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Issues I have come across thus far installing and using Linux Lite as a new user

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firenice03:
@MCReaves

If I recall ....
FFMPEG is installable as part of the RESTRICTED EXTRAS with in LITE SOFTWARE...

Lite Software - Install - Choose Restricted Extras and/or what else you like :)

Lite Software contains a listing of those more often installed...

Jerry:
Default package list ootb - https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=lite&pkglist=true&version=5.4#pkglist

Jerry:

--- Quote from: MCReaves on April 05, 2021, 05:04:13 PM ---First off, hello. I am new to Linux Lite but not new to Linux in general. This post is my first and is aimed at bringing attention to little issues I have spotted during multiple installations of and the use of Linux Lite. I might alter this post if/when I find other issues or have other suggestions.

* (issue/oversight?) There is no "python" command, only python2. Scripts looking for "python" fail due to this. One example is youtube-dl.


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Older Pythons are no longer in use (known by those who use linux regularly) People use 'python3' now.


--- Quote from: MCReaves on April 05, 2021, 05:04:13 PM ---
* (suggestion) ffmpeg is not install by default. Using youtube-dl as another example, it needs it.


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We need to be very careful about what we include. It's too easy to spill over in size with every suggestion we get and avoid becoming 'Linux Heavy'. Each program must meet several criteria including mass appeal. ffmpeg is not required by most who use LL.


--- Quote from: MCReaves on April 05, 2021, 05:04:13 PM ---
* (issue/usability) The grub boot menu after you hit "e" to edit is very difficult to impossible to read due to the feather logo. Redoing the boot design might be a good idea for usability.


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We'll see if more people report about this.


--- Quote from: MCReaves on April 05, 2021, 05:04:13 PM ---
* (issue) Ctrl+C doesn't cancel filesystem checks when booting from USB despite it saying it will.


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It does, you have to be very quick because once it gets to the filesystem.squashfs file, you can't cancel right in the middle of a file scan.


--- Quote from: MCReaves on April 05, 2021, 05:04:13 PM ---
* (issue/annoyance) Right before the login prompt when starting, the audio "pops". This pop also happens right before playing videos in a browser, every video. I have not verified if it happens with videos from the hard drive.


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That issue will be related specifically to your hardware. You should start a separate threads in the appropriate forum section for that.


--- Quote from: MCReaves on April 05, 2021, 05:04:13 PM ---
* (suggestion) I came from MX Linux and I found their "quick system info" tool to be very useful. When ran, it would gather all the needed system info, redact private bits, format the output to be able to be pasted right into a forum post, and copy it to the clipboard all without the user dealing with it. Something similar might be useful for Linux Lite.


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Lite System Report, Lite Info (for the web).

Jerry:
Further to this, I will set Python3 as the default in 5.6 going forward.

To set:


--- Code: ---sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python3 10
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