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Lite Welcome - Suggestions welcomed
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:10:13 AM »
 

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I'm currently developing a Welcome Screen for the next version of Linux Lite. It is a fork of the Manjaro welcome screen, customized for Linux Lite. Here is a teaser of the work so far...

Last Edit: September 23, 2014, 04:22:09 AM by Valtam
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Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 04:50:30 AM »
 

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As more is added and as the distro is at 700M, is there a likely hood of releasing an iso with more that can be installed from a DVD?
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Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 05:42:39 AM »
 

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Not likely Dookus, in order to ensure that Linux Lite is available to as many people as possible, those with older systems that only have a cd drive and cannot boot from usb must have the cd option available to them to so they don't miss out on the experience of linux. This of course has the flow on effect of ensuring more computers don't end up at the dump, things like that. Cheers.
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Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 07:58:03 AM »
 

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I like that welcome screen. Good job Valtam. :)
Those old systems can give you a headache. It's a bit tricky to install it on system that has a CD-ROM not working any more. Ploop boot helps but you have to find an old usb flash drive that can boot that old motherboard. If you can start MS-DOS to flash bios with that usb drive, you can boot ploop as well. I've installed linux mint on one old pc for my friend some time ago. I had one old PQI 128 MB flash :) ,  that helped. I've managed to boot up mint from the other flash drive, but I had to force ploop to use usb 1.1 mode. It was so slow, but I've installed it. :D
 

Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 09:04:10 AM »
 

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That welcome screen will be useful. Is the "Install Updates - Do this first" an update notifier?


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Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 09:09:23 AM »
 

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Is the "Install Updates - Do this first" an update notifier?

No, it's information. You click on it and it tells you what to do.
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Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 09:22:22 AM »
 

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For those wanting to test this, I have an early build available. To test this, do the following:

Open a terminal and do:

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leafpad ~/.config/autostart/lite_welcome.desktop
paste the following into the file and then save and close it.

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[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Type=Application
Name=Linux Lite Welcome
Comment=Linux Lite Welcome Screen
Exec=lite-welcome
Categories=X-XFCE;GTK;Settings;HardwareSettings
OnlyShowIn=XFCE;
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
Hidden=false
Icon=menu-icon


Then do:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install lite-welcome
Now log out and login in again, you should see the Welcome Screen. In a future Linux Lite build of LL, this will only show after a fresh install.

Look forward to your feedback :)
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Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 09:52:18 AM »
 

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Just followed your instructions, Valtam, and it works. Very nice. I'd much prefer a Welcome Screen similar to (or forked from) the Linux Mint welcome screen, but this is great nonetheless.

On a side-note, I saved the code you posted as lite_welcome.desktop. Obviously, I didn't have any negative effect the first time the Welcome Screen ran, but will this have any negative side-effects later on?
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Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 09:57:09 AM »
 

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Just followed your instructions, Valtam, and it works. Very nice. I'd much prefer a Welcome Screen similar to (or forked from the Linux Mint welcome screen, but this is great nonetheless.

On a side-note, I saved the code you posted as lite_welcome.desktop. Obviously, I didn't have any negative effect the first time the Welcome Screen ran, but will this have any negative side-effects later on?

Thanks for testing so soon. I can't see this having any negative side-effects. Cheers.
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Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 11:37:23 AM »
 

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Good work adds a nice professional shine to the distro. 8)
 

Re: Welcome Screen
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 11:01:44 AM »
 

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Good work adds a nice professional shine to the distro. 8)

Me thinks that too :) Cheers Scott.
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Re: Lite Welcome - Suggestions welcomed
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It's going preety well, hopefully it will be finished soon.
Some changes to the frontend to look better and backend so we could launch stuff right from the welcome screen with buttons. Also new code will be python 3 compatible.
Like a small control center.  ;D
On the left side is the newer code.



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Re: Lite Welcome - Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2015, 04:30:50 PM »
 

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Under the "Install Updates - Do this First section," there's a typo in the first sentence.  The word "your" should be "you."  Currently, it reads:

Once you have installed Linux Lite and before you can begin using it, your first need to run Menu, Favorites, Install Updates. If you are running the Live version of Linux Lite, there is no need to do this.
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Re: Lite Welcome - Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2015, 02:54:44 AM »
 

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Thanks torreydale, have fixed typo. Development branch here - https://github.com/linuxlite/litewelcome
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Re: Lite Welcome - Suggestions welcomed
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I just checked, and mine is showing this:



So it's still showing "...your first need to run Menu, Favorites, Install Updates."
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