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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #60 on: March 28, 2018, 09:44:17 PM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #61 on: March 28, 2018, 09:58:56 PM »
 

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I like them too! @whateverthing did a great job.

My problem with them is the square background all around. That makes them look completely out of place with any other icon theme or even with the default icon theme (faenza up until now). Also, not everyone uses light themes. I think that with dark themes they will look not so attractive; not all dark themes are black. Would have preferred to see those same icons without the black background.
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #62 on: March 28, 2018, 10:22:02 PM »
 

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is the new icon set with black/dark-gray backgrounds/borders because 4.0 will default to a black theme?


We needed a way for the LL apps to stand out, despite what other icon theme was in use.


Also, I should have some time this Easter weekend to work on a few bootspalsh ideas I want to pitch to you. ;)


We've already finalized our boot splash. You are more than welcome to share your work with the community. I'm sure there will be people that will want to use them :)
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #63 on: March 29, 2018, 11:55:10 AM »
 

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Switches could be another way to handle this... e.g.:

 


I really like the idea of the switch indicator. It shortens and clarifies the list of options, so there don't have to be separate items for the On setting and Off setting.
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« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2018, 03:37:39 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2018, 07:34:42 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2018, 09:28:20 AM »
 

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Getting some great boot times in tests.

7 secs from Grub to desktop. I imagine I could shave another 1 - 2 seconds off this without any VirtualBox modules, and other services disabled.

 

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Slideshow is looking good.
Boot times as always are super fast for Linux Lite :)
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #69 on: April 02, 2018, 11:52:56 AM »
 

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Hi Jerry.  Are you looking at UEFI compatibility with 4.0?  I hope so.  Also, is there a chance that you might bring back the Lite Control Center?  It was great.  Thanks for the great distro.   :D

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If you have a UEFI laptop, and you want to just install LL only, then:
- in PC settings just disable secure boot & enable CMS/BIOS
- replace the GPT drive formatting with an MBR (MSDos) formatting (using gparted during LL installation)

If you do this you wont need UEFI at all.  One of the issues with UEFI is that some firmware is not compatible with it. There are other issues too with UEFI where others, here in the forum, would be better placed to explain the ins-and-outs.

If you want to dual-boot Window OS with LL, then also follow the above suggestions so that you don't have to use UEFI/secure boot.  However if you already have Windows OS on a UEFI laptop with UEFI & secure boot enabled, you'll have to reinstall it following reformatting with MBR.
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2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel T3200@2.0GHz - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel T7100@1.8GHz - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2018, 01:35:12 AM »
 

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Hi m654321.  I do not have Windows installed on my UEFI PC.  I like distro hopping.  I have 7 different Linux distros on my PC.  From what I've read, UEFI is better to deal with multiple partitions. 

I have helped some people with Windows PCs get started with Linux.  I put Linux on them because they are low powered newer PCs with Windows 10 that ran dog slow.  It runs a lot better with Linux.  I think Linux Lite is just about the perfect distro for people switching from Windows that don't know much about computers.  I don't want to have take the time to reformat the drive and then reload Windows before loading Linux.  Most Linux distros support UEFI now.  The market for Linux Lite is going to grow smaller as time goes on by not supporting UEFI PCs.
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2018, 03:20:57 AM »
 

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The market for Linux Lite is going to grow smaller as time goes on by not supporting UEFI PCs.


That's not going to happen, quite the opposite and let me explain how.
1. Linux market share will steadily increase over time, and we will benefit from that, 'get our slice of the pie' so to speak.
2. Not everyone will exclude us just because we don't support UEFI. If people are determined to get away from the nightmare that is Windows, they will do it regardless. I was one of those, and hardware semantics did not get in the way of my decision.
 

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Switches could be another way to handle this... e.g.:

 


I really like the idea of the switch indicator. It shortens and clarifies the list of options, so there don't have to be separate items for the On setting and Off setting.

I haven't seen that option in either Yad or Zenity and I've explained in the past to @ralphy why we will only use those (with the exception of Lite User Manager) for GUI programming. If they are in Yad or Zenity, I'd love to see a code sample.
 

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I haven't seen that option in either Yad or Zenity and I've explained in the past to @ralphy why we will only use those (with the exception of Lite User Manager) for GUI programming. If they are in Yad or Zenity, I'd love to see a code sample.



It is offered as idea for (lots of) improvement.
I used to begin from here https://www.linux.org/threads/zenity-gui-for-shell-scripts.9802/
I changed the step to 1, start value to zero, end value to 1, changed --text to On Off, added an --hide-value to hide the 0,1 and number above the scale.
So it can have possible 2 values, 0 or 1 (to switch on/off value, using kb left/right arrow x1 tap in direction of wished value)
Then I just using many spaces on --text until the On/Off text fitted to the scale size, as unsure how to shrink the scale width, or to change its title bar.(edit - done)

I done it just using trial and error as not used Zenity before today.

Code without the 70+ spaces between On Off

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VALUE=`zenity --scale --text="On Off" --hide-value --value="0" --min-value="0" --max-value="1" –step="1"`
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