been using linux for a few years. I Finally came to the realization of duty to help others and post fixes for issues I've experienced.

Anyway Just wanted to say hi Montana!

June 12th, 2008, 10:30 PM
And hello to you too! Whereabouts are you located? I am in the mountains south of Butte.


April 1st, 2009, 09:35 PM
Hello also, I am near Bigfork! Still somewhat new to Ubuntu. Glad to see there are others in this big state!

April 2nd, 2009, 05:20 PM
Hello as well from the Cut Bank area!

April 6th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Hey Everyone.

I grew up in Cut Bank, go Wolves! I live in Helena now.

ranch hand
May 9th, 2009, 07:20 PM
I think that I am all alone down here in Powder River county and the S.E. in general. This is a major bummer.

September 10th, 2009, 02:20 AM
Hello from the wide open spaces of Northeastern Montana. Im from Wolf Point. I wish there were more of us online.

ranch hand
September 10th, 2009, 05:25 AM
At least you are from the eastern end of the state. Most of these guys are as far away from here as Minnisota is.

September 22nd, 2009, 07:26 AM

ranch hand
September 22nd, 2009, 08:45 PM
mysteriousdarren (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=742533)
How do you like the System 76 box? Does it seem robust and durable?

September 24th, 2009, 05:41 PM
It runs awesome, I've had very little trouble. I talked to System76 support several times and they have been very helpful. I like it far more than my other computers. I'm an IT major and put the computer to the limit on alot of thing. Its very stable and I could not have gotten anything better. Are u thinking of getting one?

ranch hand
September 24th, 2009, 08:25 PM
Thank you very much. I think that I am going to build my next box but they are in my mind as a possible alternative to that.

I have the core2 quad Q6600 2.40 GHz on this box and really love the ability to run on 32 or 64bit and the sucker is fast even in 32bit mode.

September 25th, 2009, 12:02 AM
what u thinking for a new box?

ranch hand
September 25th, 2009, 01:15 AM
Well, that is a good question. I am doing research.

Mythbuntu just fasinates me. I don't even watch TV (well maybe an hour a week). My wife does watch and I do enjoy some movies. I could play with the box and feed the house, she could watch.

I would also like to have more internal slots for HDDs (4 would be nice) and a lot of pci slots.

Myth does not take a lot of power or ram, I guess but I like it and I like to run boinc, which sucks your cpu dry.

So, I guess I just want to build a BIG box that is good for playing with.

September 26th, 2009, 09:59 PM
what specs were u thinking?

ranch hand
September 27th, 2009, 12:49 AM
I know that I want a large power source. I think something in the 750W range. I really like this cpu set but they make a bigger one either would do for me. I think I want 4Gb ram instead of the 3 I have now.

I think I will go with a nvidia card or at least an ATI that is supported. This HP 2400 Pro is nice on the generic driver but it would be nice to have one that is supported.

I would like 2 DVDroms internal that do not have the MS approved firmware. I don't even use the one on this Dell box because it will not play several of my totally legal CDs. It wouldn't under Vista (we bought it with that virus preinstalled - it is why we are on Ubuntu now - Thank You MS). Have no trouble with my external Memorex CDrom or Memorex DVDrom with lightscribe.

I have 9 USB ports. 12 would be nice.

I am not sure what kind of cards I need for Myth but I think I need to go with Haughpag, or what ever it is called, cards. MS remotes are supposed to work the best with lirc so I guess I will go for second best (yup, I hold a grudge. MS charges money to sell you a BAD OS -I am not going to play).

I am a currently unemployed ranch hand so this is all in the planning stage. I think that the main thing I need to start with is income. Oh well maybe i can catch some gathering day work and calving daywork and work that into something full time. My last boss was great but up and died on me.

Oh well, if I get a chance to show that I am a hand (at least from the wrist down) and have a good horse and a fair dog, I think that I have a pretty good chance. I did work for one of the pickiest, best breeders in the area for 9 years. Should say something.

September 28th, 2009, 05:40 PM
From personal experience I would say to make sure you use an efficent power source. 750 watts would be good, depending on what its used for. Make sure you go with a name brand powersource. Its way better for peace of mind, and the knowledge that I will work. Buy for the future should be a big thing. I would probably go with a nvidia card, I've had good luck with them in the past. I like how they are easy customizable in Ubuntu, I dont know too much about how well ATI works. What kind of case are you looking at? Myth will need a tv card, I dont remember what kind but do some looking on that. Dont forget that on your current system you can usually still upgrade from 3gb to 4gb ram right now. If you want to wait to build the other that would be a good idea for the time being....just a thought. Before you decide to start on the build, post the specs and I will help you as much as I can.